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Discuss My trusty Hitachi SDS drill has died!:-( in the Electrical Tools and Products area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

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  1. rolyberkin
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    rolyberkin Electrician's Arms

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    After a long life and valuable service in the face of all adversity my SDS drill popped on Friday!:-( It was like losing a long serving friend.
    So do I replace with a new Hitachi, Dewalt or other offering? Any suggestions greatly received, not that I really need them, just looking for amusement on a Saturday evening!;-)
     
  2. Archy Styrigg
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    Archy Styrigg Forum Mentor

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  3. rolyberkin
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    rolyberkin Electrician's Arms

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  4. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    I just got the Dewalt DCH 273.

    I've only used it once so far for a 400mm 20mm hole through concrete block and a handful of 6mm holes.

    It is Fecking awesome. :D :D
     
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  5. Cid
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    Cid Active EF Member

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    If its cordless I'd go with dewalt. The corded ones are hard to tell apart.
     
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  6. Moley
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    Moley Baaaa!!!

    Mine is a Bosch. Not sure which model without going out to the van but it is absolute shite :mad:
     
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  7. Archy Styrigg
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    Archy Styrigg Forum Mentor

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    What is it usually ... Plumber?!?! :D
     
  8. Archy Styrigg
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    Archy Styrigg Forum Mentor

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    Me, Hilti TE 6-C, proper job! :)
     
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  9. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I’m sorry for your loss!
    May you find strength in this time of great sorrow!
    An hitachi is for life - not just for Sparkys
     
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  10. PEG
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    PEG Respected Member

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    I would agree,i have a similar version,which came off an overseas escapade. It is a TEH7-SC,never seen another,and the lad at Hilti hadn't either...but it is awesome,will go from a 5mm bit,to a 200mm diamond core cutter...at the end,it's going in the coffin with me;)
     
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  11. mhar
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    mhar Electrician's Arms

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    Another vote for anything Hilti, I have a 36V TE6. For my mains sds drill I bought an Hitachi a couple of years ago as it had the highest impact energy in it's class, trouble is it eats cheap chisel bits
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    might only need a new set of brushes. man up and open it.
     
  13. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    I would expect new brushes to cost less than a tenner.
    If you do decide to buy a new drill, choose one that’s compatible with tools you already have.
     
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  14. happysteve
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    happysteve Electrician's Arms

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    I did the same, and sort of regret it. It's great for big/long holes, trouble is that the brick/plaster is much more likely to burst when the bit comes out the other side, compared to my more wussy (consumer-grade) Dewalt that it replaced. I try to back off on pressure and speed when getting to the end of the hole, but it's always a bit hit-and-miss. Could do with a "half-impact" switch.
     
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  15. mattg4321
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    mattg4321 Electrician's Arms

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    Buy another Hitachi?!

    Only around £100 and mine have always lasted 5 or more years of abuse. Great value.
     
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