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  1. Jel
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    Jel Regular EF Member

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    East London
    Right i think im going to order the Makita 8406 Core drill, however i wanted some advise as to which core cutter set i should use with it.
    Would like some review on the sets you currently have, as their are so many to pick from.
    Would appreciate any good suggestions.
    Thanks
    J
     
  2. Bradzz
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    Bradzz Guest

    I had the makita drill and core set, i used the core set about, 15 times max and core bit fell apart, the drill is quite a nice drill, but got rid im also on the look for better bits, so i will tag along on this fred.
     
  3. Geordie Spark
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    Geordie Spark Trusted Advisor

    I use the Makita 8406 with Norton cutters.

    I'm originally from the engineering industry, & Norton manufacture grinding wheels so theirs was a name I was already familiar with. Add this to the fact that one of the companies I used to work for back in the '70's made core cutters when this was a quite specialised industry, I think I can recognise a decent core cutter when I see one & for me it's Norton every time.
    Each to his / her own though. ;)
     
  4. MarkieSparkie
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    Buy the best quality you can afford. I can recommend "Norton" as I used these a lot in the past. Last year I was unable to obtain "Norton" from my supplier, in the sizes I required for a particular job, I decided to give "Marcrist" a try, what a revelation! Absolutely superb, speedy and efficient cutting, used either wet or dry. I've cut nearly a hundred holes with a "Marcrist" 117 x 165 CCU850X and still have well defined sharp diamond lands.
     
  5. Bradzz
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    Bradzz Guest

    Is that the same Norton cutters that B&Q sell.

    if not how do i get hold of this cutter, could you link a web site.
    Cheers Geordie Spark.

     
  6. malcolmsanford
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    Norton, Makitta. Macrist etc etc ..................without doubt the best core cutter that far outstrips the rest .......................get someone else to do it ......................
     
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  7. Geordie Spark
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    Geordie Spark Trusted Advisor

    Hi Bradzz

    I've not seen them in B&Q, but that said, I've never looked for them there !!

    Screwfix sell them - along with some other brands that I've not tried.

    I tried to post a link to the relevant Screwfix page, but it didn't work
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011
  8. pennywise
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    REMS do some very good cores :D
     
  9. millwall ken
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    EXACTLY, I'm forever trying to drill into people to ALWAYS buy the best quality tools that you can afford to. I don't understand why educated blokes would waste money on poor quality tools. As far as I'm concerned, its always worth spending that extra few quid on something that will last - even if it means that you have to save up for it....
    Hence the beauty of this forum - so that you can get recommendations from other members. This forum to me is like working a large site, there is always someone who knows something about something.
     
  10. BigSi
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    BigSi Electrician's Arms

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    Cornwall
    I use Armeg dry diamond core's with a Bosch GSB 162-2RE core drill.
     
  11. RWJ
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    RWJ 8,330 day wonder Electrician's Arms

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    East Anglia
    Marcrist Every time.. They weight a ton so get the labourer to do the dilling while you stand back and supervise!!
     
  12. Jel
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    Jel Regular EF Member

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    East London
    Thanks for all the advise.
    I just got a bargain, 4" Norton diamond core for £20 off ebay.
    Can anyone advise what size arbour i need and if i need anything else. Thank you.
     
  13. Geordie Spark
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    Geordie Spark Trusted Advisor

    You need this: Screwfix Product Code: 10766 .............. or something similar.
     
  14. DaveyD
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    DaveyD Electrician's Arms

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    Warminster
    Well, I havent got a core drill and I dont want to snap my wrists ... so I borrow my brothers. They use it every week with no problems. Hitachi core drill and Spectrum core kit. His tip, if its not cutting fast enough (besides the obvious clogged up), replace the pilot drill.
    Kind Regards
    David
     
  15. Jon Grunwell
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    Jon Grunwell New EF Member

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    Devon
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    Care 4 Bathroom Solutions Ltd
    The Best core drill without doubt is the Hilti DD110 ...I have had so many over the years, makita de Walt you name them ...they are just not man enogh for the job ...yes I know they are expensive...you can pick one up on eBay circa 300 far better than buying any of the DIY kit new!!! and you wonk break your wrist!
     
  16. Cbuk2k2
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    Cbuk2k2 Active EF Member

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    Hull
    Having struggled with a painfully slow core drill for a while I stumped up the cash for an SDS max drill. It's a monster and will do 50-60mm holes in concrete with a percussive drill. It takes about a tenth the time of using a core drill.
     
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