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Old 1st February 2008, 08:21   #1
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Hi,

I am looking out to purchase an electric drill for home usage.

My requirements are as follows.

- As compact as it can be (as usage will be minimum)
- Should be capable of drilling into concrete walls
- Max I may use it to fix screws of 20mm depth

Any suggestions of Make/Model and the estimated price would be welcome.
(I am based at Bangalore)
Also is it true that the drilling machine is not so important but the quality of the drill bits used is what matters?

Any other key feature that I need to look out for ? Since I am a novice in this area.

A search on eBaySearch: Find Items shows up drills with unbelievably low prices, so I doubt the quality of these drilling machines.


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Go for Bosch 14.4V model. Available at Bosch power tools dealer.
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Hi,

I am looking out to purchase an electric drill for home usage.
Not sure you have posted in the right section but i would recommend getting a cordless drill with a high voltage rating.
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I Got a bosh drill for home use, it costed like 2.2k + ~400 rs for the bits from bosh itself . The bit kit contains for wood ,concrete and metal of various sizes .
Go to SP road and keep waiting straight, on the main road itself , ride side you see a big showroom of BOSH itself ,buy it from there .The quality is very good ,should last for minimum 10 years .
Its a one time investment ,get a good one . I initially got a local 300rs drill like on the ebay,its dint last after 3-4 times use.

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I Got a bosh drill for home use, it costed like 2.2k + ~400 rs for the bits from bosh itself . The bit kit contains for wood ,concrete and metal of various sizes .
Go to SP road and keep waiting straight, on the main road itself , ride side you see a big showroom of BOSH itself ,buy it from there .The quality is very good ,should last for minimum 10 years .
Its a one time investment ,get a good one . I initially got a local 300rs drill like on the ebay,its dint last after 3-4 times use.
Pics or model number will really help.
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Old 1st February 2008, 14:43   #6
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Check this out

Bosch - Cordless Tools

Get the one with atleast 14v rating else you would curse the drill for loosing juice quickly.
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Thanks for the leads, will check them out.

Regarding the section I posted it. Your right its not the accurate section but could not find a better section so posted it under the 'Do it Yourself' Forum
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The quality is very good ,should last for minimum 10 years... Its a one time investment ,get a good one .
I have a Bosch drill still going strong after 21 years - not even the brushes needed changing!

Do we get cordless drill-drivers in India?
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I have a Bosch drill still going strong after 21 years - not even the brushes needed changing!

Do we get cordless drill-drivers in India?
Whats a cordless drill "driver" janaab, ustad deralte chand yamla jatt? :-)

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Go for Bosch 14.4V model. Available at Bosch power tools dealer.
A cordless drill will be too expensive especially Bosch. For home use, a normal drill would suffice.

But there are cheap ones which can do the job. I have a Black & Decker cordless drill. It is powered by a 9.6v battery. I have used it to drill in the wall, wood, steel. It was for around 5k iirc.

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Pics or model number will really help.
here is the the pic, took it for you on my K790 i


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Tha is one nice photo we have got there. Can one tighten screw with it ?
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yes you can but you need to be ultra careful ,if you over press the button you are screwed .
It can turn as slow as 1 or 2 or 3 rev/sec to full speed . But you need to press the button as gently as possible .
I recommend not to use it as screw tightener .
I have destroyed the screws or broken them while using this .
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yes you can but you need to be ultra careful ,if you over press the button you are screwed .
It can turn as slow as 1 or 2 or 3 rev/sec to full speed . But you need to press the button as gently as possible .
I recommend not to use it as screw tightener .
I have destroyed the screws or broken them while using this .
For it you need to have a steady hand.
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Tha is one nice photo we have got there. Can one tighten screw with it ?
No point you will keep ruining the bits and snapping screw heads. Instead get the cordless drill with variable torque clutch.
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No point you will keep ruining the bits and snapping screw heads. Instead get the cordless drill with variable torque clutch.
agree, i ruined the screw heads. Bosch also has some cordless screwdrivers, they work really well.

Bosch - Cordless Tools
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