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    does anyone have any recommendations for a drill bit set like the one john posted, but non-SDS.
    In the 5mm through to 10mm diameters but the longer 160mm [or thereabouts] variety even for the smaller diameters of bit ?

    Or is there a way to use those SDS bits in a non-SDS 18-24v cordless.

    I've been able to buy individual 'long' drill bits before but not a small set with the most common sizes.

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    For cordless SDS I'd say Bosch, for a general purpose driver nad non masonary drilling I'd say a 14.4v Bosch Pro drill best drill Iv'e ever owned and better than an 18v Makita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    does anyone have any recommendations for a drill bit set like the one john posted, but non-SDS.
    In the 5mm through to 10mm diameters but the longer 160mm [or thereabouts] variety even for the smaller diameters of bit ?

    Or is there a way to use those SDS bits in a non-SDS 18-24v cordless.

    I've been able to buy individual 'long' drill bits before but not a small set with the most common sizes.
    Yeah you just chuck em as normal in your drill.

    Ben

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    +another one for a cheap SDS and a reasonable cordless (Bosch, Makita, Hitachi). I have a blue Bosch 14.4, and it is fine for everything except 1m walls. And it gets LOTS of abuse!

    Yu won't get on well using SDS in a Jacobs chuck. They just don't grip due to the cutouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    If your drill comes out of the wall red, it's brick and can be difficult to drill into.
    That's the problem - I can't seem to drill in to whatever is behind the plasterboard, so I have no idea what it is that's behind there. This is a flat in a brand-new block, steel-frame construction, so for all I know I could be trying to drill in to a girder. I'm only trying to fit a towel rail in the bathroom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    That's the problem - I can't seem to drill in to whatever is behind the plasterboard,
    So don't; use these instead. Simple and very effective.

    Screwfix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    So don't; use these instead. Simple and very effective.

    Screwfix
    Aye - they're fine for lightweight stuff, or you can get the wall anchors which are better for heavier stuff.

    My house was built in 1880, so nice solid bricks! I've got a 14.4v Bosch cordless drill I brought the week I moved in, and it's the best thing I ever brought, it even drives a 14mm bit through two layers of brick with ease - although it does drain the battery quite quick. Generally speaking you get what you pay for with powertools, buy a cheap drill and that's all it'll ever be.

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    I would say Makita, I have a Corded Makita drill plus also a set of two cordless Makita drills, never had a problem with any of them will drill into almost anything!

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