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Occasionally there are people on the forum in search of inexpensive cordless drills to wind their steadies.

 

I was in my local FOCUS DIY store this morning and they had on offer the Mckeller 14. 4V drill for £9. 99 and the 18V hammer drill for £19. 99. I tried both and they seemed fine.

 

They only come with one battery and the only slight problem I can foresee is that not being 12V they can't be used from the caravan battery when the drills battery is finished although I don't bother with this any more.

 

Bill

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Occasionally there are people on the forum in search of inexpensive cordless drills to wind their steadies.

 

I was in my local FOCUS DIY store this morning and they had on offer the Mckeller 14. 4V drill for £9. 99 and the 18V hammer drill for £19. 99. I tried both and they seemed fine.

 

They only come with one battery and the only slight problem I can foresee is that not being 12V they can't be used from the caravan battery when the drills battery is finished although I don't bother with this any more.

 

Bill

 

In my experience inexpensive drills aren't. I ran through at least four until I bought my current Ryobi. They lack power, the batteries don't last, and then they completely give up the ghost at the worst moment. With the Ryobi I drill walls for wall-plugs, drive screws in, wind up and down the steadies, drill 10mm holes in the hard-standings for rock pegs and unscrew the pegs from the ground again. I have only had to get the corded drill out of the garage once in the last two years, and that was to drill into reinforced concrete.

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In my experience inexpensive drills aren't. I ran through at least four until I bought my current Ryobi. They lack power, the batteries don't last, and then they completely give up the ghost at the worst moment. With the Ryobi I drill walls for wall-plugs, drive screws in, wind up and down the steadies, drill 10mm holes in the hard-standings for rock pegs and unscrew the pegs from the ground again. I have only had to get the corded drill out of the garage once in the last two years, and that was to drill into reinforced concrete.

 

I do agree somewhat but there are still those that ask.

 

I will admit that I've got a cheapie now that I leave in the car just for the caravan and it has served me well for about 3 years so it owes me nothing on 25+ trips per year.

 

At home I use a DeWalt which I am very pleased with.

 

I also forgot to mention that if you are over 60 you can get 10% discount on the FOCUS prices I mentioned i. e. £8. 99 & £17. 99

 

Bill

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  • 3 weeks later...

Aldi sell a drill kit with 2 batteries - a torch - sander - jigsaw & charger, 18v with 3 year warranty I have had 2 (1 for work) they are just good value at £29. 99 they come for allsorts of things ok they ain Bosch but my 36v bosch would set you back the thick end of £500

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''I was in my local FOCUS DIY store this morning and they had on offer the Mckeller 14. 4V drill for £9. 99 and the 18V hammer drill for £19. 99. I tried both and they seemed fine.''

 

You don't need a hammer drill to raise and lower the legs !

Jeff

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''I was in my local FOCUS DIY store this morning and they had on offer the Mckeller 14. 4V drill for £9. 99 and the 18V hammer drill for £19. 99. I tried both and they seemed fine.''

 

You don't need a hammer drill to raise and lower the legs !

Jeff

 

 

Jeff

 

I was going to reply that you clearly haven't owned a Bessacarr and then realised that you have exactly the same van as me !!

 

Bill

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''I was in my local FOCUS DIY store this morning and they had on offer the Mckeller 14. 4V drill for £9. 99 and the 18V hammer drill for £19. 99. I tried both and they seemed fine.''

 

You don't need a hammer drill to raise and lower the legs !

Jeff

Oh, I thought you had to hammer the steadies into position.

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[quote name='BertieBassett'

You don't need a hammer drill to raise and lower the legs !

Jeff

 

Jeff, I use a hammer drill to raise / lower the steadies – it can be switched, like most, from hammer action to normal – simples! ;)

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[quote name='BertieBassett'

You don't need a hammer drill to raise and lower the legs !

Jeff

 

 

Jeff, I use a hammer drill to raise / lower the steadies – it can be switched, like most, from hammer action to normal – simples! ;)

 

Ok! you got me -_- (bet you too like the 'compare the meerkat' ad like me?)

Jeff

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Have you tried - comparethemeerkat. com/home. html - :D

 

Steve

 

Tried it but it doesn't work, have seen it on facebook tho!!

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Hi all

 

Over the past eight years I have bought and worn out a 18V Halfords drill (lasted years), Woollies drill (lasted a couple of days) and a Wickes 14. 4V drill (spindle bent after a year). All the drills were bought primarily for the corner steadies.

 

I had enough of buying 'cheap' drills, so my latest drill is a DeWalt 18V combi with a Li-ion battery.

 

This latest drill had better last!

 

Yossa

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Hi all

 

Over the past eight years I have bought and worn out a 18V Halfords drill (lasted years), Woollies drill (lasted a couple of days) and a Wickes 14. 4V drill (spindle bent after a year). All the drills were bought primarily for the corner steadies.

 

I had enough of buying 'cheap' drills, so my latest drill is a DeWalt 18V combi with a Li-ion battery.

 

This latest drill had better last!

 

Yossa

 

I bought one of those a few weeks ago and it is superb, it even manages to make holes in CC hard standing for me to be able to screw pegs in. I originally bought a cheap drill to do the steadies with and to put screw pegs in with, but unless the ground is soft I could not get the pegs in, but with the hammer turned on there is no problem with putting pegs in.

Bill

 

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