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Brother-in-law is doing work around the house for me, and I want to treat him to a new drill, as he has to borrow from friends.

 

Don't want to spend a fortune, around 1500 baht.

 

Any suggestions for a drill that he can use with wood and stone?  Many thanks for your input and experiences. 🙂

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Individual drills decide about the materials. Drills normally come in size-packages from cheap to not-so-cheap, depends on how much he will use them.

 

Machines in all sizes and forms, with battery packs or pure electric, and all sizes from weak to powerful. Again, all depends on how much he will use it and for what kind of work.

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He will need some decent drill bits as well. Wood, metal and masonry. 

 

Take him to Thai Watsadu and let him chose?

 

 

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31 minutes ago, thequietman said:

Brother-in-law is doing work around the house for me, and I want to treat him to a new drill, as he has to borrow from friends.

 

Don't want to spend a fortune, around 1500 baht.

 

Any suggestions for a drill that he can use with wood and stone?  Many thanks for your input and experiences.

I’ve got this 

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Unless he's stuck at a work station of sorts, cordless is the only way to go, in my opinion. I just bought a Dewalt from Home Pro. It wasn't cheap though. I think it was close to 6k and came with two batteries, carrying case, and an accessory case of bits and screw heads, etc... Certainly there are cheaper units. But a drill is the kind of tool with so many applications around the house and yard and car that not having to plug it in makes it so easy and pleasurable to use. You or your brother-in-law will just be looking for excuses to pull it out.

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40 minutes ago, Swiss1960 said:

Individual drills decide about the materials. Drills normally come in size-packages from cheap to not-so-cheap, depends on how much he will use them.

 

Machines in all sizes and forms, with battery packs or pure electric, and all sizes from weak to powerful. Again, all depends on how much he will use it and for what kind of work.

Mostly masonery work, I wud imagine, as he does plastering and building in general. He can work with wood also. 

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The wife has asked around, and the builder friends are shouting about this brand. See link. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/283909146100647/?surface=product_details

 

The specs are : 100% BONCHI impact drill GSB 16 RE 💢 Price 790 baht. Free shipping.

 

Features - compact body And easily reach the work site in a narrow place - motor power 750 watts, durable to use - durable ball bearings Long life - power 750 watts - speed 0-3400 rev / min - impact rate 0-44,800 times / minute - drilling mortar up to 16 mm - drilling steel / wood maximum / mortar 10/25/16 m M - chuck size 13 mm - switch left / right - speed control system there - weight 1.8 kg.

 

What do you guys think?

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1 minute ago, thequietman said:

The wife has asked around, and the builder friends are shouting about this brand. See link. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/283909146100647/?surface=product_details

 

The specs are : 100% BONCHI impact drill GSB 16 RE 💢 Price 790 baht. Free shipping.

 

Features - compact body And easily reach the work site in a narrow place - motor power 750 watts, durable to use - durable ball bearings Long life - power 750 watts - speed 0-3400 rev / min - impact rate 0-44,800 times / minute - drilling mortar up to 16 mm - drilling steel / wood maximum / mortar 10/25/16 m M - chuck size 13 mm - switch left / right - speed control system there - weight 1.8 kg.

 

What do you guys think?

I think you get what you pay for, to a degree. I bought a Pumkin drill, similar to the one I just bought, it's in the trash....All a bit of a gamble if you are not paying for brand names...

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It's a big difference if he drills small holes in wood or big hole in concrete.

And, as others mentioned, cordless or not is important.

Find out what he needs before you buy one.

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9 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

It's a big difference if he drills small holes in wood or big hole in concrete.

And, as others mentioned, cordless or not is important.

Find out what he needs before you buy one.

If Ilet him pick, he will choose the most expensive one out there,and then I will disappoint him, when I say TOO MUCH. 🙂

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I'm very happy with  the "Bosch copy"    "900 Watt Bosta"   I got from lazada

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/-i162572014-s195927027.html

 

Though I do also have an original  Bosch GSB 1080-2LI   cordless for smaller jobs   it has a torque setting for screws and is much lighter than the "Bosta beast"

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3 minutes ago, thequietman said:
13 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

It's a big difference if he drills small holes in wood or big hole in concrete.

And, as others mentioned, cordless or not is important.

Find out what he needs before you buy one.

If Ilet him pick, he will choose the most expensive one out there,and then I will disappoint him, when I say TOO MUCH. 🙂

I understand that problem.

This is why I wrote: "Find out what he needs before you buy one."

You won't get a decent drill for 1500B for big holes in concrete. You will be able to get something for small holes in concrete and/or holes in wood. You/he obviously also need drill-bits.

If your budget is not good enough for a drill and drill-bits which he needs then maybe it's better if you only buy him the drill bits which he needs. And maybe he can share them with the guy who owns the drill.

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