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SDS Drill vs standard cordless for drilling wood gateposts

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So iv totalled another cordless 18v drill (the rain gets in which doesn't help) But if I was to buy a 2kg SDS drill 18v cordless would this have the same or better torque for augering through gateposts than a standard 18v cordless?

I could use the SDS function a lot for granite gateposts etc so if it could do wooden ones (chestnut) too then that would be ideal.

 

cant find any data how much torque they kick out- just joules.

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On mains drills, I've gone back to old school rather than SDS for big augers in Oak. After popping a very dear Metabo SDS I don't have faith in them.

 

Not very helpful for cordless I realise, but I would think you'd get better life out of something standard with 3 gears and real low down grunt.

 

I'm not sure if there's a twin battery Makita or DeWalt flexvolt that would give you more electrical power?

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Depends on the drill. An inline SDS will not have the same torque as a dedicated standard drill of the same weight, but you can finds SDS in a heavy duty variant, with the motor perpendicular to the gearbox. Those are heavy, but very strong.

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If it's got to be cordless go for a Hilti drill over an sds. Big torque and power.

 

If you can get cord there then get a hole hawg or similar angle drill. Bit of a wrist snapper though

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Hi have a TE 2. HILTI sds drill , but has an option of changing the drill head to a normal drill bit the HILTI has hammer and switch button to drill use for normal drilling.

 

The only draw back this drill model is some years old.

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Helpful points cheers- just been googling the Hilton TE2 as it happens.

 

I have a 5kg corded sds which is great but I'm always in the middle of nowhere and it's a PITA dragging a genny around with me too.

 

I guess what I want is something that can drill 28mm holes into a granite gatepost (for resining gate hooks into) but that can also do standard wood gate posts- which always seems to stress my hitachi cordless somewhat. A standard cordless hammer function won't touch granite so has to be SDS.

 

Or perhaps I'd be better off with 2 machines rather trying to economise and get 1 that does everything.

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Big drills in wooden posts are gut buster territory, it will kill all the toytown drills. If you really need cordless for this see if you can find a two stroke drill, they are ideal for this sort of thing.

 

Bob

 

Gets plenty of use .

 

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Bob- that looks ace. I have considered the Stihl BT45- I'm sure it would be the boss compared to any cordless drill- iv tried loads of 18v cordless, yes they all got through a big gatepost but none of them have lasted over the long term. I have a stack of knackered drill!

I think it's the same old story there is no one machine that'll do it all. The only think that puts me off petrol drills is (I do a lot of fencing) having to crank it up every time I need to drill a hole- even if its just to pilot a hole. Cordless is beautifully grab and go- and quiet too

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