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Drilling tree for cable bracing

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Had a bit of experience before and have used the Stihl petrol drill for drilling tree to instal threaded bar. Think Stihl have stopped producing the petrol drill as can’t seem to find it online?! What are people using? Other branded petrol drills or mains drill?

 

Any help appreciated!

 

Charlie

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The biggest brushless makita one is good, bags of torque and comes with a long brace handle. Waitley knock off batteries are good and the 18v makita system has a lot of other tools so a good one to ‘lock in’ to with the purchase of batteries and drill. 
 

modern top of the range battery kit is better than the old petrol drills. 

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2 hours ago, doobin said:

The biggest brushless makita one is good, bags of torque and comes with a long brace handle. Waitley knock off batteries are good and the 18v makita system has a lot of other tools so a good one to ‘lock in’ to with the purchase of batteries and drill. 
 

modern top of the range battery kit is better than the old petrol drills. 

This one.  I have it, and it's a brute. Its little sister is no slouch either. Get the biggest capacity batteries you can, it makes so much difference. 

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Another one for the makita brushless it's specced out to drill up to 76mm with an auger bit in wood. In first gear it has bags of torque and will be a real wrist snapper if you don't brace and use the bar. As others have said get the biggest batteries you can. I find that 2 is enough though unless you're drilling constantly. By the time one is dead the other has charged

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