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Advice on choosing a drill

You are about to purchase a power drill. The drill that suits you best depends on the drill job (s) you want to carry out. First choose the type of drill that suits your job. This way you can be sure that you will start using the right tools and you will achieve a good result.

Which drilling machine for which job?

Electric screwdriver Cordless drill Impact drill Hammer drill Demolition hammer
Screws Yes Yes No No No
Drill in wood No Yes Yes Yes No
Drill in metal No Yes Yes Yes No
Drill in plaster and soft stone No Yes Yes Yes No
Drill in tiles and brick No No Yes Yes No
Drill in concrete No No No Yes No
Demolition and chiseling No No No No Yes

Electric screwdriver

Screw machine

You use screwdrivers for nothing but screws, but sometimes there is no need anymore. They are often compact and light so that you use them for a long time and also in difficult corners.

  • Screws

Cordless drill

Cordless drill

Cordless drills work, as the name says on a battery. They are therefore cordless and that gives a lot of benefits. You use a cordless drill for the following operations: \ n \ n * Screws \ n * Drilling in wood \ n * Drilling in metal \ n * Drilling in softer types of rock

Impact drill

Impact drill

There are both impact drills on battery and with cord (on mains voltage). With a hammer drill you can do just a little more than with a cordless drill. You use a hammer drill for the following activities:

  • Drilling in wood
  • Drilling in metal
  • Drilling in softer types of rock
  • Drilling in harder types of rock

Hammer drill

You use a hammer or combination hammer for really rough work. Do you want to drill in concrete, then a drill / combi hammer is the right device. You use a drilling / combi hammer for the following activities:

  • Drilling in wood
  • Drilling in metal
  • Drilling in softer types of rock
  • Drilling in harder types of rock
  • Drilling in concrete
  • Chiseling (only with comb hammers, or rotary hammers with turntable)

Demolition hammers

Demolition hammer

If there really only needs to be demolished and not to be drilled, then you have enough to do with a demolition hammer. You use these powerhouses with different types of chisels, to clean checked tiles or to break down walls.

  • Break / chisel

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