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Default Screwfix Erbauer Twin Pack - A DIY review

Just posted this to Screwfix's forum, but thought it might be appropriate to
post it here to - we've all used Screwfix's stuff at some point on our own
DIY - even bought tools from them...

Regards

Ruski

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Well, ordered and delivered as promised.. an achievement by all accounts
from other posts I've been reading.

However, this forum talks about Screwfix and their products, and from what I
understand Erbauer is pretty much their own brand. So an impartial review of
the twinpack (which as I write is a 'featured product' on the left hand side
of this window!)

Combi drill - nice weight, design, seems solid enough, nice Dewalt type
clicking as you hand tighten up the chuck, battery lasted all day on my
particuar job.
Now for the ****-side....
Clutch does nothing until you get to setting 16 out of 18 and then it's
pretty much full on. So poor quality clutch, and on the job I was doing
(fixing PVCu corrugated sheeting) a clutch that did SOMETHING would have
been useful.
Also the two driver bits that come attached to the thing snapped by the 6th
screw.... don't buy Erbauer brand driver bits.

Hammer drill - again, nice feel and weight - not done masonry with it yet,
but seemed to have plenty of grunt for the steel and wood I was drilling.
And now for the **** side... again.
Biggest problem was the gearbox slipping into 'neutral' whenever the bit
broke through the material. A real pain in the **** - however I must say
that this only happened in the downward vertical plane - horizontal or
upward drilling didn't cause this problem.

I'm contemplating whether these problems are worth returning the goods - can
I live with it or should I say 'well, they were only 150 - what did I
expect'

I hope this has helped someone else when considering buying - I'm now in
light trade, and these faults were found on first use - I'll probably post
an update if anyone is interested at a later date.

Don't suppose anyone from Screwfix Q/C would care to comment??? No...
thought not.
Regards

Ruski


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Hammer drill - again, nice feel and weight - not done masonry with it yet,
but seemed to have plenty of grunt for the steel and wood I was drilling.


tell me it's a troll.....
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"OldScrawn" wrote in message
...
Hammer drill - again, nice feel and weight - not done masonry with it

yet,
but seemed to have plenty of grunt for the steel and wood I was drilling.


tell me it's a troll.....


no, I don't think that it is.

For "combi drill" perhaps read "drill/driver", and for "hammer drill" read
"combi drill", but that's just a guess.

When the OP says "Hammer drill - " then I think he means the combi drill as
a tool, rather than with hammer mode selected, rather than drilling wood an
steel with hammer on, as you read it (and as did I at first).

however, as I say, just a guess....


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Default Screwfix Erbauer Twin Pack - A DIY review

Many opologies (sic) my use of terminology is not good.

Combi = drill/driver

Hammer Drill = drill and hammer drill - wouldn't really describe it as a
combi - styled more like a conventional drill... but has the ability of a
combi... told you the use of terminology wasn't my strong point!!

Anyone else got Erbauer drills - I'm only guessing, but I'd say the points I
raised can't be unique to only my drills?

Ruski

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"OldScrawn" wrote in message
...
Hammer drill - again, nice feel and weight - not done masonry with it

yet,
but seemed to have plenty of grunt for the steel and wood I was

drilling.

tell me it's a troll.....


no, I don't think that it is.

For "combi drill" perhaps read "drill/driver", and for "hammer drill" read
"combi drill", but that's just a guess.

When the OP says "Hammer drill - " then I think he means the combi drill

as
a tool, rather than with hammer mode selected, rather than drilling wood

an
steel with hammer on, as you read it (and as did I at first).

however, as I say, just a guess....


--
Richard Sampson

email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk




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