Drills and Power Tools
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Need to hire a Core drill, an SDS rotary hammer drill, or any other power drills? Whether you are a professional trade customer or a DIY home user, we can provide reliable, high quality drilling solutions for every job.
We have built up a range of powerful drilling equipment from world-class manufacturers such as Hitachi, Bosch, Makita and Hilti, enabling our customers to hire top tools at excellent rates. We also make it easy by providing a vast network of depots scattered right across the UK, or the option for us to deliver – plus we have several rental packages available to offer hire periods to suit projects on every scale.
How to use a drill properly
Power drills make light work of driving screws and boring holes, and they are a tool that can be used easily by most DIY enthusiasts and professional trades people.
It is still important to use them methodically, however, to ensure your drilling is precise. There is a tendency for drills to drift a little across the surface of the material you are drilling, but with a little preparation you can prevent this from happening. Draw cross lines on the surface on the exact spot where you want to drill. For boring holes, use a punch (a small stamping or piercing tool) to make a little indent at the centre of the cross to help keep the drill bit in position once you start spinning the shaft. Begin work very slowly, building speed as the hole gets deeper. For screws, tap gently into place a little before drilling, just using a hammer, or drill a little sample hole – then drive them.
Always follow the drill manufacturer's safety advice when using the tool. Do not risk using power drills – including cordless models – in wet weather. Wear eye protection and keep long hair, gloves, clothing and jewellery out of the way of the drill's moving parts.