Which drill?

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  1. ABZSteve

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    I have read that some folks pre-drill the hard-standings for their pegs prior to setting up awnings/windbreaks etc. Any recommendations for the best drill type for this?

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    Steve
     
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    I can't imagine that any site wardens or owners would be very happy with anyone they caught doing that :Eeek:
     
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    Just need a BFO hammer :)
     
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    I really don't understand why anyone would want to put an awning or windbreak on a hard standing. Either put the van on the edge of the hardstanding and put the awning on the grass or have a grass pitch where you can peg out whatever you like.
     
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    A DeWalt 18 volt cordless drill is virtually bulletproof & instead of digging etc, just buy the threaded pegs which are readily available. These pegs work like a bolt & you simply use the drill to drive them home. The benefit is that these pegs are that you can also use the drill in reverse to remove them when you need to! I've used them for years & even in the middle of the winter the pegs hold firm.
     
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    How much do you want to spend ? ,I would go for a makita drill 3 or 4 amp/hour battery one with charger . If you go for this you can always add a torch or hand held Hoover at a later date that works of the same battery .
     
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    We have a Hilka drill driver for our peggy peg things. Don't think it cost much and works well enough
     
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    Another vote for 18v Makita I used them all the time in my previous life as a tradesman very reliable powerful and as stated batteries can be used in other accessories
     
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    Aye Makita takes the biscuit
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    need a drill?....................proper job(y)
     
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    Another vote for Dewalt, have always used them and find they are built to last, to be honest though if you're just going to use it for fixing pegs I wouldn't spend a fortune on it, screwfix quite often have end of line deals on, always worth looking there first
     
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    Or ................ find a battery drill that's cheap because the battery has died (any car boot sale) and connect the two battery connectors in the handle to a length of cable with a cig lighter plug on the end. Drill original battery voltage doesn't matter because it will never be heavily loaded and you will have a battery drill whose battery never goes down. I used one for years as a tugger for lowering the corner steadies. It went with the van & is probably still in use somewhere.

    On a serious note any battery drill other than one using LiPo batteries tends to die within two years as the batteries expire whether its used or not - hence the large number available for pennies at car boot sales.
     
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    That's why I never buy from eBay, got caught out with a nail gun and a cordless trim saw, batteries buggered on the saw and nail gun not working. It's also another reason I stick with dewalt, I've had 10 year old drills that the batteries will still hold a charge and I use a cordless a lot every day, brushless drills with li-on batteries are the way forward but they can come at a premium cost
     
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    You been in my tool locker ? !!!
    That is exactly what I did about 6 years ago. Nowadays I have a DeWalt 18v but that old drill I modified is still going strong.
    I just used a cigar lighter plug on the end of it so it can be plugged in just about anywhere there is a vehicle :)
     
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    are Lithium Polymer and not to my knowledge used in battery tools yet.
    Lithium Ion is what you will get today
     
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    That wasn't you on a m/c driving on the A38 near Plymouth this afternoon was it? The registration was N 978 JAW. I'm not sure if I have remembered (probably havent) the numbers bit correctly but the letters certainly read JAW. :)
     
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    Correct (y):(.
     
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