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Such a shame - 1 months ago it would have been 5*
on 18 December 2013
I bought this combi drill 14 months ago. Over the last 12 months I have used both the drill and the chisel function and I it has saved a great deal of time and effort. All the work I have done is DIY, chiselling cut outs for ducting and scoring wall scoring for stone cladding, as well as the occasional hole in brick and concrete.
Never having used or known what an sds drill did I was greatly impressed with the adversity of the product. The only problem was the grease that splattered out during the early days.
Then a month ago started having problems. The force of the chisel action started to get difficult to engage and the drill section started to run, quite badly, out of true. I had noticed the drills were running slightly out of true some time ago, but I thought it was the drill. NO.
The chisel action has now stopped working altogether, it makes the sound of engagement, but there is no chisel action. I have had to send the drill back to DeWalt.
IT IS AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT FOR THE MONEY, but it is not suitable for any HARD WORK. For general DIY it will probably last a life time.