"I bought this drill to be able to do core drilling. So far I have only drilled 115mm holes through breeze/brick. It coped very well , with plenty of power available, I experimented with the drill to get a feel for the clutch by putting a little side load on the core bit, the clutch releases well before the drill snatches- but is still strong enough for normal operation. A nice long chord is fitted. Not a massive drill , actually fairly small compared to many, but I prefer that for access. Overall a versatile and powerful drill, supplied with a well made case. I have put a lot of time into researching the best core drill, this one seems to come up top."
"Such a great drill and so small for the power of the drill, better than any other core drill i've used before. The clutch is brilliant and kicks in at the correct time which is great compared to my last core drill which you had to hang on to for dear life and another one i borrowed which kicked in way too soon that it was pointless to use. Another nice touch is the 16mm chuck and the fact its a 1300W motor gives much more power than any other drills i looked at.
Used this about 25-30 times now ranging from 38mm to 127mm cores and has been so easy to use even the apprentice can use it.
"Very good piece of kit, well made and solid as you would expect from Dewalt. Seems to have plenty of power when used with a 117mm core, and the clutch setting is excellent, best I've come across. Another good feature is the side handle which can be rotated to any position but locks in on splines so it stays where you've set it. Two speed, reverse and hammer action are useful features, only moan is the lock on switch which is quite fiddly. But all in all a very good drill at a reasonable price which I'm happy to recommend"
"Bought this drill as SDS not quite man enough. Found core drill had enough power to drill 5inch holes with reasonable ease. No good for drilling more than one hole without leaving it to cool right down. Clutch ok but smoked when it cut in. Drill packed up after 13 months so will not be replacing it with a like model. Save money and buy a better drill."