"Well I've tried them all and was advised by the staff at goole to try this one and what an effort less task along side my marcrist core drills to drill over 50 holes a week though many different types of wall and floor materials :)) definitely recommend this product"
"Can't fault it so far. Great at coring for 100mm fans. Clutch doesnt kick in too early. Nice long lead for high level coring. The chuck is a little annoying as per previous reviews hence the 4* for features, but for the price, overall a great piece of kit."
"Bought this as a replacement for my old Black and Decker. The dewalt has 2 gear speeds and hammer or standard drill. Plus forward and reverse. I've used it while landscape gardening, to put the large screws into railway sleepers. Worked like a dream. I also used the hammer to put masonary plugs into brick / mortar. It went through brick with ease (also used good quality bits). Comes with a sturdy case. So far I have nothing negative to say about it...... also like the long power cord which saved me having to drag an extension up the ladders."
"This coring drill is light and effective. The clutch is currently surviving well with good cleaning of the coring bits and plenty of motor power. Gave 4 stars for clutch as I think this could be set a little stronger without any safety concern saying that with correct cleaning of core drill it works better than the old Makita I was using."
There are many good points to this drill and it also doubles up to mix plaster etc.
The only issue is that the clutch engauges a bit too early for my liking. If used with a steady hand and good clearing practice it WILL cope with the big cores fine.
I am an 'old school' person that is used to using the monster size aluminium cased drills of old. The ones where a mate holding onto the handle with a 4' scaffold tube extension was essential to prevent snapped bones!
I have had this drill for a few months now and it is still going strong."
"I left reviewing for a couple of months to give honest opinion. I've used now quite a few times from 5 inch to inch and half and as title says cut like a knife through butter. Bought when my old sds gave up after hiring a proper core drill. Well worth the money, although I don't think I would lay out for one offs. If you've got a lot of large holes in brick it's definitely for you. Hopefully like other dewalts it will give good service."
"Only used a couple of times but I am very satisfied with the performance. Cored through for a flue today, this normally takes a couple of hours with my old drill, only 10 mins today. Very happy so far."
"Have had few in the past, some cut too early some drag your whole arm if not careful. ... For the size, this dewalt punches above its weight. great machine, 5 holes drilled today in a bathroom within half hours and that with my old core bits"
"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.
"A really powerful drill and thankful for the auto overload clutch or there is no doubt a jamming Core drill could break your wrist, easily. Only lasted a month though as the steadying handle worked the attached 3 speed selector collar loose and became loose from the body. The handle is toothed into the selector so could be a design flaw. I couldn't take the handle off either as the chuck is bigger than the handle clamp. Screwfix are replacing it without any problem so hope the same doesn't happen again. I've always been pleased with Dewalt or the money."
"If you're new to core drilling, don't believe the nonsense spouted by some so-called professionals about not needing a proper machine (with a proper torque-limiting clutch) for the task. I've seen three guys hospitalised in the last 5 years after breaking their wrists or being thrown off ladders whilst doing this job - and it's not funny.
DeWalt kit's always a safe bet - durable, reliable, designed for the job in hand - and in this case, very well priced compared to what else is out there. Recommended."