"I was thinking of buying a decent 4" core drill instead of srtugling with cheap ones. So, having read all the reviews on these, I now have a set. I ordered on an evening, then had them to use the next day."
"What a kit this is. Ignoor all the people that say this is rubbish. The reason being they are not using a proper core drill ( i got the makita). Once you bought a proper core drill. These cores work a dream. I've used this over 2 dozen times to core holes for boiler flues and vents on various bricks and concrete blocks and the teeth are still look good. Should hopefully get another 2-3 dozen uses at least. Most definitely worth it even if you just need the 117mm core drill bit. Plus the box is a real bonus."
"Ive looked around at the more expensive kits and wasnt sure about this one, but at less than £70 i'd thought i'd give it a go. The perfomance of these are fantastic, cut through brickwork like a knife through butter and at half price these are well worth the money."
"Used the 117mm bit twice now and worked well both times with no problems. Comes in a neat case with all the accessories. Don't use it alot, but at the price it is good value, and saves on the cost and time associated with hiring one. How it will stand the test of time remains to be seen. But to date i am more than pleased with its performance."
"I haven't used the larger of the cores yet but the performance of the other two is fantastic. I used the 38mm one to cut holes through two layers of brickwork for low and return pipes to a boiler and it took around two minutes for each hole. The 52mm core was used to cut a hole for waste pipe from a kitchen sink and it took less than two minutes. I did have to fit the extension bar that comes with the set though as the standard attachment is only long enough for a single skin wall :) Both cores were used with a Titan SDS battery drill set on rotary (not hammer)."
"Used the 38mm core drill to bore 3 holes through a 15 inch thick concrete slab, still going strong on the third hole. Tip, the drill will only do about 5 inches with the core in place so every few inches I broke the core and lifted it out of the hole with a vacuum cleaner."
"I occasionally need to use a core drill for extractor fans and previously have had to hire a core drill and bits, I have recently bought the drill and was shopping for a core bit for the fans, and saw this set which was cheaper than buying 1 core, arbor, extension etc AND it has another 2 sizes for pipes etc!
I've only used it on 1 hole so far but it was easy, and I know these walls are very hard brick. The core looks virtually untouched.
I only need to drill a couple more cores and it has paid for itself, great value!
The only downside is the pilot drill needs to be longer."
"Good quality kit in a handy box. Make sure you use a 800w drill or above for the 117mm core.
Cuts through brick no problem for vents and stuff. Only slight drawback - as with all core cutters - once you have attached the core to the shaft it is a nightmare to split them again. So I would start with the extension bar just incase you can't split them.
If you have a powerful enough drill then this set really makes sense. If you get even half a dozen holes from it them it's miles cheaper than hiring a single core.
"I needed some core drills for an up coming job and after looking around to see what was available, I came across these on a special offer which made them around half price. I've only used the largest core drill as yet because I already have some smaller TCT core drills which I use on a regular basis. The large cutter made easy work of brickwork with a very clean and precise cut. I like the extension shaft as this helps with very deep holes."
"Picked this up on a half price deal as it wasnt much more than hiring one for a one off job. Used the 117mm, havent used the others yet, but made a very tidy hole through a cavity brick wall, (and used extention) without too much sweating and swearing."
"Great Value core dril set geared up for typical plumbing requirements. All the bits you need in a nice case. I've used the 117mm core drill for about two years and done twenty holes and it still cuts well"