Product Reviews

Sparky 240V Diamond Core Drill

Sparky 240V Diamond Core Drill
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 9 reviews
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2 of 9(22%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
Review 1 for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
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Sparky core drill
16 Sep 2013
By Balrogg
, Bradford
"Bought for £139.99 18 months ago, I see they have gone up now but also so has the Makita.
There seems to be a lot of moaning about the clutch slipping, in my experience it only slips when the drill is moved from side to side when coring and the side of the bit bites into the wall. Keep it straight and steady and ease your way through and you'd be fine, as soon as the drill sounds as if its struggling ease off and clear the debris. Dont just force it through and then moan when the safety clutch kicks in.
I'm happy with mine at the price I paid,,,would I pay the current price? Maybe, maybe not but it does what it says and is much higher RPM than my Bosch 800w SDS."
Review 2 for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
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Does the job well
5 Sep 2009
By Goatshed
, Highlands
"Surprised such a compact drill can be used to drill 110mm holes through 18" sandstone walls with such ease. My old drill was twice as heavy."
Review 3 for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
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Would you recommend this product? No
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spend the money buy a good one
1 Feb 2014
By pmc123
, walsall
"first one jammed in hammer replaced second one clutch slips even with 50mm diamond core drill thrown in cupboard. shall purchase a dewalt silver bullet when they come back into stock"
Review 4 for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
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Not a core drill
6 Jun 2013
By TerryR
, London
"The Sparky had a key chuck that repeatedly kept unlocking itself. Most core drills have SDS chucks."
Review 5 for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
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Not worth considering
7 Jan 2013
By dave666
, Wiltshire
"The clutch is weak and mine gave up within a year, also the handle snapped whilst drilling a 4 inch core. Not worth the hassle, the only good feature was the reverse."
Review 6 for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
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poor drill
10 Aug 2012
By adeyd
, Bewdley
"clutch weak and gearbox failed just after 12 months.Put your money towards a better make."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
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Don't bother
26 Jul 2012
By Olaf63
, London
"Clutch too weak what a waste of money .I will try and get my money back ."
Review 8 for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
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Don't Buy It!!!
24 Apr 2012
By tallicafan
, Wallasey
"I drilled 2 core's with this drill, a 52mm & 107mm, in both cases the clutch cut in way too early, it was that bad when the clutch cut in it rattled the chuck loose every time. I normally use a sds drill for core drilling, it is much better than this cheap junk. Beware buyer."
Review 9 for Sparky BBK 1100E 1100W Core Drill & Accessories 240V
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Quality Poor
5 Feb 2011
By TradeGuy
, Isle of Wight
"Purchased this item for core drilling air vents, pipe runs etc. Used it for the 1st time - heavy vibration, causing arm ache, pilot drill kept coming loose - nearly lost the pilot drill in between the wall cavity twice ! Am arranging a refund - Looks like the old saying of you get what you pay for!"