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Question about rotary drill

My Bosch 10 mm impact drill has become old, so I was thinking of buying a more powerful rotary drill. I came across a bargain offer for Metabo BE751 rotary drill of 1 HP /240V 13mm capacity:
https://www.metabo.com/com/en/tools/...180-drill.html


This drill is heavy duty with aluminum gear housing and has variable speed up to 3100 RPM. I already have another impact drill of 13mm capacity, and also a low speed 500 RPM rotary drill with 16mm chuck.


I was wondering what will be your advice on buying this drill. Thank you.:smile3:

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What does it sell for?
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What does it sell for?
About $250 on Amazon, but I am getting it at nearly half price.

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About $250 on Amazon, but I am getting it at nearly half price.
I don't know anything about the Metabo company but if you can get it for near $125.00 it sounds pretty good. From what I can see it has a 1hp motor which is double what a Dewalt hammer drill would be for $110.00 bucks.

PS: Do you really want to have hold of a 1hp hammer drill. I've got a HF hammer drill that has nearly knocked me down when it got stuck.

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Yes, I would be a bit wary, but it is not a hammer drill. Just a simple rotary drill with more power. I find my impact drills do not give me clean holes in thick hard wood, that's why I thought a more powerful rotary drill may be good. My low RPM rotary drill (16mm, 800W) is a bit slow for drilling deep into hardwood. And sometimes it gets stuck, yanking my arm almost out of the socket! This drill has a higher speed at roughly the same power, which means less torque when it gets stuck.

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Metabo make great tools.
I had a 12 volt Metabo cordless drill and it would blow away the 18 volt Dewalt I had.
The bare drill without battery, weighed more than the Dewalt, with it's battery. The weight is the only thing I didn't like about it.
It had a "pulse" mode which was like an impact, for driving screws.
That drill at 1/2 price would be nice.
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Unless you do a lot of drilling into concrete/masonry it is over kill. A 1hp drill is just too big for everyday use.

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Not a chance this thing is 1 hp. 750w is input power not output.
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