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Hi All

Soon I have a great job replacing some fencing posts that are concreted in! Now I have a small SSD drill I dug them out with before now! I feel it a bit small fr the job!

I have been looking around at some brakes (the 15kg jobs could be a bit Over the top for it) and was wondering about an 18v battery SSD brill too about 2.0 j or higher?

What do you find the best way to getting them out, please?

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  • I use a titan 15kg breaker from screwfix, I think there Macalister now, but same tool, it's about ten years old. It's not over kill and a sound investment. Plus i use digging bars and a double spade. 

    • Thanks, Honey Badger that a great help! I look at the Mac Alister one seems very good!


      • Echo that - I use the same titan tool - one of my best investments!

  • PRO

    The 15kg breaker for what they cost area sound investment, I used to use a SDS but once you have a breaker you will never use the SDS again, and they soon pay for themselves in time and effort saved.

    • PRO

      Agree - we have one via Screwfix. Get a spare set of 'steels' or find somewhere that can resharpen and re-harden.

      Low cost considering the ease of breaking out fence posts etc 👍

      • I take a angle grinder with me and sharpen when needed. 

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          ..but that can fundementally weaken/soften the steels.....

          They need to be heated and quenched cooled to re-hardened or they go blunt V Quickly

          • Thanks Gary.

            I had no idea about getting them red-hardened. What kind of business does that, like a forge?


            • Providing you don't heat them up, you don't lose the hardening..... they're not "case-hardened" where the hardening is just on the outside..... they're all the way through.   The knack is to keep dipping the tip of the "bit" in water to stop it heating up. 

    • Thanks, Dave No SDS for me now!


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