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Masonry/Concrete Drill bits (Altstetten)

Anyone know of a diy shop near Altstetten I can get some decent drill bits? Need to hang some lights, ikea bits are useless.

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Old 13.12.2010, 13:47
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Anyone know of a diy shop near Altstetten I can get some decent drill bits? Need to hang some lights, ikea bits are useless.

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"Hilti" comes to my mind ,or hardware store " Eisenwahren handlung" in german I think
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I have a decent drill, no bits unfortunately :-)

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Re: Masonry/Concrete Drill bits (Altstetten)

If you are talking about Altstetten, in Zurich, then :

There is DIY shop just off lindenplatz (there used to be at least .

rough directions: if you know the shopping complex at lindenplatz that houses Migros/Santa Lucia restaurant, behind that building, across the street is a DIY shop - don't remember if it is owned by Coop or Migros. There you will find masonery/concrete drill bits.

Alternatively, there is a Bauhaus store in Schlieren. Look it up on the web. There should be a bus from the end of the #2 tram line that takes you there - so I have been told. I have never used this mode of transport and so can not vouch for the accuracy of it.

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Thx for that, I go to the gym at Lindenlatz so will search tomorrow. Cheers
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Re: Masonry/Concrete Drill bits (Altstetten)

There is a hardware store close to Lindenplatz, but I have the feeling that it is always closed or has at least some obscure opening times. But there is a Coop "Bau&Hobby" in the Letzipark center two stops from Lindenplatz.
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Re: Masonry/Concrete Drill bits (Altstetten)

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"Hilti" comes to my mind ,or hardware store " Eisenwahren handlung" in german I think
Hilti's are great and will eat anything, but don't the only come in SDS and SDS+ fittings? Bosch do a excellent set of universal bit's (the packet has wood, metal and block on it and the bits are green and grey) that are gentle on brickette walls and hard enough for concrete/block. They and come individually in 4,5,& 6mm diameter and are for conventional drills and hammer drills, the bits are readily available from Jumbo at Altstetten or the Bau Hobby at Letzipark for about 7CHF each.
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Masonry/Concrete Drill bits (Altstetten)

I work on Flurstrasse, never seen the hobby shop on Lezipark, too busy choosing tv's and home cinemas :-)

Will go there tomorrow, got to luck some ass at pool tonight :-)

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Masonry/Concrete Drill bits (Altstetten)

Nope, my ceiling is tougher than I gave it credit for. I guess it's back to the hilti idea, shame as I only have 4 holes to drill!!

Are they expensive?

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Re: Masonry/Concrete Drill bits (Altstetten)

You are using a hammer drill aren't you? those Bosch bits have never failed me yet. Hiltis are expensive, especially if you don't have an SDS or SDS+ drill.
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I think it's more geared as an electric screwdriver. There's a hammer setting, but it didn't touch it last night, simply not fast enough.....
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