1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Power Tools & General Tools Recommendations & Advice

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Nightglow, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. b0rn2sk8

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

    Posts: 5,176

    For that money you could get a cordless SDS or a Brushless combi drill and impact driver set. You probably need to decide what you actually need. While there is some cross over, really they are two different tools for different jobs.

    To be honest any of the premium brands are fine and the ecosystems are all so similar.
     
  2. always4lora

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2007

    Posts: 2,221

    Thanks I ended up getting a dewalt cordless combi drill model 778. The kits were not to much more but I'm happy with my impact driver. It seems a lot better than my old one, next thing I need is a jigsaw and the batteries from the drill can be used in that =)
     
  3. JRJ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2010

    Posts: 689

    I went for this in the end, paid a touch over £270 for the bare tool which comparing it to others of similar spec is quite expensive but the cordless practicality is fantastic, it's pretty light weight for its size, very quiet in comparison to other saws I've used, cuts like a 240v saw. Running it with a 4ah battery and it probably did 40 cuts in 4x2 and 6x2 and used 1 power bar on the battery.
     
  4. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,744

    Location: Higher Walton

  5. lewism

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 10, 2006

    Posts: 2,542

    Location: Fife

  6. Kol

    Don

    Joined: Jan 8, 2003

    Posts: 13,718

    Location: London

    Yea, classic screwfix... it’s really frustrating when they do these ‘clear outs’ and then no where has them in stock. At least if it showed where it would appease a little.
     
  7. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 4,078

    Location: Shropshire

    Picked up this work light today from Lidl -You can have either light on or both -2x5w COB Led-- You can also plug your phone in to charge phone up -acts as a power bank 5000mAh - operating voltage 3.7v
    haven't tried dropping it yet. £15

    [​IMG]
     
  8. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 27, 2003

    Posts: 1,407

    Got an old cordless Bosch PSB 24 VE-2 drill, with the battery not lasting long nowadays. The drill is 20+ years old at a guess and a new battery is £25-30.
    Question is, it worth getting a new battery and sticking with the drill or buying new gear?
    It does what it needs to I suppose, even though it is a tad heavy for prolonged use, however I am only a casual DIY'er.
    I've got a couple of cordless Worx tools for the batteyry sharing thing so was looking at there drill kits (which includes the power drill and impact driver for under £100) as a possible replacement.

    Ta
     
  9. ash_scotland88

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 1, 2007

    Posts: 5,131

    Bought an angel grinder but need a disc...
    Plan is to remove drive way gates. Can either grind off a small hammered lump to lift the gates off or cut off the bracket. Admittedly not sure how far I want to take it. The other side the gates and post were removed from the ground.
     
  10. lewism

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 10, 2006

    Posts: 2,542

    Location: Fife

    Depending on the battery you may be able to pick up some refurbs on Amazon and Ebay. or copies.
     
  11. PlacidCasual

    Soldato

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 6,229

    Get a face mask, and don’t remove the handle. Angle grinders are a really good way to ruin your day. One of the most common sources of injuries at work.
     
  12. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 27, 2003

    Posts: 1,407

    Yeah, I'd had a look, copies etc are the £25-30 mark.
    So was balancing up getting a Worx one for another £20-30 on top of that as I have several of the batteries already.
    Ta.
     
  13. NoobCannon

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

    Posts: 4,992

    any reviews on this? Have you played with it yet
     
  14. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 4,078

    Location: Shropshire

    Yes- for 15 quid its quite a good work light - like I said you can have one or the other light on or both - it is dazzling though but it lights a garage up well. - Mate over the road has one now and he uses it for doing his job which means he aims one light up and other horizontal. - turn it on in a bedroom and it's like a normal light.
    I plugged my phone in the other day -it just about charged it but phone is 4500ma (torch is 5000ma -then had to charge lamp.
    The base magnet is strong.
    You might have to look round for one now as they have sold out in the Lidl's by me.
     
  15. Hedge

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 17,344

    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    I spotted a ridiculously cheap Ryobi drill on clearance at my local homebase. I have dewalt stuff so I promised it to a friend. Then I googled it and realised how cheap it was and kinda regret it lol.

    38 quid for a brushless e torque drill with charger and 2x2.5ah batteries in a zip bag.

    He's got himself a bargain. They are near 200 quid online.
     
  16. lewism

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 10, 2006

    Posts: 2,542

    Location: Fife

    Just tell him the true price and remind him hes due you a solid.
     
  17. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,648

    Can anyone recommend a good 50L compressor my good old Aldi special died after 5 years ?

    thanks in advance