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Hi all

It is my 40th coming up next month and my parents are insisting they get me a little something

I have told them I don't need anything but they want to

So my old Hitachi 18v impact is pretty much dead and I would like to try another brand

Any recommendations in the sort of £100 range
 

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You can get a dewalt one for that price.
I’m very happy with all their products..
Apart from their bloody radios that people keep bringing on to jobs
 
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If't your 40th tell them not to be so tight you can get a nice watch for £6k and just remind them that you will be the one choosing their care home...........
 
depends what tools you have already... the dewalt dc887n is realy nice to use escpecially as it has three spd settings for finer work. also megga bright led. you can get that bare for £85
 
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depends what tools you have already... the dewalt dc887n is realy nice to use escpecially as it has three spd settings for finer work. also megga bright led. you can get that bare for £85
I dint own any dewalt , so bare is no good

I was a Makita man for all my powe tools

I only bought the hitachi Impact years ago as it was on special for about 90quid in Screwfix or toolstation can’t remember which

It was and is my first impact I own
 

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What other tools do you have - any that can interchange batteries? That’s always the way to go.
If you have hitachi batteries that are compatible with the newer hitachi then go that way.
 
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What other tools do you have - any that can interchange batteries? That’s always the way to go.
If you have hitachi batteries that are compatible with the newer hitachi then go that way.
I just checked and unfortunately my model is really old and the batteries won’t fit any newer models
 

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I'd say £100 is not realistic if you need a tool with batteries. Not for anything worth using regularly anyway.

If they want to get you a little something say you'd like £100 worth of drinks and dances down the local flesh emporium. You'd like them to be there with you on your special day of course :D
 

Rpa07

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Whatever you get for your birthday - you need to be thinking on adding other tools to the batteries you will be hopefully getting with your purchase.
Plenty of threads on here with different opinions on tools.
Probably big 4 or 5 names - keep an eye out for deals all over as you could start with a drill driver/ impact kit with a couple of big a/hr batteries and start adding kit as you get older!
Get searching! If you liked Makita do you have any batteries left over?
I just checked and unfortunately my model is really old and the batteries won’t fit any newer models
 

Gavin John Hyde

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You could ask for the bare impact driver then get compatible batteries online for quite good prices. you can also get a makita to dewalt battery converter which saves some pennies.
 

Dave OCD

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I still honestly don't see the need for one of these, when others near me are using them incessantly the noise makes me want to wring their necks. :)
 

Charlie_

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I still honestly don't see the need for one of these, when others near me are using them incessantly the noise makes me want to wring their necks. :)
I have one but only use it when I need to, I also can’t be doing with the noise.
Those multicutters make a bloody racket too..
See lads using them to cut all sorts, whining away for 10 minutes when a sharp saw would do it in about 30 seconds
 
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Squid

I still honestly don't see the need for one of these, when others near me are using them incessantly the noise makes me want to wring their necks. :)
Suppose down in Cornwall you are still fitting gas lamps 'p)))
 

Dave OCD

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A very good point Charlie, using tools just for the sake of it when there are quicker and better ways. I've even seen idiots doing up socket terminal screws with a cordless ffs. :rolleyes:
 

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I love my impact driver and multi tool. If it annoys other trades on site then that's a bonus:tearsofjoy:

Just the other day I used my impact driver on 1/2" screws:tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
 

Dave OCD

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Suppose down in Cornwall you are still fitting gas lamps 'p)))
Very droll, I was involved in the electrical 'side' of an installation of 4 cast iron columns with copper gas lanterns in the early 1990s in Redruth,Cornwall. This was part of a regeneration scheme and in recognition of William Murdoch who had the first house lit by gas lamps in the town apparently. And for a few years we used to replace the mantles. :)
 
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It didn't work as I believe Redruth is one of the poorest places in the UK.

I was yanking your chain Mr OCD.
 

Dave OCD

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Yes I was just telling you a little story SWD, they were so unreliable that I had to source all electric versions that looked identical, and no one ever complained.... Yes it's a pretty poor area, yet one of the richest in the heyday of tin mining, long gone now.
 

Charlie_

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If it wasn't for Isle of Man & Joey Dunlop I wouldn't exist (my parents met each other on the Isle of Man when there for the TT, around 1975).
TT fortnight has just started, currently practice week. Mad Sunday at the weekend and then race week starts.
The whole building trade shuts down for the whole week, hope it’s sunny..
Good story btw :)
 
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If it wasn't for Isle of Man & Joey Dunlop I wouldn't exist (my parents met each other on the Isle of Man when there for the TT, around 1975).
Have you seen your Father since 1975? ;o))))
 

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If't your 40th tell them not to be so tight you can get a nice watch for £6k and just remind them that you will be the one choosing their care home...........
If they are splashing out on ridiculous pointless items, every notable birthday point, they'll have no dosh left and they'll be going straight into the council one, which smells of ---- & cabbage.
 

UNG

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I have one but only use it when I need to, I also can’t be doing with the noise.
Those multicutters make a bloody racket too..
See lads using them to cut all sorts, whining away for 10 minutes when a sharp saw would do it in about 30 seconds
I find it very entertaining on site watching other trades struggle with a sharp saw on site when there are more efficient tools available

A very good point Charlie, using tools just for the sake of it when there are quicker and better ways. I've even seen idiots doing up socket terminal screws with a cordless ffs. :rolleyes:
I find using tools a necessity my finger nails keep breaking tightening screws and chewing through wood is damaging my teeth:):):)

It's quiet because it has very little torque
 

PEG

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Who wants another impact tool,when for that money,you could get a go on Velocity2 and feel like a Marvel character ;)
 

Dave OCD

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Can't be doing with them either, does anyone else think it's a little rude and arrogant to take a radio into a customers home and have it on loudly ? I wouldn't dream of it,but it happens.
 

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I’ve abused the hell out of my dewalt impact....and it’s just giving up the ghost now after 4 years, well worth the £100 I paid for it.

And there’s bound to be some lunatic that’ll give me £20 for on eBay as spares or repair.
 

Paignton pete

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You could ask for the bare impact driver then get compatible batteries online for quite good prices. you can also get a makita to dewalt battery converter which saves some pennies.
If the compatible batteries for Mikita are anything like the cr** compatible wilwaulkee batteries, don’t!
 

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