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phil33

i think its gotta be the dewalt cordless drills or mikitta. i was thinking of getting the new makitta drill. It has a lithium ion battery so it holds its charge for longer and gets to fully charged in half an hour from flat?! NICE!
 
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yorkshiresparky

Don't know about the Dewalt but Makita are one of the best.
 
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leoh187

Hi

I have just bought a new DeWALT 18v DC925KBV, with three batteries. You can get it online for £250. I know it uses Nickel batteries apposed to Lithium ones so it won't last as long. But I have some other DeWALT 18v stuff so means I have more batteries.

I think its a great piece of kit, and would definetly recommend it. Has Hammer, 3 speeds, and comes in a nice box :).

Hope this helps.

Many Thanks

Leo
 
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Cirrus

I have just sold my DeWalt gear as I think it is overrated and heavy/awkward (and I am a17 stone weight trainer so no jokes about being a wimp!). Just bought Makita gear which is good so far but I have a soft spot for Bosch.
 
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Cirrus

I bought a Makita 14.4 volt impact driver and 14.4 volt drill driver with case, 3 batteries and charger for £130. I want to get the lithium ion 18v range in time but will have to save the pennies. However, having used the impact driver for a few weeks now I don't know how I managed before without one!
 
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spence_spark

I find my bosch 24V absolutely superb for masonary however v.poor drilling joists etc (burnt it out 3 times then Bosch replaced)
My Makita 18V is the exact opposite so with the 2 I cover every base
 
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just bought a makita 24 sds drill with 2 x 3.3ah batteries. very clean and good condition, looks unused. cost £230 off magic ebay, yet to receive it, might be an empty box. What you think of the price ???
 
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neh its not new, plus I burnt it out yesterday, I didnt have 110v drill on me at the time and I wanted to get the job done, drilled toomany joists. wat an idiot, its in repair at the moment,
 
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Bane

14,18 or 24v guys?

Was looking at a Ryobi on screwfix.com with a jigsaw for £99.

Also heard Bosch (or B&D) is the same firm as DeWALT?

Would appreciate your comments as asany of you who know me, this is like my 10th day on the job so not clued up as to what's regarded and what isn't tool-wise.

Also bought various drivers, pliers, files brand Wera.

Feedback p-lease chaps
 
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Cirrus

I would stay away from Ryobi Bane. IMO it is ok for a low-budget brand but you will need tools rigorous to cope with hard work. I have just sold my Dewalt kit as I don't think it is quite what it was a few years ago. Now, I only buy Bosch and Makita. I use a Bosch SDS 24v Drill and Makita impact drill/driver, Makita 14.4v & 18V drills. I also use Bosch Multi - drill (110v) for real heavy duty drilling / chasing / breaking.
Remember - as is with everything, you gets what ya pays for.

BTW - Wera seems ok. I buy Knipex, CK and only use Irazola screwdrivers as they are widely regarded as the best on the market. That said, I have tried Wera and like them so may look at them when it comes time to replace my faithful Irazolas.
 
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Bane

Cheers cirrus (sound advice as always mate). My Boss said the same in regards to quality and price (get what you paid for) but, to be honest Makita seems so expensive!!!

But what can I do? Those are the prices!!!

Figure this, up until I started work I was unemployed (2 months). Ok, just came back form abroad and I do have some capital behind me so can afford to buy certain tools but what of ppl with no capital? How the hell are you supposed to get on without tools and what not? I guess I'm lucky in the sense my Boss says he'll buy what I want then just take it out of my wages weekly.

Moan, moan, moan, waffle, waffle, waffle....
 
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