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jibspark

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hi all,

i need an 18v combi drill, i cant afford much but at the same time dont want to buy twice!

i was looking at hitach and makita 18v drills but they are a bit much (and the one at screwfix has crappy batteries!)

ive seen a ryobi 18v combi drill and impact driver for £99, do you think its worth it?

this one: Ryobi 18v Cordless Combi Drill & Impact Driver ONE+ on eBay, also Drills, Drills, Power Tools, Business, Office Industrial (end time 08-Oct-08 20:50:30 BST)


has anyone used them?
 
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CUDABOY

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hi, screwfix doing a deal on dewalt,£79? i think,£89 with free corded 230v dewalt. i saw it monday am,bleary eyed. was tired,wanted to get out of there asap!!! they had makita too,go online and have a look.apologies if prices wrong!!!

right, screwfix, makita 18v with 3 batteries £99. dewalt 12v and 600w corded twin pack £89. i use a makita 24v and hit the crap outta it.could really do with new batteries approx year old.
 
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jibspark

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hi, screwfix doing a deal on dewalt,£79? i think,£89 with free corded 230v dewalt. i saw it monday am,bleary eyed. was tired,wanted to get out of there asap!!! they had makita too,go online and have a look.apologies if prices wrong!!!

right, screwfix, makita 18v with 3 batteries £99.
the only thing is the makita comes with 1.3ah batts
 
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CUDABOY

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true, gotta think what you doing with it,i have separate sds for masonary unless lazy to get out and/or drilling just a few 6mm holes.:)twin packs ...mmm always get somthing you not really want but seems a good deal...:( i guess its as the saying goes, you pays your money.....blah. now dont let me see you with a "nu tool" or "black spur" :eek: !!!
 
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jibspark

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lol very true! ive never looked at drills so much in my life! im getting old!

i might just go for the makita!
 
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CUDABOY

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a quick story,promise you wont tell anyone.....??? about ten years ago i had i break from sitework etc for about 3 years to help somone out in a mobility shop,stairlifts,overhead disabled ceiling hoists mobility scooters,good clean work and a change<plus you appreciate your legs etc!>any way pal and i after months of me working there took a ride to the beach on our bikes<motorcycles> anyway my pal was looking at the birds and other bikes parked up.....i was thinking aloud all the makes and models of disabled scooters i could see.......................:rolleyes:
 
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jibspark

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lol its all public now!!!!
 
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CUDABOY

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heck! you mean other people can read this???:eek::eek::eek::eek: ha:D,dont think you go far wrong with makita mate.
 
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Time to decide who you're buying into not just for your drill but for your skill saw sds etc... Remember once you've bought the first bit of cordless you've got the charger and batteries so then you can go naked and trust me thats way cheaper... Just try walking into any local toolshop with no clothes on, see what deals they'll cut you then.

Ps If you see a van with a blue flashing and men in white coats, they've brought your coat and your taxi is here.:)

PPs Blue good, Yellow Black and Decker
 
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jibspark

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i decided to go with a hitachi 18v combi with lithium batteries, a bit pricy at £260 but i wont need to buy another for a while and its backwards compatible with older batteries too!
 
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this post makes less sense when im p*ssed .18v minimum 2 amp.h and if you can attach the rabbit for the missus.......
 
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jibspark

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Sorry to hijack the thread but has anyone bought or know anything bout Ryobi 24v SDS Hammer action drills?

i used one a few weeks ago and thought it was fine! put a 12mm then 25mm hole through an 8" concrete floor with no probs!
 
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Ryobi is bottom of the barrel, homeowner grade junk. You might get a bit of good service from it for a while, but no self-respecting tradesman would ever consider it a serious tool. Matter of fact, if I hired a tradesman to work on my property, and he showed up using Ryobi brand tools, I would automatically lose respect for him based solely on the brand of tools he chooses to use.
 
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Interesting what you say about the impression tools give. I know that when I was choosing a builder to do my loft extension a few years back, the one that looked like a builder and started planning where the skip would go got the job. The guy that turned up in the Merc wearing loads of bling got showed the door.

I personally wouldn't take offence at the tools someone turned up with, but I would say that someone turning up with budget tools does create an unfortunate impression. Likewise, someone turning up with kit that is excessively over the top.

When I buy kit, I tend to go for Bosch as much as possible. Their kit works well, takes a fair amount of punishment and isn't over priced. DeWalt is good kit, but INHO is overpriced.

As regards Ryobi, I recently purchased a small drill to use on joists after my DeWalt gave up the ghost. Handles well despite being half the price of DeWalt. Most of our guys have Ryobi cordless circular saws for cutting floorboards, and they seem to work well.
 
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