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  1. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Where do most of you buy your power tool gear?
  2. kris

    kris Trusted Plumber GSR

    Where ever the best deals are Macka . Ebays good for a deal or 2 .
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  3. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    I know but it's the trusting there legit that's what bothers me. I'd like warranty.
  4. kris

    kris Trusted Plumber GSR

    Just remember Macka just because it's ebay doesn't neccassarily mean it's second hand, all I buy are brand new from companies selling on eBay and all come with the normal warranty,
  5. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Any recommendations.
  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Use the ask a question option to check this before buying and keep the reply incase the warranty doesn`t arrive. Not everything you get on fleabay is as described.
  7. plumben

    plumben Plumber

    As said where ever the best deal is,
    I normally use Screwfix or tools station as I know I can just go in and pick it up that day or next day and it's easy if anything missing or broken/brakes
  8. kris

    kris Trusted Plumber GSR

    Been buying on eBay for years but try to stay away from people as I tend to buy off companies who simply use eBay as a selling point, I've had some great deals , some companies I'm a regular too, like folkstonne fixings and transtools, if anything goes wrong ebay WILL always pay u and honour your buy, had couple of dealings with pure fannys and ebay always paid me back,
  9. Killy Bing

    Killy Bing Plumber GSR

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  10. stevetheplumber

    stevetheplumber Plumber GSR

    think you need to know what you want and then shop around ITS toolstation poofix etc
  11. gasmanrob

    gasmanrob Plumber GSR

    thanet tools
    axminster tools
    tool station
    and boot fairs
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  12. pipeman-

    pipeman- Plumber GSR

    D&M tools
    tool net
  13. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    I'm thinking about renting some of my power tools from hilti.
  14. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Would you all say the Dewalts carry more oomph than the makita 18v???
  15. Killy Bing

    Killy Bing Plumber GSR

    dewalt and makita are much of the same.
    they get the job done and are priced fairly well.

    you can start paying a premium and going for panasonic, milwakee or hilti.

    although i noticed tool station are doing some nice deals on milwaukee, as are plumb centre
  16. plumben

    plumben Plumber

    As with anything theres all pros and cons
    If you buy a middle/top of the rang drill brand shouldn't make to much difference

    Where as I've got the original battery dewalt 18v £100 and my boss has got the Li-on Makita £100
    There much the same although I've always found the Makita chuch slackens off when the drill gets a good bit of use/age
  17. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Expensive! Guess it is okay for the big companies, where they can see the costs & not pay out thousands all at once, plus servicing, replacements all in the cost. But you are buying the tools a few times over.
  18. Dai Williams

    Dai Williams New Member

    use a local powertools
    CNS Powertools
    always great service.
    and will match/beat other prices
  19. Johnnn

    Johnnn Guest

    Another vote for ITS and FFX, and buy Panasonic!
  20. goz666

    goz666 GSR

    Just buy the best you can afford pal, build up slowly ..unless you have money to burn.
  21. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Looking to buy a set you see.
  22. Jimmy73

    Jimmy73 Guest

    Buy off ebay but if you can pay cash on collection go with that. Its just a case of keeping your search at a local distance or up to x amount of miles you want to travel. That way you can see the tools in person.
  23. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Any recommendations for a twin pack? Combi drill with impact driver? 18v
  24. anz

    anz Plumber GSR

    I usually work out what I want and then just go to the cheapest place I can find.

    I find the working out what I want the hardest bit, it took me about 3 weeks to decide what drill I wanted, another 4 to decide what saw I wanted, I just kept changing my mind.

    I've bought tools before in a rush and I've always bought the wrong one.
  25. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    At work we use makita 18v but they don't seem to be as powerful as the Dewalt
  26. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Milwaukee, top gear.
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  27. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Hilti are worth taking a look at. You will get them at a deal price & probably a few things thrown in. Trouble is, as with any top of the range tools, they just have "steal me " wrote all over them!
    Millwaukee also do seem very nice. You could also take a look at Metabo, which are decent.
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  28. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    I've got £450 and the only power tool I own is a Bosch sds drill
  29. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Your £450 will get you top of the ranges combi & impact kit.
    Millwaukee Fuel kit (it is brushless - lighter, more powerful, uses less power, long life motor) is about £450 inc vat.
    Hilti kit is actually 22 volt & is probably about the same cost if you go to a Hilti shop or rep.
  30. clarky101

    clarky101 Plumber GSR

    BnQ are doing JCB at a decent price....I bought it 2 years back & there still good .
  31. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    What's the best Dewalt or makita twin pack??
  32. AMW

    AMW Plumber GSR

    I've got the dewalt DCK250D2 brushless combi drill and brushless impact driver 2x2amp batteries, had makita before which last ages and got a lot of abuse but I find the dewalt a lot better especially on hammer.
  33. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Yer I noticed the difference in hammer between the 2. I would like 4amh batteries.
  34. AMW

    AMW Plumber GSR

    I've got to get a couple of 4amps as I've got other tools in the range and they eat up the 2amps to quickly. You can get that kit with 4amp batteries aswell
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015
  35. gasmanrob

    gasmanrob Plumber GSR

    The new makita combi drill throws out a massive 105nm of torque wich is biggest in range the new compact impact driver also is highest rpm in its class and all new makita gear has overload protection similar to milwaukee redlink all be it not quite as good. New milwaukee fuel combi drill hasn't got good reviews with many former usesrs wishing they kept the old combi drill.

    hang on a minute I'll go find the makita kit and link it
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