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Does anyone know any good drill(types, Volts etc) and tool brands read up on some brands like Makita, Ryobi, and Milwaukee. Wanna use it to general house stuff as well as heavy duty stuffs. 

 

so if anyone has any ideas which is good which is good please help :)thanks 

 

Ps. Sorry if this was asked before.

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Go brushless, way more power and battery life. I've stuck with DeWalt as all the batteries are transferable across the range, so I just buy the carcass now I have enough.

 

I think Milwaukee get a good rep, certainly for power. A friend of mine who is a mechanic has dropped his snap-on for Milwaukee and he's obviously a heavy user, but for the DIY'er, anything midrange will serve well enough.

 

Another friend recommends these, but I haven't used them: https://www.powertoolmate.co.uk/

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Bosch tools last forever. I have one or two which are over twenty years old. Amazingly you can still get spare parts for them. Not that you are ever likely to need very many.

I have a thirty year old B&D Workmate. Spare parts for that are also plentiful. All I needed was a new plastic half moon thing to keep the legs extended.

DeWalt are over-rated in my opinion, and if you ever need a new battery for one it will probably cost more than the original tool.

Hitachi very well made and strong motors. 

Makita is pure tool porn. My circular saw and large masonry drill are just unbelievably smooth running for such large tools.

Cheaper tools mostly come and go. You get what you pay for.

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10 minutes ago, simFox said:

 ... but for the DIY'er, anything midrange will serve well enough. ...

 

 

Bout sums it up ..  everyone has their favourites ..   I stick with Makita which has never let me down ..  my mate uses De Walt ...  both happy.   :thumbup: 

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44 minutes ago, The Fox Covert said:

Bosch tools last forever. I have one or two which are over twenty years old. Amazingly you can still get spare parts for them. Not that you are ever likely to need very many.

I have a thirty year old B&D Workmate. Spare parts for that are also plentiful. All I needed was a new plastic half moon thing to keep the legs extended.

DeWalt are over-rated in my opinion, and if you ever need a new battery for one it will probably cost more than the original tool.

Hitachi very well made and strong motors. 

Makita is pure tool porn. My circular saw and large masonry drill are just unbelievably smooth running for such large tools.

Cheaper tools mostly come and go. You get what you pay for.

My dad used to have a b&d workmate. Was my favourite drill but he ain't giving it to me Haha told me have to wait till hes gone. (Dont think they make em as good as they used to) but will keep what you said in mind

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3 hours ago, TeamRocket said:

Am I better off getting an high impact drill?

You mean impact driver? 

 

A drill is for making holes, an impact driver is high torque but slower speed for driving screws etc. I want an impact driver next, you can set the torque too so you don't over tighten.

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I have a Festool drill and it is the best I have ever owned but it is super expenive. I also have a cheap Ryobi impact driver which I use for driving  screws and it works well but will have a short life I feel.

For concrete I have a Bosch SDS (slotted drive system).

I have owned Porter Cable and Milwaukee, I wouldnt buy Porter Cable again.

I think that the best value and quality would be Bosch. I own many more of their products including a jigsaw, flush cut saw, talble saw and orbital sander.

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2 hours ago, simFox said:

You mean impact driver? 

 

A drill is for making holes, an impact driver is high torque but slower speed for driving screws etc. I want an impact driver next, you can set the torque too so you don't over tighten.

Yeah sorry

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No point in spending big money on something like Milwaukee. Ryobi will probably serve its purpose for how often you will use it. What will you be mainly using it for?

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 Any go wrong with makita, abit cheaper than your Milwaukee and festool and also has a huge variety of cordless power tools

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3 hours ago, Kinowe Soorie said:

No point in spending big money on something like Milwaukee. Ryobi will probably serve its purpose for how often you will use it. What will you be mainly using it for?

General DIY mainly but also the odd heavy work like making sheds, making tables(coffee tables, etc). I just want one that won't die on me if am say making a garden gate. Like the one I had before did so summit with abit of power and reliability I guess

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39 minutes ago, TeamRocket said:

General DIY mainly but also the odd heavy work like making sheds, making tables(coffee tables, etc). I just want one that won't die on me if am say making a garden gate. Like the one I had before did so summit with abit of power and reliability I guess

I use Makita 18v gear everyday, and can't fault it. But, it also depends on your budget? See if you can get some sort of twin pack drills, (combi drill and a impact driver) with a couple of batteries and a charger.

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On 09/06/2019 at 22:58, Kinowe Soorie said:

I use Makita 18v gear everyday, and can't fault it. But, it also depends on your budget? See if you can get some sort of twin pack drills, (combi drill and a impact driver) with a couple of batteries and a charger.

Probably  wanna spend like 300 max I would say. thanks will defo look in to that

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20 hours ago, TeamRocket said:

Probably  wanna spend like 300 max I would say. thanks will defo look in to that

 

https://www.powertoolworld.co.uk/bosch-gsb-10-8-2-li-combi-gdr-10-8v-li-driver-twinpack-06019b697f

 

this set here is superb. the impact driver is a life-changer. **** pre-drilling anything any more. just hammer the shit out of the screw into concrete, wood, whatever. 

 

best money I've spent on tools. 

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On 09/06/2019 at 15:54, Smudge said:

I have a Festool drill and it is the best I have ever owned but it is super expenive. I also have a cheap Ryobi impact driver which I use for driving  screws and it works well but will have a short life I feel.

For concrete I have a Bosch SDS (slotted drive system).

I have owned Porter Cable and Milwaukee, I wouldnt buy Porter Cable again.

I think that the best value and quality would be Bosch. I own many more of their products including a jigsaw, flush cut saw, talble saw and orbital sander.

I've got a Ryobi drill and impact driver, had them for around 10 years and no problems, had to change the batteries a few times but they seem rock solid.

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Makita, last you a lifetime if you look after them so the extra expense is worth it, there's a reason why everyone else copies them. If you don't want to go down the quality route, buy the cheapest you can and throw them away when the batteries pack up.

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I’ve been happily abusing my Makita cordless 18v for everything I can think of DIY for 15 years now, apart from replacement batteries off amazon it’s never let me down.

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