Latest Discussions : Tools & Workshop

tomz71ss

01:05PM | 03/09/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
just wondering what would be best for the average DIY'er. after my latest few projects, i have been thinking some cordless tools other than a drill would come in handy. who do you think makes a quality product that won't put a huge hurt on my wallet?

bravey

02:43PM | 03/16/05
Member Since: 06/23/04
161 lifetime posts
You gets what you pays for. A low end Harb*r Freight drill may not last until the end of the year. If you want to find a battery or parts several years down the road, I recommend DeWalt, Milwaukee, Makita, or similarly priced tools. The tools commonly carried by Waldomart are cheaper but when the batteries die it's best to chunk them and buy a new one. Higher voltages generally mean more torque, but not in all cases. At your local book store there are magazines that rate various tools for price and performance. Look there before buying.

Regards

Peakhandyman

08:26PM | 03/17/05
Member Since: 05/28/04
8 lifetime posts
Buy a good brand that can be serviced near you. The difference between the high end tools is marginal as long as you can get them repaired.

Since Dewalt is close by, I buy Dewalt.

tomz71ss

03:50PM | 03/18/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
after some looking around, i did buy some. i bought a RYOBI set of cordless tools. the set is called 'the works', it came with the following....5 1/2" circular saw, 'saws-all', drill [with levels built in, and a 24 position clutch], jig saw, chain saw, 'drop light', vacuum [sp?], stud finder, a small case of blades/driver bits/drill bits, 2 batteries a charger and a duffle bag with wheels and a 'hard bottom' to keep it all in, and it's 18v. it came with a 2 year warranty, and i bought an additional 3 year warranty for $30. the 'kit' was $219 @ HD. so far i have used the heck out of the circular saw and jig saw [wife won't let me rest untill 'things' are done, haha], but so far so good. i figure 5 years worth of warranty should get me my moneies worth. i think i made a good choice, and so far i realy like the way they work and feel. now i just gotta find a place to keep them....

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