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Old 17 October 2012, 18:35   #41
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Have you not got Aldi's in Ireland willk
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Old 17 October 2012, 18:38   #42
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I think dewalt is the trade version of black and decker.
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Old 17 October 2012, 18:42   #43
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I think dewalt is the trade version of black and decker.
No, but they are part of the same company. Dewalt have their own 14.4v non- pro user range.
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Old 17 October 2012, 19:02   #44
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Hitachi are good. Dewalt are not what they used to be, there's a rumour that Dewalt supply 'budget' quality gear to screwfix. The smart buy would be a lightly used Milwaukee 18v combi from Ebay within your budget. Check out CEF electrical wholesalers. They have some tidy Milwaukee deals.
Seconded...

All my Milwaukee stuff comes from CEF.... (Totton branch, near Southampton)

Never owned a Dewalt cordless (although friends of mine do) but i've been using their angle grinders for the last 7 or 8 years now...really good and they stand up to all the abuse i put them through so cant be too bad.

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I would say who ever can service your tools is the one to buy from. For me it is Snap-on Tools. My drill has never failed me, but I have a couple battery packs that need new cells put in them. Just gotta figure out how to take them apart without breaking them.

Metabo is top quality and I am surprised no one mentioned Festool.

We have Ridgid (Sold by Home Depot), which is kinda crap, but comes with a fabulous warranty. Bosch comes on sale sometimes for dirt cheap at our local big box store Lowes. Costco has the Hitachi line, and the warranty can't be beat. I hate to say it, but often today these types of tools are considered disposable.

Personally I wouldn't buy anything less than 18 volts, and with a 1/2" chuck.
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hey wilk i`m a chippy and i needed a cheap drill fast ! i went for the hitachi on the back of screwfix and i aint killed it yet (6 months heavy site use)...lithium batterys last a lot longer and have no memory , they come with 2 x1.5 amp bats and don`t die in the cold as quick as ni cd u can upgrade to 3 or 4 amp batts too.. i think for a ton dewalt do 1 lithium batt....i have a couple of milwauke drills and they seem to pack a lot of punch for a small drill but hey i`ve seen your budget
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I would say who ever can service your tools is the one to buy from. For me it is Snap-on Tools. My drill has never failed me, .
Ohhh dont get me started on Snap-on....

They used to be really good but last year i sent my 1/2 inch drive 5 year old air impact driver in for overhaul as it was starting to lag and i had the pleasure of having it returned to me by local distributor with a note attached saying "discontinued model, spares no longer carried"

Considering what it cost me to buy i would have expected it to be servicable long after 5 years.....:-(

I use mostly Facom now ( easier to get support being in France n'all) ... Their support network is (imho) much better and more flexible than Snap-on

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Ebay item no. 221080975040

Get it bought.
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Have you not got Aldi's in Ireland willk
We do. I find that their stuff is mostly "one shot" use. OK if you use it only VERY occasionally. Their warranty/support is appalling, almost non-existant.
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Ebay item no. 221080975040

Get it bought.
Nice kit Mollers, thanks. However, the Hitachi in in the post. It's a good deal for the Milwalkee, but I couldn't justify it
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