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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2021, 05:13:25 pm »
I'm really grateful for all the advice above; Many thanks. I'm sorted now.

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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2021, 05:13:25 pm »
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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2021, 05:13:50 pm »
speedy caver I just love your avatar  :clap2:
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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2021, 11:21:07 pm »
I took Aquamole Jim's advice (cos he's probably cut more scaff than anybody I know!), and bought the 18v Makita recip saw for scaff, and I've found it very useful for loads of other stuff too.
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Re: Cordless tool advice
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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2021, 10:38:29 am »
Since I think OP has already bought the tool (????)  Now's the right timing to start posting links to ones that are much better/much cheaper etc to annoy him
If you see any amazing deals on unbelievably cheap Makita, post away....   ;)
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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2021, 11:24:06 am »
Since I think OP has already bought the tool (????)  Now's the right timing to start posting links to ones that are much better/much cheaper etc to annoy him
If you see any amazing deals on unbelievably cheap Makita, post away....   ;)

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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2021, 11:37:20 am »
I'm finding the Aldi Ferrex tools good value and they work well. Three years warranty. They have a recip saw at the moment for £30, the 20/40V battery about £30 and the charger £15. I believe the batteries are Samsung. You can of course use the battery and charger for the other tools in the range. They have in the range a chainsaw, drill, grinder, polisher and multitool plus some others. The 40V operation makes them very powerful and as the batteries are relatively cheap you can take more than one to a site and/or charge one while using the other.

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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2021, 01:08:37 pm »
They had that in the middle aisle in my Lidl the other day - perhaps still there? I was suspicious about battery etc. Have you used one?  Is the battery performance acceptable?
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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2021, 01:21:03 pm »
Since I think OP has already bought the tool (????)  Now's the right timing to start posting links to ones that are much better/much cheaper etc to annoy him
If you see any amazing deals on unbelievably cheap Makita, post away....   ;)

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:   You lot are priceless! But I'm from Lancashire, even though I live in Yorkshire. So it won't have any effect on me.   ;)

You gave me loads of really valuable information, so by all means take the Mickey.

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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2021, 08:26:54 pm »
They had that in the middle aisle in my Lidl the other day - perhaps still there? I was suspicious about battery etc. Have you used one?  Is the battery performance acceptable?

Yes, I was thinking the same,.. possibly a good source of 18650's for high drain stuff   :-\
.. for that price, we need to ensure they are not 'second hand cells' repurposed for cheap tools.  Almost worth buying one just to tear apart and test.

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Re: Cordless tool advice
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2021, 12:56:59 am »
Always wear goggles, I had to go to the hospital to have a shard of scaffold pulled out of my eyeball after using a circular saw in a cave. A day trying to blink and getting puss-y eyes was enough. I was lucky, didn't seem to effect my eyesight.

 

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