DIYnot
Local | Network
   DIYnot > Forums
Local | Network
DIYnot Network Local DIYnot Network Local  
  Forum IndexForum Index     RulesRules    HelpHelp     Join FREERegister Free     About CookiesCookies     SearchSearch     LoginLogin 

Are Worx tools any good?


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Tools and Materials
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
starterupper

from United Kingdom

Joined: 01 Oct 2010
Posts: 2
Location: London,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:05 am Reply with quote

Hi I'm new to all this and am looking to get a set of power tools for my various novice DIY schemes (looking to get more advanced as I go!) - I've been recommended the Worx range as a place to start but they're so cheap that I keep thinking they must be crap! Am I wrong? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks in advance.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators

If you do not want to see this advert, click here to login or if you are new click here to join free.
Deluks

from United Kingdom

Joined: 23 Feb 2005
Posts: 6782
Location: Surrey,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 325 times

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:59 pm Reply with quote

I reckon they're alright for the money, but before you go splashing the cash, wait for the wise words of a certain Mr.Big-All to point you in the right direction. icon_wink.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Adrian80

from United Kingdom

Joined: 08 Jun 2008
Posts: 409
Location: Bristol,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 10 times

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:53 pm Reply with quote

Ryobi one+

1/3 of the price of the big boys, 2/3 of the performance. Light to medium trade icon_wink.gif.

I have an extensive set and have completely gutted my house using their tools.

2 year warranty is pretty good. I have had a couple returns but doing things that have burnt out the motors. (mixing plaster with drill) icon_confused.gif

Personally the two tools i have used the most are there 3speed combi drill, and the circular saw. The plane has also been very useful, as has the angle drill.

Something like this would be a good start.

http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/scripts/details.php?cat=Ryobi%20One%20Plus&product=98290&utm_campaign=comparison&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=ncpc

The lithium batteries are also very good but a little pricey. Sometimes you can buy them with a tool for not very much money.

Good luck
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Adrian80

from United Kingdom

Joined: 08 Jun 2008
Posts: 409
Location: Bristol,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 10 times

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:55 pm Reply with quote

Buy this if you can,

This is a bargain. I wouldnt wait it will sell out.

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/37842/Power-Tools/Kits/Ryobi-18V-Mega-Deal-8-Piece-Kit
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
joinerjohn

from United Kingdom

Joined: 28 Nov 2009
Posts: 6145
Location: Derby,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 198 times

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:34 pm Reply with quote

Adrian,,, Go and sit on the naughty step...... You've stolen Big All's thunder icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Adrian80

from United Kingdom

Joined: 08 Jun 2008
Posts: 409
Location: Bristol,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 10 times

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:09 pm Reply with quote

Woops, what can i say, Big-all worked his magic. icon_wink.gif
But i wonder if starter upper has got the advice or not?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
big-all

from United Kingdom

Joined: 12 Jul 2004
Posts: 13751
Location: Surrey,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 890 times

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:37 pm Reply with quote

i will repeat the answer i gave him elsewhere here it is icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif
Quote:
starterupper wrote:
Hey thanks for the reply :thumbright: - Did he say why Ryobi are better by any chance?



ryobi have over 30 tools for the same battery they are less than half the price off the big boys they can do 80% off the big boys toys
http://ryobi-oneplus.co.uk/index/flash/p/12
the tools and batteries are forward and backward compatable only ryobi and dewalt let you buy the newest tecnoligy and its compatable with the older stuff
no other manufacturer does that

ryobi are well thought off spares are easily found
i rate ryobi as diy light to medium trade

most off the own brand tools will have no back up no spares or batteries
they are cheap as end off line because the next batch will be different and not compatable

[/quote]

that kit adrian links to is fairly amazing value icon_wink.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Monkeh

from United Kingdom

Joined: 25 Jan 2010
Posts: 3968
Location: Cornwall,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 304 times

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:07 pm Reply with quote

I recently had an experience with a Ryobi drill (a generation or two old). It broke from a three foot fall onto concrete. I was unimpressed.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
^woody^

from United Kingdom

Joined: 03 Sep 2006
Posts: 12977
Location: Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 1255 times

PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:18 pm Reply with quote

Do the worx cordless still come with a guarantee to replace worn batteries for life?

I have the Worx router, as it was the only one which came with a 30mm coller for worktop jigs and it was dead cheap. It routs.

For cordless tools, look at the system as a whole and not individual tools. You don't really want to have several different chargers and batteries
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
starterupper

from United Kingdom

Joined: 01 Oct 2010
Posts: 2
Location: London,
United Kingdom

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:42 am Reply with quote

Thanks for all the advice. Sorry to keep pushing, (I probably will end up getting Ryobi) but do you think there's any point getting the Worx professional range (the green tools) - don't seem too expensive and won't they be more reliable?

P.S woody, did some research - as far as i'm aware they still replace all NiCad batteries.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
big-all

from United Kingdom

Joined: 12 Jul 2004
Posts: 13751
Location: Surrey,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 890 times

PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:37 am Reply with quote

starterupper wrote:
Thanks for all the advice. Sorry to keep pushing, (I probably will end up getting Ryobi) but do you think there's any point getting the Worx professional range (the green tools) - don't seem too expensive and won't they be more reliable?

P.S woody, did some research - as far as i'm aware they still replace all NiCad batteries.


please please please think in the long term tools are usualy heavily discounted for a reason usualy to get rid off them so they dont have to deal with them later
it may be because its old stock thats not compatable with new stock or the they are relaunching with different colours
with ryobi you buy into a system where things work together and old and new are compatable
you buy your worx tool and in 2 years time can you still buy a spare battery for around 30 or can you buy a jigsaw to fit the batteries for around 45 ???
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Tools and Materials All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Similar Topics   Replies   Views   Posted 
Worx. Any good for the DIY'er? 16 14880 Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:01 pm
Worx combi drill 5 1160 Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:11 pm
worx circular saw 2 160 Wed May 16, 2012 6:40 pm
Worx WX65JSL Jigsaw Cheap - Anyone used???? 3 2280 Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:55 am
Worx 18v Hammer Drill 2 160 Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:06 pm


 
DIYnot
Find an Expert | Find a Supplier | Search DIYnot.com
Network | Advertising | Newsletter
DIY | DIY How To | @home | DIY Wiki | DIY Forum
By using this site you agree to our Terms of Service / Disclaimer.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Copyright © 2000-2014 DIYnot Limited.