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    Choosing a decent cordless power tool set

    As it happens, that's exactly what I did put my money on, ta! Took the plunge yesterday and ordered myself a few things... I'll bloody well have to do it myself now! 8) For the record, I took on board the comments about the batteries being dodgy and have gone with a 3rd-party battery...
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    New here, seeking some solid advice..

    Speaking (to the OP) solely as a consumer of services, let me tell you this: if what you do isn't on the Internet, I won't know about it, particularly if someone else is. Seriously. I've had a dozen or more trades through the house recently and I had a hell of a time finding some of them...
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    Quantities of fixings for floor and wall installations?

    Back with cap in hand for more advice... Really, there are three jobs I need advice on. First is the floor in two attic rooms, total area just under 25sq.m. Currently, they're just floor-quality chipboard nailed to the joists, but I have to pull it up, put acoustic insulation underneath and...
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    Screwdriver bits for a cordless drill

    This does seem to be the case in all things. It's easy to get less than you pay for, but very rare to get more! Unfortunately, my first foray into DIY in a very long time is a large project: thermal insulation to 46sq.m of stone external wall, replacing 53sq.m of stud wall and acoustically...
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    Screwdriver bits for a cordless drill

    This was going to be a question of mine, too, except that I need not only screwdriver bits but drill bits as the few I still have are old, cheap and (mostly) blunt! I need masonry and woodworking bits; are the big kits containing lots of pieces any good, or should I be buying small sets?
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    Choosing a decent cordless power tool set

    I've got my old Bosch cordless combi for light stuff, and I'll keep running it until it dies completely ;) It doesn't have the grunt for making holes in my stone walls though! Power is actually a problem in some parts of the house (it is VERY old) and I'm going to be doing some work outside...
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    Choosing a decent cordless power tool set

    Again, much obliged! The only thing that puts me off the Bosch a bit is that their blue line doesn't seem to include many other types of tool like the stapler I'm going to need... maybe I just haven't checked around enough yet, but you know what it's like when you just want to get on with...
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    Choosing a decent cordless power tool set

    [/url] Yeah, good call, I've already made up my mind that I'm going to stick with one charger and 2 or 3 batteries for however many tools I end up with. As I'm staring some fairly serious jobs in the face, I think 3Ah minimum though...
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    Choosing a decent cordless power tool set

    Fair enough; they certainly wouldn't be the first brand to coast on a label, as most people who bought a Mercedes in the late 90's would agree ;) What do you rate for quality and oomph then? I'm flying blind here; I know what *was* good 13 or 14 years ago, but newer gear has me flummoxed!
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    Choosing a decent cordless power tool set

    Thanks for the tip on the reciprocating saw... Perhaps a circular saw would be better? How does the Ryobi stack up against the Makita products for instance? Their line is attracting me at the moment, although the qualms some people have about their batteries is putting me off a bit. I've...
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    Choosing a decent cordless power tool set

    Hi everyone! Long-time lurker, first-time poster and all that :) Due to the Great North/South House Price Divide I've been renting for the past 10 years and have just bought my own home once again. I find myself the proud owner of a great big old pile of stone that needs a lot doing to...
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