General Tooling Info

22 Aug 2005
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Greetings All,
This is the first time I have posted on this forum, although I have read various posts and been very impressed with the responses. I am looking to buy some power tools, and have been trying to find a website that reviews various makes but have had no success. Not having bought any power tools before I am feeling a bit lost and don't quite know where to start. I don't have a large budget and would be looking to buy tools at the cheaper end of the market, I know generally the more you pay the better quality you get but some of the comments I have read about some of these cheaper tools has been quite encouraging. I am interested in a Circular Saw, Belt Sander, Drill, Angle Grinder, and Jigsaw.

My problem is that I have little knowledge of what things I should be looking for when it comes to each of these items, what are good/bad features to have, and I have no concept of what makes fall into the cheaper/mid/expensive ranges.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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heeelllooo gary 01 and welcome :D

are you looking at diy trade or somthing inbetween!!!!

what do you mean by the cheeper end pocket money prices or the £50 mark!!!!!

mains or battery!!!!

what sort of use are you going to put them to!!!! ;)
Gary01 said:
I am looking to buy some power tools, and have been trying to find a website that reviews various makes but have had no success.


Try here for starters. You might have to subscribe to see full details, but they give a 28 days free trial.
Hi Again

Thanks for your replies, big-all - I am looking at a price of between £30-£50 per tool, I am am looking for DIY tools for general jobs round the house, mains or battery, battery would be nice, but only if the quality of battery is good and last a decent time.

Thanks WoodYouLike, I will try it out.
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your best bet then is to look at end off line ect and own make sales to get the best value argos for one

battery stuff wants to be about 18v 1.5 ah minimum 1hour charge 2 batteries preferable

mains stuff youll get within your budget ok just shop around

also worth looking at netto lidl and aldi

cheap stuff is pretty much of a muchness all fairly good at the price and as much chance of getting a bad un whatever you buy

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