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One for all batteries - biggest range?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by jackpot, 22 Sep 2018.

  1. jackpot

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    Looking for a new combo drill and will be after a few more tools later in the year/next year. It's a bit of a mine field. Looking at the Green Bosch 18v range and the worx 18v range so far.

    Just wondering overall which has the biggest range of tools to utilize the same battery type so I can build collection.

    I'm only a keen diyer so not looking for expensive trade tools nor for cheapo ones. Top end diy would be perfect.

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  2. Burnerman

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    Have you checked out the Ryobi range?
    John :)
     
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    I don't think Makita are quite "top end DIY" yet. :cautious:

    Personally, I'd build a tool collection based on the tools available not the battery.
     
  5. JobAndKnock

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    In that case we are back to Ryobi. Everything from a cordless trimmer, to a cordless nailer (in fact a whole slew of them in different gauges) to a cordless belt sander........

    Ryobi R-18BS-0 18volt Belt Sander 001_01.jpg

    Personally I use Makita, but then I didn't need a belt sander when I started
     
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    I use Ryobi (I'm a DIYer) and find that the cordless One+ 18v range is excellent. I have 5 or 6 tools now and two high capacity batteries that fits them all.
     
  7. big-all

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    i have the ryobi belt sander and it as good as the old bxd mains
    the only thing i found was the lever mechanism could hang up and stop the full tension so the belt could slip but ptfe dry spray into the lever slot problem sorted
    it does off course cain the batteries so perhaps 12ah requires for fairly continuous use
     
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  8. ban-all-sheds

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    No - never do that.

    If you want Bosch, then blue every time, without a shadow of a doubt.

    FWIW that would be my vote, but only because that's what I went for and have always been happy with the choice, I have no comparative information with other makes which I can adduce.


    Look on ebay for used "professional" tools.

    They may look a bit tatty and grubby, but their innate build quality will mean that they actually work fine.

    Pick a make/range, or a shortlist thereof, and start looking to see what comes up on ebay most often. Look to see how easily you can get batteries rebuilt. And don't discount corded tools for some - it may be, for example, that you don't actually want to use a circular saw in as many different places as you do a drill, and that a corded one in the garage/shed/wherever will be fine. It may be that a 4-6kg SDS+ drill is quite heavy enough thank you very much without adding more weight in the form of a battery.

    And in the meantime read this for a bit of laugh... http://www.team.net/mjb/hawg.html
     
  9. muggles

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    They'll also almost invariably be stolen...
     
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    I don't have much experience of using Ryobi, however I recently had to do some work at my stepson's. I knew that he had a new cordless Ryobi oscillating saw so I didn't bother taking my Fein with me.

    It cut through plasterboard without any issues but when it came to cutting the (MR) chipboard flooring it would just die after about 2 minutes. Pull the trigger and it it would last another two minutes before dying again.

    The stepson assures me that the battery was fully charged...
     
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    Cuts through butter like tungsten steel comes to mind.
     
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    could be a blunt blade was it smoking much ??
    it would be the overload on the tool or battery if its a new charged battery
    what sort off battery was it ?? an old nicad or or a li-ion:D
     
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    Blade wasn't blunt, no smoking.

    No sure which battery type but he got it last Christmas, so I assume that it is Li-ion.

    It may well have been some type of overload protection but a moment or two later it would start again (once the trigger was pressed).

    Perhaps the battery was duff.

    The next time that I need to work at his, I will take my Fein or Vecturo.
     
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    Makita has the biggest range, and most tools are available in 10. 14.4 and 18 volt. They have excellent customer service three year warranties and are constantly developing new products.

    Blup
     
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