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Old 05-08-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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My cordless drill, impact gun and angle grinder are on their last legs and pretty outdated technology (i got them second hand 15 years ago!) so i need some replacements, the ryobi range looks pretty good as does the dewalt stuff, i don't need anything too fancy as it's just for working on the mini and diy stuff. I need a drill/driver (hammer function would be useful), angle grinder and ratchet (preferably the right angle type like an electric version of an air ratchet). with the possibility to add to the range in the future (so common batteries etc). Any recommendations/brands to avoid?
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:52 PM   #2
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Drill/impact driver I bought Makita on recommendation of builder friend. Top kit in my experience and with an adapter I use with an impact socket set. Only regret is I was tempted by a cheap ni-cad kit. Definitely get lithium ion - lighter to handle and better life


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Old 05-08-2018, 05:33 PM   #3
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Iíve been on the tools for nearly 20 years.
Most of my drills are Bosch blue(not the green DIY stuff), Iíve used Makita and Dewalt including the newer stuff when Iíve pinched workmates drills in the past and theyíre certainly not as nice as my Bosch.
The Bosch impact driver I have also has 1/2Ē square end so is handy for wheel nuts and will undo the crank pulley nut on a K with a fully charged battery!
Having said that, the Ryobi One stuff is great value and decent quality for the price it is, we have a few garden tools from that range and I really canít fault it.


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Old 05-08-2018, 09:16 PM   #4
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Makita gets my vote, can't fault them. My 1/2"impact driver takes a absolute battering most days of the week. I've always been disappointed with DeWalt etc.

Have a look at what brand the tool hire companies use as they need reliable tools that will be abused
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:18 AM   #5
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Buy the best you can afford.
Iíve used Bosch for years. Just got the angle grinder and canít fault it.
Ryobi in my opinion are ok for basic diy but I still wouldnít expect them to last.
Having used most makes (makita, dewalt, Panasonic and Bosch) there also around the same.
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We use Milwaukee kit at work and it takes a hell of a battering. Can't fault it at all, quite pricey though
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Second for Milwaukee, worth every penny
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:14 PM   #8
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I only have a small budget so decided to try the ryobi stuff, so far got the drill/driver and the angle grinder, seem pretty good - the grinder made short work of cutting through an exhaust so should be plenty good enough for the amount of use they will get at home. they are definitely an improvement over my old stuff. I also went for the ryobi as they seem to have the biggest range of cordless tools that all use the same batteries
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:03 PM   #9
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Iím impressed with the new Ryobi stuff, the old stuff used to be heavy and just average quality but the newer stuff seems much nicer.
I think itís perfect for gear that isnít going to be used and abused everyday, itíll see you many years of service Iím sure.


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