Yes sounds like you and I are similar in our DIY needs, i do have a a reasonably priced stud/electric finder, i struggle to trust it on its own, ive found if you look at a job look for screw/nail inserts if you can, another great thing to use is a magnet, feel a slight pull its probably a screw/nail you should be able to trace the line just from the magnet also along with the good old tap of the wall, between the 3 I'm confident enough, again im sure a pro would suggest many other ways, tech can assist in many ways but we need to balance the price/effectiveness versus buying tat with pretty lights (ive bought my fair share of that in the past) hope that helps you in someway :)
Thanks so much for the comment. Ikea pax hacks, building a deck for composite and the odd thing to hang on the walls is what I will be doing this year! But I am no professional, just enthusiastic to get into more and more DIY. Guess I will go with the cheaper option with good reviews (y) Does your advice also extend to stud finders by any chance too? Cheap ones will do the trick for a home? TIA
Laser Levels are a great thing but don't get to fixated on them, im a DIYer but i have the dewalt laser line which is self levelling all singing and dancing, and ive also a laser spirit level which was about £15! two very different price ranges but back each other up in my eyes. the things i use them for are similar to what you have mentioned, boarding out a loft, decking, building a shed, my work is NOT down to the ultimate precision of being straight (a professional user would clearly need this) for me i needed my decking to have a slight roll on it so the rain would wash away, but not to much that it looks stupid, and lasers do that job wonderfully. position them and trust what you have set up, make sure your measuring well and the lines are where you need and you wont go far wrong at all.
They all work about the same, it seems most of the 1 star reviews on any of these detectors seems to just be people using them incorrectly.
Posted 20th Nov 2020Posted 20th Nov 2020
Makita XGT Range + Free Home Repair Kit + Free Battery - £348 @ Toolstop£348 Free P&P Free
From the email.. We've teamed up with Makita to bring you the deal of the year! The first 75 customers to buy any of the Makita XGT kits below will receive a FREE Makita P-90532 … Read more
All my kit is 18v LXT plus a 36v hedge trimmer and lawnmower. I don’t get the 40v reasoning
BOUGHT ONE!!! Just in time to upgrade my makita LXT combi drill, price still little bit high, but got the free repair kit, battery and p&p, I can't say is a bad deal. THANKS O. P.
Can't say I'm particularly sold on this 40v range. Theres no stand out tool at you can't get in the 18v x 2 range and most of the power boost seems to come from the higher current output of the 21700 cells vs the 18650s in the 18v batteries. This guy has lots direct comparison reviews on his channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/ToolsStuff/videos
Avoid Lidl and Aldi own brands! Awful quality products, break after a short while
Hi @AndrewABarber I've added some extra info on the tools that can be claimed with the offer. Thanks for taking the time to post. :)
The little 12v hex chuck drills are amazing. I use mine daily.
I have the free circular saw from Bosch, and have to say I’m well happy with it,it’s a great deal if you have bought into the Bosch battery platform but if you have makita or Dewalt then just stick with them as the batteries is where the moneys at
Thank you for your first post. It might be of interest to someone. Personally I get better deals with DeWalt. As if you want something to last and perform well...then "Quality has a price!". Keep it up. Don't get discouraged.
Posted 26th Aug 2020Posted 26th Aug 2020
DeWalt DCF887M1-GB with free tool apron (worth £15) with free P&P - £149.98 @ Toolstop£149.98£159.996% off Free P&P Free
DeWalt DCF887M1 Impact driver kit: Comes with: 4.0Ah XR Li-Ion battery pack Multi-voltage XR charger Belt hook TSTAK compatible kitbox As part of the promo on Toolstop you can al… Read more
Thanks for posting @Mark_Mani and welcome to hotukdeals :)
B-n-Q deal is for JCB-18CD model. This one is JCB-18BLCD model (better specs) more power.
Good price for bare bones, but if you haven't already got a charger and battery, then getting a bundle would be better. On Toolstop it would be Drill £30 Battery £18 (2.0Ah battery) Charger £15 (but OOS) £5 P&P Total £71 Clearance deals here for £70 with a 5.0Ah battery https://www.diy.com/departments/jcb-18v-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill-1-battery-jcb-18cd-5/5055803339319_BQ.prd or https://www.trade-point.co.uk/departments/jcb-18v-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill-1-battery-jcb-18cd-5/5055803339319_TP.prd
It actually looks decent but they've made a lot of low quality stuff which damages the reputation of their better stuff
anyone any recommendations for a cordless combi ? need to replace my 10 yr old bosch as neither battery holds a charge at all. prob only need one battery with it. cheers
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This should do it (2 batteries too!): https://www.toolstation.com/bauker-18v-li-ion-cordless-drill-driver/p91867 Or even this: https://www.toolstation.com/bauker-12v-li-ion-cordless-drill-driver/p83914
Just go on ebay or something search drill brush attachment, absolutely loads to choose from. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274411200901
Please share link to said cloth brush attachment
Yeah I said above I knew I didn't need an impact I'm just clueless with drills, the one I had was just some naff thing my grandad gave me and hes been dead 10 years so it must have been at least 15 years old. This hammer function is that to just get stubborn screws in the wall when they dont want to? The one somebody linked me somebody said it didn't have a charger so didn't bother... I'm just wanting something with everything ready for me
Posted 4th May 2020Posted 4th May 2020
JCB Impact driver (Body only) £29.99 at Toolstop£29.99
JCB Impact driver (body only) £29.99. https://www.toolstop.co.uk/jcb-18blid-b-18v-brushless-impact-driver-body-only/ I’ve ordered one for occasional DIY use, it should arrive t… Read more
Anyone else manage to find a charger for this? Struggling to find one.
Thanks for the info
I did bit of digging and from what I can tell this is a new range started in January. This new stuff is not compatible with anything I know so far. Got the driver and the battery and driver is really powerful compared to my work zone driver. Has a little lag between pressing the trigger and motor kicking in maybe due to it being brushless but still very good for the price. B&Q does the brushed version for £80.
I’d love to also find out, I know there’s someone out there that does know this info because I remember someone posted a compatibility list on another post a few months back but I just can’t find the post. I would live to buy this drill but don’t want to buy the charger and battery if I already have something that’s computable. I have dewalt and Worx.
Anyone found out if these batteries and charger are compatible worn any other brands?
It really depends what you want from a pressure washer. This is a professional one so for cleaning your deck chairs then yeah it’s a bit ott. But I have a wall mounted karcher professional at work for cleaning machinery and compared to my k4 or my little cheap Vax the difference in performance is clear. Much more pressure easily removes pretty much everything it’s pointed at! Would I use it on my car? No. Way more power than is needed when fully open but if you have large patios and drive ways I imagine you’d welcome the extra more consistent power with open arms. Remember to check the kw of the motors not just get focused on the bar or psi :)
They are generally a good bit cheaper though.
Im in two minds. The Nilfisk guarantee is half as long as the Karcher and I have lots of Karcher accessories...... I can get a K5 full control premium at BnQ for £250 including cashback....
I previously had a nilfisk until I bought my K7, like I mentioned previously, thinking of selling my K7 when I get it back and buying another Nilfisk.
Just to add, the K7 only has a 6 year guarantee if you buy from karcher direct. buy from anywhere else and its a 5 year guarantee. my K5 premium gave up last week......just not sure if I want another karcher now.... Edit....just realised these XPert range have totally different fittings to normal karcher products....not good for my patio cleaner, foam lance, gutter cleaner, etc!!!