I may be being pedantic but technically Hikoki is not actually Hitachi because Hitachi divested itself of their power tool division a while ago. It is now owned by a third party, and IIRC part of the deal was they had to drop the "Hitachi" name, hence the Hikoki rebranding. I haven't bought any of their tools since the change but I seriously doubt the quality is any less than the superb that it was previously.
Hikoki = Hitachi. They rebranded a few years back. Thought that's not 100% true because even older tools will say Hitachi Koki so the name has been around for a while. These are good tools, reliable and well built. The range Hitachi had wasn't as wide as say Makita but maybe that has/will change. These are NOT to be confused with supermarket cheapos or lower end "brands" like Black & Decker or Stanley. Only issue is fewer shops stock them so even if Hikoki makes the tool you're interested in you might have a hard time locating a retailer
You're wasting your time trying to promote Hitachi/Hikoki tools on HUKD. People who have never used them just don't get it. I have a number of higher end Hitachi power tools that have done sterling service for years and years and I can't fault a single thing about them. That cannot be said about some of the Makita and Bosch tools I have had. Though why they had to rebrand them with such a silly name when Hitachi sold off the division I don't know.
Posted 24th May 2020Posted 24th May 2020
Teng T1436 Socket Set, 36 Metric 1/4in Drive at UK Tool Centre for £38.73 delivered£38.73
Teng T1436 Socket Set of 36 Metric 1/4in Drive. I was looking for a small socket set and came across this when looking at a Bahco set that was posted on here. It's a little bit m… Read more
Can someone please tell me which is the better of these two? The dewalt is on a birthday list and I'm looking on ebay for it too: https://www.travisperkins.co.uk/kits-and-twin-packs/dewalt-18v-xr-compact-brushless-combi-and-impact-drill-twin-pack-dck266m2t-gb/p/728297 Or https://www.screwfix.com/p/milwaukee-m18-cblpp2a-502c-18v-5-0ah-li-ion-redlithium-brushless-cordless-combi-drill-impact-driver-twin-pack/229hv I'm not sure whether to stick to the birthday list or not! What would be a good price for the dewalt? Thank you :)
Thanks mate. I’ll have a look at that one!
You should get this for that price: https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Dewalt-Dcd796P1-5035048678602-18V-1X5.0Ah-Li-Ion-Xr-Brushless-Combi-Drill-Kit
Really appreciate your help. I didn’t even notice the metal and plastic so shows I don’t have a clue. I’ve since found the 778 with 2 x 4.0ah batteries https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcd778m2t-sfgb-18v-4-0ah-li-ion-xr-brushless-cordless-combi-drill/979hf and was swaying towards that. I might hold out though as you say as I’m in no rush, just itching to spend my money haha. Cheers again!
Not much in it, the 709 is smaller but slightly less powerful, for diy it should be more than enough though so id save the money and get that as it is cheaper and from the pictures looks like it has a metal chuck compared to the 778's palstic one, i feel like the 709 is the newer version thats suppose to supercede the 778. This is just my opinion though and i haven't used any of them, ive got the 796 and it been great. If you can wait then lookout for the ebay 15-20% off days, i bagged my 796 and a 5ah batt for 99 quid using one of those deal days and that was a few years ago so you may even get it cheaper now, good luck.
Posted 16th Apr 2020Posted 16th Apr 2020
Fiskars P26 Inspriation Viola Bypass Pruner £5.95 + £3.79 delivery at UK Tool Centre£9.74
Perfect price, over £12 from other online shops. Delivery is calculated by the post code but it's £5.95 to London.
Can't wait to buy my imperial size tools for 3 shillings and a tuppence, while smoking inside a shop...
It would be good if all spanners and sockets were to be
colour coded to a standard set of colours agreed by all tool makers. I would
suggest that 10mm should be the most striking colour and none should be black.
I only ever hear friends in the south of England mix brought and bought up.
Nicely considered answer. Cheers.
18mm is one of the biggest in those size sets so dropping it would make a big difference in production costs(more than say, dropping the 11mm even though 11mm is pretty useless). It is also probably one of the least used in that range from a work shop point of view. European cars use 8,10,13,15,17 and 19. 16 and 18 are used but more so when there's serious work to be done(hence serious sets have them). Asian cars use mostly the even numbers so a set like this would suit most light garage work, cover most basis. 18 is used but it would be the one I'd cut if I was marketing this set. Just my opinion of course (y)
Posted 27th Oct 2018Posted 27th Oct 2018
Draper 34334 Expert 1/2 Inch Sq. Dr. 640mm Flexible Handle Breaker Bar - £8.99 + £3.49 P&P @ UK Tool Centre£8.99
I think it's a good price for this. Good to have in the boot of your car in those emergency situations either for changing flat tyres or self defense XD . Thanks for looking!
I must admit I'm not someone who lives just to polish the car. If there are any marks which have resulted from the brush use on my car I can't see them.
Thats why theres a thing called snow foam that coats and takes off the dirt.
Did you like that one haaha
Impossible. Put it under a sun gun or sunlight and it'll be swirled to hell, 100% guarantee it. This is a brand new car I detailed that the dealer washed prior to delivery.
Used one for years and never left a mark. Think your just as likely, or possibly more so, to damage your paintwork with a washmitt if you inadvertently pick up some grit. However product is no longer available on the site.