Hi as a general diy person who has picked up a few customers, and has
just had garage broken into with most of my tools stolen, drills etc,
what would you spend £550 insurance money on?
I need a rechargable drill / driver. SDS drill. Circular saw. paint
sprayer. Tile cutter. drill bits. Jigsaw.
Go to Wickes )2 yr guarantee) and B&Q (try a B&Q Warehouse) and assess the
Wickes DIY range (black) and the B&Q PP Pro range (3 yr guarantee). Your
£550 will get most of what you want: SDS, drill/driver with 1 hr charge & 2
batteries, tile cutter, jig saw. B&Q also have some decent kits of
drill/driver/jig saw/circular saw etc.
e.g., Wickes have a 1 hr charge 14.4 v drill/driver/hammer for £30, £40 for
the 18v version. Extra batteries are avaiable.
Makita or Bosch for the drill/driver
Bosch for the SDS
Skil or Hitachi for the circular saw.
Bosch or Makita for the jigsaw
Are you looking for an air or airless paint sprayer?
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As someone who has had many break in on my van (despite alarms etc), I
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Drill/driver Erbauer £78 or Makita £95
De Walt 2kg SDS + Basic bits £140
Jigsaw Ferm @ £20 unless you are using it all day every day. Takes both
sorts of blade.
Freud circular saw £70 - but check the blade is Freud if not buy one of
those to fit.
Tile Saw - Plasplugs about £50 or less. NOT any sort with a shiny top.
That leaves nearly £200 for the paint sprayer and longer/wider bits.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
The FAQ for uk.diy is at www.diyfaq.org.uk
We had our share of breakins to the vans, but interestingly enough, only the
ones not fitted with Maple locks. Once we splashed out on the whole fleet,
we had one unsuccesful robbery attempt and then nothing since! They're not
cheap, but much more secure than the silly locks fitted by Ford as standard.
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How about starting with one of these?
I've just bought a pro power, I think, tile cutter for £30 from B&Q
warehouse. I've done a fair few tiling jobs and it's doing well. It
was all metal, higher powered and with a bigger blade than the
For SDS drills and jigsaws, have a look at
For a SDS drill the Makita HR2020 would be a good buy, I bought it's
predecessor a few years back and given it some right abuse and it's
still going strong.
Plenty of choice of jigsaws there, just pick one!
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