I know this isn't aus.d-i-y but as there's no such group I'll ask here. I
gave away all my tools before emigrating as I didn't think I'd need them
in a new high rise, but now have to do a little work to a rental
Main job is replacing the roofing on a very long covered way, about 25m
long x 1.5m as the existing fibreglass is covered in moss and algae and
has clouded over, some sheets cracked. I will be using corrugated
polycarbonate (not twinwall) fixed with these self drilling screws
(several hundred in total)
Obviously I need a decent cordless drill driver but am not sure how
powerful a one I need. I'm assuming an 18v one and have shortlisted
three, a Hitachi 43Nm torque at $277 (£182) and two AEG, one at $269
(£180) with 47Nm torque, the other $399 (£266) with 70Nm. Is it worth
buying the more powerful one, bearing in mind that after this job it may
not get too much use?
Any other hints - have done lots of more complicated jobs in the past,
but never this. I assume the screws will have to be set by eye as the
torque setting on the drill won't help with corrugated plastic.
Tony Bryer, Greentram: 'Software to build on',
Melbourne, Australia www.greentram.com
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