Circular Saws

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by trustedman, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. problem

    problem New Member

    I have the makita and its pretty good but i also will be goin for the festool next time
  2. trustedman

    trustedman New Member

    Well I bought the orca beacuse it was cheap, I got it the other day and it looks ok. I've yet to use it in anger. I like the look of the festool but I'm skint at the moment so the orca won. When I'm rich I might trade it in for a better saw, but then I might just retire.

    Thanks for everyone'e advice.
  3. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    tim'll fix it, are you going to have a look at new tooling on ebay then??? I just got the dewalt 29 drill set for £30 when its £69 elsewhere.

    or do you earn to much? ;)
  4. bonnie the botch

    bonnie the botch New Member

    thats not a bad price at all is it. but then he probably woulnt touch a green boshe drill either lol
  5. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    Neither would I............LOL ???!???
  6. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    i have rarely touched bosch tools (green or blue) , i prefer better tools

    that should get a response ;)
  7. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    "i have rarely touched bosch tools (green or blue) , i prefer better tools

    that should get a response"

    :):):):):)personal choice

    big all
  8. bathstyle

    bathstyle Active Member

    There are much better tools on the market than Bosch and Dewalt but show any other manufacturer that can offer a complete set of cordless power tools that can run off the same battery.
  9. bathstyle

    bathstyle Active Member

    Should read

    But show <u>me</u>
  10. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    still waiting for a european manufacturer with a battery operated router (not that i'll go and buy one [yet])

    still waiting for a dewalt 24volt radio/charger

    in the mean time festool power tools and a dewalt (spit) pullover mitre saw (spit) {i have avoided dewalt till now}
  11. trustedman

    trustedman New Member

    I might look at new tools on ebay in the future, but definitely not second hand ones.

    I've certainly not got too much money, I'm not a plumber. When I've looked at the price of new tools on ebay in the past the price is always comparable to elsewhere i've looked, but the postage always seems expensive on ebay.
  12. trustedman

    trustedman New Member

    Battery operated router? It wouldn't have enough power to be useful
  13. owen

    owen New Member

    i think porter cable do a cordless router.

    i can't see that it would be much use either, though.
  14. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    in answer to a couple of posts above

    1. yes porter cable do do a battery operated router

    2 "battery operated router wont be powerful enough"

    thats what people said about drill/drivers, but things advance, my 12v impact puts in 6inch screws.

    if a powerful battery operated router becomes avaliable I for one will be interested
  15. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    Tim I'll fixit,

    An example was my new dewalt hoover (CE stamped) and in box. Hoover and delivered for £50, elsewhere this item would be £120. All my tooling is now ebay dewalts and sold my old tools on ebay. Every hand tools I need I also get on ebay, direct from the USA. An example was a DeWALT 3 Piece Rotary Masonry Bit Set Rapid Load. 2 packs £15 including delivery, takes 10 days to arrive. Elsewhere these are £15 each.
  16. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    Only thing about USA tooling is its all imperial.
  17. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    handyman, on items over I think it is the equivelent of £36, how do you get round not paying customs and excise the VAT and the £13.50 charge (for unidentified costs) by Parcel Force

    That would make the basic purchace cost of the hoover around £31 or about $60 US

    problem is the us price is around $99 (toolbarn)
  18. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    thing is i like your prices and would like them myself but on the face of it they dont seem to add up
  19. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    DD, the hoover is CE stamped and was posted from buxton (england).

    Tooling over an amount is packaged as a 'gift'..........I have never had any charges. If your worried aboutr this just get tooling from UK based suppliers. (may be non CE stamped, but its posted from the uk so its not your problem)
  20. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    Just got 2 sets of dewalt rapid load masonery drills through today from USA. £15 for the 2 sets (3 drills per set) including delivery. Yet again, no VAT or tax, nuthin.

    1/2 price

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