Power Tools You Wouldn't Be Without

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by Joe95, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    I Recently was at a job and left my Multi Tool at home, and realised how much I rely on some of my power tools, and how its a real pain to be without them.

    Here's my question for you guys, What power tools would you never be without?
     
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    So many, difficult to narrow it down,& it depends on the job in hand, but me, multitool, sabre saw, combi drill.
     
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  3. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

    Bit and brace! Powered by an old steam engine! lol
     
  4. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    Used for its intended purpose and not for every random job i hope? Haha
     
  5. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Impact driver and Cordless SDS drill without a doubt. How the hell did we manage before???
     
  6. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Popped over to a mate house couple months ago and there was a guy there laying a shed base for him

    Went outside to say hello and have a nose and got a lovely cheesey whiff of yuminess

    There was the guy standing there chomping on a steaming cheese and ham toastie - I certainly new my mate hadn't made it and his Mrs was out

    'Where did you get the toastie from' I asked 'smells well nice'

    'Over there' he pointed ....

    Cement mixer, sand, cement, tools and a sarnie toaster on a dusty tarp

    He told me he loves a toastie so makes the sarnies at home, gets the toaster out the van, ready to plug and play !

    He didn't actually say it but I could tell that this was defiantly one of his favourite 'tools' !
     
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  7. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    This.:)

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  8. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

    Is that a 'power tool?'
     
  9. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    It's a powerful tool!!
     
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  10. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Oh, and after a day of cut roofing, I should really give the humble chainsaw a mention.......
     
  11. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    'Humble' Haha - One tool that certainly earns its place!
     
  12. SWBUILDERS

    SWBUILDERS Active Member

    Festool rail saw use it every day
     
  13. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    They still have there place! Plenty of times the SDS chisels are a little too aggressive.
     
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  14. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    They certianly do.
     
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  15. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    The almighty Festool saw was bound to make and entrance :) They are truly fantastic - a little pricey tho :(
     
  16. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    What makes it so good mate? Ts55 I'm assuming? Every read up says the same, it's amazing. I've got a Hilti circular saw with a guide rail that has revolutionised making cupboards, doors, shaping sheet material etc and love using it, but what's the selling point of the festool for you? Are they comparable with circular saws and rails? Got their collated screwgun and that is a fine piece of tool porn once you get used to the battery shutoff.
     
  17. SWBUILDERS

    SWBUILDERS Active Member

    Yeah I bought it 2 years ago and literally has paid for itself 10 x over from fitting kitchens to ripping furring strips I've even used it to cut rips and around perimeters of floors when removing the chipboard or roof decks and still going strong!! Keep away from the festool blades tho 6 of them is the same price as the machine!!
     
  18. SWBUILDERS

    SWBUILDERS Active Member

    It is just a well made machine mate , i can compare it to any of the other plunge rail saws as I've not used them but i was clamping a straight edge to work pieces 2 years ago and the guide rail has just made everything so much quicker and still with the accuracy, no need to clamp the rail as it has rubber anti slip pads and you can cut face up as it has an anti splinter guard
     
  19. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    Scott, chiming in with jord86 - I've been looking at the rail saws for a while, what is your say on what makes them special and your favourite things?
     
  20. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Can't beat Freud saw blades for quailty.
     

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