Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by oli lfc 101, Jan 30, 2007.
exactly as i posted above
I know a professional builder who fits for large restaurant chains and is very successful - he swears by hitachi drills.
so wots the best drill?
This one that I've just made a killer saving on
A little cheaper than SF me thinks
by far the best cordless drill imho is the panasonic EY6432GQKW 15v 3.5ah. Ive had mine for 2 yrs without missing a beat - all types of joinery from finish to roofing - cant recommend them enough !!!
They also have a sweet 12v impact driver - had a go of one and it will be my next toy !!
Hope this helps.
i just read threw this post in its entirety and i noticed the cat fight about festool and other brands used by tradesmen.....whats that about ????
All the tradesmen i know use panasonic and festool gear - some use the new hilti stuff and i have seen the odd makita impact driver around. One thing i never see is bosch or dewalt on a regular basis. I have a dewalt 18v kit and rate the jigsaw and circular saw highly for quick work and snagging but overall it doesnt have the power.
Hope this helps anyone interested in an opinion rather that a handbags slinging contest...
15v? you sure mate.gotta be 18 or 24 now bud.
I got a dewalt 18 volt xrp drill and its got good power and most of the guys i work with use the sameone and we are all happy with them also got a smaller makita 14.4 and its impresive also.
Nothing wrong with blue bosch fragsie. their 14.4v planer is just what you need for doors. Light and easy to control.
yep i have a makita 14.4 and dewalt 18v too, both very good dewalt seems to be heavier duty but also considerably heavier in weight so on some jobs the makita works out better. (esp up a ladder over reaching)
I have a makita 9.6 that i stll use day in day out light and with more than enough to put screws in and drill out anything up to about 30mm. anything bigger and i put the adapter in my sds. Never had a combi never will.
**** me audi,you flooring ceilings now
yep i have a makita 14.4 and dewalt 18v too, both
very good dewalt seems to be heavier duty but also
considerably heavier in weight so on some jobs the
makita works out better. (esp up a ladder over
hope you do a thorough risk assesment up those ladders audi :^0
"**** me audi,you flooring ceilings now"
nah i forgot the underlay on a solid wallnut floor so i went in from downstairs with it
risk assesment, yep we have that at work,
do what i tell you or you RISK THE SACK!
Great idea with the forgotten underlay audi, save me a lot of time in the future.
yep i should change my name to
i'm full of em!
and who's gonna be first to say, more like full of it!
here's a cracker, woman bought a bit of vinyl flooring, told me she would let me know when she wanted it fitting, fine no probs.
Gets her new bathroom suite, plumber tells her, better to fit the suite then the vinyl so's not to damage the vinyl, fine, except.......
rolltop bath on feet with no taps on but one of those free standing things that hang over the bath.
Told her vinyl will have to be split in 3 places to get round this!
She say's no way i'm having it split, i said ok bye then.
make a paper template as all floor layers do,cut your paper template in 10mm short of all feet,pedestal,skirts ,arcs.then use a 30mm straight edge and mark all your points back on to the paper.put paper on top of vinyl and mark all your points 30mm outwards.cut and fit.around toilets and pedestals.feet either weld or clear silicone the joint.job done.easy when you know how,
maz, i'm a floor layer/carpet fitter, you can't weld domestic vinyl and silicone looks ****.
I can cut round anything but you have to split the vinyl to get it round the feet.
I can get a pefect match and spray glue it to the floor almost invisible but in time the dirt will collect on the join it will become noticable.
you can weld vinyl that's why they have welders for joints.have a look on sweeneytodd flooring supplies
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