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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:52 pm 
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Hi all, just moved to the freezing but beautiful north for a lifestyle change but the house we all love so much has plenty to do and most of it by me! This is sort of DIY on a steep and large learning cure having only previously done bits and bats of stuff. Stocking up on power tools and garden machinery at the moment with the emphasis being on garden at the moment before the nights and weather draw in and freeze me to death!
My philosophy on tool buying at the moment is buy the best I can afford (well, until the funds dry up!) and only have to buy stuff once - is this wise?? :dunno:


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Hi, welcome to the forum!

Buying the best you can afford is one way to go but you need to take into account the usage of them - if you intend doing a LOT of a particular task then quality kit helps but there's sometimes good reason to purchase cheaper models as, for an example, I've bought cheaper battery drills in the past purely on the basis that the batteries don't last forever and buying spare/replacement batteries can be more expensive than buying the drill! In this example I've purchased two cheaper models to give me additonal batteries and a spare charger. It worked out cheaper for the two sets than one 'decent' drill and it's STILL in use after nearly 5 years of rebuilding my house!

I'm sure others will have contrary opinions but that's why this forum is such a good place to be a member - you get a good range of opinions as well as professional advice.

Once again, welcome!

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Thanks for the warm welcome! Drills etc are in use daily and I'm fairly sure the mower didn't see 2 acres of lawn coming :huray:


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