DIY Forum


Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest


DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum




It is currently Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:38 am
Visit Hilti

Time zone: Europe/London

News News of Power Tool Reviews

Site map of Power Tool Reviews » Forum : Power Tool Reviews

You can post and read reviews of all Power tools in here. Tools will be listed by manufacturer, Model number and / or description.please ensure that you put the correct power tool under the correct manufacturer. If the manufacturer is not yet listed then please post in the general part of the power tool review forum.

 [ Total topics 116 Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 12

 Post subject: Inaccurate Fence on Makita Mitre Saw
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:07 pm 
I have a Makita Mitre Saw MLS100, which is solidly built and powerful, but which has an odd problem. The fence is a substantial aluminium casting which presents 2 vertical faces, one on either side of the saw blade, linked together by an integral curved bar. The 2 faces should stand in the same plane but in my case they are slightly inclined to one another. If you place a long straight edge on the ...

Read more : Inaccurate Fence on Makita Mitre Saw | Views : 2940 | Replies : 7

 Post subject: Vax power 4 review
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:45 pm 
Vax power 4 review

I know I normally review power tools but I could just not resist reviewing the VAX power 4 vacuum cleaner.

Good points

The vacuum is very powerful and does a good job of cleaning in most places.
It’s bag less so you can just remove the rubbish compartment and empty it into the bin.
It’s very cheap to buy compared to other makes.
The power cord ...

Read more : Vax power 4 review | Views : 2898 | Replies : 6

 Post subject: Mitre Saws: DWS780, LS1216L or GCM12 SD
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:55 pm 
As title, we are looking at getting a decent mitre saw and my options at the minute are the Dewalt DWS780, the Makita LS1216L or the Bosch GCM12 SD. I would love a kapex but the price is a bit :puke: . We will be using it for everything from fencing, decking, framing etc to 2nd fix skirts, architraves etc.

I'm leaning towards the dewalt but i ...

Read more : Mitre Saws: DWS780, LS1216L or GCM12 SD | Views : 6347 | Replies : 11

 Post subject: Is it ok to store my power tools in one of these ?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:55 pm 
I just don't have enough room to store all my power tools in my boot, so wanted to put them in my bedroom in one of these, is it a good idea?

Read more : Is it ok to store my power tools in one of these ? | Views : 3665 | Replies : 9

 Post subject: DAB Radio - is it worth it?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:25 pm 
Is the Makita BMR101 job site radio (DAB) worth the extra cost?

Read more : DAB Radio - is it worth it? | Views : 4755 | Replies : 9

 Post subject: Mitre saw
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:07 pm 
Hi all.

I am not a pro but I good DIYer (or so I think!) I will doing quite a lot of work on our new house over the next few months and would like to buy a mitre saw (kitchen fitting, skirting etc.)

Please can someone recommend one?


Read more : Mitre saw | Views : 2306 | Replies : 1

 Post subject: £100 Cordless Combi Drills (Hitachi / Makita / DeWalt)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:26 pm 
which one of these three would you recommend?
would be used for DIY around the house.

seen them at screwfix

Hitachi DV18DCL2 18V 1.5Ah Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill

Makita 8391DWPE 18V Combi Drill

DeWalt DC100KA-GB 18V 1.3Ah Ni-Cd Cordless Combi Drill

Read more : £100 Cordless Combi Drills (Hitachi / Makita / DeWalt) | Views : 6145 | Replies : 14

 Post subject: Help Required
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:58 am 
My boyfriend wants a drill for his Birthday!

We only really need it for drilling holes in furniture, general everyday use....into walls, wood, maybe breezeblock etc - nothing majorly difficult!

But I have no idea what to buy or what to look for? I have a few of the usual electrial DIY stores near me & am short of time, so unless I can get delivery for online things within about 2-3 working days it ...

Read more : Help Required | Views : 3887 | Replies : 9

 Post subject: Which multi tool
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:33 pm 
I am pretty stuck on which multi tool to buy. I would have thought the battery ones are a bit slow and frustrating?

There's an AEG 12v at £90
or a corded Works at £80
or a corded Makita at £120 (no blades)

I would prefer the convenience of the AEG - I have a couple of batteries already. Just a bit worried about slow cutting speeds.

Have to leave at 8.30 weds morning to ...

Read more : Which multi tool | Views : 3697 | Replies : 5

 Post subject: 18 odd month later Update on AEG drill driver and Combi
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:00 am 
So back here aeg-bsb18g-and-bs18g-t38905.html

I did a quick review of these 2 drills. Happy to say despite extensive and frequent heavy DIY usage both are still going strong. Combi will even put 6x80mm Goldscrew plus screws into wood without a pilot hole with no problem (hammer mode and a wera PZ bit helps a lot)

Only minor niggle was the chuck on the Combi not wanting to ...

Read more : 18 odd month later Update on AEG drill driver and Combi | Views : 6639 | Replies : 10

 [ Total topics 116 Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 12

Last 10 active topics

Electric Forum UK

No new posts Running cable in paramount board
View the latest post

Show Case Gallery

No new posts Wall hung toilet on really thin wall and no frame shower
View the latest post

Metalworking Forum

No new posts Strong 2m length
View the latest post

Vehicle maintenance & Repair

No new posts Is this car speaker knackered?
View the latest post

General DIY forum

No new posts Making a Matt well with engineered wood flooring.
View the latest post
No new posts Fitting new door handle - wood screws or bolt through?
View the latest post

Central Heating & Boilers

No new posts No hot water I am completely lost of who to call
View the latest post
No new posts Logic heat 18 boiler service cost
View the latest post

Building Forum

No new posts Leaking flat roof - likely flashing
View the latest post

Painting & Decorating Forum

No new posts ceiling stain from leak
View the latest post


Username:   Password:   Log me on automatically each visit  



Total posts 771766 | Total topics 90116 | Total members 45019




News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy



Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group