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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:22 am 
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If it's just diy I would go for the 1.3ah batteries but buy a better charger. I use my 1.3s to power all my old Ryobi gear, including a recip saw for heavy pruning. So much lighter than the old nicads.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:58 am 
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most off my ryobi one + is the old blue design but your welcome to try it out
i have around 20 bits to play with
2 speed hammerx2
auto 2 speed drill
angle drill
recyp saw
circ saw
jig saw
chop/miter saw
planer
pin/staple gun
3 routers/trim tools[p 600]
wet/dry vac
dust buster
radio
multitool with jigsaw/hammer/angledrill added heads
2 fans
2 random orbit sanders
delta sander

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That is quite a collection you have there!:-) ilI might have to take you up on that offer sometime.

Ordered the starter kit last night and it's due for delivery tomorrow. Looks like Saturday I'll have to get dong some diy! :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:16 pm 
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forgot to mention the spiral saw and lawn edge strimmer :lol:

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I think the Ryobi Kit is great value for money.

Keep an eye out at B&Q for deals on kits.
e.g.
[url=http://www.diy.com/departments/ryobi-llcdi18022-18v-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/196738_BQ.prd]This Ryobi LLCDI18022 18V Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill with two Lithium Batteries (I'm assuming 1.3Ah but it doesn't say) all for £98

They also currently have the supercharger for £30
4.0Ah Batteries for £70 (Usually £75)

I had a deal from them in-store recently which was a combi drill, super charger and two 4.0Ah batteries for £150
Also, if you're over 60, or know someone that is you can get the 10% oldies discount on Wednesdays if you get one of their cards.

Another good place is Amazon

Also ebay can be a good place to top up your tool collection. Any ryobi one+ tool will work with the modern batteries, so even old blue ryobi stuff works just fine.

It's worth noting there are two types of Lithium battery, standard grey, and the Lithium+ Green ones with "fuel guage". The lithium+ ones give a bit more grunt, as they run at a higher voltage, but are fully backwards compatible with older tools. I think all of the 4.0Ah batteries are Lithium+, I guess the older 1.3Ah batteries are being cleared out by retailers now, so you might get a bargain.

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2x Combi Drill
Impact Driver
Dust Buster
Circular Saw
Jigsaw
Reciprocating Saw
Pruning Saw
Corner Sander
Angle Drill

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Got home this evening to find my tools had arrived but it turns out I didn't get quite what I was expecting!

Thought I was getting Combi Drill, impact driver, 2 batteries and a charger...

What I got was :

Combi Drill with 2 batteries (1.3ah), a super charger and a bag
Impact driver
Battery (1.3ah)
Super charger
Toolbag

So an extra battery, charger and two bags I wasn't expecting, rather chuffed with that, just wish I could get on with some diy now to try them out! :thumbright:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:40 pm 
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nice one well done :thumbright:
mark the batteries abc 123 what ever and note when you think a battery is performing well or getting charged a lot or charges slower or quicker as at least one will be better or worse

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That's a really good idea, thanks for that! :-)


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Just thought I'd update, having been hugely impressed with my drill and impact driver while building a side gate, I have been keeping a serious eye on ebay looking for bargains, missed out on quite a few...in particular circular saws...lol but have managed to bag myself a blue corner sander (which I've had a quick go with and am very impressed) and a blue fluorescent light which is great and have a Ryobi stud detector coming too (not one plus but could be very handy)

Really would like a jigsaw and a circular saw but waiting for bargains to crop up


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the jigsaw i found could be a little disappointing on sheet material it was 2100spm[strokes per min]
it seemed to vibrate the sheet so a lot off the energy went into vibrating the boards rather than cutting
you can off course support the board well to avoid this problem
but off course battery tools by there nature tend to be used propped up against on a wall over a knee on top off a dustbin

just had a look my 18v dewalt is 3100spm
and the bosch 24v is 2100spm both cut fine
so maybe the stroke length :dunno:

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I shall bear that in mind... I'd just like a jigsaw that manages to hold the blade fairly straight, the one I have at the moment doesn't manage to do this and you end up cutting with the jigsaw at an angle to the line you're trying to cut which makes it difficult to keep it cutting where you want. lol


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valve90210 wrote:
I shall bear that in mind... I'd just like a jigsaw that manages to hold the blade fairly straight, the one I have at the moment doesn't manage to do this and you end up cutting with the jigsaw at an angle to the line you're trying to cut which makes it difficult to keep it cutting where you want. lol


few jigsaws cut 100%
just line up the blade and ignore what the body is doing otherwise you will cut off line
remember a jigsaw blade in regular use should be changed frequently probably after cutting solidly for an hour or so even quicker on chipboard or worktops

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That's what I try to do with my current jigsaw but it's really difficult as it ends up cutting at such an awkward angle following the line is really hard, it's literally at something like 30 degrees off straight.

I've been using reasonably good bladdes (well better than cheapo poundland ones at least) :) but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference...besides I want some more matching tools...lol ;)


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have you got a picture
i expect 3-5 degrees
30 degrees is forward 3 sideways 1??

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