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 Post subject: Mac Allister Tools?
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Hi guys new to the forums here :)

Im looking at buying a sander and i found a 1/3 sheet sander at bnq by Mac Allister but i have 0 experience with them.
Im a student so my budget is super duper tight hence the cheap stuff.

They have a two for 34 pound deal on with a jigsaw so bang for buck i figure thats probably the best im going to get but i wanted to get some views on mac allister from you guys?

Im starting to upcycle furniture to make some money on the side and i will mainly use the sander for getting finishes off of wood and well the jigsaw is just a bonus mostly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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should do for your needs, if it did break they have warranty


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My experience of B&Q (Own brand) elec. tools is they are RUBBISH.


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Might be worth looking at the Titan brand, sold in screwfix - their tools seem heavy, solidly built and cheap - slightly agricultural in a way, but from my experience fantastic value, and should they go wrong, Screwfix are very good at replacing them.


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stevewestern wrote:
Might be worth looking at the Titan brand, sold in screwfix - their tools seem heavy, solidly built and cheap - slightly agricultural in a way, but from my experience fantastic value, and should they go wrong, Screwfix are very good at replacing them.


Thanks steve il have a look


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I've never had any problem with McAllister stuff. I think they offer a 3 year warranty so you can't really go wrong.

I know a kitchen fitter who buys all B&Q own brand stuff. He takes them back after the inevitably pack in after a year or so and he has them replaced.



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Argyll wrote:
I've never had any problem with McAllister stuff. I think they offer a 3 year warranty so you can't really go wrong.

I know a kitchen fitter who buys all B&Q own brand stuff. He takes them back after the inevitably pack in after a year or so and he has them replaced.

Ditto. I've got two or three tools. SDS drill, planer and a RO sander. All have done a fair bit of work. The sander was replaced under warranty after a few months.
They're OK at the price.


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I have a Mc Allister detail sander and its on a par with the Ryobi what was twice the price

oddly the Velcro base is the same as black & decker models


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I have a lot of Mac Allister tools and I can honestly say I have never had a problem with them. I like them in fact. They are very good value for the money. If you are willing to pay more then I would get Dewalt.

Also my wife works at Screwfix and she said that the Titan range have a 2 year guarantee so if they is any problem with them they will fix or replace them. By the way, screwfix and BnQ are owned by the same company. Kingfisher group. We also get 20% of from both shops because she works there.

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ive had a macalister random orbit sander and a delta sander. i dunno where the delta ones gone like. but the random orbiter is still grafting about 6 or 7 years down the line. its a rarely used tool now i admit. ive since bought a festool ro90

my only complaint about the macalister tools is the power leads. but its dead easy to replace them anyway. though ya will obv knack the warranty.. and if your in any doubt you should consult a qualified electritian obviously :lol: :lol:


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Hi guys thanks for all the help :) as much as i want to be a tight arse, i intend on using the machine a lot so i found metabo orbital for not much more and i do know metabo tools are rock solid - if that falls through i think il just go with the mac allister :dunno:


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