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Whats the general opinion on Draper tools as far as power tools and in particular hand tools go, just that i recently noticed my main tool provider has just published the a range on thier site and was wondering whether to give the range a go.

Im in need of a new household kit, you know with the basics range needed for small DIY jobs.

Any comments appreciated.
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I have used Draper hand tools in the past and they have always been good and fit for purpose :thumbright:

I have no idea about the power tools though :?
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I have got a fair few draper tools, from the 'expert' range.

Most of it is good quality and offers good value.

As for the powertools, not sure who makes them, i have a draper expert router, its identical to the Trend.
The budget power tools are okay, not the best, but probably a bit better than Ferm or similar cheapy brands. I have a random orbit sander, dying now, but its 5/6 years old and been well used. The grinder i had lasted about 2 years, with very heavy use. Cant complain for the prices though.

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cheers folks, this is what im going to buy

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Got a bit of a sparky job on in the house so i thought i'd treat myself for my troubles. I'll let you know what I reckon. :thumbright:
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Post by Tinman »

I reckon draper make halfords pro range too ! just a comment being a mechanic there is no diffrence in there spanners or socket sets except the wording.
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Tinman wrote:I reckon draper make halfords pro range too ! just a comment being a mechanic there is no diffrence in there spanners or socket sets except the wording.
I have a few halfords professional spanners and they are quality :wink:

Sometimes they have some good offers on at Halfords.
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Well i use em a lot as snap on are too epensive and when it breaks i need to wait till i see the snap on tool guy to exchange it then its more waiting :?

But halfords you just walk in and say broke that and they replace it there and then usually :grin: and lots cheaper too .

Ye halfords have some nice ratchet spanners at £40 just now they would cost maybe £300 from snap on :roll:

I also have a draper multi meter and its a very nice bit of kit :wink:

Only ever broke a 1/4 ratchet and my heavy handed aprentice jumped on my breaker bar in the frosty weather and snapped it :shock: so for ten years using halfords stuff hard every day thats really good.

Oh i also have a draper mulcher for the garden scares the hell out of me when it sucks up a stone :oops:
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Post by Hitch »

Make a note of whats in that set wf9, you may well have half of it.
Or be able to omit a few things and save a few quid.


Tinman, i know what you mean about the snappy stuff, expensive, but in some cases, worth every penny! Another thing that i like, is the backup, i got a ratchet repair kit for an old ratchet bought 25+ years ago from snap on.

Draper, couldnt get one for one thats only 3 years old. :?

Anything that really gets a lot of physical, i buy snap on. Pry bars, adjustables etc. 8-)
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Post by Hitch »

I have just noticed..... take this rare oppertunity to note that Bargain tools, and Snap on are in the same paragraph :lol:
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Post by wf9 »

Cheers hitch but i considered that and for what i was getting in the pack i thought i might as well replace my worn out old stuff and get the whole shebang!

By the way it arrived today, excellent service as per usual, and now to work!!! :wink:
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