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Creating a workshop, need some power tool suggestions

Noyade
Super Contributor

Re: Creating a workshop, need some power tool suggestions

Hi JDE.

Yes, it would appear that Roybi has dispensed with the traditional induction motor fan to remove heat and gone with simple convection through "holes".

Just seems a perfect entry point for dirt and dust.

Cheers.

 

Ryobi's drill press motor from 2009....

 

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zool3
Junior Contributor

Re: Creating a workshop, need some power tool suggestions

Hi @r23on just want to clarify when you said "not go past for quality" - are you saying they're poorly built/not durable?

 

I guess I am willing to pay a bit extra knowing I can get extra years on them. It might be that Bunnings option from Ryobi/AEG (my list shows the affordable option) to the makita (trade quality, not for your everyday DIYer) is quite wide.

 

Hence it would be good to see what people recommend/used as I did ask for suggestions.

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Timberme
Budding Contributor

Re: Creating a workshop, need some power tool suggestions

M8 all I can say is do the majority of whAT YOU CAN WITH HAND TOOLS - YOU WILL SOON find what tools you can use and which you need power to it, I am not too keen on focusses on power tooling and remember a lot of the stuff I see on the net looks more like the flogger has a pecuniary interest OR the bloke is a flat out woody..  Watch out for over assessing the tools too, if you put off sssstart date you might end up another GUNNER and I met a few of them too.  I applaud your choice of a project as you have some limitations thrown in and my challenge to you is how about making the space do BOTH roles and make your space comfy and a "draw card" for you?

 

 

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r23on
Valued Contributor

Re: Creating a workshop, need some power tool suggestions

Sorry for the delay in reply

When it comes to AEG, Makita and a few others "I will not go past them" as I have found them to be among the most reliable. I never buy the lower end tooling and believe we get what we pay for. As all ways we will buy what the pocket / wallet tells us.  As for the everyday DIYer Its a choice as to what they are willing to pay for.

When it come to battery driven or power lead they all have a place and how they are used. I know tradies who will only buy the lower end tool because the tools are missed use by their employees, stolen or add into the quote of the job then throw the tools way at the end of the job. I buy once and never look to replace the tool in a few week. Once a gain it's a choice. I hope I clarified this for you

 

 

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Noyade
Super Contributor

Re: Creating a workshop, need some power tool suggestions

"I buy once and never look to replace the tool."

 

A glass of wine and attempting a mental bench-press, I wondered what the oldest 240 volt tool I have that's still working.

I'm going with my father's 1948 arc welder. A Schick brand - made in West Wyalong NSW.

The trolley is 1980's - it got too hard to lift with age.

 

Still going strong.Still going strong.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kidbuilder
Junior Contributor

Re: Creating a workshop, need some power tool suggestions

Aeg mitre saw, Makita circular saw corded, aeg jigsaw, the ryobi shop vac is bad, get an air nailer, ryobi drill press is not accurate and is not stable and the Ozito planer is nice  

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