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tools you dont need right now but nice to have

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by ozaudio, 8 Feb 2017.

  1. ozaudio

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Jan 2010

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    Location: St helens

    so what tools do you lot have at home that you bought with the intention of " yep ill use that some time "

    there is several items I need and curious if there is anything else I might add

    new decent side cutters - myn broke
    hss / cobalt drill bits - any suggestions ?
    G clamp , never owned one and so many times ive needed one!
    decent vice / mole grips . I got some ebay specials and they are rubbish
    new grinder - my CHEAP £10 marksman thingi lasted 8 years or so
    7mm alan key - cant find one any were so either lost or never had one!
    small electric sander of some sort

    I have some ok power tools, bosch sds drill , Makita impact and cordless drill combo , Ryobi jigsaw
    was going to get a circular saw but quite a lot of people online just suggest clamping a level down and use the jigsaw
     
  2. robj20

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    Joined: 9 Apr 2007

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    Circular saw is far superior to a jigsaw. I dont buy anything i dont need, as soon as i need something i buy the tool for the job.
     
  3. ozaudio

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    Joined: 23 Jan 2010

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    Location: St helens

    that use to be my motto, and still is for expensive items, but it annoys me when ive started something and notice I need X item to make things a lot less difficult. so don't mind buying cheaper items as I have a decent tool box and ok roller cab to store everything away
     
  4. Street

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    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 7,932

    Location: Liverpool

    I found that too. I bought a jigsaw first then wished I had a circular saw. Now the circular saw gets a lot more use than the jigsaw. The biggest improvement I saw was from switching to cordless from corded tools, everything is so much less faff to do.
     
  5. SPG

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Jul 2010

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    Jigsaw for the job that needs a Jigsaw.....
     
  6. Mark M

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    Joined: 6 Jan 2006

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    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    There are no tools I dont need...
     
  7. cheesyboy

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    Joined: 7 Dec 2012

    Posts: 14,120

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Oscillating multi-tool. Bought it with a vague sense of the jobs it could do.

    Have used it a few times for minor jobs that I could have managed without it, but would have taken a fair bit longer.
     
  8. SPG

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Jul 2010

    Posts: 7,145

    Jigsaw
    Vice
    Pillar drill
    Lathe
    5 axis cnc milling machine
    Surface grinder
    Wood lathe
    Mini blast furnace
     
  9. DXP55

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    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

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    Location: Shropshire

    I got myself all the Stanley `18v tools except jig saw and grinder - got 240v ones - also got 240v planer as it was on offer for 25 quid - The multi tool I thought I would never used has been thrashed to death closely followed by Recip saw.

    I see things now that you couldn't get or were too expensive years ago and buy them just because I can -:D --got more tools than I have ever had but not so many jobs where I need them :rolleyes:
     
  10. Rroff

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    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

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    Not quite in the same vein but I bought a pillar drill due to the odd time I'm drilling holes for project boxes/instrument enclosures where just about anything else is inadequate but hardly use it - those odd times I do though its invaluable.
     
  11. PlacidCasual

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 May 2003

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    The missus and I have built up a fair collection over the years but I would really like some nice wood working tools in the future so I can progress that hobby.

    A nice No4 or 5 Jack Plane (Wood River or Veritas)
    Some nice bevel chisels and some nice mortice chisels.
    A good sharpening guide and sharpening gear Veritas springs to mind.

    Having used good examples of the above they make a huge difference over cheap models and make it safer and more enjoyable to do woodwork.
     
  12. Martynt74

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    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

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    Location: Higher Walton

    My purchase list currently includes an angle grinder, impact driver, cordless jigsaw and cordless circular saw.

    Wouldn't mind swapping my mitre saw for a sliding one too so i can cut wider pieces of wood.

    I'm fairly happy with the majority of my tools though now. As above i try to only buy as i need things.
     
  13. paintguy

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    Location: Sheffield

    I'd really like a table saw, although since I have very limited space to work I'd never actually be able to use it indoors, not to mention having anywhere to store it, so I'm considering a track saw instead.
     
  14. robj20

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    Just use a circular saw, two G clamps and a bit of wood.
     
  15. paintguy

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    Yes, I'm currently doing something similar, although I'm using guide rails like these that clamp themselves.

    Measuring the offset to the blade always has the chance of introducing error though (for me anyway :D ) so being able to lay the track exactly on the cut line and have the saw run perfectly straight in the track would be nice.
     
  16. Martynt74

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    Those rail clamps look much better and faster to use for jigsawing than clamps and a length of wood. Might buy some :)
     
  17. dirtychinchilla

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    myn. What even is that?!
     
  18. Kennysevenfold

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    Joined: 9 Sep 2008

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    Location: Glasgow

    Nail and staple gun (bought once for the beading on laminate)
    Glue gun
    Circular saw.

    All bought and used once. :rolleyes:

    DIY is not for me.
     
  19. Martynt74

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    See i think my nail gun is awesome. I bought it for the same reason as you but have since used it for re-felting the shed roof and hammering nails into the back of ikea furniture!

    My only regret is buying a corded one. One day i'll buy a cordless one.
     
  20. MikeB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2006

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    My multi tool is my favourite, right through skirting, coving and laminate, several hour job took 15 minutes