Hi All, I wanted to know what everyones opinions are on what you think the best brands of power tools are for proffessionals, the at home DIYer and the one time users.
My personal preferences are as follows:
Proffessional (top of the range):
4. Bosche Blue
2. Bosche Green
3. Ozito Power Xchange (red)
One time user:
I would agree with your selection of brands for that purpose. I had a full suite of Hilti cordless tools but recently sold them because spares/repairs were too expensive.
I have a full suite of Ryobi 18+ that my apprentices over the last 6-7 years have abused and all are still going strong (abeit a bit worse for wear). These I also use in the shed at home.
I fully recommend Makita power tools. Have heard too many complaints about their cordless models (skins ok but battery life a bit disappointing).
DeWalt is made by Black and Decker and I have noticed over the years that they seem to be dwindling away, especially in the building trade.
Bosch Blue look very interesting and I recently bought a laser line level which is quiet good and very accurate. I will be looking to replace my current gear with this in the future. However not all their product range is actually available in Australia and I need to investigate after sales service/spares.
Festool is a great brand also, but $100 for 5 replacement bags for a vacuum is going a bit too far. Not recommended for DIY.
The problem with cordless tools are, if you don't use them, the battery will eventually die and you won't be able to re-charge them. So even for occasional use, I would still recommend a brand which converts to trickle charge so you can maintain your battery.