No problem at all @Trying, great to see so many Workshop members assist you with helpful advice. We love having you as one of our members and always enjoy your posts.
Hi @Jason, thanks for your interest. I presented myself to the Bunnings Workshop class as previously discussed and then selected an Ozito 18v drill kit with the charger and a 2hr battery included ! It feels good in my hand and I think it will do the jobs I have in mind nicely. The battery will also fit other products in the range should I need them at a later date. I found most of the other brands were too heavy for me to be comfortable with, and the other thing was the good price @ $99 !! I'm happy with my choice, and will be starting the list of jobs with putting up a new blockout blind this weekend. Thank you again to everyone for their very helpful advice. Cheers, Marlane.
I see some of their gear as being in a ‘pro-sumer’ area – above consumer but below pro.
For my seriously heavy-duty stuff I have a set of AEG professional cordless drills.
And just a fun fact… Ryobi & AEG are part of the same uber-brand. What this means is technology sharing, so over time features & tech from the professional grade AEG gear finds it way into the Ryobi range.
Thanks @Adam_W for your input, but I have already purchased a drill set from Bunnings last month. Thanks again though for your interest and advice. Cheers.