NEW PROFESSIONAL QUALITY TOOLS 10.8v MICRO TOOLS
The 14.4v or 18v impact driver is an essential tool for
most builders but now manufacturers are bringing out 10.8v models with high capacity Li-ion batteries.
At the top end of the market these micro tools can
have more power than 18v tools and are much lighter and easier to use.
Bosch started the trend with
its professional blue tools then Makita and DeWalt
followed on with twin packs consisting of a drill and an impact driver.
The 10.8 volt batteries can also be used in a range of
other powertools so you don't need to buy lots of batteries and chargers.
Makita Li-ion Mini Drills and Impact driver
Makita CLX202AJ 10.8 V CXT Li-Ion Cordless Kit (2-Piece)
THE DRILL IN THIS KIT IS NOW A COMBI WITH HAMMER ACTION
THE BATTERY IS NOW A RESPECTABLE 2 AMP HOURS
This new kit is a superb improvement on the old one and performs as well as many
Available for around £135 for the pair with 2 batteries,
charger and rugged carrying case.
The advantage of the micro tool twin pack is that you can
drill with one and screw with the other.
As both tools use the same battery you can still carry on
working if one goes flat.
Dewalt make a similar set but don't be fooled, their
drill is not a combi, just a drill/driver.
Since getting this Makita kit I have hardly used my
18v drill and can't find one thing I don't like about these tools.
FOR MORE INFO ON ALL TYPES OF DRILLS AND ACCESSORIES SEE MY SPECIAL PAGE
DRILLING HOLES AND USING WALLPLUGS
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Best Mastik Guns
Lightweight Dripless Mastik Guns designed in the USA
Over the last 16 years of running Fredshed I have
tested many fancy sealant guns including "drip free" and cordless battery
Some have worked well for a limited time but none have
been worth recommending. Also the standard cheap ones are now such poor
quality that they often break or seize up in use. My extensive research
led me to the sealant manufacturer Everbuild who also produce a
range of guns to compliment their excellent caulks, glues and other
sealants. I am a big fan of their Everbuild Weather mate silicon sealant
as I use it to seal up the gaps around windows and door frames at my
rickety old beach house. The Weather Mate silicon is the most durable I
have found and has stopped leaks permanently when standard silicon has
shrunk or been broken down by the sun and salty sea air.
Even though the Everbuild guns are good
quality they still dribble out goo when you don't want it. Luckily I
discovered the Dripless guns from the USA. These really do what they say
and the level of engineering and quality is impressive. There are a couple
of models and one is even engineered to have more power specifically for
pushing out thicker sealants.
Another great feature of a Dripless sealant gun is the flip out metal pin for
cleaning the nozzles. The guys at Dripless really know their stuff and have thought of everything.
I will undertake long term extensive testing of the Dripless guns and will report back here.
Dripless Inc. ETS2000 Ergo Composite Caulk Gun
Dripless Inc. ETS3000 Ergo-Tech Industrial Caulk Gun
Use link below for the best outdoor silicon sealant
Everbuild Weather Mate Silicon Sealant 310ml - White
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