Power tools are a major headache. New ones should carry warranties but the wholesalers do not have to take them back. Old ones tend to be better but all I can do is test that they run. Contrary to popular opinion, the law states that I do not need to P.A.T. test every old electrical appliance (unless I am planning to use it in public). My obligation is to check visually and ensure that it runs. I do not check them under load so occasionally they will not behave properly. I offer a no quibble returns policy within a reasonable period of time.
As stated elsewhere I do not usually deal in battery operated tools unless they are new or come in a job lot and appear to be OK. Battery life is about 2 years, even now. Nickle Cadmium is now obsolete due to the disposal. There is a metal Oxide replacement but as yet is it not common. Lithium is now almost standardised but much more expensive. if you are buying a new Drill/ Driver you want to be spending at least £60-£80 preferably with a spare battery. I am now finding some chargers but they are usually NiCad and tend to be brand, even battery specific so please bring in what you want to charge. Please see below for anything I have at present
My new power tools are domestic orientated despite some of the packaging. The angle grinders will only run for about 10 minutes before you have to let them cool off. NB I cannot warranty against misuse.
If you are looking for new Bosche or Makita, go else where. I can get them but I doubt you will like the price. If you find cheap Makita chances are it has been stolen, and for that reason I do not buy second hand Makita tools unless the ownership is certain.
I have a good selection of 1/3 sheet sanders, delta and/ or mouse sanders, drills, rip/circular saws and Jigsaws. I usually have new angle and bench grinders At any time I might have larger machines like bench saws, Pillar Drills or Chop / Radial Saws. I also carry heat guns. and usually have electric planers.
I carry accessories for power tools including drill bits, grinding discs, rip or jigsaw blades and various grinding and polishing bits for drills or mini-grinders (Dremel is a trade name)
I pick up other power tools from time to time. Some are listed below. The most up to date info is on Facebook.
I am now stocking some Air tool supplies
Battery Drill set back in (out of stock)
I occasionally get Arc or MIG welders, And some accessories including rods.
I have only two masks and some rods in stock
At present I have several Mitre Saws (Colloquially “Chop Saws”) £40 each
Metal cased Stanley drills, go on for ever £10 each I have a complete set with Jigsaw, sander and rip attachments.
I usually have a large collection of spare chuck keys but you must bring your drill to me if you want to be certain of a match. £1 each. (Believe me there is quite a variety although there is one common one)
More modern drills from £15, again I have a good selection at the moment. Any Bosch I have go for a premium
I have a more powerful 900w drill
Reverses, so can be used as a screwdriver. £25
Slightly less power, Slightly cheaper at £22
Or Rotary Drill. Originally invented by Bosch. The good ones are over £100. I can get new ones for around £65 but I do not rate them.
Second hand mains and 24v NiCad in stock
I carry the drill bits and the chisels. Drill bit prices start from £2.50 each, up to £8 for the longer ones. Chisels £1-£6, pus I have some cased sets.
I sell the conversion chucks to allow you to use normal bits in your SDS drill at £5 (keyless now available)I get Pillar Drills from time to time
I have invested in a new small pillar Drill for £100 and have a second hand one for £60
Varying manufacturers. Depends on what I have at the time. Bosch and more powerful ones are £20.
I have a new one by Hilka for £30
I have a new Nielsen Reciprocating Saw £70, and several secondhand including a Bosch £30 & a B&D Sabre Saw £25
I now have 2 new scroll saws and 2 s/h Clarke
Vary in size, power and quality. I have a good selection at present and replacement blades of most sizes.
I have bought in a new 8″ table saw
1/3 sheet or delta, £15 if boxed. Good selection, most at 130w power.
With plastic dust box. £25
Also a similar sized Square shape for £18 (Powercraft equivalent) and a S/h Black & Decker Mouse
Nielson Orbital Sander £35 and a Makita S/h £30 and one other
I carry the sanding discs in both common sizes. Also the drill attachments with a hole in the middle
Belt sanders are less common. I have a Skil Palm, a Bosch and one other
The length of belt is not universal so you need to know your specs if you want to replace yours. I have several sizes of belt in stock including the narrow file one
Please note that the length of sanding belt varies from machine to machine and is critical when finding the right replacement
I don’t always have these, ( I have at present) at £35 they are not cheap. They have a delta sanding attachment a scraper and cutter.
I have sourced replacement fittings £10 and single blades at £2 each
Either Marksman (out of stock) or Nielson both 150 watt. One coarse and one fine wheel. I have the replacment stones.
There are more powerful versions out there, which can be more expensive when I have them. At present I have the Nielsen plus a S/H Mckellar.
I now have a stock of the wire brush attachment, as well as stones and a polishing wheel.
Price is £6
I have decided to try Hilka instead of Marksman or Nielsen. The box states a year Warranty. However they will not warranty against misuse which means running the blade too thin, running the wrong sized blade or running it continuously. Price £35
I don’t get second-hand ones often but at present I have several 4.15 s/h and a B&D 7″ (guard size) and two Bosch 9″ plus another cased 9″
I sell all grinders with keys and usually have replacement keys available.
I sell the discs, both carbide and diamond tipped (see below)
They tend to go for £25-£55 depending on make and power. I have three at present. A Black & Decker and two others.
There are two chuck sizes although there is usually a sleeve to convert the bigger one down. I have a good selection of spare cutters at £2 each. I have several sets at present.
For wallpaper stripping. the better ones will seal felt. This one is not bad for £15 (out of stock)
Second-hand ones usually go for £10 and I have a few to choose from.
At present I can only get a mini-grinder in a full set £35.
I also have a couple of second hand at the moment.
I also have two engravers (one old, one new).
Actually I don’t like these. You have to keep them moving or they will plough, and the blades are a nightmare to change and sharpen. ( I carry the replacement blades) Suffice it to say I only sell them ready to Go £20 will get one like the one you see or similar. I have a few to choose from plus a Palm version also
I often get powered tile cutters and have several in stock at the moment £20
I am finding table saws hard to come by which is why I bought a new one. Please see my Facebook page for instant updates.
I now have 2 Scroll saws as mentioned above. £100 each and 2 second-hand Clarke for £60 each
Apart from drill bits and a few old saw blades for obscure machines, the accessories are going to be new. I carry blades for Circular Saws, Bandsaws, Jigsaws and reciprocators, plus discs for Angle Grinders and all sorts of attachments for drills (I even have some of the saw and sanding attachments for the Old Black & Deckers)
with extension £5
Old or at least not from the wholeseller, 50p. New £1 each, long ones available both SDS and traditional
Up to £8 for the really long ones. They will fit in a standard chuck, it is just that the SDS drill will not hold other types
I also have the SDS chisels up to 3″.
I usually have packs of general, or specific drill bits from £2 a pack and longer masonary bits (not SDS) at £1 each and have several cased selections with or without screwdriver bits.
100 for £10 . Individually 25p each. I usually have other sets, with or without drivers
The set shown is £10 But I have a good selection of polishing, grinding and cutting sets, mostly around £5 a set
Please note that these are for drills. Larger ones are £2. The Angle Grinder flap wheels are £1.50 each
115 mm carbide discs are £1 each. Diamond edge cutters start at £3 each. NB Carbide discs do have a shelf life (sell by date)
9″ Grinder discs are £3 each but the diamond tipped ones are much more expensive coming in at £9+
Occasionally I get 10″ cutters for skil saws (£15). Carbide £3
NB I will not warranty machines if the wrong size blade is used
Packs of Sanding discs/sheets start at £2. Belts are £10-£15 per pack of three, 5m rolls (fit third sheet sanders) 40-120 grit £5 each
Jigsaw blades 50p each or 3 for £1. (make sure you know which fitting you need)
Reciprocating blades from £2 each. Carbide tipped masonary blade £8
Circular saw blades start at £3 (Pack of three £9) each but rise steeply as the size grows. I try and carry most standard sizes up to 10″. £15 will get you a pack of 3 medium sized and 2 larger sized.
I occasionally get other machines like the mini saw as shown below £30
Out of stock
I have a 110v one
Impact Driver with optional 2nd Battery back in Stock
I also have:
18 ni-cad with 2 batteries (new) £50
Hilka 18vLi impact with 2 batteries and charger £70
A modern 6v Screwdriver with bits £15
An Erbaur 24v NiCad Drill with 2 batteries and charger £40
A 14.5v NiCad with charger £15
I cannot warrant the life of second-hand batteries
110v Power Tools
These used to be the only tools for working on building sites but they have now been superseded by battery power. Consequently they have dropped dramatically in price and increased in availability. I have a good selection, mostly Makita
Several junction boxes and extensions
Several drills including an SDS and an impact wrench
3 x 9″ grinders
Rip saw, Metal saw, Screwdriver, drills Jigsaw, Reciprocating Saw, Staple gun, soldering gun, Jack Hammer
I often pick up Spraying tools and some Air tools. I am now stocking Air lines and connectors. (mostly 1/4″)
Air Lines £10 each
Connectors £1 each
Couplings £2 each
I also have a Clarke Needle scaler, 7″ Rotary Sander, Drills, cut off tools, and several sprayers
Garden Power tools are in the Gardening section