/ Good power tool brands

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Deadeye - on 12 Sep 2017
Need a new jigsaw and drill but, no, can't afford Festool.

Fairly heavy DIY use and prefer corded (for reasons I can't really justify, but anyway).

Need drill to hammer occasionally, but mostly just accurate holes in wood. Not fussed about whether it's keyed or keyless.
Need jigsaw to be precise - my current one wobbles all over the place (not just the thrust bearing, the whole front assembly wants to go in squiggles).
Both are products of "buy cheap; buy twice" - I am learning my lesson.

So what brands/models do folk recommend?
arch - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to Deadeye:

Milwaukee.

Its the only brand we use at work and all their batterys interchange, so only one charger required.
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ben b - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to Deadeye:

Festool Metabo Milwaukee DeWalt Makita Pro (blue) Bosch. In approximate order

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Deadeye - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to arch:

Thanks - do they do corded? I don't do battery!
arch - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to Deadeye:
Yes they do, But never used one.

Our most used tool is the 18v impact wrench. The young lads just starting out are going to have an hell of a job undoing bolts in the future.
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gilesf - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to Deadeye:

Consider buying cordless. Either way you can get done good deals on deWalt at B and Q quite often.
I've never worn any out, they get nicked out of the back of my van first!
Toerag - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to Deadeye:
+1 for Bosch blue drills, our field engineers use the cordless GBH ones and they are excellent - Guernsey granite is about the hardest in Britain and they power through it. I have a corded one (cost about £100) and it's been good so far (4 years old)
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Timmd on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to gilesf:

I sometimes wonder about the green-ness of battery power compared to corded, it seems plausible that corded tools would be greener. This is a thread diversion, though.
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richprideaux - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to Deadeye:

Einhell are serving me well at the moment.
gilesf - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to Timmd:

I like to think that I'm reasonably ecologically aware but when I buy a drill etc I need to know that it'll work for a long time and I can use it where there is no power and there won't be cords trailing over the floor.
jimtitt - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to Deadeye:
The best "normal" drills are Metabo, one of the few that come with a gearbox. The soft start model does nothing for me personally. Electronic speed control is mostly worthless as usually the torque is proportionally reduced as well. Better is the Fein drill but doubt that´ s really in the hobby price range. We use both at work.
Jig saws it´ s probably Bosch if you can´ t run to a Festo (or more robust a Fein but 400 notes might be more than you can justify).
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Deadeye - on 12 Sep 2017
In reply to jimtitt:

The oracle has spoken!

Thanks again everyone. I'm thinking of this:
https://www.its.co.uk/pd/KHE-2650-Metabo-3-Function-SDSplus-Hammer-Drill-_METKHE2650.htm?gclid=EAIaI...

Jigsaws similarly?

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