Yes because it's hard work on the body my shoulders and arms are paying for it now?Aye, decent reliable tool and I own one, its erm...somewhere... in a box...where its been for years but there's a very good reason why I haven't seen one on a building site since about 2001.
Yeah, I think that's spot on, i've got a couple saws and rails.I have two Festool saws, an M class extractor and various guiderails but doubt I'll buy any of their drills as I'm not convinced they offer significant improvements over Makita, De-Walts or Hitachi drills.
Especially when they cost knocking on twice as much.
The circular saws and especially the HKC saw however offers significant improvements over every make apart from Mafell which is even spendier than Festool.
Circular saws? Ace.
Drills? Hmm... good but not twice as good.
Interestingly however, I am currently testing a pair of Waitley 5ah batteries - they are half the price of Makita and, so far, haven't shown any problems.Just a word of caution if buying off Evilbay or other online spurious establishments,, there are lots of fakes, easily recognisable by the price, for eg 2 x 18v 5.0h batteries for £17.99 with free postage, remember the old saying if it seems too good to be true, it probably isn't.
Yes, but at least they were not labelled as genuine Makita batteries, some of the fakes are so obvious, its a shame Ebay don't do nothing about them, I have reported the ads but to no avail.alas.Interestingly however, I am currently testing a pair of Waitley 5ah batteries - they are half the price of Makita and, so far, haven't shown any problems.
a smaller system (12v) is enough its cheaper, lighter, more compact...it will be mainly used fixing a few 2"x 2"s together and the odd house project.