What DIY equipment have you bought lately?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gavroche, 31 Mar 2018.

  1. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    Just come back from Lidle where my wife sent me to get some Golden Syrup and came back with a cordless jigsaw for £39.99 as well, 20 V lithium-ion battery. Already have 3 jigsaws but all with cord so they may become redundant or just spares.
  2. Oxo

    Oxo Veteran

    West Yorkshire
    Did you go back for the Golden Syrup?
    Last edited: 31 Mar 2018
  3. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    I’m on the market for a scarifier and a garden shredder...B&q or Homebase probably

    Oh and a functional wooden wheelbarrow if I can find one
  4. TVC

    TVC Guest

    Frog tape, no idea why I've never used it before.
  5. OP

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    Got that as well.:okay:
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  6. wisdom

    wisdom Veteran

    A grout squeege .
    my good lady has volunteered me tiling tomorrow
  7. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    A round tuit would be handy.
  8. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Post mix concrete to “plant” our new washing rotary dryer (whirley) and a spirit level to make sure it was even.
    Worked out fine, not a bad job :ohmy:
    Happy days :smile:
  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    DIY? :laugh: :rofl::laugh::rofl:
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  10. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    A sledgehammer. Hopefully come Easter Monday I'll be twatting stuff with it. In completely unrelated news, I do have a plasterboard wall that's in need of a bit of filler.
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  11. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    UK City of Culture
    I used an old car alloy wheel (it had been curbed and had a fair old wobble on it) filled with concrete, with a hole in centre for the dryer. Result - the worlds first Alfa Romeo portable(ish) washing line.
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  12. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Hardly a week goes past without me adding to my tool collection.
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  13. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    A whole load of ultra-cheap router bits from Toolstation. Surprisingly good for the price. Also a couple of budget packs of long series HSS drill bits. They are not particularly straight but they're perfectly OK for drilling deep holes in timber. Small diameter long series bits tend to get broken quite easily so I don't see the point in buying high spec ones for site work.
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  14. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Not tools but decorating our DILs kitchen diner today so Wickes for some more matt white for the ceiling. Mine was running low, guess what, I didn't need the new stuff, just just managed with mine.
    2 cans of Leyland yellow silk. Only needed one.:wacko: It's possibly some of the best paint I've ever used and well priced at £9.99 for 2.5 ltr at our local QD Store.

    9 inch roller set from Wickes after mine finally gave way after years of service. £5 for a tray and 2 good rollers, not those puny thin things.

    A piece of plasterboard for another day to patch the wall where the boiler was. Her landlord is a t0sser and has made some horrendous quality attempts at keeping costs down. He fitted a new boiler upstairs and has failed to repair the wall where the old one was. Mind, the house has seen some abuse from more than him...youngsters partying etc...very poor attempts at previous decorating, no idea at all. Walls are in a terrible state even after I've painted them, wouldn't do for me but....what can you do ? :whistle:
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  15. keithmac

    keithmac Über Member

    I bought one of these a while ago from Lidl, wasn't expecting much from it but it's been an absolute godsend for all sorts of jobs!.

    Haven't treated it with much care but it's handled everything I've thrown at it.

    Very handy indeed!.

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