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  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    My first cordless drill. Can’t fault it. Its powerful with great battery life (even when not used for a couple of weeks). Used it for building cabinets, installing IBR roof sheeting, installing rawl bolts etc. and its very capable. Rarely use my 220 drill nowadays.

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    I installed my Bosch circular saw in my workbench to serve as a table saw, replaced the stock blade with this one for a cabinet building project using melamine laminate. I was very pleasantly surprised when I made my first cut of the 16mm laminate board. Despite my limited experience (this is my first stab at building a cabinet) and rudimentary table saw setup there was very little chip-out of the melamine, the cut quality is as good as the boards cut by the wood vendor who supplied me the boards.

  • Rating: 3 out of 5

    Got this to use in my first attempt to build a cabinet using dowel joinery. Thus far it has worked fairly well, working with care the joints fit well and the result is quite good in terms of how work pieces ultimately line up. The one aspect I feel can be improved upon is the drilling of the holes on the edge of the board. When drilling the holes on the edge one has to put a fair amount of pressure on the handle to make sure the jig remains wedged in the correct position and that the hole ends up where it is supposed to. So you are putting lateral pressure on the handle and I found that it could happen that the base of the jig is not flush/level with the edge of the board since that requires downward pressure on the jig as well. I am working with 16mm board, the thinner the board the more likely this is to happen. If there was a way to clamp the jig in place rather than just holding it by the handle I would certainly prefer that even if it meant it took longer to create the hole.

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