Tool prices.

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imago

Private Member
#1
Is it just my imagination, or have hand tool prices gone up quite a bit recently? Power (battery or 110/240v) seem to have been stable for a while, but decent quality hand tools seem to have been steadily increasing for the last few years.
 

vfr12

Well-Known Member
#2
Is it just my imagination, or have hand tool prices gone up quite a bit recently? Power (battery or 110/240v) seem to have been stable for a while, but decent quality hand tools seem to have been steadily increasing for the last few years.
Give it a few months :popcorn:
 

Mouldyoldspudgun

Well-Known Member
#3
I think you are right, I buy a lot of mine second hand for the better quality steel and build, that’s hand tools by the way, power tools I get new
 

Vincey

Private Member
#4
Was looking at the dewalt drill the other day as I seen a special offer on it but even with the discount couldn’t stop thinking how much batteries inc worked out in cost
Buckets seem same price as normal and work clothes I buy for coming winter though
 

Danny

Administrator
#5
yup... everything has gone I think.... timber prices is making me weep
 

vfr12

Well-Known Member
#6
You have till the end of the year to make the most of it! That’s coming from the top btw.
 

RobJack

Well-Known Member
#8
Was looking at the dewalt drill the other day as I seen a special offer on it but even with the discount couldn’t stop thinking how much batteries inc worked out in cost
Buckets seem same price as normal and work clothes I buy for coming winter though
Got my last 3 dewalts from ITS. Each one on offer. Not bad prices and always worth a peruse through their site
 

Beenereb4

Active Member
#10
It's easy not to buy tools, just don't be tempted to look in catalogues, stay off social media and of course don't go in the shops. I don't recall buying any hand tools this year so far
 

Danny

Administrator
#11
It's easy not to buy tools, just don't be tempted to look in catalogues, stay off social media and of course don't go in the shops. I don't recall buying any hand tools this year so far
You are very strong willed :D
 

malc

Private Member
#12
yup... everything has gone I think.... timber prices is making me weep
buy Russian timber on ebay about half price. Russian timber is top quality as the temp is cold so the timber is slow growing.
 

imago

Private Member
#13
yup... everything has gone I think.... timber prices is making me weep
Be thankful you're not using hardwood. The green oak I'm buying for the frame repairs is coming in at over £3,000 per cubic metre for the 8" beams. :eek: If you need any of the 11" above three metre lengths it's over double that.

Timber frame repairs are an expensive game, which is why I can't get my head around how few people get specialist surveys before buying an oak framed property.
 

Arti

Well-Known Member
#14
Was looking at the dewalt drill the other day as I seen a special offer on it but even with the discount couldn’t stop thinking how much batteries inc worked out in cost
Buckets seem same price as normal and work clothes I buy for coming winter though
Pressure washers are coming down though :hola:
 

Danny

Administrator
#16
finally getting my timber prices down where I think they should be.. my local merchants is seeing me more and more often and the prices are dropping nicely