Tool prices.

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
 

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
 
#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:
 
#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