I needed to drill holes in the one concrete wall my house has. So I grabbed my trusty old Black&Decker rotary hammer drill, only to find out that the hammer had died, and the drill alone wasn't enough to get me a hole in concrete.
A short trip to Hornbach later, I had a replacement:
Bosch Professional GBH 2-20D. Was a close tie between this and the similarly priced Makita and Hikoki offerings. In the end the included set of drills and the fact that I am very satisfied with my Bosch Professional cordless drill, won me over for this one. Nice and compact, not too heavy, should serve me well for the occasional times I need a hole in concrete, or just want a slightly easier job at making holes in brick.
Tim Allen Grunt We've got a Milwaukee that we've used for years. Lately it's been setting red head studs for dragstrip timing systems, but it's done a little bit of everything. A hammer drill is the only way to make holes in concrete.
Autumn around the corner which means the beech tree in the back garden will be dropping leaves and nuts all over our recently landscaped and planted space. Since brooms are for witches and manual labourers I just invested in one of these...
Looks like she sucks and blows, very nice. I used to vac the leaves up in my grandparents' garden when I was a kid and apart from jelly arms when I was done (original 1990s Flymo Garden Vac was a heavy beast for a kid) it was great fun. I like what they did with the name too - QGarden. Very good.
It sucks, blows and has a mincer to turn the waste into mulch as it sucks. Several reviews rate it better than better known brands costing 2-3 times as much but at £33 delivered I figured it's worth a go especially as I only need it for an area that's roughly 20 square metres.
Only downside is still having to check for live dog grenades before use. It's the danger we face constantly going outside at our house; the real and ever present threat of being ambushed by a delinquent Yorkie's anus.
I certainly don't want one of his turds being shredded 3 inches from my right elbow!
New aftermarket driveshaft for the 4Runner to eliminate the aged rubber coupler, set of Brembo drums and Beck-Arnley (meh) shoes for the rear axle of same, plus a couple of boxes of LEDs to convert the dash and console lighting.