5 of the best power tools

Bank holiday is upon us and jobs await. Arm yourself right and you’ll be back on the PS3 before you know it

Bosch PSB24VE2 24V Cordless Combi Drill, £155

The daddy of cordless drills. You don’t get more powerful than a 24V power drill, and with 2 gears the Bosch can deliver tonnes of torque even at low speeds with hammer drill mode as backup for tackling tougher walls. Wearing this in a holster is the domestic equivalent of having Clint Eastwood’s Magnum strapped to your hip.

Wickes 1350W Circular Saw with Laser, £48

The power to cut through wood like a hot knife through butter can be yours for less than fifty quid. If that sounds too good to be true, wait until we tell you that it has a laser guide. Yes, a laser. What are you waiting for?

Black & Decker 720W Belt Sander KA88, £70

Old wood, paint and even wallpaper beware – the 720W power of B&D's belt sander will stop at nothing to rub away any layer in its way. The smaller front roller is useful for a more instense close-edge attack or if its protecting you want, there’s a front hood that lets you plough into a wall without damage. The cyclonic action dust canister means you won't have to get the hoover out afterwards either.

DeWalt DC618KB 18v Cordless Angled Nail Gun, £460

Lock and load with this 120-nail capacity, multi-depth controlled weapon of wood destruction. It not only comes with two batteries and a heavy-duty case, but is armed with in-built headlights for those jobs where even sleep can’t stop you.

Dewalt DCT410S1 10.8V Inspection Camera, £333

See around corners, through small drill-holes and down pipes. No it’s not x-ray vision superpowers but a tiny LED-lit inspection camera attached to a battery-powered detachable display. That means the camera can be moved and manipulated in one room, while you're watching and working from a different room. Omniscient stuff.


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