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Old Dec 16th 2005, 6:01 pm
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Did anyone bring power tools over from the UK? I have a Bosch 550W 220v power drill that I brought with me, and I want to get some use out of it finally. Can anyone recommend a product or a company?
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Old Dec 16th 2005, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Chorlton
Did anyone bring power tools over from the UK? I have a Bosch 550W 220v power drill that I brought with me, and I want to get some use out of it finally. Can anyone recommend a product or a company?
I got one from here but it doesn't quite give out 240V. I just wanted a cheap one for my stereo. I think it cost about $35 or something.
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Originally Posted by Chorlton
Did anyone bring power tools over from the UK? I have a Bosch 550W 220v power drill that I brought with me, and I want to get some use out of it finally. Can anyone recommend a product or a company?
I can recommend a Bosch power drill for about 50 bucks from Lowes instead.

Otherwise you'll need something like this:

http://www.voltage-converter-transfo...-2.html#vt1000

$62.99 plus T+S

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Old Dec 16th 2005, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
I can recommend a Bosch power drill for about 50 bucks from Lowes instead.

Otherwise you'll need something like this:

http://www.110220volts.com/Sub1/Step...ansformer.html

AH f*** , are they that cheap now?
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AH f*** , are they that cheap now?
the big buggers are about 150 but the home ones for putting up shelves are.
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
the big buggers are about 150 but the home ones are.

I just had a look but the one i've got is more like this:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...0-353-1199VSRK

I thought I might be able to get a converter for about $50...
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Originally Posted by Chorlton
I just had a look but the one i've got is more like this:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...0-353-1199VSRK

I thought I might be able to get a converter for about $50...
In that case...


http://www.voltage-converter-transfo...-2.html#vt1000

1000w step up/down transformer
$62.99 plus T+S
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Old Dec 16th 2005, 6:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Chorlton
I just had a look but the one i've got is more like this:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...0-353-1199VSRK

I thought I might be able to get a converter for about $50...
Jesus. What are you doing, drilling through three feet of solid steel?
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Old Dec 16th 2005, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Jesus. What are you doing, drilling through three feet of solid steel?
LOL - thats what I thought when I saw the photo!

I have an 18v Bosch drill - i thinks its ace. I bought it in a bundle with all other gizmos
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Jesus. What are you doing, drilling through three feet of solid steel?
Its a hammer drill - for brick and concrete. On top of that I don't like the cordless stuff. A drill for all seasons.
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LOL - thats what I thought when I saw the photo!

I have an 18v Bosch drill - i thinks its ace. I bought it in a bundle with all other gizmos
reall, how interesting
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
In that case...


http://www.voltage-converter-transfo...-2.html#vt1000

1000w step up/down transformer
$62.99 plus T+S
That's the kind you need (worth it if you have more than one 240v powertool of course)

You can probably get it a bit cheaper on Ebay - something like this
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Originally Posted by Philgr
That's the kind you need (worth it if you have more than one 240v powertool of course)

You can probably get it a bit cheaper on Ebay - something like this

Thanks - looks like thats the one
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Originally Posted by Chorlton
Thanks - looks like thats the one
Hey Chorlton...you're in Texas so look up to see if you have a Fry's Electronics near you. There's one in Irving and they carry quite a range of converters.
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Old Dec 16th 2005, 10:16 pm
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i used www.voltageconverters.com

step up and down so can be used at home if you go back - quite reasonable and work well!
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