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Breakfast's power tool gadgets

Published: 4:03PM Tuesday March 09, 2010 Source: Breakfast

More and more power tools are going cordless these days, but does battery power mean they are any less grunty? Breakfast's Inspector Gadget, John Buckley, has put these tools to the test.

Black & Decker Quick Connect Drill/Driver Kit
This handy combination drill/screwdriver is great for general use around the home. It has a removable chuck for quick transitions between drilling and screw-driving, saving you the hassle of constantly changing bits. It comes with two batteries, a recharger and carry case.
Price: $199
Available from: Exclusively at Bunnings Warehouse
Product website
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Bosch Rotak 37li Battery Powered Lawnmower
The Bosch Rotak Mower is a great solution for maintaining small gardens. It provides powerful mowing without a cable or petrol. It is up to 50 percent lighter than comparable lead-battery or petrol-powered mowers.
Price: $929
Available from: Mitre 10 Mega & Mitre 10 stores, plus Powertool Centre Stores nationwide.
Product website
Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ryobi One+ 18 Volt Lithium-Ion 4 Piece Tool Kit
Ryobi One+ is a flexible cordless tool system. You start by buying the Lithium-Ion batteries and charger then add the tools you need, using the same battery to power all of the tools in the range. The 4 tool kit shown today contains battery, a charger, a lightweight cordless Drill/Driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw and torch.
Price: $647.00 for 4 piece kit with battery, charger and bag.
Available from: Most Bunning Stores nationwide
Product website
Rating: 4 out of 5

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.

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