Caz and Ian

To bring or not to bring power tools and tools

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    Hi there I am a cabinet maker/joiner I have my own little workshop business in the u.k I am coming out to Adelaide in march fingers crossed with final

     

    stages of visa. Is it worth bringing small machines and power tools they run on 240v or is this hassle and just as easy to purchase new when out there

     

    Thanks

    Ian

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    Only need to change the plug, we are 240V at 50htz same as uk. if your tools are trusty and reliable and you have room in the container then bring them, spares may be a problem but these days it can be cheaper to buy new rather than repair. Google up the items to get a cost comparison then you can make an informed decision.

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    Yes deff bring them all my Hubby wishes he brought all of his stuff

     

    power tools are so very expensive here it's worth all the effort to clean them too

     

    good luck

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    Regardless of whether it's easier to buy new or to clean and pack there's one point that's been missed here - they are your own tools and you use them successfully (presumably) and trust them to do exactly what you want, how you want. If you buy new then you'll have to start that trust process again.

     

    Tools ain't just tools. You get good 'uns and bad 'uns.

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    Guest sithewindows

    Bring 110v if you have transformers. Bring as much as you can, everything apart from petrol seems more expensive to me. I just wished I had left some of the Wife's clothes and shoes and brought more tools.

    don't bring any 110v its not used here. unless you are planning on setting up a workshop for yourself.

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    Bring 110v if you have transformers. Bring as much as you can, everything apart from petrol seems more expensive to me. I just wished I had left some of the Wife's clothes and shoes and brought more tools.

    I know quite a few tradies who have brought 110v stuff over and it is just lying in there garage never used.I have been here 16 years and never seen anyone on any sites using 110v stuff sell them over there if you have any and buy some 240v .There is no market over here for them no one will buy them.

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    Guest Jonneeb

    Definitely bring them, just make sure they are all spotlessly clean, no grease, dirt, dust etc. Cleaned allmy tools with a high temperature steam cleaner (you see them advertised on tv for cleaning tiling grout etc) and Sterilised all my stuff with Jeyes fluid, the smell soon goes!

    Power tools are expensive here and if you don't need them when you're here, sell them here.

    Cheers & good luck

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    Guest dingding66

    My Hubby regrets not shipping more tools .... deffo bring as much as you can ...GOOD LUCK

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