My husband has always been supportive of my writing, my blogging but never as much as he has been this week when I had the opportunity to review FFX one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of high quality tools, fixings & building supplies.
From our first date I learned that my husband loved tools, then a window fitter by trade, tools were literally his bread and butter. Birthday and Christmas lists often had a power tool or two on them. Now even though his profession has changed greatly he loves nothing better than throwing his work clothes on and disappearing into his man cave a.k.a the shed.
So when I approached him about reviewing FFX he was rather excited and disappeared onto the website in minutes.
So what does he think of the site ?
He found the website easy to navigate and the search function was really helpful. The selection of tools was vast and also covered a range of budgets. The checkout was easy and free UK delivery was an added bonus. Compared to a number of other tool suppliers of which he knows rather well he found FFX prices to be really competitive. I personally realised the site had been a hit with him when he asked me how to bookmark it, something I may live to regret later.
So after a lot and I mean a lot of browsing Alan finally decided his immediate need (want) was a jigsaw. After I established what one was, I was then treated to a slideshow of his top picks when finally he chose the Bosch GST150BCE 240v 780w 150mm Professional Jigsaw.
Following on his previous experience of Bosch tools he already had trust in the brand and this was an heavy duty jigsaw with the pendulum action which he required.
Honestly waiting for the delivery was agonising for him, we travelled for our daughters graduation and a number of times he mentioned he had a jigsaw waiting at home for him.
Lets just say he was one happy bunny when the jigsaw was finally in his hands.
So what does he think of the jigsaw?
His first answer to this question was “absolutly flipping awesome” which is fine but not great for one trying to write a review.
So lets talk about the Bosch GST150BCE 240v 780w 150mm Professional Jigsaw.
Features and Benefits:
•High power reserves, even in hard and thick beams, due to powerful and overload-capable 780-watt motor
•Extremely robust and bend-resistant sole plate for the toughest jobs
•High cutting precision due to new saw blade clamping system
•Tool-free saw blade clamping system for easy and fast saw blade changes
•Ergonomic grip area with softgrip surfaces for a high level of comfort during use
•4-stage pendulum action for fine through to coarse cuts
•Electronic speed preselection
The jigsaw’s four stage pendulum action impressed Alan greatly as it really does make a difference and eases your cutting.
The strength of the motor made cutting through wood as simple as cutting through paper. No pressure was needed as the motor did all the work.
Alan loved the quick change blade system, after years of needing allan keys which he could never find this was something that impressed him.
The jigsaw comes complete with a blade and a vacuum attachment which he hasn’t played with yet but is rather excited about. Also a plastic base, glide shoe to protect your project.
A nice long lead which gives you space to move around your projects.
Variable speed, which allows you more accuracy when starting your cut.
Feels comfortable in your hand with a good grip.
It also come in a heavy duty case which has extra space for your extra bits, blades etc.
So as you can see in Alan’s words “Its flipping awesome”.
To be fair even I was impressed when checking out the quality and durability of the jigsaw.
So all in all I now have one happy husband and I also may get a number of household jobs done.
Seriously though as one who loves online shopping I was impressed with FFX website,service and delivery. Alan as a tool lover, was super happy with his new jigsaw and is now happily planning his next purchase, need, want.