I was looking to buy a cordless drill preferrably 18V. In doing so I came
across a company Solomon's wholesale tools.
They offer stuff for UNBELEVABLY low prices like 22.99. They don't specify
the brand. I feel very skeptical about this.
It looks too good to be true.
Has anybody dealt with them ?
I've seen some for sale on Ebay, probably similar to what your talking
about. Routers, cordless drills, biscuit joiners .... I have no first
hand experience with any of them but I really do believe with tools
you get what you pay for.
A couple of weeks ago www.toolking.com had an 18v cordless saw/drill
combo for $229 (recoditioned) that I was considering but after
checking out the heft of the drill I decided I'll stick with my Dewalt
14.4 for awhile longer.
Has anyone had any experience with Tool King ?
I go to their store all the time. They are closer to me than the Borg.
good outfit with alot of tools. I bought my compressor there. I even
saw them with a 12 or 16 inch circ saw last spring - HUGE saw. They are
a trustworthy lot in my book. As far as their internet sales go I don't
know because they are too close for me to bother with online. They are
based in Denver by the way.
That's good to hear !
Correction to my earlier post...
I should have said it was a Porter Cable 19.2 V drill/saw combo that I
had considered. One of the guys at work just paid over $300 for the
same kit, new. And I think he got a pretty good buy. The way they
describe their "reconditioned" tools makes me think they'd be a safe
bet. (often just someone returning them under liberal return policies)
You get what you pay for. If you need a $23 drill,
this will work fine. It probably will not drive
thousands of screws. If you need it for only a
few hundred, it would make a good buy. If it
might get stolen from a job site as soon as
you turn your back, (i.e. you do not expect
to keep it very long) it would make a good buy.
If you expect to need a drill to drive thousands
of screws and keep it for decades, then buying this kind
of drill will cost you a lot more than buying
a $200 drill.
Yuri Shtil wrote:
Agreed, but I'd lean towards Porter Cable. Of course, I wouldn't kick
a Milwaukee out of my shop :)
Those el-cheapo cordless drills are doorstops though. I've used a
number of them on a Habitat for Humanity build. Uncomfortable, low
battery life, power is about the same as a good brand with two steps
lower voltage (i.e. an 18V performs about as well as a Porter Cable
12V, which is a lot lighter).
You should feel skeptical.
The first thing I'd like to understand is why you think you need an 18
volt system. The 14 and 12 volt systems offer plenty of performance for
Also considering a cordless drill is now almost a basic component of
anyowne tool set I do not htink it pays to skimp here. You would be
better off getting a name brand such as a Milwaukee, Panasonic, or Makita.
Save the no name stuff for items you are not likely to use heavly.
That by the way does not meant that the no name stuff is bad or useless.
There could very well be winners out there, but if they aren't identified
by brand name we as a group won't be able to identify them.
On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 18:16:36 +0000, Yuri Shtil wrote:
From experience, I would check for replacement batteries and cost of
replacements also consider replacement charger. My charger died and
the replacement was the price of a new cordless drill. The problem
that I found with the cheaper models is the charger is less
sophisticated and can overcharge your batteries when left in for to
long. So the next cordless will be from a brand that I trust.
I have started buying Bosch and I'm impressed by the quality,
performance and details. I guess you get what you pay for. There are
several other good brands like mentioned in previous postings.
However I have my reservations when it comes to the yellow one... But
has mentioned before tools and brand is a very personal choice.
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