ELU tools?

I know that Black and Pecker owns them now. But can they be had new still.
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Elu was a tool company from Switzerland, They did not have an extensive line but a few innovative features and was known to be a quality Company. B & D Indeed bought them over 10 years ago I have a small Router practilly never used and was showing it to a friend last week, He had never heard of the company and I have not seen any adds for them. I got Curious and did a Google search and found nothing Later today I will try to look them up in Thomas or some other Commercial Mags that I get. To the Best of my Knowledge B & D did them in. I will post if I find anything out to the opposite
Good Luck, George

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Ya, I cant find anything on google either.

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MSgeek responds:

Look under DeWalt.
Charlie Self
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IIRC Elu disappeared with the introduction of the DeWalt line of power hand tools. As I recall, some of the DeWalt routers have a strong resemblance to the Elu routers with the exception of the yellow color.
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Leon responds:

Yeah, but it was something like a decade ago, not 3-4 years. And some of the DeWalt tools are major improvements on the Elu stuff. The biscuit joine was a bastard to align. The SCMS was an early one, and had some development problems.
Charlie Self
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On 05 Oct 2003 01:32:25 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comnotforme (Charlie Self) wrote:

That's how I remember it, too.

I don't know about that (although you probably know better). From what I could tell, the Elus that made the transition just had the plastic changed from slate gray to yellow.

I have one and haven't had a problem with it; looks identical to the Dewalt, except for the yellow.

I don't recall the Elu SCMS (not that that means anything).
There were more than just routers that made the transition. The wavy top router is certainly one (Norm used one). The Dewalt jig saw is a yellow Elu (Norm used one). They had a couple of biscuit joiners (Norm used the one different from the one I have, and the one he used didn't make the transition). The 3/8" drill with the belt clip and level vials in the end is a yellow Elu (Norm used one). The belt sander with a bag on the front is a yellow Elu (Norm used one). The cordless drill (from that time period; it's long gone, now) was a yellow Elu (Norm used one).
So it was quite a few, Norm had quite a bunch of them (he used the belt sander until Season 6; 1994), and all except the cordless drill are still in the Dewalt line.
I have pictures and episode numbers on my website in the Norm's Tools area.
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"LRod" < snipped-for-privacy@removethispartpobox.com

If you are talking about the WD 610 DeWalt that has the rack and pinion design for adjusting the depth of cut, that is an old B&D design. I have an old B&D gray router that I bought in 1974 that is identical to it except for color and HP. The DW625 plunge router looked like the old Elu.
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It's even older than that! I have a polished aluminum B&D from the early 1960's that's the same DW610-type router. Only 6A, though. They've been around since the '50s.
The ELU is the plunge router.
GTO(John)

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LRod responds:

Not the original. It was well made, but almost impossible to align. Nothing like today's models.

IIRC, it was an 8-1/2". Nicely made, but hard to adjust. And I may also be getting it confuzzed with an early DeWalt SCMS.
Charlie Self
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Yeah 10 years sounds about right... I have a DeWalt drill that is about that old.

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I own both a Dewalt DW625 and an ELU MOF 177. Except for the chuck, they are part for part identical. Even the castings are the same.
Thanks, jbaiardo
On 05 Oct 2003 01:32:25 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comnotforme (Charlie Self) wrote:

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That's what I found out about B & D, Elu and Dewalt. Long time ago B & D started selling rather cheap tools in Europe. These tools were primarily designed for the hobbyist. But also professionals bought them and where rather disappointed of the quality. Then B & D introduced a "profi line" and hoped that professionals would buy these tools. But these tools were hardly successful because B & D was associated with hobby woodworker quality. Now B & D needed a solution in order to win professional woodworkers as their customers. Then they found this company Eugen Lutz (ELU) which was a highly regarded brand in Europe, especially because of their routers, hand held power planers, miter saws, ... Finally B & D bought this company and added more and more B & D tools to the Elu line. In other parts of the world Elu products were sold under the Dewalt label. The famous DW 621 router was in fact developed by Elu as OF 97. Personally, I question if Dewalt themselves would have been able to make such a good tool. Anyway, about three years ago B & D decided change Elu to Dewalt and from this time on, Elu was no longer available.
Regards,
Christian Aufreiter, Austria
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Excellent history, Christian. It was around 2000 that B&D eliminated the Elu name and colour from its product line (at least in Europe). I have the last Elu catalog, 1999, in my collection. I personally own a MOF 177 router, MOF 96 router and a MBR 100 buscuit jointer.

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2000 which should be the last one. In the 2000 catalogue Elu introduced "power boxes" (= systainers as we know them from Festool) but when Elu became Dewalt, B & D took them out of the DW program. BTW, I was at my store this week and found some Elu tools lying around. Some drills, MOF 96, OF 97. I'm almost sure that these tools cost exaclty the same as the Dewalts but I might try if I can get some discount.
Christian Aufreiter, Austria
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