O'Malley power tools? Eh?


Was browsing a fellow wrecker's site this evening, and in the sidebar were ads clearly targeted at woodworkers - one of them was this site:
http://www.omalleytools.com /
Appears, at first glance, to be a step up from HF and similar Chiwanistani tools. Anyone bought anything from them?
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I did. Got a circular saw, biscuit jointer and cordless drill. All this about a year ago or so. After some light infrequent use the circular saw started spitting sparks this last week. I dropped the cordless drill and it broke into several pieces. Very minimal construction to do that. There were weak plastic connectors that hold the case together. Got it taped back together and it still worksI drop my dewalt and makita pretty often and neither has broken. Without the battery it weighs very little compared to my other cordless drills. The drill chuck is very small and that makes it difficult to tighten. And while it is reversable and variable speed, it has only the one speed unlike my dewal which gives more torque. Also the battery losses its charge very quickly if not used. Can't say much about the biscuit jointer as I have rarely used it. It works is about all I can say at this point. I too thought they were a step up from HF but wouldn't buy anymore. Mainly I was just curious. In all fairness I have not contacted them about any of the problems so I can't say what their warranty or customer service is like.
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I did. Got a circular saw, biscuit jointer and cordless drill. All this about a year ago or so. After some light infrequent use the circular saw started spitting sparks this last week. I dropped the cordless drill and it broke into several pieces. Very minimal construction to do that. There were weak plastic connectors that hold the case together. Got it taped back together and it still worksI drop my dewalt and makita pretty often and neither has broken. Without the battery it weighs very little compared to my other cordless drills. The drill chuck is very small and that makes it difficult to tighten. And while it is reversable and variable speed, it has only the one speed unlike my dewal which gives more torque. Also the battery losses its charge very quickly if not used. Can't say much about the biscuit jointer as I have rarely used it. It works is about all I can say at this point. I too thought they were a step up from HF but wouldn't buy anymore. Mainly I was just curious. In all fairness I have not contacted them about any of the problems so I can't say what their warranty or customer service is like.
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The Tim and Steph entity posted thusly:

Well, looky there! On the home page is a "Special of the Month", a 3 HP plunge router. That looks identical to the one I bought from Princess Auto about a month ago. I haven't used it yet, as I am waiting until I get a beefier AC circuit into the garage. It starts, but takes a while to get moving (though perhaps this is the 'soft start' in action).
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Tim and Steph wrote:

I see that their tools are CSA Certified. I thought the CSA went out of business at Appamattox.
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Gerald Ross
Cochran, GA
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On Mon, 27 Mar 2006 06:00:49 -0500, Gerald Ross

CSA is Canadian Standards Association. They do in Canada roughly what the NEC, National Electrical Code, does in the US. ie electrical standards, etc. John in SC
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wrote:

I guess if you have to explain the joke, it isn't quite as funny.
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Not only not really funny but inaccurate. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia nothing else. Ed
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And everyone knows that a joke has to be 100% accurate to be funny. The funny part isn't so much the joke as John (apparently) didn't get the attempt at humor.
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wrote:

Lighten up Ed, I realize it's Monday but WTH!
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Lighten up Francis
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Sorry, Just being P.C. Some say,"The war of Northern Aggression" as apposed to the "Civil War" I have never seen a civil war! Ed

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Anybody calls me Francis, I'll kill you!
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It gets bad when they go to Germany
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