On Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:34:54 -0400, Stormin Mormon
As many say "you get what you pay for" and whle I too have several HF
tools, for something I use all the time I decided on a Bosch cordless.
Best damn drill driver I've ever owned or used. Includes two Lio
batts that are small and recharge in 30 mins. So on large jobs I can
work with one and by the time it runs out the other will be totally
Just my $.02 worth.
On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:34:54 PM UTC-5, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Most posters are bragging on their old DeWalt tools. I too have a old one
that is still working well, but the key factor is that old tools were made
here in the USA by DeWalt. Then they merged with B&D and the quality went d
own. Now they are made in China and the quality is down further. So you j
ust can't recommend DeWalt based upon their older good quality tools vs wha
t they make today.
On Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:25:40 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
e that is still working well, but the key factor is that old tools were mad
e here in the USA by DeWalt. Then they merged with B&D and the quality went
down. Now they are made in China and the quality is down further. So you
just can't recommend DeWalt based upon their older good quality tools vs w
hat they make today.
In December 2012, Spectrum Brands also purchased Black & Decker's hardware
and home improvement division. Brands include:
Looks like those who bought pre-2012 are good to go.
Consumers are pretty intelligent.
If a company drops their quality, their sales will fall as well.
I give feedback to companies about their products, whether it's good or bad
Takes a very long time though. Companies that had great reputations
were sold, cheapened, value reduced, but it could take a generation to
catch up. Brands like Singer, Frigidaire, and Black and Decker are
still getting a bounce from the solid products them made 50 years ago.
A few years ago I was using cheap Kawasaki drills, but had trigger and
battery issues. I bought a sears lithium for $100 and I have no problems
and great service.
Until the battery dies, I'm good.
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