On Fri, 25 May 2012 12:52:08 -0500, ChairMan wrote:
I forgot to mention that mine was a reconditioned item. I'm convinced
that they're a good buy. I've had a couple of manufacturer's reps tell
me that the reconditioned products go through a much more complete
inspection than the originals do.
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
I have no idea about that (can you provide any sort of documentation for
that?) The warranty period seems to be much shorter the those in the
reconditioned category, so even if they are the same they are not
One reason the warranty period is shorter is to reduce costs.
As for documentation, I've been in a couple of factories (when the
made stuff in the US) and saw it being done. Just as thee are many
brands of appliance coming down the same assembly line using the same
parts with different front panels and labels.
Agreed. Besides reconditioned tools from the local Porter Cable service
center, my last three laptops have been "certified refurbished" from
Dell's Outlet Store.
Have always found factory reconditioned products to be a good buy.
I tried one of the barrel grip Bosches at a tool show and much
preferred it to the top grip. YMMV
When a quiet man is moved to passion, it seems the very earth will shake.
-- Stephanie Barron
(Something for the Powers That Be to remember, eh?)
The time came to replace my 1587 so I bought the 1590 yesterday from
Coastal. There was a Bosch instant rebat of $20. so the bottom line
was $149. plus $8.50 shipping. I'm happy but I'm sad also. The 1587
was the first 'serious' tool I ever purchased and it took the place of
many other saws for a good long time.
I purchased a Makita 4329 for around the house. It's simple and light
to hold but cuts smooth and quiet. Boy is it quiet. It will take Bosch
blades I beleive.
It'll do 2 1/2 inches thick but I haven't tried anything over 1 3/4" but
it kept up with that
If it's too small for your needs there is a couple sizes up.
Most likely you'll be going Bosch by the looks of this thread but I
thought I would put a plug in for Makita.
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