I think they look stupid. I also wonder what corners were cut in construction
or in functional specification, in order to pay some foo-foo designer to make
a nail gun look like a sneaker.
I don't even buy *sneakers* that look like that. Power tools? No way.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
<<ridiculous styling of the line>>
To *not* buy them because of the way the look doesn't make any more
sense than to buy them for that reason. If they get good reviews, and
the price is right, I'll buy them in a heartbeat.
I think they look interesting, anyway.
That doesn't bode well for their commitment to excellence. I find myself
attracted to quality tools because I learned a long time ago that you pay once,
cry once. With cheap tools you cry every time you use them. If they're chasing
the occasional user, they must not be building long lasting stuff any more.
At least that's the way I think....
You made quite a leap there, the styling has virtually nothing to do with
the quality or the lack of quality of the function of the tool. It's simply
a marketing tool.
Much like Makita used their blue plastic covers to help market their own
line of tools.
Hitachi is going after the market that will buy more of their tools, they
may or may not be long lasting, time will tell.
I've read some pretty good reviews of some of the Hitachi line, in
woodworking magazines. But the financial facts are that there is a lot more
money spent by folks who do more of their shopping at Home Depot than they
do at Lee Valley.
"Mortimer Schnerd, RN" <mschnerdatcarolina.rr.com> wrote in message
You know, as recently as just a couple of years ago, most of the do it yourself
shows on TV had their guys using professional grade tools from companies like
Dewalt. All of the sudden everywhere you looked on TV, there was one of the new
Hitachi tools. I've wondered if that was because the tools were so good that
the contractors quickly moved towards them or was it because some producer
insisted they use them because they added visual interest?
Most likely. When you think of Hitachi, think in terms of Toyota or GM
world wide. They are big into industrial equipment, electronics, very
high end medical treatment facilities. etc. Perhaps not as large as Hyundai
but probably one of the bigger world companies.
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