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Old 11-15-2009, 02:09 PM   #61
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I am not sure, all I have bought in the last two years is Festool.

That cold fusion soldering gun thing was a joke.

I like my sham-wow's.
Yeah that Cold Fusion thing is a HUGE pos. You'd have better luck with a magnifying glass on a cloudy day
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:15 PM   #62
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Hahaha, I forgot all about that one! It was sold as the "Cold Heat" here, what a turkey.

The Bernz-o-matic butaine souldering iron was complete rubbish too. After getting a Wellar I'm never going back.
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Up here in Canada one of our iconic stores is Canadian Tire - which sells a lot more than tires - but a lot of crap as well.

They have a line called Job Mate. They make some clamps - they should come with safety glasses cause when you squeeze too tight, they explode!

Drill bits last about one hole - and that's going into pine!!

Job Mate = useless crap
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #64
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With Job Mate I think they try to make it crap.

I bought a Job Mate knife set for carving punpkins one year and it was rubbish.

After my father's truck was robbed he picked up a small job-mate socket set before a service call. Upon tightening one nut it broke, so he took it apart and the ratcheting mech was plastic!
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jobmate = to true, it is crap.. worked for a general who used a jobmate. he used my makita and went out and bought one

i have a jobmate rotary tool, it was $8 on sale, bought it to play around with carving and use it for engraving my name on tools
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I didn't have the patience to go through the whole 4 pages but I think the finish guns (air) that shoot pins and staples are junk. If your shooting a staple it's not bad but whenever you shoot a pin it leaves the square plunge mark in the wood.
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Here is truely a love hate the diamond cutters are the best I have ever used The Drill is a TOTAL P O S What really pissed me off was I purchased it site unseen an after one day i took it back and wanted to upgrade to the corded model $100+ more and they said they would not do it as it had been used. Dal tile of Des Moines ended up replacing 5 batteries and a charger before the warranty went out. Used 2" cutters to slug out 400 outlet and switch holes in 7/16 18x18" porcliean tile backsplashes


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Bosch RS20 recip saw, 3 triggers in 3 years (at least it's a $5 part)

I have to agree on the ridgid tools being mostly poor, however I have the table saw and it has been very good for a year.
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Makita recip saw. Total piece of crap. Broke in one use.

Makita mini grinders. Throw aways. Work just fine if you need it only for an hour or so.

As for Task Force, my Task Force branded carpenter pencil seemed to work just fine.
Which Makita recip saw are you talking about?? I was going to purchase an 18v to go with the for the rest of my Makitas NiCads
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I have to throw my Roto zip in here. Not entirely a POS, works in drywall, but doesn't come close to having the power for all the other capabilities it claims...metal grinding, tile cutting for example. Thought it would handle small and touchup jobs, but after having to resort to the real grinder or tile saw I just leave the drywall bit in it now.
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ya know what, I've got one of those little bastards buried in my trailer too...forgot about that one as well...and yeah I couldn't get any kind of decent cut in wood (with a wood bit)...I hate that thing too (although not a much as that #[email protected]!!! bammer)
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Prazi putty chaser...worthless. can't even find another use for it (doorstop?)
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Cant say i have one tool i think is worthless. i have a few of the ones you guys dont like, like the rotozip, makita recip saw, makita angle grinder and have found them to work great with zero problems. My rotozip works a dream on everything i use it on from drywall to granite. I did buy a jawhorse thinking it would come in handy but upto yet i aint even used it.
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Cant say i have one tool i think is worthless.
THAT is worth repeating. Buy your tools with a modicum of intelligence, and even if they don't completely measure up to your expectations, they should still be reasonably usable. Just because a Harbor Freight knockoff has only 10% of the life of the Real Deal doesn't mean that it's worthless. Only that it's worth less.
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You ever use a bammer?
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i can say with 100% of my heart that most anything that says task force or kobalt on it is is money in the trash.they even sound generic.
I love my Kobalt Drywall Knives and Pan

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So far, I've come to the conclusion that most Ridgid stuff is junk. The prices are decent so getting a ridgid is okay if it's something not used often.
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I think the finish guns (air) that shoot pins and staples are junk. If your shooting a staple it's not bad but whenever you shoot a pin it leaves the square plunge mark in the wood.
I Love my Fuego 6 1/2" Circ Saw, got high rating by Taunton too. I also have Ridgid 18awg Brad nailer and 1/4" crown stapler that work very well also.

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Makita mini grinders. Throw aways. Work just fine if you need it only for an hour or so.
My Makita 4 1/2" Grinder is used and abused...still goes...know few guys with old Makita grinders...they all still work...

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Barely heard of 'em. I use a Paslode.
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Chicago Pneumatic, junk.
Harbor Freight, junk.
Ridgid 24 volt li-ion batteries, junk.


Bosch PS20, great tool.
DeWalt, no problems yet.

I have to disagree with you on chicago pneumatic. The few tools I have from them are tough and have never been anything but top notch. I think you may have them confused with "central pneumatic" sold by harbor freight and the likes. I am sure its not a coincdence that the names sound so simmular

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I Love my Fuego 6 1/2" Circ Saw, got high rating by Taunton too. I also have Ridgid 18awg Brad nailer and 1/4" crown stapler that work very well also.

I was talking about the air brad nailer that is a combo brad and crown stapler. The plunger is configured square so it can shoot crown staples which is fine but for a 18g pin it's worthless IMO. Leaves a huge square plunge mark in the work.
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Dewalt radio won't keep preset stations. Resets after it turns off.

Anyone use one of those battery powered caulk guns?

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