I got the little one with the nailgun for 180.Has anyone else picked up one of these? If so how do you like it?
Yes. They are built cheaper by manufacturers of HD's choosing, outside of the normal source of the manufacturer.Gen, I agree.
But my last 2 broken tools I've had a freaking battle trying to get them fixed properly and ended up calling the manufacturer and having to get the Rep involved.
At the depot its always been a case of "uhhh, this broke I bought it xx/xx/xx"...ok do you have your receipt? "no..." did you buy it here "I think so...or maby another home depot" Ok heres a new one next time hang on to your receipt.
Gen, are you saying that tools from the depot are built cheaper then tools sold elsewhere with the same model #? Like what Wal-Mart tries to do?
I've never had problems with stuff I've bought at other stores.I see no correlation between stuff that breaks from the depot and stuff that breaks from other stores.
I've never heard of Hilti stuff breaking down (outside of normal wear and tear). They definitely build great products. Now that HD has started to sell them, let's see what happens.Everyone wants something to never break, but that is unrealistic, therefore good companies really shine when it comes to service time, thats why I have alot of Hilti gear they have sweeeeeet service. A big tool store in Ottawa took a long time to repair one of my tools and I was a little upset and said "sorry I'm just use to a 4 day turnover from Hilti...his response was "no one can ever compete with their service".
I just picked up that small 1 gal DeWalt compressor for 119$. I ran the break in like it stated in the om, I just haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Has anyone else picked up one of these? If so how do you like it?
A good example is of DeWalt's 3100 Pressure Washer.I know that the pumps a homeowner can buy from HD are made by the same guys who make the pumps I buy from wholesalers. However, the HD pumps are definitely cheapened - they seem to last about 5 years, then they're toast one way or another. Of course, I might also chalk this up to bad installation practices of the home owners, but you can visually see the difference in materials.
On the tool side of things - I've made a habit of buying the big box's own brand, and that's worked out well for me. For example, a service truck I own has a lot of Ryobi items in it. However, I don't use this stuff on a 10 hour a day basis. For things like wire crimpers/cutters, pipe wrenches, pvc shears, etc - I go to my wholesaler and buy Rigid and other high end lines. I could buy cheap pipe wrenches at HD, but I could also buy Craftsman instead of Snapon.
They break, like everything, but get serviced FAST.I've never heard of Hilti stuff breaking down (outside of normal wear and tear). They definitely build great products. Now that HD has started to sell them, let's see what happens.
Pierce, if you don't mind me asking whats so great about the ridgid pipe wrenches? Is it just the hardness of the steel jaws? I've only used a pipe wrench about 5 times in my entire life and it seems like one of the simplest tools knows to man. How does a ridgid ($120) compare to a SuperEgo ($60) to a no name ($15)?For things like wire crimpers/cutters, pipe wrenches, pvc shears, etc - I go to my wholesaler and buy Rigid and other high end lines.
I haven't really noticed any difference, except for the fact that many of the HD tools are not the same model numbers as some of the other stores. Dewalt makes a ton of different 18v drills. hammer, 2 speed, 3 speed, etc. Many of the ones at the depot are the cheaper models. The cost also reflects this.