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Old 01-26-2009, 11:41 PM   #21
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For most stuff, I usually use a cordless drill & mag tip.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:47 AM   #22
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I've used Klein since I first got in to the trade and have been very disappointed in the last few things I've bought. They want to raise the price, drop the quality and then not warranty anything.

I think like many other former quality tool lines once Klein got hooked up with Home Crapo they got caught up with production numbers and didn't keep up with quality control as they did when they had less distribution.
The Crapo has flooded the market with DeWalt, a brand that you never really saw before they exploded there country wide.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:53 AM   #23
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I still like Klein tools overall. When I started they were the only tools you saw an electrician carry. The new screwdrivers I got for Christmas look like they are made by Bahco for Klein.
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I think like many other former quality tool lines once Klein got hooked up with Home Crapo they got caught up with production numbers and didn't keep up with quality control as they did when they had less distribution.
The Crapo has flooded the market with DeWalt, a brand that you never really saw before they exploded there country wide.

You are right on that one...I'm pretty bad for buying my Klein stuff at Homeless depot. I don't usually make it into suppliers (and most suppliers don't even sell Klein anymore) Homeless is always open and just around the corner. DeWalt has definately gone way down in quality...but I would use DeWalt over Makita and some Milwaukee stuff anyday since Makita and Milwaukee are now making a lot of stuff in china. At least DeWalt is made in Mexico.
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You are right on that one...I'm pretty bad for buying my Klein stuff at Homeless depot. I don't usually make it into suppliers (and most suppliers don't even sell Klein anymore) Homeless is always open and just around the corner. DeWalt has definately gone way down in quality...but I would use DeWalt over Makita and some Milwaukee stuff anyday since Makita and Milwaukee are now making a lot of stuff in china. At least DeWalt is made in Mexico.


Ive had the same Milwaukee 18v hammerdrill for 5 years. Gets beat, used everyday and still runs strong. A friend bought a DeWalt 18v hammerdrill and within a year the clutch was shot,and batt. packs were not holding a charge. He switched to Milwaukee and has had the drill for the last 3 years. DeWalt is no better being made in Mexico over China, they are all the same now, just overseas junk.
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I used to love milwaukee stuff...especially the super sawzall I've heard it is now owned by ITW which is a chinese company. At my last company we got some DeWalt stuff from DeWalt directly it seemed to hold up better than the tools we got from Homeless depot maybe it's made cheaper??
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i like the milwaukee portable band saw and the hole hawg
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I used to love milwaukee stuff...especially the super sawzall I've heard it is now owned by ITW which is a chinese company. At my last company we got some DeWalt stuff from DeWalt directly it seemed to hold up better than the tools we got from Homeless depot maybe it's made cheaper??
I will agree on that one, I purchase all my powertools from a supplier. You pay more but I think you get way better quality.

On a side note about Lowes, a friend of mine is a plumbing contractor. He was talking with a well pump manufacturer and the manufacturer rep. said that in the factory they have 2 areas, a supply product production area, and a Lowes product production area. The rep. said that the pumps that go to Lowes have plastic gears and are made cheaper so Lowes can sell them cheaper.
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i like the milwaukee portable band saw and the hole hawg
I like cake and ice cream. Ice cream is good.
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Where is the Ice Cream made?
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he waves his hand and magically has ice cream. hes godlike
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He better not wave too much he might go blind.
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Sounds like my old boss
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Yes, because my servants bring it to me. Marc, I would like some ice cream please.
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Yes, because my servants bring it to me. Marc, I would like some ice cream please.

Speedy you need to move this to the "boot" thread it's getting pretty deep in here.
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I have no idea what you're talking about.
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The "boot" thread ?
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Do I detect a note of jealousy here?
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