are pittsburgh power tools any good?
I want to buy a power tool set from harbor freight for $ 80 it comes with the drill skill saw sawzall and flash light. Would you recomend I get this or something else?
Suggestion by snowman
No,save your money and buy a better brand.For a few dollars more you could get a Ryobi.For a few hundred dollars more you could get a Dewalt set.
Suggestion by sam f
my boss used pittsburg toots i loved the sawsall and drill ran like a champ
Suggestion by DIY Doc
I agree with snoman; and have experienced Harbor Freight in the past. I happened to suggest a gift my kids could give me and they bought CHICAGO power tools. If I could; I’d toss them into Lake Michigan.
No offense to you; or anyone; but consider that so many BRAND tools are likely manufactured in part or total, by the same Mfg. and Harbor happens to import. No offense to the Chinese either; but I can’t take a bargain drill to Bejing for repair.
Again; with no offense; I’m not at all a fan of Packages. Even with the big Boys. For one thing I might not need a Yellow Radio on a job site; and I’ll certainly never be sawing in the dark using the KIT flashlight to see what I’m doing.
In some part this also depends on your intended use. Obviously if a Pittsburgh drill; even if rated at 18 volts in the kit, happens to come with only 1 charger, and MAYBE 2 batteries; that charger make take an overnight to recharge a battery. Hardly a situation ideal for someone who runs a battery down every 20 minutes on a job.
Go with what happens to be well rated certainly, and not always the cheapest price; but consider that Dewalt (parent to the comapny that makes “Firestorm” (B&D)/ Milwaukee/ Porter/ Rigid/ etc. are very likely going to have extensive online sites; as well as places local to take a tool that may malfunction.
Warantees are generally the same; but after market is as valid as a bargain price.
Suggestion by extitude
In my experiance cheaper cordless tool combos are just as usable as the pricier ones but have less torque and really bad batteries that die easilly.
So they are usable for much less time and not worth the money in the long run .
Newer power tools: this one resembles a mini skill saw….?
What is it called? It’s small enough to be used with one hand and comes with a disc for cutting wood, masonry, metal, etc. (interchangeable discs, I think, or a one-disc-cuts-all type of thing). It showed a man placing it on a piece of drywall or plywood and him guiding it down his mark/line with ease (much less bulky than skill saw). IThe one advertisement I saw in Popular Science magazine looked like it was made overseas (the brand)… maybe Germany, and I thought I recalled its color being black and orange…? I want to get it for my dad for Christmas, so any information is appreciated.
That’s it, Sophie B!! Fien… couldn’t remember the name. thank you!!
Suggestion by jay d
made by freud , look it up on ther website..as a multitool
Suggestion by Sophie B
The Fien Multi-tool…
Excellent professional tool with interchangeable heads
Advertised on TV
unfortunately , rather pricey…300.00..
Available at professional tool stores or direct from tv…
Suggestion by Aaron B
Black and decker, bosch and chicago powertools makes same tool for around $ 100, fein wants $ 325 – $ 400 for theirs, it’s a modified detail sander, nothing special.
- “VULCAN” HOLE SAWS
- Material : Carbon steel
- Hole Diameter : 3″
- For use with hardwoods or softwoods. Includes pilot bit and mandrel.
For use with hardwoods or softwoods. Includes pilot bit and mandrel.