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Postby australi » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:07 pm

Am SO pissed off – sanded my truck today before priming it, and my NEW DeWalt sander simply STOPPED!
Tried different powerpoints; nothing.

Can’t / DON’T they make ANYTHING that lasts these days!?????
I bought DeWalt because I thought / considered it a PREMIUM brand (Certainly was priced that way!)

Luckilly, I have found the receipt; they have a 3 YR warrantee, so no probs, but will henceforth wonder how long the next one will last!
This has done a TOTAL of about an hours work!!! :evil: :evil:

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Postby ernbuild » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:02 pm

Steve, most are being made in China I would expect, probably in the same factory. Ive always stuck to Hitachi for most of my gear, and have found it to be pretty good. Battery gear Bosch Ive found very reliable and plenty of power, but its always the same if its a cheap price then dont expect it to last. :D :D
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Postby sirfixalot » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:18 pm

Super cheap auto or Bunnings Ozito cheap 2 year warranty who cares when they die. Nobody wants to nick em

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Postby 98lux » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:11 pm

When I was in the panel shop, we would go through 1 good $200 grinder a year OR 4 $20 SCA specials.
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Postby australi » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:15 am

This DeWalt was made in Mexico; not the USA anymore.
Cost me $170 from bunnings. Under warranty as I said, so will have to try another of the same - GOOD item, but 1 hours use was SHIT!

If I could justify the expense, I'd get a Rupees (about $700).

My OLD Bosch drill and grinder are magic, but they were made in Germany before everything went to shit.

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Postby TroppoVette » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:30 pm

Ive been using Makita at work for 30 yrs and have never been let down. Not saying other brands are no good though!
I bought a SCA rotary hammer drill for $69 and use it nearly every day in a trade situation and its great!. Bought it 10 years ago!!!!!!!!!

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Postby silver383 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:59 pm

MMM Tried to point you in the rite direction. :-x

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Postby australi » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:28 am

Yeah I know Dave; just thought DeWalt were really good. :evil:

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Postby DOC » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:44 pm

Funny that, I know I'm American, And I know they (DeWalt) are widely sold there, And for some reason, they are always thought of as CHEAP JUNK. But then , what would I know of Mexican built crap.

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Postby australi » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:09 am

REALLY? :shock: - They are always portrayed on TV as being the ducks guts! Well there you go.

Not happy Jan!

- Took the DeWalt sander back to bunnings; turns out warrantee is repair, not replacement!
They’ve had to send it away to dewalt (Melbourne)

They reckon it is rare for one to come back as they are “trade tools”. Could’ve fixed it myself and saved time. :evil:

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Postby DOC » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:10 pm

Milwaukee Brand tools, Makita Brand tools, Trade tools, Yes.
DeWalt, Plastic junk!

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Postby DOC » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:12 pm

Perhaps just my opinion, But then, A tradie I've been for almost 40 years.

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Postby australi » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:11 am

Milwaukee are made in china now.

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Postby DOC » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:37 pm

Guess you need to find OLD tools to find good ones!

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Postby australi » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:14 am

EXACTLY!!

I have a huge Bosch drill that's MANY years old (from my uncles estate) and it goes like a bull. I also have a Bosch angle grinder that I bought in my teens that's terrific.

What we need to find, with all makes, is NOS tools.

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Postby australi » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:39 pm

Picking up my DeWalt sander tomorrow after OVER 5 weeks in repair agents!!

Rang bunnings chasing it up wednesday and he said he'll get manager to authorise a new replacement next working day, but as it is, coincidentally; mine came back from repair friday.

Will certainly LOOK for 'REPLACEMENT WARRANTEE' on the next powertool I buy, and not a repair warrantee! :shock: :evil:

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Postby australi » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:18 am

Went to bunnings to get my ‘repaired’ sander and I asked them to plug it in and try it; the bloody rotary switch that changes RPM was virtually stuck solid!
Only way to vary it was a BIG effort with thumbnail!!! The bloke agreed this was not good enough, and gave me a brand new one (after my 5+ weeks of waiting for mine to be repaired).
I got him to try the new one too – works fine. The findings were on my old one, that a stator winding was faulty!!! – After 1 to 2 hrs use!

We were both pissed off at the fact that the repairers obviously didn’t even test it before sending it back! BAD mark against them!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Postby DOC » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:22 pm

What Shit!

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Postby australi » Wed May 01, 2013 10:18 am

EXACTLY!!

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Postby YLLA 88 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:00 pm

australi wrote:EXACTLY!!



Austy we are partly to blame.

DeWalt as many other manufacturing companies over the last 10 years Sidchrome, Bosch, Kingchrome yadda yadda yadd are not of the quality that products used to be in time gone past. In a effort to keep competitive with cheap shyte imports’ Yes as SirFixAloot stated well bunnings XU1 styles have had to move manufacturing to like of China and the likes of India to be able to compete with the market and now we get what we pay for SHYTE ! Even when we pay 3 times the price of a throw away XU1 Style drill it's very VERY hard to find a quality product in this throw away life we are living in :x-

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Postby australi » Thu May 02, 2013 10:04 am

Yes this is true, but shouldn't be.


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