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Posted: 6/24/2002 6:38:04 AM EDT
Anyone have any experence with Chicago Electric tools? I'm getting ready to purchase a compound miter saw and a (tile)wet saw. Does Chicago Electric put out a decent product or is it another case of "you get what you pay for"? echo6
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 6:48:14 AM EDT
That's just a name Harbor Freight tool uses. They are probably OK for home use. If you make a living with tools, stay away.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 6:52:17 AM EDT
ditto what he sez... ok for [u]occasional[/u] home use, not worth it for commercial/pro use.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 6:53:37 AM EDT
Yes, that's just a name Harbor Freight uses. Translated, it comes out as "made in china crap." Not suitable for any use, except maybe one-time disposable. NMSight
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 6:57:51 AM EDT
Stay away. Junk of the lowest order. Bearings are crap, the motors use the "thin-gauge, many wraps" style Which generally leads to early failure under normal use mode. Cases are made to look like major brands, leading one to believe that they might just be re-badges of major brands....they ain't. You can get away with flea-market quality in some non-powered hand tools, but for power tools save your money and buy quality. You can always rent a tile saw at your local home center or hardware store. It'll be a higher quality machine, far less prone to crap out in the middle of the project, and if it does, it ain't your problem. If you need to do a LOT of tile work, save yourself some headaches and spend the extra dollars on a good Makita, Delta, Milwaukee or similar quality tool, it is absolutely worth it.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 7:27:58 AM EDT
Thats about what I thought, just wanted to conferm before I decided NOT to buy the cheaper tools. Thanks guys. echo6
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