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Old 09-09-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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I am wondering what everyones definition of the term "Homeowner Quality" is?

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Hmmm....good question

I'd say most people "in the trades" would consider a tool that's OK for occasional use (a few times a year...or a one-off project) as opposed to one used daily (250+/- days a year), or relied upon in a professional manner (heavy use required for many projects throughout the year), a "Homeowner Quality Tool"

I can't see how someone not in the trades could argue that one

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Here is an example of contractor grade VS HO grade:

The one on the left is HO, on the right is Contractor.

Primary differences are: the blade is welded to the handle on the left, forged from a single piece of higher grade steel on the right (The one on the left goes "thunk" when tweaked, the one on the right goes "Ting". The handle is plastic on the left, bonded leather on the right. Capped with a poly butt that wouldn't last 2 days on the left, a hardwood cap on the right. As you can also see, they are priced accordingly.
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I guess I am referring more to the build quality of the project, the worksmanship if you will, rather than the differences in tools.

I do think as far as tools go that "Homeowner Quality" would be inferior.
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I guess I am referring more to the build quality of the project, the worksmanship if you will, rather than the differences in tools.
Ah...that's another matter
I don't think of things that way

But there are different levels of quality, that each person considers acceptable, whether it's DIY or Pro
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I would say that is an undefined variable. I have seen homeowner work that was magnificant and more that was crap. Same for contractor work.
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I would say that is an undefined variable. I have seen homeowner work that was magnificant and more that was crap. Same for contractor work.
That pretty much says it.
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I have seen homeowner work that was magnificant and more that was crap. Same for contractor work.
Ayup...

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