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Old 02-11-2009, 10:21 PM   #16
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There was a review in Fine Home Building, July 2008.

They liked the Panasonic and Hitachi.

If I made a living with one of these I would get Panasonic. I used to think the Rigid tools were really bad, but I know several pros that use them daily and are happy with them.

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Old 02-12-2009, 07:45 AM   #17
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There was a review in Fine Home Building, July 2008.

They liked the Panasonic and Hitachi.

If I made a living with one of these I would get Panasonic. I used to think the Rigid tools were really bad, but I know several pros that use them daily and are happy with them.
I make my living using tools, I use Ridgid, why listen to a magazine when you get advice from a pro?
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:32 AM   #18
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I'm by no means an pro but like i said I recently got a Pro Series craftsman set that I love. I've had some experience with Rigid though and that was also a great set. My FIL has a rigid combo that he uses all the time (he's an electrician) and absolutely loves. Only complaint is battery life but its a few years old now.
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I make my living using tools, I use Ridgid, why listen to a magazine when you get advice from a pro?
Dear Pro, Would you give the same advice for say buying a truck? Would you say hey I'm a pro so this is the best truck? Buying tools is subjective to a persons own needs, desires, experience, and wallet. What is one persons best ever may be another persons ho hum.

The JLC Forum is for Pro"s only and I have never seen a consensus from Pro's on any tool. When any contributor on this Forum put's in their two cents, let em alone.

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Dear Pro, Would you give the same advice for say buying a truck? Would you say hey I'm a pro so this is the best truck? Buying tools is subjective to a persons own needs, desires, experience, and wallet. What is one persons best ever may be another persons ho hum.

The JLC Forum is for Pro"s only and I have never seen a consensus from Pro's on any tool. When any contributor on this Forum put's in their two cents, let em alone.

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My professional opinion on the best truck is an F250 Super Duty, prior to being a licensed contractor, I was a professional mechanic.
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Back to the topic, what do people think of reconditioned? Have any personal experience with them?

Oh and thanks Palibob. Always at least one on every message board.
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Back to the topic, what do people think of reconditioned? Have any personal experience with them?

Oh and thanks Palibob. Always at least one on every message board.
IMO there is nothing wrong with reconditioned, many times they were used once and returned because a HO needed it for a job and didn't want to keep it.

Just look at the price of the reconditioned tool and make sure it is a better deal.

I use a bunch of Porter Cable sanders and routers, I used to buy them reconditioned, but they started getting to be the same price or more than I could buy them new.

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