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Old 03-17-2005, 08:47 PM   #16
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Never used the Buffalo tools Mr. Depp. I do have a Ryobi weed eater though, talk about one powerful sumb!tch! It's like holding a lawn mower in your hands! Accidentally cut a frog right in half one time, he didn't know what hit him.

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Old 03-17-2005, 10:36 PM   #17
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Buffalo must be regional, I've never heard of them.
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Old 03-17-2005, 10:40 PM   #18
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Well, I'm not claiming to be the cheapest but we do have a tool shop through this site: http://www.diyrepair.com/shop/

Its an amazon affiliate site.
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Old 03-17-2005, 10:51 PM   #19
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Guys, the Buffalo tool thing, he's goofin' on us. You get them at Target and stuff. I saw a 40 pc ratchet set for like $20.
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:14 AM   #20
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Tools have a similarity to friends, you never know who to depend on until the pressure is really on. I can count both on my fingers.

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Old 03-18-2005, 08:44 AM   #21
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I agree Pipeguy, buffalo tools are definitely on the low end of the totem pole. I used to go to those traveling tool sales when I was first starting out, because I was about as broke as they come and have bought a few of their tools. But after about the third item either broke or just plain fell apart I quit buying them. I have to say I am very impressed with the rigid line. I've 3-4 of their items and the will definitely hold up under everyday use and generally 10-20% cheaper than the more expensive brands.

Only experience I've had with Ryobi was with a drywall router, back when I was still drywalling full time. My 5 yr old rotozip bit the dust right in the middle of hanging the board in a custom log home way out in the boonies. So the owners of the house were there, and the guy says, "Oh I have one of those tools" He breaks out this ryobi router from his p/u toolbox, and tells me to go ahead & use it. Must have had open bearings in it because the dust had just about burnt it up by the end of that day. I felt terrible and offered to buy it from the guy, but he was real nice about it. He ended up having me buy a roto-zip for him from my our supply house (at contractor's price of course, the rich can be some of the biggest cheapskates:D) I replaced mine as well at that time and it's been going ever since gotta be 7-8 yrs now.

I've signed up to be a tool tester for two or three different companies, but no dice so far.
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:29 AM   #22
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I would like to start a product testing team at ContractorTalk.com. I need to figure out how to get a hold of some of these guys.
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:43 AM   #23
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Yeah, Buffalo tools are cheap, but man they are tenacious. Like a midget in a bullfight, I'm tellin' ya! They'll surprise you.

I've never heard of Rigid tools? Is that for real? Man, I bet that company makes some great T-shirts!! :D LMAO!!

Hey, Nathan, which guys would you like to get a hold of? If there's any product testing going on, I'd love to get involved! Would it be like driving trucks over tools to see how they hold up and stuff? I love that kind of thing!
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:49 AM   #24
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My apartment in the city is in a 17 story building. I can definitely hook you up with some tool drop testing
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:59 AM   #25
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My apartment in the city is in a 17 story building. I can definitely hook you up with some tool drop testing
Cool! Drop-forged tools are the BEST!
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:06 PM   #26
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They forge them while falling from a 17 story building? I'm sure there's an easier way:p
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Old 03-18-2005, 07:00 PM   #27
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Nate, You need to contact the marketing depts. This is best done over the phone. Everybody likes to think that they are high-tech and webbin' it but few actually are when it comes down to solicitations. You have to get to the decision makers, this can take time.
I get fishing packages from major manufacturers, boats, motors, trailers, electronics, batteries for our fishing tounaments. If I can help you, let me know. I have never dealt with tool companies but the principles are probably the same.
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:38 AM   #28
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Teetor, I will agree with you there. We don;t do much finish work, but I have a compound miter from them. To be honest I wouldnt trust any of the guages. I always use a combination square to check my angles... but in their defense I bought the cheapest one they had. Like every manufacturer they make several grades of equipment form cheapo to pretty damned nice.

My uncle's Ryobi miter saw is off by about a 1/16th. He found out the hard way while building his enclosed deck. You are right though using a combination square would have saved him some trouble and wood.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:03 AM   #29
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Even the worst miter saws can be 'dialed in' if you are willing to spend the time.
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I've never heard of Rigid tools? Is that for real? Man, I bet that company makes some great T-shirts!! :D LMAO!!
You like Buffalo tools and you've never heard of Rigid??? Man, you need to get out and spend some time tool shopping LJD. :D

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