Power tools are awesome. They make so many tasks in the shop faster and easier. From ripping boards to boring holes, there’s one to suit your needs.
However, they can cost quite a bit. There are off brands and cheaper models, but for high-end power tools, prepare to pry open your wallet to pay…
That is, of course, unless you buy a factory reconditioned tool. These reconditioned tools are typically ones that are sold to a customer but returned because of some defect. They are returned to the factory, rebuilt to specs and sold again. You might be able to score a decent tool for a discount price.
However, there are some woodworkers who have had bad experiences with reconditioned tool.
This week, let us know if you have every bought a reconditioned tool and how it worked for you.
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My first cordless drill was a reconditioned DeWalt 18V. It worked hard for me for over 10 years. I finally blew it apart using it with a 4″ hole saw bit. But for how much I saved from new at the time, I think it was an excellent deal.
I’ve purchased corded and cordless drills and circular saws as well as table top table saws. iPods too. I’ve never been dissatisfied.
Never have and haven’t heard from anyone who has.