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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Has anybody used Chicgo Electric power tools?

Here's what I'm looking at specifically. I would only need to use this tool 2-4 times a year(aprox.) Do their tools wear out quickly? Is it worth it to spend the extra $80 and buy the Dewalt. I also saw a Milwaukee for $149 too.
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Re: Has anybody used Chicgo Electric power tools?

Most are cheap knock offs. But I have to say.........
I have a 4 1/2" grinder that I have used and abused for around 8 years that is still kicking a$$. I think it was worth the $20-21 I gave for it. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Has anybody used Chicgo Electric power tools?

I've got what is probably the same 4˝" grinder mentioned above, and it rocks. I've also got their 90 amp AC welder,that works great for small jobs that aren't worth dragging the big boy out for, and also a jigsaw that's been kicking for quite a while. The only trouble I've ever had with any of them was that the grinder and saw were a little cheap with the lube and needed a snort added early on.
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I have had pretty good luck with their power tools. If you are only going to use it a couple times a year just buy the cheap one but tell the wife you had to spend all the money to get the buffer just to buff HER car. Then take the extra money and buy some extra tools while you are there.
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Re: Has anybody used Chicgo Electric power tools?

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I have had pretty good luck with their power tools. If you are only going to use it a couple times a year just buy the cheap one but tell the wife you had to spend all the money to get the buffer just to buff HER car. Then take the extra money and buy some extra tools while you are there.

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Yeah, I had been looking at that grinder too. That's where the extra money will go plus a few other toys [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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