Buying a name brand tool with a proven track record at a discounted price is one thing; purchasing a lesser-quality tool at a low price is quite another. If you are in the market for discount tools, it's recommended you do a serious search of the consumer report websites on the brands you plan to buy.
What is the lifespan of these tools compared to the name brands?
Have there been any safety recalls on the brands you plan to buy?
What is the reputation of this brand among consumer reporting websites?
If you read report after report of negative experiences associated with the brands you plan to purchase, it may be wise to bit the bullet, spend the extra money, knowing your tools are safer and longer-lasting. Never skimp on quality when it comes to power tools. You can check consumerreports.org, my3cents.com, and do a keyword search on Google.com on the phrase "power tool consumer reports".
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