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Old 10-04-2006, 10:06 PM   #11
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You scare me with that post!! I bought an El-Cheapo at harbor frieght last year, it has done an awful lot of work, and only has a few jobs left to do. It even came with spare brushes which I think I've lost them already. So far so good....it has held up remarkably well....so far!
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:37 PM   #12
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Sorry I didn't mean to scare you. I used mine on more than just stuff on the bus. I knew the thing wouldn't last forever cause it would get hot after a few minutes of use and I tend to not stop until I finish my cut. Maybe you will have more luck with your cheapy.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:21 PM   #13
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I have had excellent luck with Harbor Freight tools. I made the mistake of buying a "factory refurbished" Dewalt sawzall. It made about 10 cuts and took a dump.

I bought a rotary hammer drill at Harbor Freight years ago to do a seismic retrofit on our old house. I have used that thing far more than I ever thought. It just loves to eat concrete.

I had a cheap sabre saw that I got at Home Depot. I used it a few times and it started smoking and sparking inside.

Sometimes the cheap stuff is junk and others it will surprise you.
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:37 PM   #14
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I buy a lot of stuff from harbor frieght lately, haven't had any of it long enough to find out how long they last....except maybe that 4" angle grinder that I bought on sale for $19.99....it has done nearly 85% of the metal cutting on my bus so far. And keep in mind that this bus the screw heads are just like the rivets, they gotta be cut off too!

i also have an air cut-off tool (also from harbor frieght) but gotta keep the bus running to use it... so it doesn't quite see the amount of use the electric one does!!
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