How does some one know what power tools are good to buy with several name brand tools like?

Ryobi, Milwaukee, Dewalt, Bosch, Black & Decker, etc. ? What is best to buy & what is just a waste of money etc. ?

Asked By: Dr. Feel Good - 5/19/2012
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=== Bosch and Ryobi are good tools .... I have used Sears power tools for years and have seen other guys pay alot more money to do the same job ... look at Sears and compare ............ B&D is much better than it was in the past ... are you going to work and make $$$ with these tools or just put them in your garage... More
Answered By: XTX - 5/19/2012
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Answered By: Daniel - 5/19/2012
Research and talking to people who know. Black and Decker is what my dad calls the grown mans version of tinker toys. It's OK for apartment living, east projects, light household work but can't and won't do anything heavy... More
Answered By: Who am I? - 5/19/2012
For casual use, go with less expensive tools. Ryobi is changing from ni-cad to ni-mh batteries on their cordless power tools. they are offering some super deals on their ni-cad tools now.
Answered By: Jackie D - 5/19/2012
Magazines, like WOOD magazine have reviews of power tools frequently. They tell you which ones they think are best. Wood magazine also has an online forum where you can find out what people think about their tools. Consumer reports may do some research... More
Answered By: J - 5/19/2012
I'm going to go with Who am I's dad on this one.Makita is a top brand alsoand very exspensive.but if you dont use on reagular basis ryobi is good and cheap! Harbor Freight is generaly a waste of money for the every day user,but Icant stop from going to the place,they are cheap $ and have huge selection of almost... More
Answered By: 1builderomany - 5/19/2012
The best advice I can give you is to look at independent reports and comparisons among the tool manufacturers... More
Answered By: Ronald Greene - 5/19/2012
Have to do research. I havent had any problems with Black & Decker yet, though I was debating about buying one of their emergency radios.
Answered By: ME - 5/22/2012
You just have to do your research, any company can make a good tool, any company can make a bad tool. Read reviews, play with them at the store if you can, if it feels cheap it probably is. Generally you get what you pay for but there are exceptions... More
Answered By: Paul - 5/22/2012
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