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Bill

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#1 posted 05-19-2007 06:55 PM

I have avoided reconditioned tools myself, but that is just a personal preference. If a tool was returned to the Manufacturer, it most likely had a problem. Sometimes, these problems may get fixed, but keep occurring when the product is used again. While I believe they can be fixed and provide good service, many do not seem to.

So, I spend the extra money and buy new. Plus, you get the new warranty and usually a return policy with the retailer. Just a little extra piece of mind.

I would also differentiate between used and reconditioned. I can see buying some used equipment at times. While it could have problems that the owner overlooks or works around, you would have an idea what it would be. Of course, that means buying in person, not over the internet.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com


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