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Forum topic by HalfShirt posted 11-02-2016 03:28 AM 609 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2016 03:28 AM

I hope I’m posting this in the right place. If not, mods please feel free to move or let me know. Anyway, has anyone here ever heard of the Rockwell Advisory Community or is anyone a member? I received an email from Rockwell today asking me to fill out a survey and if I qualified I would be asked to join the Rockwell Advisory Community where supposedly they will send you free tools to try out in exchange for participating in online chats, posting to their forum a couple of times a week, and giving honest feedback. I qualified based on the questions asked, but wasn’t willing to give any personal information. Questioned whether or not it was legit. Has anyone ever heard of this? Don’t want to send any money to a Nigerian prince and this sounds to good to be true.

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#1 posted 11-02-2016 06:55 AM

Did you contact Rockwell?

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#2 posted 11-02-2016 07:15 AM

There is a Rockwell (or Rockwell International, which is now part of Rockwell Automation), who was a large fortune 500 company involved in manufacturing, aerospace, defence, auto, industrial automation, etc… which everyone associates with being the owner of Delta power tools for decades. And then there is a Rockwell who sells cheap consumer grade handheld power tools, apparently based out of North Carolina. They are not the same.

I am not sure, but I bet that e-mail came from the later, not the former :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 11-02-2016 11:31 AM

I have not contacted Rockwell. It was late last night. I’ll reach out to them today. Thanks.

-- Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over?

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#4 posted 11-02-2016 11:33 AM

Brad,

You are correct. It’s the later.

-- Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over?

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#5 posted 11-02-2016 11:43 PM

Reached out to Rockwell today and was advised it was a legitimate group. In exchange for my participation and opinion, I’ll get free tools.

-- Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over?

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#6 posted 11-03-2016 02:55 PM

Score! I have a few of their 12V tools…not going to replace my Milwaukee or Makita stuff by any means, but not terrible performers at the price point. In particular, their 12V SDS drill is very handy, and the battery warrantees they offer are nice.

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#7 posted 11-03-2016 11:06 PM

Rockwell is gaining more and more shelf space in the Menard’s chain. Several years ago Menards was famous for selling “junk” but I have found them to have fixed that and it might be that they are adopting that line (not unlike HD and Ridgid/Husky or Lowe’s and Kobalt). Unless Menard’s is going back to their junk years, Rockwell tools might be worth a shot.

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#8 posted 11-04-2016 12:47 AM

Hey for FREE tools, I’d sure write a few reviews !

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#9 posted 11-04-2016 01:32 AM

Me either I love all tools !!!
A tester I could be for sure.

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#10 posted 11-04-2016 03:26 AM

The free tools is the reason I did as much research as I did. Normally I would have just deleted it and moved on, but as a tool junkie my addiction got the better of me.

-- Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over?

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#11 posted 11-04-2016 04:51 AM

Be careful. A family member got some “free” magazines. The shipping/delivery cost was more than they were worth.

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#12 posted 11-04-2016 11:38 AM

I know that story too. No worries, I read the fine print. I’m probably the only person in the world who reads the “Terms & Conditions” on a website before clicking agree.

-- Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over?

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