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Forum topic by Howie posted 558 days ago 1563 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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558 days ago

Anyone familiar with them?

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#1 posted 558 days ago

Puly is a Chinese company that makes cordless power tools. I think you will have difficulty finding out how they preform because Woodcraft just picked the line up, and even Amazon.com has few reviews on the tools. I suppose they may be worth trying out since they are pretty cheap and Woodcraft doesn’t usually sell junk. But I wouldn’t expect super high quality from them.

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#2 posted 558 days ago

I’ve been looking to get an impact driver, and it seems to be a very good price point on these, but since I already have several bosch batteries and the bosch drill, I’m wondering if I should just spent the extra to go with that.

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#3 posted 558 days ago

I just got the brand Milwaukee impact driver and cant say enough good things about it. Brushless, digital clutch, and more power than any other impact driver I have ever used despite being almost half the size. Two batteries (that charge in half an hour), a REALLY nice hard case and charger were included. This thing has some really neat features as well. It is almost 4 times the price of the Puly though

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#4 posted 557 days ago

Stumpy, that was pretty much the impression I had about them(puly) but thought I would ask. Maybe more time on the market will tell.

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#5 posted 445 days ago

I just bought the Puly Multi Head Tool, today. WC had a set with the base Multi Head Tool, the Right Angle Drill Head and accessories, the Multi Function Head and accessories, one 12V battery and charger, and a LED flashlight and carry case (both “free” with purchase) on sale. I need a multi tool with a straight blade, and a scraper, for some work my ex-wife wants me to do for her, and I’ve been wanting an angled drill for power sanding on the lathe. My other choice was Horror Fright, er… Harbor Freight.

Yes, it is “Made in China”, too, just like HF. Puly has a web site ( http://www.puly.com.cn/‎ ) you can check for information. I went there because I like to get PDF copies of all of my tool manuals. I CAN’T FIND THAT MODEL NUMBER ON THE SITE! There’s lots of tools on the site, just not the tool I bought! I looked using all of the keywords I thought would be applicable to the device. NOTHING! I’ve contacted Puly “support”, if I can’t get information from them I’ll let everyone know.

I asked my WC salesman about Puly before I bought it. He said WC has sold the device for only about four months. The local store has sold several, but he didn’t know much about them. He said they haven’t had any returns yet. So far, so good.

One thing I’m not thrilled about is the charge time on the 12V Lithium-Ion battery. The manual states “normal” charging takes 3 to 5 hours. (The initial charge should be 5 to 7 hours, use the tool until it runs down. Repeat this charge/discharge cycle 4-5 times.) The battery is “overcharge”, “overdischarge”, “overheat”, “overcurrent”, and “shortcircuit” protected. All of my other brand (18V) batteries are 1 hour charge.

Right now, we are experiencing tornadoes in the area (NE Oklahoma). The battery’s charging now, but I won’t discharge ii until tomorrow, JIC of power outage.

Cheers,
Stephen

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#6 posted 444 days ago

3 to 5 hours??? My Milwaukee 12v batteries take 30 minutes. They are significantly more expensive though

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#7 posted 442 days ago

Yes, that’s what the manual says. The manual is “doo doo”. The WC description says it comes with a one hour charger. My personal experience is that it only took about an hour or so to charge, about the same as my “Sneers” and Ridgid batteries.

I ran the battery down using the LED flashlight. Boy, was I surprised. The flashlight stayed lit at a usable level (a bright spot on the ceiling) for many (>6) hours. Then, as Li-Ion batteries are want to do, the light output diminished quickly.

One other thing, I used it to drive two screws today and had problems keeping the driver bit on the screw. The two inch extension that holds the bit seems to be bent, as do a couple of the drill bits. The points wobble significantly. I haven’t had a chance to check the runout yet so I can’t give you numbers. I’ll try to do that tomorrow. Just looking at the drill’s chuck, I don’t see much wobble.

This does not bode well for future purchases of Puly tools by me, or even keeping this one. I’ll also check with my local WC on this matter.

Cheers,
Stephen

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