How To Buy Reconditioned Power Tools
Buying good woodworking power tools can get really expensive especially when you are just starting out and have a tight budget. If you are money strapped because you can’t afford the best new brands on the market I have the solution for you…reconditioned power tools.
What’s A Reconditioned Power Tool?
A reconditioned power tool is one that has been sold, slightly used and then returned to the manufacturer for reconditioning. Then the tool goes through a process of reconditioning, cleaning and repairing, and then put back on the market for resale. Each tool goes through a quality inspection by a certified technician to make sure it is working properly before returning it to market. Once these reach the market again they can be purchased for a fraction of what the new tool would of cost.
Many manufactures will offer a one year warranty as well as a thirty day money back guarantee when you buy their reconditioned power tools. You are getting the same offer that many power tool manufacturers offer for brand new power tool purchases but for way less.
The drawback to getting reconditioned power tools is that not all of the merchandise in a power tool line will be available and on occasion you will buy a lemon but if they offer a good warranty then this should be no problem.
I am finding that most manufacturers offer reconditioned items for just about every tool they make. Some companies you may want to look at are:
How can you tell the tool is any good before you buy? Here is my research method:
1. Head on over to Amazon.com and select the “Tools and Home Improvement” category.
2. In the search box type “reconditioned power tools” and click “Go”. You can also type in a specific tool like “reconditioned circular saw” and get specific results.
3. Next, on the right side of the page you will see another box labeled “Sort by”. In the drop down menu select “Bestselling”.
4. Under each product you should see some gold stars. If they are there that means someone has written a review for that product. Click on those gold stars and read the reviews. This will give you a good idea of what other people think who have already purchased the product.
I do this all the time when I am researching a product to buy. I also like 10 or more reviews for a particular product. The more reviews the better.
Reconditioned power tools will save you a bunch of money and by using the research method I described you can save time on shopping.
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