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Wolf power tools - any good?



 
 
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Old November 3rd 03, 10:55 AM
Kalico
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Default Wolf power tools - any good?

I need a new circular saw and prefer to buy cheaper but often for the type
of work I do.

Screwfix have a brand called Wolf, 160mm for only 25 with a two year
guarantee. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Makro are doing a 180mm NuTool for the same money, also with 2 year
guarantee and I have had good experience with that brand, but little things
like painted steel rather than stainless steel footplate (which the Wolf
appears to have) make it look cheaper.

Thanks for any advice,
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Old November 3rd 03, 11:10 AM
Andy R
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"Kalico" wrote in message
...
I need a new circular saw and prefer to buy cheaper but often for the type
of work I do.

Screwfix have a brand called Wolf, 160mm for only 25 with a two year
guarantee. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Makro are doing a 180mm NuTool for the same money, also with 2 year
guarantee and I have had good experience with that brand, but little

things
like painted steel rather than stainless steel footplate (which the Wolf
appears to have) make it look cheaper.


I'm still using a Wolf hammer drill my father bought over 25 years ago, it's
had a lot of heavy use and is still OK. He bought various Wolf tools over
the years because of good previous experience. They used to be relatively
expensive so if they're cheap now maybe the spec's changed.

Rgds

Andy R


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Old November 3rd 03, 12:19 PM
Kalico
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Default Wolf power tools - any good?

"Andy R" wrote in message
...

"Kalico" wrote in message
...
I need a new circular saw and prefer to buy cheaper but often for the

type
of work I do.

Screwfix have a brand called Wolf, 160mm for only 25 with a two year
guarantee. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Makro are doing a 180mm NuTool for the same money, also with 2 year
guarantee and I have had good experience with that brand, but little

things
like painted steel rather than stainless steel footplate (which the Wolf
appears to have) make it look cheaper.


I'm still using a Wolf hammer drill my father bought over 25 years ago,

it's
had a lot of heavy use and is still OK. He bought various Wolf tools over
the years because of good previous experience. They used to be relatively
expensive so if they're cheap now maybe the spec's changed.

Rgds

Andy R


Thanks for that Andy. I tend to think that the guarantee alone is worth it
at this price level, but there is nothing like personal recommendation.

Rob


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Old November 3rd 03, 12:51 PM
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Default Wolf power tools - any good?


"Kalico" wrote in message
...
"Andy R" wrote in message
...

"Kalico" wrote in message
...
I need a new circular saw and prefer to buy cheaper but often for the

type
of work I do.

Screwfix have a brand called Wolf, 160mm for only 25 with a two year
guarantee. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Makro are doing a 180mm NuTool for the same money, also with 2 year
guarantee and I have had good experience with that brand, but little

things
like painted steel rather than stainless steel footplate (which the

Wolf
appears to have) make it look cheaper.


I'm still using a Wolf hammer drill my father bought over 25 years ago,

it's
had a lot of heavy use and is still OK. He bought various Wolf tools

over
the years because of good previous experience. They used to be

relatively
expensive so if they're cheap now maybe the spec's changed.


Thanks for that Andy. I tend to think that the guarantee alone is worth

it
at this price level, but there is nothing like personal recommendation.


Wolf were quality products. They were taken over by Atlas Copco I think.
The name has now re-emerged. It must be good as the previous brand had a
"quality" image, so anyone with sense would still keep it that way.



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Old November 3rd 03, 01:31 PM
Dave Plowman
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Default Wolf power tools - any good?

In article ,
Andy R wrote:
I'm still using a Wolf hammer drill my father bought over 25 years ago,
it's had a lot of heavy use and is still OK. He bought various Wolf
tools over the years because of good previous experience. They used to
be relatively expensive so if they're cheap now maybe the spec's changed.


I'd say *only* the name hasn't changed.

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Old November 3rd 03, 03:10 PM
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Default Wolf power tools - any good?

"Kalico" wrote in message
...
"Andy R" wrote in message
...

"Kalico" wrote in message
...
I need a new circular saw and prefer to buy cheaper but often for the

type
of work I do.

Screwfix have a brand called Wolf, 160mm for only 25 with a two year
guarantee. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Makro are doing a 180mm NuTool for the same money, also with 2 year
guarantee and I have had good experience with that brand, but little

things
like painted steel rather than stainless steel footplate (which the

Wolf
appears to have) make it look cheaper.


I'm still using a Wolf hammer drill my father bought over 25 years ago,

it's
had a lot of heavy use and is still OK. He bought various Wolf tools

over
the years because of good previous experience. They used to be

relatively
expensive so if they're cheap now maybe the spec's changed.

Rgds

Andy R


Thanks for that Andy. I tend to think that the guarantee alone is worth

it
at this price level, but there is nothing like personal recommendation.

Rob



Have a google search on the ng - I think that the subject of Wolf tools came
up a couple of months ago.

From memory, the brand/company now belongs to someone different, so
comparisons with the 25yr old tools may not be completely accurate guidance.

cheers
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Old November 4th 03, 09:29 AM
Andy R
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"RichardS" noaccess@invalid wrote in message
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"Kalico" wrote in message
...
"Andy R" wrote in message
...

"Kalico" wrote in message
...
I need a new circular saw and prefer to buy cheaper but often for

the
type
of work I do.

Screwfix have a brand called Wolf, 160mm for only 25 with a two

year
guarantee. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Makro are doing a 180mm NuTool for the same money, also with 2 year
guarantee and I have had good experience with that brand, but little
things
like painted steel rather than stainless steel footplate (which the

Wolf
appears to have) make it look cheaper.

I'm still using a Wolf hammer drill my father bought over 25 years

ago,
it's
had a lot of heavy use and is still OK. He bought various Wolf tools

over
the years because of good previous experience. They used to be

relatively
expensive so if they're cheap now maybe the spec's changed.

Rgds

Andy R


Thanks for that Andy. I tend to think that the guarantee alone is worth

it
at this price level, but there is nothing like personal recommendation.

Rob



Have a google search on the ng - I think that the subject of Wolf tools

came
up a couple of months ago.

From memory, the brand/company now belongs to someone different, so
comparisons with the 25yr old tools may not be completely accurate

guidance.

That's why I wondered about the low prices. The drill cost around 70 in
the seventies which is probably something like 300 now so there must be
some differences in quality.

Rgds

Andy R


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Old November 4th 03, 02:43 PM
The Natural Philosopher
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Default Wolf power tools - any good?

RichardS wrote:


From memory, the brand/company now belongs to someone different, so
comparisons with the 25yr old tools may not be completely accurate guidance.


I believe that to be the case. Most 25 year old electrical tools knock
the spots off what you can find today anyway, irrespective of brand...

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Old November 4th 03, 03:46 PM
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On Tue, 04 Nov 2003 14:43:17 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
wrote:

I believe that to be the case. Most 25 year old electrical tools knock
the spots off what you can find today anyway, irrespective of brand...


My DeWalt radial arm saw and DeWalt bandsaw must be getting to that
sort of age now. Both have shown outstanding reliability throughout
and I would part with neither in favour of a modern day equivalent.

PoP

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Old November 4th 03, 11:25 PM
Dave Plowman
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Default Wolf power tools - any good?

In article ,
Andy R wrote:
That's why I wondered about the low prices. The drill cost around 70 in
the seventies which is probably something like 300 now so there must be
some differences in quality.


Not necessarily. In the '70s, it would be hand assembled, and many of the
parts would also have been made on hand operated machinery. These days,
computer control of machinery allows far higher consistency and cheaper
production. You only have to look at how much longer car engines now last
for an example.

And, of course, they're now made using low cost far east labour.

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