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  # 2308677 31-Aug-2019 03:39
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Unfortunately we are totally ripped off here , the pic above is an example what you can get in the US, I drool every time I going to Home Depot -;)


Parallel imports available on trademe

I know all about iTools and other sites, I still don’t think they compare.
NZD $899 for a drill & impact driver,
equivalent in HDepot USD $179.
The issue here is apart from the weight , it’s getting the batteries back. US post won’t accept them.

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  # 2308678 31-Aug-2019 04:05
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Bosch (blue) or Fein

- ISP1: T-OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat


- ISP2: 4G/LTE USB modem + TL-MR3020, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)


- NET: ZBOX nano router, 2 C2960X-48TS-L, 2 GWN7630, 1 GWN7610, 2 UPS


- SVR: E3C236 32G/20T, 2 H2 16G/500G, HC1 5T, N2 128G | HC2 14T, HC2 1T


- USR: DeskMini 310, NUC8i7HVK, Aspire E5, EliteBook 840, Galaxy Tab, 4K TV


- IoT: 3 public/1 private LoRaWAN gateways, various openHAB bindings (CCU3)


- 3D: Ender-3, Ender-3 Pro, Ultimaker 2E+, Ultimaker 3, Ultimaker S5, MP-CNC


- ipPBX: GRP2613, GO-Box 100, SPA112 (Fax and W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone)



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  # 2309020 1-Sep-2019 14:36
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Technicolour: I currently have a cheap Ozito drill



Putting in a good word for Ozito, they're actually not that bad, they're rebranded gear from the German manufacturer Einhell, one of the pioneers of the "designed in Gemany, manufacture in China" model. If you look at a lot of the tools from better-known companies like Bosch, they've also now switched to this model. The trick is to identify the Einhell original, look up reviews on it, and then buy based on that.



You've also got Bunnings' pretty-much no-questions-asked returns policy, if something does go wrong they're really good with exchanging things, I've done exchanges on gift items for which I had no receipt and they took it without any problems (planting broom in a garden that borders a reserve is definitely a no-no, no matter how nice the photos of the flowers on it look).


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  # 2309022 1-Sep-2019 14:42
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Honestly, unless you're doing a lot of stuff, the Ozito's are fine. I've got the Brushless Impact & Drill set, no issues at all. Unless you're using this thing daily to earn your bread and butter, you shouldn't have issues, and if you do the Ozito warranty is hard to go past, because Bunnings will just swap it.



That set has a bit of an odd history, it's there for a couple of months, gone for a few months, then back again. I thought it had been discontinued after being absent for quite awhile, but looks like it's back again now. I'd been tempted by it, but have an older original Einhell-branded drill/driver that's still going strong after maybe ten years use, the damn thing just won't die so I have an excuse to get the twin pack.

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  # 2309043 1-Sep-2019 17:15
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Ozito Power X which their rebadged Einhell gear. Power X gear is red colour and the standard Ozito is their grey/silver colour. Power X gear is really good specially for the price you pay and it is 5 years replacement warranty. Anything goes wrong, walk into Bunnings with receipt and they will replace the product rather than send it for repair.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  # 2309202 2-Sep-2019 07:20
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+1 for the Ryobi brushless range.  I have a brushless Dewalt drill and prefer the Ryobi tool range.

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  # 2309231 2-Sep-2019 08:41
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Re: Rip off Kiwi pricing, once you commit to an ecosystem and have a few batteries and a charger, you can look to buy additional tools/"skins" from Amazon or wherever else and save yourself a lot of money



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  # 2309232 2-Sep-2019 08:43
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The Ryobi range is very well priced in NZ.  I have bought a couple of things re-certified from Amazon and they have been very cheap but generally the new tools are priced the same here in NZ or very close.

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