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#272218 15-Jun-2020 15:00
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The Ozito 2400 gets pretty good reviews, 3.4/5 on productreview.com.au. Miles ahead of the Morrison (but got good reviews on mitre10 site) and its $30 cheaper at $68.

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/ozito-2400w-electric-blower-vac_p0300534

Anyone owned one or any Ozito product and had a good experience?

My main concern is mulching browned Pohutukawa leaves which are fairly tough once they die.


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  #2505098 15-Jun-2020 15:09
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I own a few Ozito tools, both AC and battery powered. No complaints with most of them, although the router table is junk. It worked for the small project I purchased it for, but I wouldn't use that for anything serious as it's too difficult to adjust the router. The battery drill could do with spinning a lot faster, but everything else is perfectly fine for the job.

 

Many contractors use these 'DIY only' products commercially and all I have asked have given very positive feedback about them. Their grinders and heat guns seem popular. The leaf blower is probably not an item I'd expect to be seen in a commercial environment, but as cheap tools go, I'd expect they'd perform well next to competitors.




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  #2505102 15-Jun-2020 15:15
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

I but as cheap tools go, I'd expect they'd perform well next to competitors.

 

 

Thank you Sir Humphrey.

 

Yes my thoughts too. Heck $68. Its more the Vac and Mulch that is useful to us. Not sure if anyone else has one pohutukawas over decking, forget an outdoors broom, they are a PITA. Have a few other smaller shrubs that also offer brown stuff for the ideal compost in our rotating comp bins. Just been a matter of effectively gathering them


 
 
 
 


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  #2505109 15-Jun-2020 15:31
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I've got an equivalent cheap one. I wouldn't buy another one.

 

Blowing works well, but sucking is terrible. Fluid dynamics means that you will only suck up things pretty much right under it. Then they mulch by essentially running the debris through the fan mechanism, which means that you can't suck up anything too tough or you will destroy the impeller or cowling.


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  #2505117 15-Jun-2020 15:49
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I have several ozito power tools which have mostly performed well for my applications. These include a rotary hammer drill that is regularly used in an industrial context and works great; a compound mitre saw that I use at home and performs perfectly adequately for the small amount of woodworking that I do; and a table saw that is quite poor quality, but then I did buy the cheapest one I could find and to be fair it does all it claims on the box.

 

 




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  #2505175 15-Jun-2020 16:35
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mdf:

 

Fluid dynamics means that you will only suck up things pretty much right under it. Then they mulch by essentially running the debris through the fan mechanism, which means that you can't suck up anything too tough or you will destroy the impeller or cowling.

 



Yes I hear what you are saying, but they all work pretty much the same way, hence the wheels on the head. not something I would ever consider running over a dirt bed, but I rake everything out first. 

My understanding is the mulcher is a seperate mechanism. Interesting. Seeing as you sound like an engineer I will take your word for it and take some of them apart virtually to see where the mulching occurs as I agree re tough stuff through a fan.

 

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I have several ozito power tools which have mostly performed well for my applications. 

 

 

 

Thank you, yes I have heard this, several guys have said they run them for work and they have lasted as long as anything else or kept going but totally depends n the product.

I feel something like an impact drill as long as the grunt numbers are up there its effectiveness is going to br good regardless of brand.

I own John Deere, Stihl, GMC, Bosch and all my cheaper brands like Ryobi outside specialised gear run just as well, although nothing beats the industrial nature of my John Deere motor mower and I love my Stihl chain saw. 


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  #2505197 15-Jun-2020 16:59
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My understanding is the mulcher is a seperate mechanism. Interesting. Seeing as you sound like an engineer I will take your word for it and take some of them apart virtually to see where the mulching occurs as I agree re tough stuff through a fan.

 

 

Hah! Far from it so don't pay the slightest attention to anything I say.

 

I don't have an Ozito leaf blower, rather the toolshed equivalent. Function and form look pretty much identical so I wouldn't rule out that they're sourced from the same factories.

 

In terms of Ozito the brand, from what I have picked up (and it is hard to find definitive statements), Ozito (a portmanteau of "Aussie Tools") started off much like the Toolshed in bringing in branded OEM tools ex China. Depending on the quality of the OEM, quality of the tool varied massively. Hence the varying views of Ozito is rubbish vs Ozito is amaaazing; depends entirely on the particular tool. The Toolshed does exactly the same, but at least rates its tools in terms of quality ("Serious DIY" < Trade < Professional).

 

But in 2016/17 Einhell (German titan) bought Ozito, apparently just to get in to Bunnings. Tools that are Ozito rebadged Einhells are awesome tools, especially for the price. Pre/non-Einhell tools are much more variable.

 

@neb knows more than me. Unless he managed to electrocute himself pulling apart batteries to compare and contrast, he might like to chime in with anything else.


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  #2505274 15-Jun-2020 17:13
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mdf:

@neb knows more than me. Unless he managed to electrocute himself pulling apart batteries to compare and contrast, he might like to chime in with anything else.

 

 

Don't have much to add, they're not DeWalt obviously but perfectly good for non-trade use, and since they're not a no-name brand like a lot of other budget/house brands you can find reviews online for most of their stuff under either the Ozito or Einhell name. Two additional nice features is that they often have well-thought-out facilities like the sheet sander which comes with a template for cutting your own sandpaper sheets, so you can get a roll of decent-quality stearated paper for $10 and get fifty or a hundred sheets out of it instead of three sheets of rubbish pre-cut garnet paper for the same price. The other one is Bunnings' no-questions-asked returns policy, I had an Ozito jigsaw fail a few weeks short of the warranty period and they immediately replaced it with a newer, better model when I took it back.

 

 

Speaking of Ozito, has anyone had any experience with their cordless spray gun? I'd love to avoid having to drag an air hose around everywhere, but the specs indicate it's a little underpowered, and they emphasise "outdoor use" repeatedly which may imply problems with overspray.

 
 
 
 


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  #2505275 15-Jun-2020 17:17
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Oh, and if you're interested specifically in their newer Power X Change range there's a endless discussion thread on it in the Whirlpool forums, sort of an Australian GZ.

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  #2505314 15-Jun-2020 19:23
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neb:
mdf:

 

@neb knows more than me. Unless he managed to electrocute himself pulling apart batteries to compare and contrast, he might like to chime in with anything else.

 

Don't have much to add, they're not DeWalt obviously but perfectly good for non-trade use, and since they're not a no-name brand like a lot of other budget/house brands you can find reviews online for most of their stuff under either the Ozito or Einhell name. Two additional nice features is that they often have well-thought-out facilities like the sheet sander which comes with a template for cutting your own sandpaper sheets, so you can get a roll of decent-quality stearated paper for $10 and get fifty or a hundred sheets out of it instead of three sheets of rubbish pre-cut garnet paper for the same price. The other one is Bunnings' no-questions-asked returns policy, I had an Ozito jigsaw fail a few weeks short of the warranty period and they immediately replaced it with a newer, better model when I took it back. Speaking of Ozito, has anyone had any experience with their cordless spray gun? I'd love to avoid having to drag an air hose around everywhere, but the specs indicate it's a little underpowered, and they emphasise "outdoor use" repeatedly which may imply problems with overspray.

 

The returns policy is the get out of jail free part. Buy it, try it and it doesn't work for you take it back.


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  #2505532 15-Jun-2020 23:27
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I managed to get the bosch corded vac for under $100. It seemed ok with twigs, but i got a little enthusiastic.  I can confirm that the impeller is the mulcher as well.

 

With the bosch, you have to replace the nozzles to switch between blow and vac.  This didn’t bother me too much, as Im unlikely to use blow too much. I really use it because we get some many big leaves blown in, so only plan using it during autumn.


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