barefoot wrote:blybo wrote:After a short google doesn't seem to be much point in going online anyway.
Probably a bit like bikes.
If you want primo quality and primo service, you'll pay for it at a specialist trade-focussed shop. Or you can bypass the service and get it online (give or take some electrical compliance certification and power point adaptors).
If you want consumer-grade quality, they actually do sell some half-decent stuff at department stores. Not pro spec, but better than bad. And there's not much to be gained by shopping online in that segment.
Bunnings is a department store. Big volume, crap to moderate quality, not much margin, and we won't talk about the service or else Ian might get upset
I recently needed to cut up some concrete, neatly. So I asked a few tradesmen mates and they recommended a really big Ozito angle grinder. The diamond blade cost nearly as much as the tool. They just buy them and throw them out when they break, it works out cheaper than buying the good stuff. On another note I remember a tradesman ranting about my folding ladder (which he didn't know that I'd owned and used for 15 years) he reckoned that they all corrode and jam. The thing is that I use it once every 2 months and always oil it and store it under cover whereas the average tradie uses one every day and leaves it out in the weather.