Buying Reconditioned Tools
The first thing to check into when looking at a buying reconditioned tools is if they are Factory Reconditioned or from some other source. The reason this is critical is that, if it is factory reconditioned, it will most likely come with a power tool warranty and original accessories just like a new tool. If the tool is from another source, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not honor the warranty or guarantee its use.
One of the places we deal with on a regular basis is Amazon.com. They have access to a large variety of manufacturers, and all of their reconditioned tools are factory certified and are fully covered by a manufacturer’s warranty. They also offer free shipping on orders over $35. Brands include (but are not limited to):
For the budget minded customer or those looking for a deal, factory authorized reconditioned tools are a fantastic alternative to buying them at retail prices. Most reconditioned tools will have had all defective parts replaced, will be cleaned, and many times will look just like a brand new tool. Another reason buying reconditioned tools offer a great value is that you know the tool had some personal time with a technician to ensure its quality and proper operation. Buying reconditioned tools lets you get a tool at a significant reduction in price from its brand new retail counterpart.