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Foreseen for "light demolition" inside houses (cement floors etc).
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I31AVB0
I have not been able to find a honest review or opinion, as Google seems to only send me to sellers...

My 1st idea was the Makita HK0500... but the Keyang promises 3x the Joules for 25% more dosh.

Any thoughts?


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Even in heavy trade use the Makita will probably still be going in 10 years time, and will have parts available as well. The Chinese tool? i doubt it. Liught DIY use is, however, a whole different kettle of fish

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OK, I'm an "old school" chippie, so please don't ask me to do a bodge job - I didn't bring my horse today and in any case you don't seem to have a hitching rail!



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that would be broke in about 5 minutes if it was given a serious workout.



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I've done research, not at all Chinese!
This is a well known company in Korea that makes its tools in its own plants locally.
They build stuff for others for export, so they only sell a few tools here under their name.
They have full tear down videos (in Korean) and every bearing is user serviceable. It seems they are a "Hilti" of sorts for Korea: industrial no thrills tools.

The manuals are in English and very good, no bullshit, no marketing blabla.
A full blowup is provided and all the parts can be ordered, it's designed to be taken appart, nothing says cheap crap here.
The rotor is epoxied, the sprocket seems to be cut and not sintered, everything runs in a grease bath, I'm going to buy it, just because I'm bloody curious!

I'm expecting Ryoby, but we will see!


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Good luck, Amazon are out of stock.

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Ordered, i'll do a battlefield tear down when I receive it.


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Titan from screwfix -plenty of reviews.

Ive had very good experience with a titan sds and chainsaw. Cheap and Chinese but they get through some heavy work.

http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb278s ... UQodd9oD7Q



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My comments regarding spares availability still apply. If there isn't a well established importer here you'll find yourself hanging in the breeze if it ever fails - and all power tools fail at some time. I've had problems in the past with American Porter-Cable stuff - flaky importer, high spares prices (especially when importing direct - exchange rate movement doesn't help either), long waiting times and zero technical support or warranty when it goes wrong. Hence my scepticism. Good luck!

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Job and Knock wrote:
My comments regarding spares availability still apply. If there isn't a well established importer here you'll find yourself hanging in the breeze if it ever fails - and all power tools fail at some time. I've had problems in the past with American Porter-Cable stuff - flaky importer, high spares prices (especially when importing direct - exchange rate movement doesn't help either), long waiting times and zero technical support or warranty when it goes wrong. Hence my scepticism. Good luck!

I'm sceptical too, but even more curious.
The importer for Benelux seems proper, does not do any crapofantastic subbrands.
Most of my tooling is Metabo, not because it's the best, fancy or feature rich, but because they last long if given minimal care, the prices are not nuts and the spares are easy to source.

So I am going against my own rules here!


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Notch1 wrote:
Titan from screwfix -plenty of reviews.

Ive had very good experience with a titan sds and chainsaw. Cheap and Chinese but they get through some heavy work.

http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb278s ... UQodd9oD7Q


It's a drill, not SDSMax and my chisels (Makita) cost nearly as much!
That said, for a single job, it is a valid option to renting.


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It's a drill, not SDSMax and my chisels (Makita) cost nearly as much!
That said, for a single job, it is a valid option to renting


An sds max option, 10J
http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb571s ... 240v/15458

I know a few tradesmen that have titan drills and breakers and use them for full professional use. Some prefer them to makita versions for their strength of build.



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Notch1 wrote:
I know a few tradesmen that have titan drills and breakers and use them for full professional use. Some prefer them to makita versions for their strength of build.

It sort ofdepends on the work environment, though. Anything approaching medium to large contractor jobs these days (including shopping centres, many shop fits and even blocks of flats) means 110 volt....... My insurers now insist on it, too - unless I want to pay an exyra premium

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Also available in 110v flavour

http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb572s ... GwodsEQE2A


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110V? Isn't that used in some ungrateful ex-colonies of the Crown?

Joke aside, If I was doing demolition as a side gig with hired 150kg brutes from an angency, this would be perfect, get them by the dozen and only repair/replace when down to 2...


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Received it this afternoon.
First impressions:
-it's built like a brick outhouse, bolts (not screws) where it matters, etc.
-Made in Korea.
-it feels "dense", no flex, expensive tool feel.
-the rubber is nice, but the overmolding was not removed.
-the technical sticker is crap. Laser etching probably costs less and is far better.
-excellent power cable, sextoy grade silicone.

Overall, it feels similar to Metabo, but is not as "polished".


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