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Don't wish upon this star - FAKE TOOL WARNING

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:01 am
by Job and Knock
In the odd occasion I've come across fake tools, but never found an entire site full of them. This morning I stumbled across www.wish.com who appear to be too cheap to be true. They are.

The first thing to catch my eye was a Makita DJR181-A recopn saw at £44. The problem is that real DJR181s *no "A" suffix) have a black, rubber covered nose - they are also brushed motors. The heavy duty 18 volt brushless model is called a DJR187 and will set you back over £150.

There are quite a few other fakes on there, all purporting to be Makitas, including drill/drivers, impact wrenches, angle grinders, etc. All very cheap. Just don't expect any parts backup when they fail, and do expect the performance figures (torque, power, speed, etc) to be as rigged as Donald Trump's election fraud claims.

On the flip side of this I bought a knock-off impact driver, not marked with any names, last summer just to see if it would be any use. It got used on production for several months before being trickled down to an apprentice (as a freebie). 9 months later he is still using it, so maybe not that bad after all.

I still wouldn't depend on one for work, however

Don't wish upon this star - FAKE TOOL WARNING

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:21 am
by Someone-Else
I thought everyone knew that "wish.com" is full of tat, its not just tools, you name it, they have it, all tat.

Don't wish upon this star - FAKE TOOL WARNING

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:44 am
by dewaltdisney
I can recall on a rare occasion going to a boot fair a few years ago. Quite why I do not remember but there were a couple of pikey types selling cased Makita drills. They were about £50 but clearly, they were not original as the blue was an obvious different shade, much lighter than the usual colour. I guess they were Chinese made to order for counterfeiters and these two were selling quite a few from the back of their van. I doubt many tradespeople would have bought them but as a home tool do not suppose anyone was too much the wiser with rare use. I rarely frequent anywhere that I might see stuff like this nowadays.


DWD

Don't wish upon this star - FAKE TOOL WARNING

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:54 am
by Bob225
They may not be fake, but may be a lower cost items designed for the Asian market wish is basically Alibaba but for the general public

Don't wish upon this star - FAKE TOOL WARNING

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:08 pm
by dewaltdisney
These were sh*t Bob and obviously a knock off. The battery looked right suss.

DWD

Don't wish upon this star - FAKE TOOL WARNING

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:21 pm
by Dave54
If it looks too good to be true. . .

Don't wish upon this star - FAKE TOOL WARNING

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:53 pm
by fin
used to get irish fellas knocking about sellign boschmann stuff as professional bosch tools.......

ya can always spot the knock off stuff if ya know what ya looking for like. however some folk do get taken in by it.