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Anyone have a good experience with Black & Decker lately

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Fred, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. none

    none Guest

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    seem well brainwashed by all the propagandist copswallow put out by
    the thief in chief and his cronies.
     
  2. JW

    JW Guest

    I tried calling them, and the rep stated that if it still was functioning
    there was nothing they could do. I told him that it was the last B&D
    anything I'd ever buy. Like he cared...
     
  3. willshak

    willshak Guest

    My B&D was bought just after B&D bought out the GE line of small
    appliances. It had replaced a similar GE coffee maker and the only
    difference between the two was the B&D label. Perhaps they still had the
    GE mindset at the time.
     
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Should have called back the next day and said it was completely broken,
    likely they'd never even check.
     
  5. J Kelly

    J Kelly Guest

    Black and Decker bought Porter-Cable earlier this year.
     
  6. Rein

    Rein Guest

    Growing up, everything my dad ever bought made by black&decker broke
    way too early.
    He swore he never bought b&d again and hasn't
    Makita is his preference.

    Remove NO-SPAM from email address when replying
     
  7. KimChee

    KimChee Guest

    My B&D battery operated drill worked for about an hour then it went to the
    trash bin which is about as good as Sear's Craftsman drills.

    With that said, B&D foldable table (Workmate) is extremely useful and
    couldn't go without one on a jobsite, the old professional 10" chop saw is
    pretty good and could take a lot of abuse and it would be hard to find a
    better circular saw than the worm drive B&D.
     
  8. Oscar_Lives

    Oscar_Lives Guest

    Black and Decker went down the toilet when DeWalt bought them out.
     
  9. Joe Doe

    Joe Doe Guest


    According to the corporate history Black and Decker bought DeWalt in
    1960.

    See:

    http://www.blackanddecker.co.uk/about.asp?mktid=2&lid=1&about=&ToolSectio
    n=

    Other brands they own are Price Pfister, Kwikset and Emhart.


    Clearly the B&D tool line is a low end line and should be compared to
    other low end lines like Ryobi, Harbor Freight etc. etc. People
    comparing B&D performance to DeWalt, Milwaukee, Porter Cable etc. makes
    no sense. It is like paying for a Toyota Tercel and expecting a Lexus.

    Black and Decker itself makes this distinction on its home page where it
    refers to the B&D line as a consumer line and the DeWalt line as a
    "high-peformance" line.

    They state:

    "The Power Tools and Accessories segment manufactures and markets
    consumer power tools, accessories, electric lawn and garden tools, and
    electric cleaning and lighting products under the Black & Decker brand,
    and high-performance power tools, accessories, industrial equipment,
    laser products and air compressors under the DEWALT brand."

    See the section on business segments at:

    http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=BDK&script=2100
     
  10. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Nobody's comparing anything. 3 out of the 4 B&D small power tools I have
    bought in the past 5 years worked for less than 3 months each under normal
    conditions. I don't think it's too much to ask that a product actually
    WORK THE WAY IT WAS ADVERTISED!???
    This is just B&D's way of saying "we told you so" and trying to prevent
    unhappy consumers returning the products when they fail. Lazy or passive
    people won't take the time to return a $30 item if it has worked for 2-3
    months. They figure, "hey, I did get 2-3 month out of it, so that's OK."
     
  11. I have had good experiences with B & D products. They are certainly not
    commercial grade tools, but they seem to be at least a little better than
    the typical consumer crap otherwise available, mostly. It varies with the
    item. I just look at the options and try to pick the best one. If it
    appears to be B & D, then so be it. Thus far I have found them to be
    acceptable consumer grade products.

    Leonard
     
  12. Ken G.

    Ken G. Guest

    A few years ago i noticed aluminum wire in some B&D stuff
     
  13. WEBPA

    WEBPA Guest

    Check the cross-country power lines all over the country: They're aluminum
    also. So...you're saying this is a good thing, right?
     
  14. Fred

    Fred Guest

    A good motto for them!!
     
  15. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Depends on what you're doing. Aluminum wires don't carry as much current as
    the same size copper - probably not a big deal with small power items.
    Don't know much about the fatigue ,etc. I wouldn't use aluminum in
    construction or panels, but probably fine in low power CRAP like BLACK AND
    DECKER!!! (Had to get that shot in there!)

    Fred
     
  16. rae baker

    rae baker Guest

    They bought GE appliances a few years ago and since then it has been
    down hill.
     
  17. Fred

    Fred Guest

    No kidding! I thought GE still made them.
     
  18. willshak

    willshak Guest

    B&D bought GE's small appliance division, not the large appliance
    division. The small appliances are probably still made in the former GE
    plants with former GE workers.
     
  19. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    ....which are probably all in China.

    jak
     
  20. none

    none Guest

    GE hasn't actually used American workers to make any kind of appliance
    for some time.
    Just one more reason they're known as "Generous Electric".
     
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