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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2019, 09:28:08 am »
e CEM and Aneng... and if they can afford it, get a Fluke, Keysight, etc...

What China tools on EBay are worth the money?
Aneng? FeelElec FY6800...

Yea
What about "White list" of recomended china tools?
 
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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2019, 09:46:02 am »
The majority of consumer grade construction tools are made in China.

Makita trim router. You can buy the exact same router made in the exact same factory generic or under another brand name. But the Makita version has their own speed control. They didn't design the thing, they just found a factory in China that was already making something they want, then they contract the production and do the marketing in other regions. The accessories are exactly the same, too, just with the Makita name on them and a different color finish.

If you look at enough tools from China, you will find some that sell for 3 or 4x as much under a different badge at your local store.


yes    :-+  I picked up on that a few years ago from a day spent killing time and tool surfing at various stores, checking out the quality and PRICE/value/bang4buck etc
and scored some bargains that work fine to this day

That said, I look after them as I would expensive quality tools and use them within their limitations
and either give them a break/cool down on hard jobs, or alternate with another same model backup tool.

At those low prices and sort of no questions return policy at some box stores, some of the cheapies are worthy of ownership,
and for casual use get it done and then some  :clap: 
I could care less about tradie snob brand loyalty crap  :palm:

FWIW I haven't returned a cheapie yet.. lucky?  :-// 

FWIW #2: I have infinite disdain and disgust  :rant: >:( for those scumbags that deliberately trash well priced good quality 'home use' tools to take advantage of replacement offers,
putting pressure on well meaning manufacturers, distributors and retailers, causing prices to get jacked up or bankrupting decent tool companies  :(

 

 
 
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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2019, 09:50:45 am »
What about "White list" of recomended china tools?

We'll be very happy if you make one for us.

All the information is in these forums somewhere, all you have to do is compile it into a neat little post.

 
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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2019, 11:35:49 am »


All the information is in these forums somewhere, all you have to do is compile it into a neat little post.

What if all positive posts are writen by sellers?  :-DD
 

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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2019, 11:44:52 am »


I've also grabbed some stuff from UNI-T (no electronics testing gear, though) and was quite impressed with overall quality.
Uni-T temperature & humidity meter is remarkably good for the tiny price.
Small current clamp UT210-E is also well worth the money IMO
 

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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2019, 12:55:15 pm »


All the information is in these forums somewhere, all you have to do is compile it into a neat little post.

What if all positive posts are writen by sellers?  :-DD

How do we know you're not a seller trying to decide what to stock? ::)
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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2019, 01:30:53 pm »


All the information is in these forums somewhere, all you have to do is compile it into a neat little post.

What if all positive posts are writen by sellers?  :-DD

How do we know you're not a seller trying to decide what to stock? ::)

It is good idea to identify bestsellers, isnt it? Few years ago mr Franky provides us with goodies at right prices
 

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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2019, 04:47:32 pm »
e CEM and Aneng... and if they can afford it, get a Fluke, Keysight, etc...

What China tools on EBay are worth the money?
Aneng? FeelElec FY6800...
Yea
What about "White list" of recomended china tools?
I think the really cheap tools which are useful are OK. I got several ratched crimpers which do a decent job (not as good as the official crimpers but good enough). The Atten hot air station and hotplate work fine too. For more expensive equipment I like to look on the used market or buy new from an A-brand. Often the difference isn't that big (for example Chinese 6.5 digit DMM versus Keithley or Keysight).

And then there is stuff like silicon wire, heatshrink tubing, braided sleeving, cables, etc for which Ebay is a real treasure trove. In general I don't buy parts from Ebay. There is not much benefit in that versus the risk getting crap.
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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2019, 06:15:34 pm »
Zhang Xiaoquan scissors. https://philosophyofscienceportal.blogspot.com/2013/04/oldest-manufacturing-firm-in.html

A typical Western news. Regardless the topic, it will find a way to introduce some anti communism contents.
 

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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2019, 02:35:20 am »
What about "White list" of recomended china tools?

We'll be very happy if you make one for us.

All the information is in these forums somewhere, all you have to do is compile it into a neat little post.

Very good thread and list idea. I agree with those who say we don't need naysayer talk - just bring on links to stuff you think are good buys. I will find and post some myself.

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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2019, 09:25:20 am »
Zhang Xiaoquan scissors. https://philosophyofscienceportal.blogspot.com/2013/04/oldest-manufacturing-firm-in.html

A typical Western news. Regardless the topic, it will find a way to introduce some anti communism contents.

It appears to be a BBC supported web page,
not aware they were still in business,
who pays any attention to 1984 styled broadcast drivel in 2019 anyway?  :-//

commies and anti-commies need to party up, think green, and lose the political involvement BS they have no control over anyway  :palm:

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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2019, 02:39:13 pm »
Zhang Xiaoquan scissors. https://philosophyofscienceportal.blogspot.com/2013/04/oldest-manufacturing-firm-in.html

A typical Western news. Regardless the topic, it will find a way to introduce some anti communism contents.

It appears to be a BBC supported web page,
not aware they were still in business,
who pays any attention to 1984 styled broadcast drivel in 2019 anyway?  :-//

commies and anti-commies need to party up, think green, and lose the political involvement BS they have no control over anyway  :palm:

Based on my understanding of politics, this can hardly happen unless there is something like Godzilla or other mutual enemy.

This is what I call politics:

https://youtu.be/UkgoSOSGrx4
 

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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2019, 07:21:55 pm »
I didn't mean to start a political debate. I thought the link put the company and their products in a good light and that was put on my post so that you could research it further if anyone wishes. I grabbed that link as it was the first one I encountered to show what the company did. For myself, I love great stories, and these guys have that in full.

Of interest and on topic, traditional way craftsmen made them.


Like Stubai of Austria (except Stubai are seriously overpriced and made in Austria so not added to this list). They have a great story where Austrian iron workers of Stubai village started making high quality tools that transitioned into climbing tools for British climbers who visited the Tyrolean Alps a couple hundred years back or so, and that has since transitioned into a lot of other tools.
https://www.stubai.com/en/history/

Sorry, a bit off topic.
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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2019, 07:42:47 pm »
Hey!

All I want is pretty  electronic goodies for DIYers

Stop political debates here!  :palm:
 

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Re: What china tools at ebay worth the money?
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2019, 07:52:01 am »
The Uyue 946c is a pretty good hotplate and after a couple minor mods it's temperature is practically dead-on accurate.
I just ordered another one from the cheapest seller on Aliexpress, so I'll see if the second one is as good as the first soon.


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