Hi being a total newbie I like the price of this brand. I made my own mistake last week assuming my battery of my old ozito drill would fit my recip saw. It didn't.
That's a shame @countryshay19! Pretty sure Ryobi are the only brand to have never changed their battery terminal.
Makita, for example, made a slight change. New batteries are backward compatible but old batteries aren't forward compatible.
I find Ozito good enough for small jobs here and there. Their price range is suitable for many people but I find that it is probably better to go the Ryobi range as they do have a better quality to them and are a little more long lasting. Ryobi are a lower middle range brand but are more than capable of getting all jobs done. Currently most of my tools are Ryobi but I aim to upgrade them to dewalt or makita as they run towards the end of their lifespans.
Thanks for joining in the discussion @MikeM84. Great to see you make your first Workshop post. Looking forward to seeing loads more as it sounds like you have heaps of knowledge and experience that you can share with the community. Hopefully you can also share your projects and plans for around the house and garden.
Please let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the site, or have any feedback about how we can improve Workshop for you.
I use OZITO tools all the time and for the price you pay for them i think they are very good value.
Many thanks for joining in the conversation and sharing your experiences @David64. We look forward to reading more about your projects and plans. What kinds of projects have you been working on recently?
Let me extend a very warm welcome to the community. We've got a great bunch of people here sharing advice and inspiration on the site every day, so we're sure you will fit right in. Please don't hesitate to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share.
I love and only buy cheap tools, Ozito included - and never had a problem. Seriously. 😁
Here's three I don't seem to be able to kill.
The small 5" angle grinder is an Aldi Taurus purchased 10 years ago. When it does die, there will be funeral and I will sob.
The big 9" angle grinder is from Repco and was purchased 20 years ago. I think it was called MVP? The logo rubbed off and the rat tail rubber cord cover perished so I replaced it with a small length of operating theatre suction tubing. The great thing about both grinders is they have variable speed control.
The drill is from 1998. From Go-Lo, a brand called Haydon. Still going strong......