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Old 10-13-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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I'm trying to find something to spend my credit card points on, and one of my options is a 235 piece kit from "Allied Tools". I'm curious if they are of decent build, or if its some crap job tool kit that you get free when you sign up for a credit card. I could also get a 14.4V Dewalt Drill, but I don't really need a second drill.

Any info would be great!
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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Never heard of them. Nor am I familiar with their numerous brand names. I'd just as soon get the Lowe's gift card if the option is available.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:40 PM   #3
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Different kit, but the comments are probably accurate...
Amazon.com: Allied 69062 196 Piece Tool Set in Metal Tool Box: Home Improvement
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #4
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I always went with the LOWES and BEST Buy gift cards.
But as far as the 2nd drill, I'd re-think that. It's very nice working with two dills at once. I keep one with drill bit, one with driver bit, instead of constantly switching the piece back and forth.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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The problem is that my SWMBO gave me the go ahead on Home depot and lowes as our main wedding registry (once we are engaged, etc).

I already have: Black and Decker 7.2V VPX drill that I keep in the car or boat for most simple projects as well as drilling pilot holes. I also have a 12V Dewalt XRP for the majority of my projects. If anything I'll step up to an 18V or 28V system when the money is right.

As for allied tools, I have looked into them a little further and they are crap. You'd be better off melting them down for scrap and getting the $$ to buy some real tools.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:22 PM   #6
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I agree with the 18v dewalt. I think I would take a Cheapo Depot card and buy a bigger drill. I have an 18v XRP and love it. Great for all sorts of things!
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:04 AM   #7
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Or step up to 120 volt drill motors just a cord and plug needed.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:57 PM   #8
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I hate corded drills unless I'm going into concrete. Variable speed is a huge plus when it comes to cordless systems as well. For general home use, a corded drill just doesn't fit the bill. No one wants to run a 50' extension cord so you can work on the shed in the back yard, etc.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:19 PM   #9
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Allied is very low quality stuff.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:11 PM   #10
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I have to say, I have seen Allied and yes - they are not 'top of the line'... Nor middle of the line in my opinion. Just my thoughts though..

 
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