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    My wife PREVENTED me from buying a Metabo SBe 651 Drill

    Because it was on the way to another destination, we stopped by Mach Tools
    out on SF del Monte Avenue QC yesterday, and the sales-guy (John) started
    steering me towards on-sale merch, including the Metabo SBe 651 drill:



    For just P4,000, it looked not too bad a deal at all.
    My DeWalt seems always out on loan to the workers, so that my own projects
    have been on hold too long.

    Problem is, my wife was there with me. She heard John hard-selling me the 651,
    stepped in and adamantly forbade the purchase because it turns out, the 651 is
    made in China.

    She commanded (commanded, I tell you) me to buy an SBe 600 R+L Impuls
    instead, built in Nürtingen Germany.


    http://www.metabo.co.za/Product-cata...e49eb21.0.html


    I am a spineless husband.
    I am less than a man.
    Woe, oh woe is me.

    h.

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    Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

    Now bring out the wip! Congrats sir.

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    • #3
      Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

      how much was this?

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        Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

        Originally posted by spyghost View Post
        how much was this?
        Sorry to respond so late. I haven't had much time to check PHM out the past
        few months. I got the Metabo SBe 600 R+L Impuls from Mach Tools for exactly
        P8,000 out the door (yes, VAT included). It's the best drill I've ever used and
        owned.

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        • #5
          Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

          LOL .... kudos to your wife ... she does have a good eye for quality.
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          • #6
            Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

            Can my wife be friends with you wife, pls, Horge?

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            • #7
              Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

              Originally posted by horge View Post
              the sales-guy (John) started steering me towards on-sale merch, including the Metabo SBe 651 drill
              Probably a long discontinued model, couldn't find any trace of it on manufacturer's official multi-country webpages.

              Pet peeve:
              Discontinued model ==> summarily dropped from website ==> ergo never existed

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              • #8
                Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

                Originally posted by balarila View Post
                Can my wife be friends with you wife, pls, Horge?
                count me in

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                • #9
                  Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

                  Haha. I'm blessed with a wife whose father was a handyman and taught
                  her the importance of choosing QUALITY tools. She does metal crafting
                  herself (brass, silver, etc.). I'm the born cheapskate.

                  The only problems with this excellent metabo drill have been

                  1. based on websites abroad, it seems it should have come with a set of
                  metabo drill bits. Mach Tools instead bundles a set of its house-brand
                  "Power Craft" masonries. No biggie... their bits have proven to be of
                  decent quality naman.

                  2. keyless chuck is keyless. I prefer old-skool keyed, but I've adjusted to
                  the new regime.

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                  • #10
                    Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

                    Bro, I've been thinking/mulling on upgrading a new handrill as a replacement for my old 10 mm B&D, chuck has become a bit wobbly and hard to lock with a chuck key. Your purchase looks so enticing but a bit pricey for me, anyway I am also searching/looking for a Dewalt or a Makita and will compare prices, I know these two are considered as top notch brands as well.
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                    • #11
                      Re: My wife PREVENTED me from buying a new Metabo Hammer Drill

                      Originally posted by rosy View Post
                      Bro, I've been thinking/mulling on upgrading a new handrill as a replacement for my old 10 mm B&D, chuck has become a bit wobbly and hard to lock with a chuck key. Your purchase looks so enticing but a bit pricey for me, anyway I am also searching/looking for a Dewalt or a Makita and will compare prices, I know these two are considered as top notch brands as well.
                      Personal experience lang ha, but...
                      I've come to view B&D (and Skil, while we're at it) as hobbyist-use only.
                      If you're talking medium-to-heavy duty, they fall a bit short. I'd actually
                      rank DeWalt over Makita for durability: the work crews I deal with have
                      burned through three Makita hammer drills in the past 8 years.* I'm not
                      talking about worn carbons, but real damage.

                      E, kahit anong turo ang gawin ko, bastos talaga gumamit ang iba.
                      Instead of changing to a wider bit, ilalaro pa sa butas para lang mapalaki.
                      Ayun, grabe na ang play ng spindles; yung isa, broken teeth sa gear, so
                      junk na lang. Kaya yung DeWalt ko (DW 201 B1) ang laging hinihiram
                      the past few years, and putthrough the same horrible abuse, for weeks
                      at a time: While it is clearly showing its age, it hasn't completely failed.

                      I tell you, 12" long na rotary hammer bit (you know, SDS type with the
                      dimples in the shank-base), pinipilit isaksak sa DeWalt, kahit hindi talaga
                      ukol sa three-jaw chuck: di nga ma-centro and the bit visibly wobbles,
                      acting more like an eggbeater than a drill (insert all of my rage here)
                      yet they've abused it to bore literally thousands of holes in reinforced
                      concrete and masonry over the years.



                      It's a wonder my DeWalt still works.
                      Granted, manufacturing standards for DeWalt may have changed since
                      I bought mine, but based on my drill and how it's handled all the horror
                      heaped upon it, I have to place DeWalt over Makita, although Makita
                      enjoys better aftersales support. JM2, YMMV, etc.

                      Next up for replacement my varspeed Bosch angle grinder, even though
                      I only bought it last Christmas, and for the same ugly reason: I suffer
                      precious little access to it because it's always out on loan, no thanks to
                      a relative-who-shall-remain-unnamed.
                      Last edited by horge; 09-29-2013, 09:25 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Good modern tools are crazily expensive and I myself had to take a loan from http://payday-loans-cash-advance.net/MD/ to get what I need. But I think that it's ok to pay for good quality.

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                        • #13
                          As the saying goes..... " You get what you pay for " . So why pay for disposable needed power tools ?
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                          AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
                          HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                          YAMATO 300 amp AC Stick Welder
                          YAMATO 200 amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                          DeWALT Chopsaw
                          HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets


                          cloned STIHLs

                          MS 044 chainsaw
                          MS 070 chainsaw

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