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There are a lot of second hand Ozito power tools in the market today. Most of these come from New Zealand and Australia where electric power is supplied at 230 volts and 50 hertz. In the Philippines, it's about 230V also but at 60Hz.
I am also interested on what the other forum members will say about the difference in electric power frequency. They say, if you plug a 50HZ power tool in the Philippines, it will spin faster. I have 2 Ozito power tools and I feel safe using them. No problems.
I hope I do not offend anyone, but here is my opinion on those tools. they are good if you need them once or very seldom ( I mean once every three to six months), but if you do intend to use them more frequent than that, I would tell you it is a waste of money. Tools that are not given proper support (esp. service) should be thought over twice or trice over before purchase. Without it, it becomes disposable. now what if you know a thing or two about repairing them? well that is good if you don't need parts, but if you do then you have to buy another just so you have the spares... Now, you need the tool for a special order that has a deadline, and the tool you have is unreliable. what do you do? pray that it works when you need it so bad?
why do we buy and suggest you get good tools (which doesn't mean it cost more but often does)
1. performs better
2. more accurate
5. built better and last longer
6. designed better
7. low down time
8. cost less than buying two or three bad ones
9. less time to repair the tool which gives you time to do more of what you like
10. etc. , etc....
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I've commented on the Ozito brand quite a few times. Use the search feature to find them all. The short of it is Ozito is the worst of them. Candidly speaking, I'd still think twice even if an Ozito cost half that of the other surplus brands like Ryobi and GMC.
On using 50Hz rated tools on 60Hz, you have to be careful that the motor is a universal motor. Universal motors will have carbon brushes. Tools with universal motors will work without problems. This is because universal motors don't care about the frequency of the power source.
Watch out for tools with induction motors. Such motors will have less power, run slower and hotter. I would particularly stay away from: compressors, scrollsaws, bandsaws, lathes, and benchtop grinders. Though I must admit that I have all of those tools and all but the first are 50 Hz. I do not use them much nor push them hard, and none of them are Ozito.
I have bought some Ozito tools (reciprocating saws,drill drivers, corded circular saws etc...) I use most of them in light duty cutting and sanding in fiberglass.. Doesn't give me a head ache so far...
Most Ozito power tools have some resemblance to GMC and RYOBI..To be honest... If given a choice, I'd buy RYOBI if its available..
But as the tag on the tools say's the "This Tool is not for High Frequent use"... that's the reason why I use it only on light duty task..
On harder task I use Makita, Bosch, B&D, etc.. If I could afford them..
Sometimes, I'd buy tools on a project basis.. (honestly, In order to make a profit on a project) As long as it performs a task to complete a certain project while within a budget, I'd buy it.. If I think it would not perform well, then I'll look for a better tool...
One more reason why I don't hesitate to buy this kind of tool, because I could repair, rewind or modify them myself.