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Re: Cheap as chips chainsaw.

Postby Dexter's Shed » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:41 pm

Dave and Verity wrote: They have been recommeded to me by someone who's been using one for 12 months now with no issues.

and Suzuki, all have been absolutely fantastic reliability wise.


I've now got a Land Rover Discovery, we won't go into that.

Dave


we sound similar Dave

20 months use with no issues

own a vitara

have a freelander that's sitting on the drive :D
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Re: Cheap as chips chainsaw.

Postby SimonFisher » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:47 pm

Dave and Verity wrote:... I've now got a Land Rover Discovery, we won't go into that.

Not the one we got rid of last year I hope!
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Re: Cheap as chips chainsaw.

Postby oldclaypaws » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:49 pm

you pay's your money and takes your choice


I believe the phrase is 'you pays your money and takes your chances', chance being a rather ill advised thing to risk when your limbs are involved.

Yes, electrical fires are a risk in houses, which is why electrical goods need EU certification too. Most risky are those Chinese smoke alarms with lithium batteries, they are designed to spontaneously combust to justify their own existence. :?
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Re: Cheap as chips chainsaw.

Postby Dexter's Shed » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:50 pm

oldclaypaws wrote:
There's no way the cheap Chinese ones currently have a fraction of the reliability and critical safety features that reputable American or European or Japanese ones do,

You get what you pay for, and personal safety is something you just shouldn't take chances with.

regulations and quality control are very welcome.


all good points, scroll back a number of years, those Turkish hatsan escort's,were first bought into the UK, they passed all of our stringent tests and were within the law, they were sold in the hundreds, probably thousands, because they were cheap, they were put on shotgun and firearms certificates all over this land, so that must mean they were good guns and wouldn't kill you right ;)

only trouble was, they failed in certain areas, namely the barrel fit to the receiver, a few blew up when fired, yet they still passed our tests, they still had problems, it took a couple of years to iron out all the problems, but they still get tarred with the same brush

so would having a stamp on the widow maker make it any more safer?????
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Re: Cheap as chips chainsaw.

Postby oldclaypaws » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:54 pm

so would having a stamp on the widow maker make it any more safer?????

The stamps on it so you can post it back when it breaks down. :lol:
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Re: Cheap as chips chainsaw.

Postby oldclaypaws » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:06 pm

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Re: Cheap as chips chainsaw.

Postby SimonFisher » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:20 pm


I'd backup that comment about never covering them up and using branded units from reputable suppliers. A few months back a cushion had accidentally fallen on top of the charger for my laptop. I didn't notice the cushion but I did notice the charge indicator on my laptop go out. Fortunately the charger had got so hot that the thermal cut-out had activated. The plastic case was too hot for me to pick it up. I let it cool down, the thermal safety device reset itself and it all worked again. I suspect the thermal safety is one of the things the cheap no-name so-called copies make do without and if I'd been using one I'd probably be needing a new cushion ;-)

All my life without reading the Daily Mail and now twice in one day. I think I need a lie down...
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