NuTool

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Dave, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Hi all.
    I'm thinking of buying a NuTool router.
    Would anyone have an idea if NuTool of Doncaster is still going?
    Their website is down and their telephone rings without answering.
    Brad
     
    Dave, Sep 6, 2011
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    mike Guest

    On Sep 6, 10:49 am, "Dave" <> wrote:
    > Hi all.
    > I'm thinking of buying a NuTool router.
    > Would anyone have an idea if NuTool of Doncaster is still going?
    > Their website is down and their telephone rings without answering.
    > Brad


    Last time I spoke to someone there (maybe 18 months ago, when I was
    looking for a guide bush for a NuTool-supplied Wickes router), I was
    told that they'd stopped selling under their own name and only
    imported/badged own-label products for other sellers.

    Perhaps any NuTool stuff is clearance stock working its way through
    the system without any spares/support.
     
    mike, Sep 6, 2011
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    <>,
    mike <> wrote:
    > Perhaps any NuTool stuff is clearance stock working its way through
    > the system without any spares/support.


    Was there ever much in the way of support for NuTool? There rarely is with
    these 'budget' brands.

    --
    *I pretend to work. - they pretend to pay me.

    Dave Plowman London SW
    To e-mail, change noise into sound.
     
    Dave Plowman (News), Sep 6, 2011
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  4. Dave

    mike Guest

    On Sep 6, 1:02 pm, "Dave Plowman (News)" <> wrote:

    > Was there ever much in the way of support for NuTool? There rarely is with
    > these 'budget' brands.



    Well, limited spares and accessories I think. And they were listed as
    the Wickes service agents for tools they supplied, whatever that
    amounted to in reality. So, yeah, your scepticism is probably
    correct!
     
    mike, Sep 6, 2011
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    <>,
    mike <> wrote:
    > On Sep 6, 1:02 pm, "Dave Plowman (News)" <> wrote:


    > > Was there ever much in the way of support for NuTool? There rarely is
    > > with these 'budget' brands.



    > Well, limited spares and accessories I think. And they were listed as
    > the Wickes service agents for tools they supplied, whatever that
    > amounted to in reality. So, yeah, your scepticism is probably correct!


    I had a Nutool pillar drill - from when NuTool was the B&Q brand. The
    safety screen broke off quite early on, and they couldn't supply a spare.
    Not that I really expected them to.

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    Dave Plowman London SW
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  6. Dave

    82045 Guest

    On Sep 6, 10:49 am, "Dave" <> wrote:
    > Hi all.
    > I'm thinking of buying a NuTool router.



    A word of advice - Don't!
     
    82045, Sep 6, 2011
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  7. On 06/09/2011 17:59, 82045 wrote:
    > On Sep 6, 10:49 am, "Dave"<> wrote:
    >> Hi all.
    >> I'm thinking of buying a NuTool router.

    >
    >
    > A word of advice - Don't!
    >

    +1


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    The Medway Handyman, Sep 6, 2011
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    Kalico Guest

    > >> Hi all.
    > >> I'm thinking of buying a NuTool router.


    I've had pretty good experience of their tools, as long as I bought
    them knowing that they were cheap and limited. Sometimes that is not
    such a false economy.

    I haven't bought any for a couple of years, but remember that they
    used to offer a 2 year guarantee on most things. Not worth a jot now,
    of course, but it was useful in the past. I took a SDS pneumatic/
    hammer drill back to the retailer after about 19 months of total abuse
    and they refunded it without question, saying that NuTool were good at
    exchanging in the warranty period. I'm not sure if they were or if it
    was just the retailer being generous. Either way, they refunded the
    full original price, which I then immediately used to buy the latest
    NuTool equivalent SDS drill. To make it even more sweet, the new
    model cost £15 less than I originally paid. Result!
     
    Kalico, Sep 6, 2011
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  9. Dave

    ARWadsworth Guest

    Kalico <> wrote:
    >>>> Hi all.
    >>>> I'm thinking of buying a NuTool router.

    >
    > I've had pretty good experience of their tools, as long as I bought
    > them knowing that they were cheap and limited. Sometimes that is not
    > such a false economy.


    Agreed. I needed a dirty water pump. I was prepared to waste £30 for a one
    off use but the pump is still going.

    --
    Adam
     
    ARWadsworth, Sep 6, 2011
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    <>,
    Kalico <> wrote:
    > I've had pretty good experience of their tools, as long as I bought
    > them knowing that they were cheap and limited. Sometimes that is not
    > such a false economy.


    I has no real complaints about the pillar drill I bought - it gave good
    service. But I reckon these days Lidl own brand are the tops for budget
    power tools. That Nutool drill was replaced by a Lidl one.

    --
    *A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory *

    Dave Plowman London SW
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