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Thoughts on Ozito tools?

Sambro
Budding Contributor

Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

I bought the pack (ozito) with the screw driver skin and the drill, came with two batteries and a fast charger. then got a second hand recipro saw which actually gets thrashed in the yard cutting back the trees etc. got a blower which is light and goes alright. and a sander with the pointed head on it and a dual usb charger attachment. all work well. A mate and I pulled apart a shed with the drills in the pouring rain the other day, worked well. built some shelves and other items around the house with them and theyve done the work well.
The ryobi tool range is greater then the ozito range, a little dearer then the ozito stuff. Pales in comparison to the red milwaulkee stuff though, however one drill skin would be about the same price as all of the stuff I have in ozito.
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woodenwookie
Experienced Contributor

Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

Thanks for the tip about the right handed nature of the saw. My B&D saw is also righhanded but I’m tempted to go to the Ozito because the B&D annoys me that it’s not big enough to cut through a piece of 4x2 as it only has a 35mm cut. That being said though if I need to cut anything thicker than 20mm ply I can use my Ozito Compound Mitre Slide Saw or my Ozito table saw.

 

Given the size of my shed I'm very tempted to forgoe the table saw in favour of a plunge saw or a Kreg Accu-Cut. I have the Kreg RipCut which is a great unit but the Accu-Cut will give me a straighter cut over a longer distance as would a plunge saw. For the money the Accu-Cut XL works out to be cheaper than a the Kreg plunge saw and well cheaper than the Festool although the Ozito Plunge Saw with the Expansion kit is basically $2(NZ) less. However only the Accu-Cut option gives me the ability to go cordless because it's designed to use any circ saw.

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Jason
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Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

Thanks for joining in the discussion @Sambro. Great to see you make your first Workshop post. Welcome to the community. 

 

It sounds like you have some great skills and experience to share. We look forward to reading all about your projects and plans. Feel free to post anytime you have something to share or need a hand. We have loads of members sharing helpful advice and inspiration. 

 

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Former Workshop member
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Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

Understood that this is a little of an old discussion but I cannot help but put my two cents down...
I have a cordless 18v AEG impact driver, drill, circular saw and corded AEG jigsaw and angle grinder. I also have an Ozito mitre saw, sliding mitre saw, router, planer and both 12 and 20 litre vacuum cleaners. I was also given (free) an older and smaller Ozito mitre saw and sliding mitre saw...they both just needed some TLC and some adjustment to square.
Obviously talking quite different price points between Ozito and AEG! However from my Ozito range I am on my second router (I absolutely abused the first one so I was OK with it kicking the bucket!); but all the rest are going strong and fine. They do not get daily heavy usage; but they certainly get used...

AEG on the other hand...I think you could buy nearly all the Ozito tools I have for the price of the circular saw and a 5Ah battery...and I just about frisbee'd it down the street because the blade came out of square as I was doing a crucial cut through a 32mm MDF board. I won't go into the animated back and forth with AEG...
However my two cents says I would buy all the Ozito tools I have over any other brand (with the exception of the router; and even then that is only because it is underpowered and doesn't have a 1/2 inch collet).
All the AEG tools I have I would buy decent brands (not Ozito). Each to their own - I am just a weekend warrior handyman and this is just my humble opinion! - but I am switching to DeWalt for those. I love my AEG dishwasher; credit where it's due.
Main point: Ozito are great! Love them. Whenever I see someone scoffing about their Dyson vacuun cleaner I think about how I could buy a dozen Ozito vacuums and a VERY NICE bottle of single malt for that money :wink:

Peace

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SamanthaJ
Budding Contributor

Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

@woodenwookiemy thought on Ozito tools is they are good for small jobs around the home. You get what you pay for I suppose. Unfortunately this is a new attitude toward the brand. The reason for this is due to my whipper snipper/edger suddenly dying after only owning it for 23 months. So for now I can't afford to purchase a new one, I am trimming my lawn edges with scissors. But hey, it happens.... sometimes

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Mathy
Super Contributor

Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

Hi @SamanthaJ - Ozito tools have a 3 year replacement warranty for domestic use. Take it back, with the receipt if you still have it, cheers Deb :smile:

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3lud13
New Contributor

Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

I think it really does depend how much you use them, I have had many ozito tools and have been pleasantly surprised with many though also dissapointed with some as well.
My biggest dissapointment was when my dremel which I had for many years (maybe close to ten) died halfway through doing something can't remember what now didnt have spare money to purchase another dremel so got the ozito brand option and within 24 hours was returning it as had destroyed flexible hose attatchment which is a must have in my opinion for a rotary tool. My biggest surprise with ozito tools was certainly the petrol chainsaw have had a couple of them and put them through hell from getting thrown around in back of 4wd and trailer out collecting wood to spending 6+hours straight at home cutting up wood and never had an issue with them.
Also have a handful of other ozito corded tools but they are usually not used too often and I chose ozito for price point as they are handy tools to have but I dont require them often enough to justify the higher cost of other brands, as for cordless tools I have the ryobi range which when I was looking at cordless options were quite similiar priced to ozito but had a larger range of options. cordless tools however are also one of those things once you make your desision you have to live with it or pay a fortune to start again with a different brand. Sure there are at times I wish I had makita milwaulki or dewalt cordless tools as they have a tool option that ryobi doesnt have but given the price of ryobi tools and the range they have they certainly do me more than adequately. As for the current prices or range of ozito tools I can't really comment on them except for the fact I have a friend who has them and is quite happy with them and serve his purposes though he does get annoyed at times generally with me if I bring out a tool that isnt available in the ozito range and it gets the job done in a fraction of the time it would have taken him using his tools.
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Sambro
Budding Contributor

Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

I cut up a washing machine with my recipro saw today, plus some other trees needed a prune. I wonder how much this blade that came with it will do? Ozito
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Former Workshop member
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Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

My two cents on this old post...
I am by no means a prolific diy-er, but have managed to blow both ozito and black and decker motors on several tools (after the warranty periods, lol) like angle grinders, drills, routers etc.
Since I switched to Ryobi, no problems.
My mum has the Ozito electric mower and whipper snipper which are a joy to use... but I've blown the power tools.
My advice is save up and buy Ryobi when on sale. In these days of lacklustre quality control, you are liable to get a dud in any brand (off the Friday afternoon shift at the assembly line) , however some are more generally reliable than others.
If I were more serious and had an actual PROPPAH workshop, I'd blow all my money on the best of the best. For what the OP was talking about - Ryobi.
*Now salivates over thought of having a real workshop with a lathe, even.*
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redracer01
Trusted Contributor

Re: Thoughts on Ozito tools?

With any tool I strongly recommend you register and fill out the online warranty form. This covers you for claims and what not when it comes to tools. The ozito brushless range is pretty good at the price point where its standing. For occasional and moderate use it should provide adequate service. But if your thinking of the highend tools perhaps you might consider zip/after pay to bridge the gap and purchase the tool you've always wanted.

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