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  • Brand Loyalty and Buying Reconditioned

    What Drives Your Tool Buying Decisions?

    Brand vs. Budget:

    Ads for tools are all about brand. But in the real world, building professionals usually refer to their tools by color, not by brand name, according to a Pro Tool Reviews blog post by Rob Foster, who works in building materials marketing. For example DeWalt is ‘yellow,’ Bosch is ‘blue,’ and Rigid is ‘orange.’ If the pros do feel brand loyalty, the use of a color scheme doesn’t really show it.

    You do, however, find some loyalties based on application. Most pros will tell you Hitachi is their go-to nailer, Bosch is their router of choice and Stanely their tape measure of choice. But even these types of loyalties took a hit when the economy tanked in 2008. Finding the right tool at the best price became the new norm, and tools that were once considered the arena of DIY-ers gained tremendous traction on jobsites everywhere. It seems that brand loyalty had taken a back seat to budget. In fact, according to Foster, many manufacturers retooled professional-grade tools to accommodate this new market driver.

    This raises the question of how budget figures into tool buying decisions beyond brand.

    New vs. “used”

    We don’t mean any old used tool that you’d buy at a garage sale or off of Craigslist. We’re talking about reconditioned tools that have been fully restored by the manufacturer or by an authorized reconditioning center. These have to pass the same safety and performance tests as brand-new tools and come with a manufacturer’s warranty.

    About the only difference between them and brand-new is appearance. Reconditioned tools typically have cosmetic flaws, but as any tool user knows, so will brand-new tools after time on the job. The most important difference, however, is the price tag. Buying reconditioned can cut the cost of a tool by 25 to 75 percent compared with buying new.

    What side do you come down on?

    What do you think about reconditioned tools? What’s important to you when you’re shopping for tools?

    We would love to hear from you. Please post your comments below or on our social media sites. For the best deals on new AND factory reconditioned tools, shop our Big Sky Tool website today! In the metro Atlanta area? Be sure to stop by our retail location in Norcross!

  • Hitachi Original Brushless Motor Technology

    Introducing Hitachi Original Brushless Motor Technology

    At Big Sky Tool we're always excited to introduce you to the latest & greatest technology from Hitachi. Today, we'd like to introduce you to Hitachi's new original Brushless Motor Technology. The innovative Hitachi brushless motor offers a long lifetime, low frequency of repairs and low running costs due to no wearing parts. The Hitachi original compact controller and brushless motor optimize product performance according to applications. Check out this video below and let us know what you think!

    Hitachi Brushless Motor Video

  • Brand Loyalty and Buying Used

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    What Drives Your Tool Buying Decisions?

    Brand vs. budget

    Ads for tools are all about brand. But in the real world, building professionals usually refer to their tools by color, not by brand name, according to a Pro Tool Reviews blog post by Rob Foster, who works in building materials marketing. For example DeWalt is ‘yellow,’ Bosch is ‘blue,’ and Rigid is ‘orange.’ If the pros do feel brand loyalty, the use of a color scheme doesn’t really show it.

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  • Customer Appreciation Event On July 1st 2016

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    Customer Appreciation -- Meet the Team at Our Norcross, GA Store

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  • Customer Appreciation Event

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    Customer Appreciation -- Meet the Team at Our Norcross, GA Store

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  • Fathers Day Gift Guide

    Not sure what to get your dad? Finding the right Father's Day gift can be a bit tricky. We are here to help.

    Our Father's Day Tool Gift guide will give you some great ideas for his big day.

    From now until Father's Day (June 19, 2016) you can save 10%, 15% or 25% on your reconditioned tool purchases.

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  • Hitachi Cordless Batteries Explained

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    You’ve probably noticed there are lots of different types of batteries for cordless tools. Ever wonder what the differences are and if they matter?  Then this is the post for you!

    Cordless Batteries differ in:

    • chemistry
    • attachment styles
    • voltages
    • storage capacities

    We will look at the pros and cons of each of these factors to clear up confusion and make selecting battery types easier.

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  • Free Hitachi Corded Drill with $40 purchase

    Big Sky Drill Free Drill Promotion

    That’s right get a free Hitachi Corded Drill (D10VH, reconditioned grade A) with any $40 purchase.

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    Sorry you missed this offer, but here are all our current promotions. Click Here

    Spring Cleaning for us means a Free Drill for you.

    How to get the free drill

    Just add the Hitachi D10VH grade A reconditioned drill to your shopping cart and then use the coupon FREEDRILL at checkout with your purchase of $40 or more.

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  • Back from the Dead: how-to revive a power tool battery that will not charge

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    We have all been there. You have a battery that will not charge and perhaps not even recognized by the charger. You think oh great, I now have to buy a new battery. Power Tool Battery costs add up over time, so it is worth taking the time to see the battery can be saved or if it is truly dead.

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  • Reconditioned Tool Grading Explained

    When It Comes to Reconditioned Tools,
    Letter Grades Are About Looks, Not Performance

    If you work in the trades or are a DIY homeowner you know how expensive tools are.

    Buying reconditioned tools can be a great way to keep your tool box well equipped while keeping money in your wallet.

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