Reconditioned Tools

Poll - August 19, 2012

I have to admit, I am not a fan of buying anything used. Perhaps it’s a bit of snobbery or just another symptom of my fear of germs. But either way, I usually don’t mind paying the premium to receive a brand new item. Although I must say that after having a kid, I am re-thinking my stance on used products. The boy grows so fast and loses interest in toys so quickly, it just makes sense to use hand-me-downs! But I digress.

I am curious what your thoughts are on reconditioned tools. Are they truly “good as new” or do you find that a faulty tool always has a tendency to be a lemon?

This poll was created by Tom Iovino from