Tools are being sold in the UK "door to door", on car boot
sales, at markets and online. Fake tools can and do maim and
Every genuine tool manufacturer
featured in our pages has spend years and
considerable amounts of money developing
products, improving manufacturing processes,
improving design features and building a
reputation for high end quality tools.
Replica tools - Counterfeit tools tend to be
manufactured from cheap materials, using
inferior processes and sub-standard components.
Every counterfeit tool which we have seen is of
much lower quality than the original. Many
counterfeit tools can best be described as "a
waste of money" and some fake tools are
downright dangerous and even life threatening.
Additionally; genuine tool manufacturers and
authorised agents spend years building their
reputation for quality products and service.
Counterfeit tools can usually be described as "cheap
Tat". They are usually either blatant copies of quality brands
but bear a different name, or they simply bear the name of a
quality brand in order to con potential buyers
into believing that they are buying a genuine -
quality tool (eg; a cheap tool which criminals
have illegally labeled as being a quality brand).
There is also an increasing
trend for illegal vendors to pretend to be authorized
genuine agents and dealers. They then sell
counterfeit tools and fake tools to customers.
The customer naturally believes that they have
bought a genuine tool and blames the legitimate
manufacturer (often via online forums and also
by "word of mouth"). This phenomenon can have
devastating repercussions for the genuine
manufacturer and can ruin a company's good name.
Please Note; Counterfeit Power
Tools are currently being sold "door to door" in the UK.
These fake tools are extremely dangerous and they are being
sold in the UK by the Italian Mafia. If you are approached,
please do not confront the seller. Contact your local Police
as soon as possible.