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    Jobmate

    I'm surprised that no one has posted in here yet. Jobmate is a Canadian Tire specific brand. AND, it SUCKS!! Very poor quality items for the most part. Extremely cheap in every way!

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    Re: Jobmate

    supercycle sucks

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    Re: Jobmate

    Quote Originally Posted by IKnowThings View Post
    I'm surprised that no one has posted in here yet. Jobmate is a Canadian Tire specific brand. AND, it SUCKS!! Very poor quality items for the most part. Extremely cheap in every way!

    As much as I like to bash and hate CT (and I do, believe me), this is an instance in which you get what you pay for.

    It's hard to expect Makita quality at a Jobmate price.


    OTOH, I wish that when one does return a Jobmate that fails (almost inevitable), that one wouldn't get the runaround (prove to us that you bought it here--I sure as f*ck didn't buy it at Sears!)...

    For the record, I have a shop full of Makita tools, and I've never regretted the money I sank in them...

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    Default Do NOT deal with Canadian Tire Auto Club or ABC Towing Ever!!
    Here is my story. It is January 10th and I'm driving in Burlington, when my car decides to die on the side of the road. I had just recently paid for a yearly membership to the Canadian Tire auto club and called them to come tow my car. At first I was going to have it towed to Canadian tire, but after dealing with the service guy decided to have it towed to mississauga(family friend)

    Upon arrival, the tow truck driver seemed quite pissed that he had to go all the way to mississauga from burlington. After hooking up my car, I left him and walked the rest of the way to work. This was at about 530pm. The next morning I get a call from my mechanic saying there is a $100 parking ticket on my windshield, and the tow truck driver had parked my car improperly. I was furious!!

    I called Canadian tire and demanded they pay for the ticket. The customer service guy told me to call the tow truck company(ABC Towing) and deal with them as they are sub-contracted through Canadian tire. After calling ABC, and talking to the owner(the one who towed my car) He basically laughed in my face and told me the ticket was not his responsibility; that he had towed it and left it in the designated spot, and that someone must have shuffled the cars at night(the door was left unlocked. I told him that was preposterous as my car was disabled, and no one just walks up to a car and shuffles it for the sake of being funny. I got nowhere with him.

    I called Canadian Tire back, and they said they would file an incident report about the situation and have a District manager call me regarding the situation. So while waiting, I decided to take another trip to the mechanic, and after talking to him, he told me his assistant had been there until 930pm and the car still hadn't arrived - the ticket was issued at 1010pm. He showed me where the car was left, and it was parked in a zone which CLEARLY stated "parallel parking only". Not only did he not parallel park my car, he left it parked, and sticking out of the lane quite a bit(to interfere with other cars passing by.

    Now I am beyond furious! I called Canadian Tire once more, and they told me after assessing the situation they were unable to help me, as it is an issue with ABC Towing. Now I am wondering why my car wasn't taken there immediately, and why he parked it that way. I think it had to do with the fact that he was pissed because I changed my mind and wanted it towed to mississauga. I have no idea what else to do. I am currently waiting for a meeting with the parking control of mississauga, and if that doesn't work out I am going to small claims court. Canadian Tire also will not issue me a refund for my membership which I bought about 2 months ago. Does nobody care about the customer anymore?? I don't know how to get my message across anymore without resorting to violence(lol, I would never)

    Do you think I stand a chance? Should I sue both ABC and Canadian Tire? I have a friend who is a lawyer so that is not a problem. Any help would be appreciated. It seems like I have lost before I am starting!
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    Default Do NOT deal with Canadian Tire Auto Club or ABC Towing Ever!!
    Here is my story. It is January 10th and I'm driving in Burlington, when my car decides to die on the side of the road. I had just recently paid for a yearly membership to the Canadian Tire auto club and called them to come tow my car. At first I was going to have it towed to Canadian tire, but after dealing with the service guy decided to have it towed to mississauga(family friend)

    Upon arrival, the tow truck driver seemed quite pissed that he had to go all the way to mississauga from burlington. After hooking up my car, I left him and walked the rest of the way to work. This was at about 530pm. The next morning I get a call from my mechanic saying there is a $100 parking ticket on my windshield, and the tow truck driver had parked my car improperly. I was furious!!

    I called Canadian tire and demanded they pay for the ticket. The customer service guy told me to call the tow truck company(ABC Towing) and deal with them as they are sub-contracted through Canadian tire. After calling ABC, and talking to the owner(the one who towed my car) He basically laughed in my face and told me the ticket was not his responsibility; that he had towed it and left it in the designated spot, and that someone must have shuffled the cars at night(the door was left unlocked. I told him that was preposterous as my car was disabled, and no one just walks up to a car and shuffles it for the sake of being funny. I got nowhere with him.

    I called Canadian Tire back, and they said they would file an incident report about the situation and have a District manager call me regarding the situation. So while waiting, I decided to take another trip to the mechanic, and after talking to him, he told me his assistant had been there until 930pm and the car still hadn't arrived - the ticket was issued at 1010pm. He showed me where the car was left, and it was parked in a zone which CLEARLY stated "parallel parking only". Not only did he not parallel park my car, he left it parked, and sticking out of the lane quite a bit(to interfere with other cars passing by.

    Now I am beyond furious! I called Canadian Tire once more, and they told me after assessing the situation they were unable to help me, as it is an issue with ABC Towing. Now I am wondering why my car wasn't taken there immediately, and why he parked it that way. I think it had to do with the fact that he was pissed because I changed my mind and wanted it towed to mississauga. I have no idea what else to do. I am currently waiting for a meeting with the parking control of mississauga, and if that doesn't work out I am going to small claims court. Canadian Tire also will not issue me a refund for my membership which I bought about 2 months ago. Does nobody care about the customer anymore?? I don't know how to get my message across anymore without resorting to violence(lol, I would never)

    Do you think I stand a chance? Should I sue both ABC and Canadian Tire? I have a friend who is a lawyer so that is not a problem. Any help would be appreciated. It seems like I have lost before I am starting!
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    Maybe in cases like this you need to resort to something underhanded to get your revenge. Since ABC clearly screwed you and don't want to take responsibility, one might consider doing something like finding out where their depot is and then covertly scratching the shit out of their trucks. They'll wish they had done the right thing and paid the $100.

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    Yes I would sue them both. I drove a tow truck for years and that guy that towed your car was an idiot with no respect. wouldnt matter if your car went to Kingston that is the job he chose to do and he get paid to do it!!! . And as for Canadian Tire I have been dealing with them many many years and everytime I into a store it just makes me sick the bull I go through with warranty and parts. As for the mechanic shops they have I would not let them fix my Granddaughters tricycle. Good luck keep us posted with the ABC Towing we can bash them next.

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    I only buy jobmate when I know its a tool I have a one time use for, or for something that I expect a normal Mastercraft/DeWalt product to fail on. Good Example : I make a living with heatguns. I do window tint on cars, and I'm constantly burning them out. It really doesn't matter the brand, if you use a device 5+ hours a day, it WILL die. I don't expect warranty service from DeWalt or anyone really.... I abuse them.

    But a DeWalt or Mastercraft model is 99+. If you wait for the sales, the similar JobMate is 9.99-19.99 depending. Last time they were on for 9.99 I bought 15 of them. On average, a JobMate will last about half as long as a MasterCraft, no denying it. But for the price, no one cares. You dont expect your Chevy Aveo to last as long as a BMW 330, and you shouldn't be expecting the same thing from your tools.

    Be reasonable people

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    a couple years ago I bought a Jobmate rotary tool (Like a dremel) for i think 9 bucks on sale at the tire. the next week i bought an accessory kit with every blade, wheel, stone etc.. you can imagine, i think it's like 600 pcs and cost about 14 bucks, regular 90. So for less then 25 bucks about 1/10th the cost of a dremel i have five times the accessories and the tool. Has never failed. I've cut abs, copper, various metals and plastics, polished things, sanded things, cut off wheel, grinder it was a great buy

    can't be all bad at the tire

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    JobMate is ok it is a cheap tool some good some not.
    My kids gave me a JobMate 18V cordless drill about 8 years ago and for the first two years I used it all day every day. no problem except the lube smells from the brushes arcing. I still use it now and then when my Porter Cable which is about 15 years old is in need of charging. and the JobMate still works, So does the JobMate Skill saw they gave me years ago. But when my wife bought a JM 120 piece tool set I threw them out right away. they look cheep. feel cheep and the case was even a piece of crap.
    On the other hand CTC pro or Maxxum wrenches and tools are great and I have never had a problem. And when they are on sale which is every week the deal is even better than sears.
    CTC auto service sucks and they are stretching it to even call it that. But there again ..... find decent honest reliable auto service anywhere anymor and your lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drj View Post
    JobMate is ok it is a cheap tool some good some not.
    My kids gave me a JobMate 18V cordless drill about 8 years ago and for the first two years I used it all day every day. no problem except the lube smells from the brushes arcing. I still use it now and then when my Porter Cable which is about 15 years old is in need of charging. and the JobMate still works, So does the JobMate Skill saw they gave me years ago. But when my wife bought a JM 120 piece tool set I threw them out right away. they look cheep. feel cheep and the case was even a piece of crap.
    On the other hand CTC pro or Maxxum wrenches and tools are great and I have never had a problem. And when they are on sale which is every week the deal is even better than sears.
    CTC auto service sucks and they are stretching it to even call it that. But there again ..... find decent honest reliable auto service anywhere anymor and your lucky.
    This past week I was using their 18V drill (all of 4 months old), set it down and returned a few minutes later to see
    smoke pouring out if the housing. It was hot enough that I could barely hold on to her to remove the battery. It sat there and smouldered and eventually melted a hole in the grip big enough to stick my thumb into. I considered plugging the battery back in to see how far it would burn, but thought better of it. Under different conditions I might have returned the drill to my workbench and gone upstairs... I might have lost my house.

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