I have a couple of the Chief air tools, very impressed with them and appear well built.Haven't gotten anything from HF lately until last Friday that is. Bought a Chief 4 1/2" air angle grinder. Very well constructed and made in Taiwan, not china. Only comparable is the IR air grinder for 250 bucks (MSC). The HF Chief was 89 bucks, fantastic price. Looking forward to putting it through it's paces. I go through electric angle grinders pretty fast. The one tool I can find the smoke in.
No smoke in this one, just compressed air. It's rear exhaust, 12,000 rpm with 4CFM air consumption at 90 psi.
Like O said, very well built. Composite handle with a polished aluminum gear case all held together with Allen head screws, external snap rings and a nice front mount spindle lock.
Really like that the cutoff tool is reversible.
The extended angle grinder is on my list, too bad they got rid of the 20% off coupons.