I don't use B & D stuff much. I much prefer to buy my tools from Makita or Bosch. They last for years too.
Well, a few months ago, I was in Clark's Village where B & D have a direct factory outlet. I wandered into the store, mainly out of idle curiosity, and chortled at the "plasticky" stuff on display. Great products for amateurs, but for us hardened tradesmen with the compulsory "builders bum" no way was it up to scratch!
One thing caught my eye though. An electric alligator type saw on sale for about £20. Hmm. Not bad, I thought, if I get a years use out of it I shall have no cause for complaint. This is it:
Well, guess what. B & D have sold loads of their Scorpion models and have decided the time is ripe to fleece their customers. They have now raised the price of one blade to £10.50. That's over $17!
My Scorpion is now going in the bin. I shall buy a Bosch alligator saw which will accept virtually any blade into it's jaws, none of which will cost one-third of the rip-off price that B & D are charging.