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Old 08-29-2012
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Re: Sailboat Quality

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Originally Posted by capttb View Post
You should get a Craftsman from the 70's probably made from forged high carbon steel, bullet proof. Course it'll be twice as heavy as required, akward to handle and need to be rewired just like a boat from that era.

The first power tools I bought back in the 70's were Craftsman, based on their rep. They were in a class by themselves as the WORST power tools I ever owned. The 4X24 belt sander simply would not track the belt, the 3/8" drill burned out after being used all day, the router didn't even have a real collet - the end of the motor shaft was drilled to "replace" the inner portion of the collet.

They were junk then and seem to have been cheapened considerably since.
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