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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Default Lowes and Porter Cabale deal!

I know the PC is not the quality they once were...


That's still a pretty good deal if you are into battery operated tools!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 01:47 PM
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I'd have to agree that that is a smoking deal. PC was my favourite brand for a few years and my favorite ever 12 volt drill and 18 gauge Brad nailer were PC. However, I've had to replace bearings in my two sanders and the ones I took out were cheap crap.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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that is a smoking deal but if you have down time and repair/replacement costs due to the fact that new generation PC is crap, leaves you wanting and lots to be desired...
not such a good deal any more...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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It is a shame to see GOOD tools being bought out and moved overseas. I have a PC circular saw that is probably 25 or 30 years old and still works great (I refurbish my tools vs replacing them). A new one would probably crap out within the first year. But with that said I would still buy the PC over something like a B & D. A ray of sunshine is that some of the brands are coming back to the U.S. ((ie - Powermatic is back in TN) Then again my Makita's are rock solid. Guess it's a crap shoot.
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good post, thanks for your sharing
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