Depends. Have a HF bench drill press I got in 96 or 97. Needed a new switch within a week, trouble free since. Angle grinder about 10 years, still working - unless my son walked off with it. I buy there, but watch what I buy. They do/did have DeWalt factory refurb tools. Heard a contractor one day trying to buy a display model of a tool I don't remember what was. He said he could buy a big name tool, and it would last about four weeks - he also said they were used 7 days a week, and 12 hours a day, steady. A HF tool would last 3 weeks. But he could buy two FH tools for the price of one big name tool, so it was very cost effective for him to buy. Almost forgot, HF hand power planer, hand belt sander, ROS, all years old, all working just fine. They do have an excellent return policy. Yeah, I'd buy there again - when you want a tool you will likely only use once, do you want to buy an expensive one that would hold up to years of use, or a much less expensive that probably would last maybe a dozen uses?
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.