I've had pretty good service out of my few Maximum tools. I did have the lock handle break on a 10" sliding compound miter saw and was told that the part was no longer available. It was still under warranty at the time so I asked what CT's policy is when that happens and was told that they'll offer a replacement tool when that happens and they did. Something to keep in mind just in case.
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.