Someone who knows more than I do about tools told me that B&D, once they owned both Porter Cable and Dewalt decided to downgrade PC and make Dewalt their premium line, or at least their better line. My friend now buys Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee, etc. instead of either DW or PC. In past decades, my PC tools have been great, but not so anymore. I do own the DW611 kit and really like it, as well as the DW616 router kit but normally don't buy many Dewalt tools since I have good luck with Bosch Makita and even Ridgid and Ryobi for different reasons. I like Ryobi batteries since the prices for the batteries are reasonable and their batteries are designed to work in all their tools, even older models.