There was a period on the forum several years ago where we we’re commonly seeing complaints about 690s and 890s. That was around the time that it was just starting to become common knowledge that PC had been bought out. There was discussion here that it appeared that quality had slipped. Stick and I have both had experiences with very cheap, poor quality bearings on our PC tools. I recently had to toss a 1/4 sheet sander because of a $5 (worth maybe $1) plastic part that can no longer be found. We’ve seen very few issues with Bosch, DW, Milwaukee, Makita, and Hitachi.
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.