Birchwood, welcome to the world of 5 minute cures. Just imagine a place where everything was actually made to the same standard! The one thing that is not common among tool manufacturers seems to be common sense. To my way of thinking a manufacturer should build the best product they can and leave it at that. Introducing lower priced models with fewer features results in dissatisfaction with a product line. It would be far cheaper to produce one product and do it right. One thing is for certain, prices would drop. We can only hope.