Made overseas is just the way it is today. I have two laguna saws, table and band, and both are excellent tools and clearly worth the premium. I have a 10 year old Powermatic 6 inch jointer that is a rock. No regrets on any premium purchase I've made. Same goes for my Bosch 1617s, colt and sliding miter. Of course, I had a much higher income than I do now. Only one regret, a common one, that I didn't get the 8 inch model. Oh well, too soon old, too late smart.