I had a HF sliding mitre saw. Sold it, but only because it didn't suit my needs, worked well enough. Had a HF wood lathe, worked just fine, but sold that because all I liked to make was carving mallets, and didn't need more. Have a small bench sander, two bench drill presses, an angle grinder or two, a ROS, and a couple of other small power tools, and they all work just fine. Have a couple of their cheapish digital calipers too, work just fine. Oh yes, a smaller air compressor. All of these work just fine, newest item is probably about five years old. I have various and sundry other items from HF, and no complaints with any of it, never returned a thing that I can recall.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.