I have purchased several pieces of Craftex machinery. I purchased them based on need not on price or quality. I belief the words, expensive, better, more powerful, quality, are relative to the task that is required. I believe Craftex and Grizzly are equal based on where the equipment comes from.
I believe that a tool, no matter how good or how expensive it is,,, is only as good as it's driver.
I have had no issues with my economy tools that I purchased, because I knew ahead of time what I needed them for and they did the job.
Looking at things logically we have a diverse membership, taking in proffesional,, amature proffessional,, amature,, novice you name it I am sure it is here. Different needs require different tools.
How do we compare apples and oranges.. and I never believe everything I read,,, I have been successful with the economy tools.
Through the eyes of John,,, just my view.