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Old 11-26-2008, 05:02 PM   #21
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I have never owned Porter Cable tools, but I have always assumed that they were quality made. I ran across some of their cordless tools yesterday at HD & they appear to be made as cheap (pricewise also)as Black & Decker now. The cordless circular saw was an embarrassment for such a grand old brand name. Does PC happen to have two levels of cordless tools
Lowes is the one marketing the "new" Porter Cable cordless tool line if thats what you are referring to. I'm not sure who Porter Cable is targeting anymore because the parent company, B+D also owns Dewalt, Delta etc. IMO it looks like a re-branded Firestorm/DIYer designed to compete with Ryobi. Porter Cable's reputation for professional corded power tools is hanging in the balance....
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:45 PM   #22
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"When PC Vice-President Dan Gregory said DeWalt tools were their professional-line tools, I was astounded, as were others. He explained that PC is attempting to position these tools for tradesman an area of the market that PC feels is full of value-conscientious, value-driven buyers. PC is being sandwiched between Black & Decker (at the low end) and DeWalt (the high end). Ive always thought my Porter-Cable routers and PC sanders were better than the DeWalt counterparts."

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i own several PC Routers,and several belt sanders,and wouldnt trade them for nothing,,,,also have a 18 ga nailer that is great as well,been using it for cabinet crown for years with zero greif,sets the nail every time,and no splits,plenty of umf for the thick stuff

its some of the new Senco nailers i have to take issue with now

and i'll still buy Milwaukee any day,just purchased a new hammer drill and its wonderful,and i have yet to see a saw zaw in the same class as their super saw zaw,run a Dewalt,and then pick up the Milwaukee super saw zaw,,,,,as well as their 7 1/4 saw,just as smooth as can be
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:54 PM   #24
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milwaukee definitely has the market for recips, although makita is giving them a run for their money. dewalt still makes crap for recips, we had 3 dewalts die in a period of 4 months 2 were fairly new, they werent fixed, just threw em out and got a milwaukee and the big bastard by hilti their still going 4 years later and they take a beating. although the milwaukee i bought lasted 10 minutes, took it back to the store told them i wanted it replaced but didnt have any of that model in stock, got my money back and bought a makita
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NOT a big fan of Makita tools what so ever,,,,however i do like the 8 1/4 saw they have,great for cutting TGI's,the light feature on it is a nice touch as a bonus ,comes in handy on rainy punch out days when there isnt much light
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....everyone has their favorite brand of tool...I like Makita and Bosch and dislike Dewalt and Porter-Cable. Millwalkee is okay, they are good tools but they always seem to be much heavier and that can get to you and the end of the day.......Dewalt...I have yet to find a Dewalt tool I like...I don't find them junk, but I just don't like them either...
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I like german tools!
Me too!

But in defense of American ingenuity, I just picked up a stop saw for the shop. What a freakin' great piece of equipment! Cant say enough about the value of that saw, so I won't even start.
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tools are like trucks i suppose,,,,some swear by Chevy because they have had great luck with them,and nothing but problems with Ford,its the oppisite for me,always issues with Chevy and nothing but dependability and longevity with Ford
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Jason, did you get the Cabinet saw or the contractors saw?
That is a pretty sweet bit of technology.

I have been trying to find a used Inca, but they are kind of hard to find, Swiss made.
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Jason, did you get the Cabinet saw or the contractors saw?
That is a pretty sweet bit of technology.

I have been trying to find a used Inca, but they are kind of hard to find, Swiss made.
I got the Contractor saw w/36" guide. I plan on getting the cabinet saw too but I need to figure out what type of power I want to run. My new space has 3 phase capability and I can get the saw in a number of different power types.
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I have been trying to find a used Inca, but they are kind of hard to find, Swiss made.
My old boss had one of those. Sucked lugging it from place to place. However, it is the smoothest running contractor saw ever made IMO.

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