Saw a comment by a much younger LumberJock to the effect, “Older guys seem to favor Craftsmen Tools.”
My first reaction was, “Huh?” “But, well, my oldest tools are Craftmen.” Then it dawned on me. That was pretty much all we had to choose from back in the day. No internet. No woodworking boutiques. I don’t recall getting competing tool catalogs. Hardware stores had common, smaller stuff. If you really wanted to see and lay hands on woodworking equipment – Sears or Montgomery Ward. Most small towns, like the one I grew up in, had one or both.
So there you go, young wood-aroo! And that 40 year old Craftsmen router is still playing middle linebacker, between my big DeWalt plunge and a DeWalt compact.
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.