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Posted on What Old Power Tools Should I Buy?

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 06:07 AM

What I specifically meant was in regards to the durability of all power tools made prior to 1-20-93. As I said before, “Made in China” is a thing I want to stay away from as much as possible, and many (if not all) power tools made today fall into that syndrome.

As I previously had stated, besides the country of origin, what baubles/bolt-ons should I look for or avoid on any of these power tools made prior to 1-20-93?

EXAMPLE: I know the Elu #3338 router (also sold as the DeWalt #DW625) has an electronic variable speed control and 2.25 HP (model #3339 is similar, but with a 3 HP motor), achieved by setting the dial control for any one of five positions (5 being the full 22K RPM, 1 being the lowest speed of 8K RPM). The lower speeds are handy for preventing burning of your workpieces, and also makes the motor’s sound level easier on your ears.


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