An “expert” on the genesis of major brands of power tools in the Canadian market speaks here:
Amusing reading, in my opinion!
Here’s the first few paragraphs of the article:
” If you’re going to buy a chop saw, Ben McArthur of Canadian WoodWorker recommends spending the extra money to buy a Bosch 10-inch or 12-inch machine that is deadly accurate on 90-degree cuts, as well as bevels and mitres.
Cheap tools are the scourge of DIY builders and renovators. I say this because over the years I’ve fallen into the trap of purchasing inexpensive, blow-out-bargain-equipment that is shoddily constructed and guaranteed to produce unsatisfactory results 100 per cent of the time—discouraging to DIYers expecting good results from bad machines.
For this reason, I thought it would be interesting to examine the good, the bad and the useless of tools commonly used by weekend renovators who work out of small shops.
In the good category, there is General Manufacturing of Quebec that produces sturdy, reliable woodworking machines for the discerning craftsman at prices that—though considered high end—reflect the quality and accuracy of the products.”
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