My local Lowes is clearing out the Dewalt DW443 6" random orbital sander
(looks like an angle grinder) for $56. I don't think this sander is
competitive at the full $140 price, but for $56 it is a steal (in my
They are also clearing out the Makita copy of the PC 690 fixed/plunge router
kit for around $173. That is still too much in my opinion. What was Makita
thinking? Why not make a better router (think Milwaukee's bodygrip) rather
than just copying the 690 and making some slight improvements?