I know for some of you, DeWalt represents a "professional" brand of
tools but for many others it's just a high-end DIY's brand or a B&D
Anyway, I don't want to start a religious war here but I've noticed
DeWalt pushed out a lot of seriously improved power tools in the past
2 years. Their new planer got great reviews, they improved their
battery powered drills, they now make great impact drivers, their new
line of sanders look promising, and sure enough the new jig saw looks
strongly aggressive and powerful! It even got a tie in a magaziine
review with the newly designed Bosch... Not the least - the mother of
all jig saw.
I've never been a DeWalt fan, actually I got rid of all the DeWalt
tools I had just to keep the sanders which are OK. It looks like
they're getting away from the overpriced crap they use to make. Also
looks like their redesigning and correcting all the tools that were
notoriously bad (jig saw, belt sanders, reciprocating saw, drills,
impact driver, etc.).