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Makita would be close to the bottom of my list. My only Makita was overprices and never worked well.
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Richard Cline wrote:

I guess my vision is skewed onna 'count of my Makitas are all old and still running.
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Mine, too.
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wrote:

Yeah, me too.
I guess.
Maybe.
Maybe not.
Upon further thought, absolutely not.
Hard to tell since you have left absolutely NO clue what you are replying to and your post just showed up after I have refreshed the group so no context is visible in the titles.
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I personally would have placed Makita at the top of the list. I have a number of Makita tools, Drills, Sanders, Router,Planer and have never had a problem with any. I must admit that they are getting a bit long in the tooth now. About 12mths ago I replaced the top and Bottom bearings and brushes on the router(Its roughly 25 yrs old) and it runs like new again. That said, I also had a B&D jig saw which my wife bought for me at about the same time(Give or take a year or 2) and bloody thing wouldn't die until 2 years ago. l think she paid about $12.00 at Kmart markdown trolley. ( In my innocence I had mentioned getting a jigsaw) and she did the right thing, I s pose) finally got my Bosh) John Mark & Juanita wrote:

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In google I can see the tree of responses so it's obvious I was replying to Unisaw A100 on his Makita. Sorry. Didn't realize everybody doesn't see the reply tree.
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Mon, Jan 17, 2005, 4:31pm (EST-3) snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (NeverEnoughMoney) says: In google I can see the tree of responses so it's obvious I was replying to Unisaw A100 on his Makita. Sorry. Didn't realize everybody doesn't see the reply tree.
You can tell who I'm replying to, because I included that. Who you replying to? I can't tell.
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J T wrote:

Yes, but your editor does not include an indicator to denote what portion is the quoted text and what text you've added. It sometimes makes things difficult to determine who wrote what.
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Tue, Jan 18, 2005, 7:08pm snipped-for-privacy@adelphia.net (Nova) says: Yes, but your editor does not include an indicator to denote what portion is the quoted text and what text you've added. It sometimes makes things difficult to determine who wrote what.
Well, I always indicate who's post I'm quoting, I never indent quoted material, and, I do indent my text. Plus I always leave a space between the two. Best I can do.
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JOAT (indicating to whom I'm replying a second time),
Why can't you view the post in such a way as to see which post are replies to which other post? I've just simply not seen anything so primitive that it doesn't show that.
I'm currently using google groups but have used several other newgroup viewers.
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Tue, Jan 18, 2005, 7:38pm (EST-3) snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (NeverEnoughMoney) posts: JOAT (indicating to whom I'm replying a second time), Why can't you view the post in such a way as to see which post are replies to which other post? I've just simply not seen anything so primitive that it doesn't show that. I'm currently using google groups but have used several other newgroup viewers.
I've got a WebTV. Now you've seen something that primative.
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wrote:

Most of us have threading turned on, but also show only unread posts. If we read a thread and postings prior to your reply, we subsequently only see new postings and your reply appears completely context-free. Sure, one could view all posts, read and unread in a thread, but that becomes a jumbled, huge mess given the number of postings this group gets.
If your post appears in a thread prior to our having browsed the group, then, yes, your post appears in the proper context. But you can't assume that such a condition will always happen -- there are going to be many people who will have read the post to which you reply prior to you having seen and replied to that post.
    I've never seen a newsreader with such a primitive interface that it does not include the text from the post to which the person is replying in the reply. To strip out all of the context actually requires more effort than leaving some context within the post.
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proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
remove ns from my header address to reply via email
Ask about each tool.     get a dozen answers, but at least you've mnaroowed it down <G>
State your amount and type of use.     this can decide accuracy and longevity issues
Decide whether you _really_ need that tool, or are trying to find out whether you do.     If you are simply "testing the waters, then buy a _moderate_ cheapy.             * Ryobi is powerful, not very accurate, but reasonably strong....... which of course means you put up with the bloody thong for longer <G>             * But be prepared for it to not only not last as long, but to not work as well. So allow for that when deciding whether you can use that type of tool.     

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Thu, Jan 13, 2005, 4:57pm snipped-for-privacy@msn.ca (dadada) <snip> rank the following tool makers <snip>
Craftsman is NOT a tool manufacturer. One of you guys should have caught that. Sears slaps the Craftsman name on various things they sell, from various manufacturers.
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J T wrote:

Well, I think it's so obvious nobody even considers it a question...
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Mon, Jan 17, 2005, 9:58am (EST-1) snipped-for-privacy@swko.dot.net (DuaneBozarth) claims: Well, I think it's so obvious nobody even considers it a question...
What's obvious to me is, the original posted included Craftsman in his list of tool makers, and so did several other people.
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J T wrote:

Well, they're a distributor of branded tools...to the consumer there's no difference. B&D, et al., contract out to off-shore manufacturing facilities as well, so one could make the same claim for them...
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On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:48:49 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Craftsman tools are spec'd by Sears to the manufacturer, thus, given the volume that they have built and sell, one can consider them as tool makers when making comparisons because although some of their tools may resemble the name brand from which they are derived on the outside, they may differ in significant ways in the internals. Thus, it would not be a reasonable ranking to rate a Craftsman tool manufactured by, for example, Makita as equivalent to its Makita ancestor -- the Craftsman tool would most likely be a tool of its own.

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Sounds exactly like an oem manufacturers for computers.
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