The following caught my attention in the article referenced herein.
"There's a sizeable gap in price and performance between DeWalt and Porter-
Cable. This new line of power tools seems intended to fill that gap by appe
aling to budget-conscious pros who want something better than Porter-Cable
but may not need or be able to afford DeWalt."
When did Porter Cable stop being a professional carpenter brand? Porter Ca
ble was all Norm Abram used on the New Yankee Workshop. I think he qualifi
es as a pro carpenter-woodworker. I think of the following brands as pro t
ools. Bosch, DeWalt, Porter Cable, Milwaukee, Makita. Hilti, Metabo, and
some of the other European brands are a bit different.