<<I think the brand is relative new. In general I have heard that the
is pretty good and unique. IIRC Sears sells a combination belt, disk,
spindle sander that is identical to the one that Palmgren makes, so it
is probably made by Palmgren.>>
Then the benchtop jointer is pretty good--I've got the Craftsman
version, and it is heavy, stable and cuts cleanly. Much more cast iron
than you'd expect in a benchtop tool.