That was the most objective, thorough, well written review
I've ever read. Your personal preferences and biases are
stated up front, along with your reasons for having them.
Unlike many, you're not an "early adopter" of the latest
craze, some based on new, untested, technology - most
merely creations of someone in the Marketing Department.
Nor are you an impulse buyer - "Oooooo - that looks neat!
Giving specs you actually measured (as opposed to the
manufaturer's claims) provides real world information AND
indirectly, gives others guidance as to what is important to
measure - usable bed length, bed flatness, bed rail deviaition
and faceplate runout.
The information on motor types and speed controls was
excellent and you objective observations re: the minor
shortcoming - worth noting - makes your evaluation even
So many reviews seem to be "Because I bought it, it's
GREAT!" They provide little to anyone trying to decide'
on tool A or tool B.
Thanks. Gives us all something to shoot for when reviewing
a tool - and things to look for in reviews by others.