I have a friend that bought a PC cordless drill. Parts fell out of it
also... He went back to Craftsman. LOL
I did however buy another PC Speed Bloc last week, my old one pooped out
after only 16 years.
Pentair was selling off all the tool line from there company.
The Pentair Tool Group includes Delta, Porter-Cable, DeVilbiss Air
Power, Oldham Saws, and Flex Tools
Black and Decker already owns Dewalt line. B&D also owns Emhart
fasteners, Price Pfister, and Kwikset.
The news release of July 2004:
The Corporation also announced that it has signed an agreement to
purchase the Tools Group from Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) for
approximately $775 million in cash. The Tools Group, with 2003 sales
of $1.08 billion and operating profit of $82 million, includes the
Porter-Cable, Delta, DeVilbiss Air Power, Oldham Saw, and FLEX
Under the first contract with B&D, Dewalts engineering division would
be retained to continue providing the quality Dewalt had engineered in
their products. We can only hope that the same would go for the
Pentair Tool Group.
The days of relying on brand names to judge quality (of any kind of goods)
is long gone. Brand names are bought and sold every day. Get to know the
guys at your local rental center... they'll tell you in a hurry what's
crap and what isn't.
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