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Default Craftsman table saw

Wayne -
Initially I wasn't sure I opened to the right link. But as I read to the
bottom I got the message. I think the lesson learned is if you are going to
buy a JET tool, don't buy it from Sears. Buy it from a tool store that
handles JET and cares about future business - or at least someone like
Amazon who is fairly responsive. From experience I have had with
Craftsman/Sears over 30 + years, Sears used to provide pretty good service
but now that is suffering.

Seriously, it would be interesting for someone to post a question like yours
and request the age of the responder. I suspect you'll see a negative
Craftsman bias that starts with users in the 50+ age range. From posts I
see here it appears as though younger folks are pretty pleased with
Craftsman. Many of us who were loyal Craftsman groupies back in the 1970's
have sworn them off. Years ago if I needed a tool I drove to Sears. I go
anywhere but Sears now.

Don't form a negative bias on JET because of this guy. They make better
tools that Sears. I suspect Sears sells other brands now because the
Craftsman brand is slumping.

BTW - I owned one of the old Craftsman table saws for 25 years. It worked
ok. My Grizzly 1023 makes that old saw a distant, unpleasant memory. My 25
year old Craftsman drill press is a good machine that continues to provide
faithful service. I do still use a 25 year old hand jigsaw that is on its
last leg - but it works. Most everything else in my shop is of other brands


"Wayne" wrote in message
This is an amazing story. I own a Craftsman saw and was curious what
others thought of it. I pity this poor guy.