Wood'nCoal wrote:Equipment made "back then" lasted for years, and when something went wrong it could be repaired. Quite a bit different from what we have today, don't you think?
I think the problem becomes is a lot of products are so cheap it become questionable if it's worth fixing. I had a Dewalt grinder here with bad brushes, they wanted like $10 for the brushes and with the S&H I was approaching the $20 mark. Similar model was $50 new. The health of the rest of the grinder was questionable. I know I might have been able to get the brushes somewhere else but then I got hours into it hunting them down.... Now if I had a high end Metabo "I will hurt you" grinder like the one my brother has then it would be worth it even if it were little more.