I just read all of these posts, because I'm looking for some tool recommendations, and wanted to add my two cents worth. In 1980, I bought a B&D drill, circular saw, jigsaw, and table saw. The jigsaw just recently quit. No warning, I was cutting a board and it just stopped. Not too bad, though for a 30+ year old tool. The rest still work great. Over the years, I've gone through maybe 6 or 8 blades on the circular saw and 3 or 4 on the table saw. They USED TO build good tools. By contrast, my wife bought me a cordless B&D 18 volt drill two Christmases ago. It worked well, BUT it quit on me after 9 months of use. I called the local "B&D authorized repair center" in Omaha. The guy there told me that B&D was such crap that they NEVER repaired any. Since mine was still under warranty, he threw mine in the trash and ordered a replacement from B&D. So far, it's still working well, but if it craps out, I will NOT buy another B&D replacement. Craftsman used to be good, American made tools as well, but anymore most, if not all are made in China. Can anyone tell me which power tools are made in America?