Well, in my 'younger years' I used to buy Black&Decker tools, and kept replacing them faster than I changed my socks! And Sears 'home tools' (cant tell you how many circular saws, jig saws and other hand tools I went through).
Now, I have DeWalt (and no jokes about it still being B&D) and Sears but, Professional Tools, instead of "home tools". Ryobi is in there also, (scroll saw).
I have a problem with a belt sander from DeWalt. Seems one of the rollers has the Rubber come off and its s shiny metal wheel, and when I put a belt on it, the thing overheats fast and the belt seperates at the glue line. (Almost ready to buy one of those belt sanding stations and see how that works...elcheapo model, but, who knows, havent made up my mind to get this fixed or just pitch it...sheesh!).
My Sears Cordless Drill I bought for Fathers Day (yea Wife didnt know what to get me, so sent me to Sears all by myself...silly girl), and its been working for ten years now, but, the batteries arent lasting as long now... hmmm may need to think DeWalt with the Lithium Ion batteries now...
Oh, when they make a tool that can withstand my Brother in Law from borrowing them, and leaving them out in the RAIN!!! Then, they will have me hooked!! Fortunately, the truck I gave him years ago, finally died, and he cant leave them in the bed of that beast anymore!
Ok, my diatribe is over... rant and rave on...