In Reply to: Brand Names Brand Loyaliry... posted by steveVa on April 03, 2018 at 22:54:34:
I'm fairly brand loyal on electric power tools...mostly Dewalt & Makita, though I do have a few Porter-Cable tools.
I was lucky my Dad & Grandad had already accumulated quite a variety of Craftsman hand tools, though I have strayed a bit to whatever is most convenient when & where I need something.
I'm all over the place on gas powered tools. Too many mergers, buy-outs, & sell-outs to have any brand loyalty there.
Same with electronics & appliances.
Grandad was a die hard Ford man from Model A to '74 F100. Dad was more of a GM guy, but the 70's & 80's products drove him into the arms of the Japanese. I started out GM, but Ford won me over in 2000. I contracted Ford tractor fever in 2003.