What Brand of Woodworking Tools Gets Consistently Good Reviews?


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AS of 2015, Bosch, Porter Cable, Dewalt and Lie-Nielsen have consistently well-reviewed products across many different woodworking tool categories. Lie-Nielsen specializes in hand tools, while the other three companies specialize in power tools.

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Looking at table saws, Bosch and Dewalt have two of the more highly rated saws. Bosch has one at 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com, and another at 4.4. Dewalt has two at 4.7 and another at 4.5. Looking at routers, Bosch has a best selling router at 4.8 and another popular one at 4.6. Bosch has one at 4.6 and 4.7, and Porter Cable has one at 4.4 and one at 4.5. Moving over to electric sanders and circular saws, each of the three have multiple sanders and circular saws above 4 stars. Lie-Nielsen has multiple planes with a rating of 4.7 or higher and a significant number of reviews.

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