At this point, I'm pretty well sold. I'm on 'hold' at the moment for lack of a shop to put it in. this is my 'year of the shop', where I will be building my small (some might say tiny) woodshop. Barring a lottery win (hey, you never know!) I doubt I'd have the $ to build both the shop and buy more than one or two major tools this year, without fixing a budget and sticking to it.
the Lifetime warranty is definitely a strong influence. The support here, as well as over on Woodnet forums is great, sucha valuable resource that I would be foolhardy not to use it. THanks again for your advice/encouragement.
Ned<br /><br />Madison Woodsmith<br /><br />Masonry: 2B1ASK1