Festool has been in the tool business since 1925 and although not a household name in the USA, they are very highly regarded worldwide. The key to their offerings is understanding that they sell “systems” rather than just tools. Every tool is made to work together with certain components, such as guides, vacs and their elegant stacking storage system called Systainer . The tools and other products are made to extreme quality standards and afford an unprecedented 3-year warranty as well as a 30-day Money Back Guarantee...if you are not satisfied with it, return it, no questions asked within that 30 day window. Also of note is the fact that virtually all the tools are designed to provide excellent dust control when used with the Festool Cleantec dust extraction system. Trust me...it works. Really well.