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  • Isn't It Sad - warning: may contain Wadkin-like toys

    Isn't it sad when the name of a (formerly) great company like Wadkin is reduced to badge engineering on medium range toys.

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    These machines look to be maybe a step up from XU-2 and PowerForce throw-away tools, but certainly not top of the range stuff.

    Cheers, Vann.
    Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club.
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    Re: Isn't It Sad - warning: may contain Wadkin-like toys

    Sign of the times.... DeWalt...reduced to wasp yellow throw away toys. Rigid.... now a trade mark for home depot...Porter Cable..now a Lowes badge for chinese imports. Would rather spend months rebuilding a creature from the 1930s or 1950s then to bend over to the name games of modern corporate america... or now rhe new corporate world order. Lo g live my PK!! And my brown and sharpes.
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      Re: Isn't It Sad - warning: may contain Wadkin-like toys

      I see the label says "Made in Japan". I wonder what company is making them? They have an older Makita flavour about them. Guess it is easier to ride the coattails of an old company rather than build a name and reputation from scratch.

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        Re: Isn't It Sad - warning: may contain Wadkin-like toys

        One of my pet peeves with the modern world. Companies buy the big brand names to pedal crap to a generation of people who have no idea what quality is.

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