im rough on my gear but not abusive. the rubber grips were peeling off, the clips to hold the battery in didnt hold half the time and i go to drill something and my battery would go flying out. the batteries were dying fast, the circular saw fell off a shelf in my work van(fell about 16") on to plywood and the metal bottom cracked. they just seemed like junk. the big thing i miss though are the belt hooks sooo nice to have. also in the other hole i put one of these magnets http://www.magnetsource.com/Consumer...hKitsOFFC.html
and it would hold a handful of screws.