Re: DW 9000 vs. DW 5000
I second what Ironcobra said. Go try them out and make your own decision. I played the DW 5002 for ten years without any problems. Only recently did I upgrade to the 9002. Plus do what I did and find them used for $300, though they were brand new. Deals are out there.
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