Makita. I bought a small set- cordless drill, impact driver, flashlight, charger in 2010 and just had to replace the batteries last year. I've also had their sliding miter saw for even longer. Smooth, professional grade tools for not much more than the big box hobbyist stuff. As peego explained, sadly most of the quality name brands have been bought out by conglomerates and joined the race to the bottom to fill the big box stores with $50 tools you throw away in a few years. Saddest for me is Porter Cable, once a solid American company who built tools here in the U.S. that would last a lifetime (I still have one of their USA circular saws). Now their tools are all budget Chinese and probably on par with what you could get at Harbor Freight. Bosch still makes some amazing tools, manufactured in Germany or Switzerland and priced accordingly, that will probably last decades. But they also have a cheaper line you'll find in the big box stores.