A few months ago I bought a Rousseau Portamax TS stand and outfeed extension. Since my supplier was out of stock on the Rousseau outfeed, I bought the Makita branded one. It, and the Makita TS stand, appear in every way to be identical to the original Rousseau products (with the exception of the powder coated metal parts which are black on the Makita and grey on the Rousseau). The Makita outfeed even uses the same model # as Rousseau, with the addition of a two-digit prefix.
It appears to me that Rousseau is now building for and supplying to Makita. Or perhaps Makita has an interest or majority share or owns the Rousseau company.
Can anyone shed light on this? I’m a fool for apparent trivia.