Welders seem to be the only class of fabricator who make a fetish out of blaming their tools. Whatever kind of welder you mention, they'll tell you how awful it is and how you can't do any useful work with it. (and whatever they have is so much better, why aren't you using one?)
On one of the welding forums someone mentioned he'd scored an old-model Syncrowave and immediately got dogpiled by people telling him how it was oversize, overweight, obsolete, limited in capability, and didn't have any of the zippity-do-dah electronic functions of the newer models, and was therefore basically scrap metal.
Sure, obsolete junk. Ones just like it welded up Apollo spacecraft, nuclear reactors, aircraft... I guess the guys back then didn't know any better.
Voyager 1 is 37 years en route, 130 AU out in the direction of Ophiuchus; it is the humanity's furthest reach into interstellar space. And none of its welds have failed so far...