http://www.xsyon.com/forum/showthrea...I-found-a-saw!. Which is why I moved this to crafting.
Quality of the crafted items DOES effect the durability of the item. We have tested this.
We had Faewolf supply two moderate quality old saw blades, two moderate quality small metal plates (no stats) and 8 high quality bolts (no stats), split them and give me half.
He made this low quality "Moderate High" durability saw with his tools and skill level.
With the exact same materials I made this High Quality "High" Durability" Saw.
The difference is marginal only about a 3% increase in durability but the point is Higher skill level makes a higher quality crafted item with Higher Durability.
This should be obvious to anyone who has done a fair share of crafting.