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Made in USA (do you care?)

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  • #234380

    davper
    Pro

    Quality first, location second.

    I am not a pro. But I play one at home.

    I am just here for l-boxx porn.

    #234421

    Quality first, location second.

    That should be every companies slogan .

    Always willing to learn .

    #254770

    DanSB
    Pro
    Buffalo, NY

    Quality first, location second.

    That should be every companies slogan .

    It should. It’s unfortunate that it’s profits first, quality second. Everyone here seems to agree they’d pay more for a quality tool.

    #254932

    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    what tools are still made in the USA?

    Klein
    Channellock
    some craftsman
    eastwing
    lenox

    Irwin some still maybe?
    Stanley?

    i know there are more but im drawing a blank

    #293993

    Anonymous

    Quality first – which, while not always, usually means other than China.

    Today, I think it’s probably less their ability to produce top-quality stuff, more that they’re not being paid to.

    #294059

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Tough to find made in the USA anymore. Quality costs no matter where it is made.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #294092

    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    Quality first, location second.

    Good way to look at it.

    #294101

    aa_custom
    Pro
    PIttsburgh, PA

    I try to buy American made when I can. Easier said than done most times.

    #294115

    Nyx
    Pro
    Pittsburgh, PA

    if i have a choice between two products and one is made in the USA and the other is not i dont mind buying the made in USA one. if the the product i pick out is the only one of its kind or the others are no comparison and its made outside the USA – im fine buying that too. In other words, i wont pass up on a product just because its not made in the USA.

    #294189

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    So many companies with US names moving manufacturing off shore in a bid to lower costs.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #294228

    Anonymous

    As long as the US products are even remotely competitive in price, I go with MITUSA.

    #305260

    Anonymous

    I like to support the American worker when ever possible. Many of my tools are from an era when more equipment was manufactured here. Now its a different animal. The manufacturer’s have decided where they will build equipment and where they will get their materials. There is so little that is truly made in America that I must admit it is not always my biggest concern. When I spend good money i want quality equipment that performs well. If I can spend a little more and get it made in America I will. If not I won’t loose sleep over it.

    #305268

    I try to buy American when possible, namely my Dewalt 20v kit, hammers, some tapes, hand tools (Klein) etc. not always possible but I try.

    #305283

    Doobie
    Pro

    I have America made on my not so long list of countries I like to see stuff I buy made in. But it is getting harder to truly determine what is made where sometimes. Sometimes only parts of an item are made in the ‘made in’ country or everything comes out of China but is assembled elsewhere. It’s a real minefield in that regard.

    #305290

    Doobie
    Pro

    what tools are still made in the USA?

    Klein
    Channellock
    some craftsman
    eastwing
    lenox

    Irwin some still maybe?
    Stanley?

    i know there are more but im drawing a blank

    Since I was just researching Wet Tile saws recently, I would ad MK and WEHA and there is even a third one that I cannot recall the name of right now.

    There’s this list I came across that shows different USA made manufacturers…

    http://www.americansworking.com/tools.html

    …although I do not know how comprehensive it really is and how they go about who gets on the list.

    #305310

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I like to try to buy either made in USA or Canada first , but I will definitely buy Swiss and German made , I have a couple of my Bosch that are made in Mexico and Malaysia even China, I find many companies have been using China for less expensive labour, but being in the manufacturing industry , I have seen a drop in the quality of some products. It is a very tough and hard topic, because if I were running a company I too could see the advantages of saving in some areas.

    Very very touchy topic.

    #305316

    Anonymous

    I like to try to buy either made in USA or Canada first

    I’m just as happy buying products made in your country as those made in mine, but even though I only live about an hour from the border, I can’t say that I notice Canadian products all that much.

    I figure there’s probably going to come a day when we’ll be happy to find Chinese-made products, only if because they’ve found some even more backwards place to manufacture them. India, for example.

    #305329

    This may be off topic, sorry if it is. Just tired of North America being held to such high standards and allowing China to do whatever it wants, as in lead in candy wrappers, drywall issues, plywood issues…..

    #305331

    I like to try to buy either made in USA or Canada first

    I’m just as happy buying products made in your country as those made in mine, but even though I only live about an hour from the border, I can’t say that I notice Canadian products all that much.

    I figure there’s probably going to come a day when we’ll be happy to find Chinese-made products, only if because they’ve found some even more backwards place to manufacture them. India, for example.

    From what I know, products from china have to meet the bare minimum , if any standards. It isn’t a fair playing field

    #305333

    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    Personally I cringe when I see everything made in China. It always breaks. Some countries have good quality stuff and I’m not totally set on USA stuff. Here is a good one : I went shopping for some tile and saw a red white and blue box . It said USA TILE but in the bottom corner said made in China. If people would stop buying the junk maybe our country would get back to work. Sometimes I have to buy the junk just because there is no other options.

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