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Offline AJ

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Do you really care where a tool is made?
« on: June 08, 2014, 01:25:02 PM »
Befor purchasing a new tool do you ever consider where it was made?
Maybe all you care about is price or reviews of the tool?


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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 02:37:40 PM »
Yes. However the quality of the tool is superior to the land it was produced on.

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 03:26:28 PM »
I will buy a made in the USA hand tool any day. Even if it has an inferior warranty to foreign made. Support my fellow workers in my country. I even got a 11 in 1 screwdriver by Klein because it was made in the USA. Didn't need it but got it and I use it every day. I can't find a made in USA drill anywhere.

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 03:42:44 PM »
most of the new klein are made overseas now..   >:(
My 6" nut drivers were not made here

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 04:34:06 PM »
I buy American when I can. Having said that however, there is a Harbor Freight store 1/2 mile from my house. You have to be careful with what you purchase there. Most of the tools are not what I would consider professional quality. For someone who makes a living with their tools it pays to buy the best you can afford.I bought a box of #2 phillips bits. The tip broke off of every one.

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 04:36:45 PM »
I always look where something is made. I will always pay more for a tool made in USA.
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Offline lesguns

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 10:58:49 PM »
outdoor grilling and smoking--WEBER--AMERICAN MADE--USA  if you need one this season.

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 09:13:49 AM »
I also look to see where a vehicle is made before I buy it. Decided on a Tahoe Z71 because it's built in Texas (with the Escalade). I tell everyone interested in a vehicle to look at the CERT label on the door jamb of the drivers door. The country of origin will be printed there. Unless it's a brand new vehicle then the manufacturer will put the percentage of domestic and foreign parts on the window sticker.
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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 04:05:42 PM »
2014 F150 made in Kansas City Missouri is my new truck.

Offline tch_tech

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 04:21:33 PM »
Heck yeah, it matters.  I try to buy made in the U.S.A. tools whenever possible.

Have you been in Sears lately?  Neither have I.

 

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