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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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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.

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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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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2014, 04:25:02 PM »
Check out Epsteins Tool on-line.  Awesome tools and really good prices.

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 07:09:23 PM »
Remember to check the country of origin on the tools you buy. Most craftsman stuff is made in China.  If the tool specifically says USA, it's made right here. If it doesn't say anything then it's made overseas.
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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 07:51:42 PM »
Yep, probably 85% china now.  I went on a spending spree last year to complete all my craftsman set collection.  Sockets, wrenches, pliers, drivers, etc. The guys working there said to get them now.

I dont think we will see "Forged in USA" anytime soon on a craftsman tool.  And I can't afford the truck prices.

Same warranty, but just not the same imo.  Honestly, have not been back since.

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 07:59:02 PM »
most of the new klein are made overseas now..   >:(
My 6" nut drivers were not made here

Really?  Check your local Home Depot.  I just bought the 1/4" and 5/16" magnetic long and stubby nut drivers and stubby 6-n-1.  All five tools have "Made in USA" right on them.

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Re: Do you really care where a tool is made?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 08:36:17 PM »
I got mine on eBay for less. Both 1/4 and 5/16 magnetic 6 inch for $17.99 & free ship. Bought 2 sets just in case.

 

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