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post #1 of 30 Old 12-22-2010, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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What power tools are made in the USA?

Shopsmith still assembles in Ohio, but how many of the pieces are made here?

Delta, I think, makes at least one table saw in the U.S. but I'm not 100% certain.

Or, do we pay for the name now and not the tool?
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Not many,Im thinking of learning Chinese and getting Rosetta Stone.

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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It really does suck that everyyyyything is made in china
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There food is good once in a while. But all the time. Sorry can't finish this thought have to go to the bathroom
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Made in China

It's a sad state of affairs when Americans won't demand American made products.
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Lol sounds just like Chinese food ha
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I believe Northfield and Tannewitz are still made here.
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Wow this is really a politically charged statement I could pull my hair out just thinking about my thought on the subject, but I will keep my thoughts to myself. I guess this would be a good off topic subject item.
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Wow this is really a politically charged statement I could pull my hair out just thinking about my thought on the subject, but I will keep my thoughts to myself. I guess this would be a good off topic subject item.
Yep! Ross was right.

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It's a sad state of affairs when Americans won't demand American made products.
The sad state is that Americans are not willing to pay for American made products.


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The sad state is that Americans are not willing to pay for American made products.

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We would if we could find some. I think what you meant is its sad we don't have factories and business here instead we rely on foreign imports
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many manufactuers of many products still make a small quanity of stuff in the states. They may produce most of it in China but they'll make a model number ***x-1 in China and ***x-2 in the states. 2 nearly always costs a bit more but our neighbors have a job and it tends to be better steel as well. As an example, Buck knives are this way, except that most are made state side with only a few in China. Many hand tools are made state side although most larger equipment is not, esp. if it requires some sort of circuit board. More and more consumers are starting to care again, just as they did in the mid-80s most recently.

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USA made stuff I can think of off the top of my head......

Craftsman Handtools
Channel-lock hand tools
Lie-Nielsen tools
Most of Starret's stuff
Thompson turning tools
Serious lathes
New delta unisaw
Makita's 10" slider is "assembled" here
Woodpecker stuff
A lot of Kreg stuff
Whiteside and Eagle America router bits
Forrest saw blades
Oliver tools
timberwolf blades
some olson blades
incra

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My apologies, gentlemen and ladies. I did not intend to create a fire storm (pun intended ). Nor was my question meant to be political.

Because there was a recent thread on Central Machinery tools in which these tools were called "cheap imports" I decided to try to find out if there were any power tools still manufactured in the U.S. Oh, by the way, Central Machinery are cheap imports.

So far I've checked out Tannenwitz suggested by JohnK007 but nothing on their website indicates their power tools are made in the US. I hope to get a response to my email in which they were asked what they made here.

However, unless Tannenwitz responds, or someone else can provide more data, I can only presume the actual number of power tools manufactured in the 50 United States of America is zero (0).


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Made in the USA (reprise)

It was suggested this thread does not belong in the General category, but here, in the Off Topic category.

The original question, "Are there any power tools still made in the USA?" is being expanded to invite not just data, but opinions to support the data (go ahead, figure that one out )

So, what tools are made in the US? Why aren't more tools made in the US? Why do we buy cheap imports then castigate others who buy a different brand of cheap import? When was the last power tool made in the US?

Let 'er rip!!!

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Short list............Powermatic-power tools; rotozip; Makita; PorterCable??;Baldor-motors; Wright Tool, hand tools; Lesle, auto tools; Blu-Mol, drill bits, saw blades;Eklind, hand tools; Dremel; Kobalt; Jensen; Plumb, tools; Crescent, tools; Allen, tools;Arrow staplers.............

I look for the USA label when I buy, but seldom find it. When I find it, I buy it over foreign brands. It usually costs more, but it also is usually better quality.
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I look at the individual tool to see. A lot have one made here, one made there, and some assembled here with parts from there. I also would rather buy one that says Made in China than one from a company that says something like Assembled in USA from foreign components or some other BS to cover up that it was made in china. For good or bad, a global economy has given us the products and lifestyle we enjoy today.

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I look for "made in USA" too, but it is getting harder to find. it's hard to pay somebody 50.00 an hour paying union dues when you can get somebody to do the same job , which no doubt quality could be less but not always, for 30.00 a day or so in China.
I do try to buy made in USA when it's there
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The Kehoe Dovetail Spline Jig is still made in the USA.


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I remembered something funny. A past manager of mine always tried to buy Made in USA and if he could not he tried for european and specifically England since he was born there. He had an ancient toaster die and a quick look for toasters showed none made here. Boy did he love toast. Several hundred dollars later he had a Dualit that could make 1500 slices an hour or something.

Another is when we got married my MIL gave us a Kitchenaid mixer. We asked for the mid range one, but she got us the smallest. Complete junk, leaks gear oil in my food. Call there help line and they actually told me I should have bought the next line up or higher(the one we asked for) since they are not made in China junk like the one I had. Since it was purchased well before the actual wedding, no returns and we were stuck with it.

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