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Old 03-01-2013, 11:09 AM   #31
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I have no problem with USA tools and I'd prefer to buy them all from here. The problem is if I'm looking at a $200 tool from Home Depot or a $40 tool from Harbor Freight, and I'm only going to be doing a few jobs with that tool, then from a business standpoint I have to go with my head instead of my heart.

Having said that, I have a recipro saw from Harbor Freight that has been going strong for 2 years through all kinds of hard jobs.

I also have a high dollar Makita drill/driver/impact driver set that I couldn't do without. That might be made in China too, but nowadays even "American" companies have things made in China, and only have distribution and sales here in the US.

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Old 03-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #32
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:34 PM   #33
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Name one nailer that you can prove is made in the USA. I honestly cant think of one. Craftsman.. made in China. Dewalt.. made in china.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #34
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #35
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That company is in the US but I can tell you now those parts are either made in china or the guns are assembled in china. Any way you look at it its extremly hard to find anything thats actually made in the US. I bought a Powermate generator which is a USA company but I found parts on it that were made in china. Look at Kobalt tools. They claim to be a USA company but I have a pair of pliers that say "china" right on them. Came in a package along with other tools (screwdrivers and others) that said right on the package "USA". Why would any company want to build their product in the USA when they can make them way more cheaper in China.
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Paslode guns are assembled in Taiwan not China. My bad.
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Senco, use to make nailers in the USA. Maybe someother brands.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #38
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It does make one wonder what "made in the USA" really means.

The world is a smaller, more integrated place anyway. It makes some sense to use local goods and services like farmer's markets and local handymen that do good work. Larger manufactured things - pretty much forget it for the most part. Even Honda and Toyota are getting manufacturing plants in the US, so it's not cut and dried anymore.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #39
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virtually none of hte tool makers are manufacturing in the u.s anymore. even max air has switched to over seas production recently.. cheaper labor costs is the reason
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #40
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The reason that a nail gun is so important with trim is that using a gun frees up one hand to hold the material in place.

I cant even imagine framing without one in this day and age.

It is best to use screws for remodel work, as it minimizes cracks in finished work.
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gun nails work fine in remodels.. screws are a plus when its indecisive client.. its easier to back out a screw than to dig out a gun spike
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #42
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I understand a nail gun has it advantages.
Big upside is noise reduction. It's a lot friendlier to the neighbors just having a nailer pop once to set it than repeated hammer blows. Sure, the compressor makes a bit of a racket but that's more like background noise. I say this based on the experience of our house being done mostly with nailguns vs a neighbor's addition being done with mostly hammering alone. Two folks already commented how much less noise it took to put up our whole house vs a 1 story addition.
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It usually says in real small letter: (box) MADE IN USA.

It is Pathetic, Absolutely Pathetic.

We send all our kids to college today and tell them they are going to graduate and be an executive. An executive of what? They go to college and graduate with a 250,000.00 debt, and they know nothing, but they think they should be the boss, and refuse to do menial tasks.

A smart parent would buy their kid a Subway Franchise, and forget college.
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Don't really disagree with you, but college has a lot more going for it than the degree. And it definitely doesn't have to cost $250,000, depending on where you go and how you do it.

And anyway, based on a lot of the idiots I've seen in the trades, courses in science, math, psychology and economics would go a very long way for someone wanting to start a business in the trades.

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