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Old 07-22-2011, 07:25 AM   #46
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Thanks for that, in the UK most tools have a 1 year except the likes of Festool, Mafell etc that have 3 years. Will look into that.

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didn't realize you were across the way. makita uk is showing one year on their website http://www.makitauk.com/index.asp?menu_id=108
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Oh yes, lovely and sunny here (not really, raining here). It seems you get a better deal over there and also some that are not available here in the UK. I also found out that mainland europe have to have 2 years mandatory on their electrical goods, don't know if that includes tools though.
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I spent $2xx on a 18V Milwaukee Drill... It is New. Though, Just found out it was made in China... the battery is made in Japan.... I didn't know a brand like "Milwaukee" could be made in China....

expensive lesson for me.... well let's hope this tool will not fail fast.... I bought it from Ebay... so too bad cannot refund...

This surprises you how?

Walk into Home Depot. Look at the box on each Milwaukee tool. You will find that virtually all of them are made in China. Even the industrial, professional, not for the do-it-yourselfer tools like the Hole Hawg and the portable bandsawswhich you might expect are still made in the US. Nope, China
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Sadly, everything seems to be made in China these days. It's pretty sad that these companies are supporting child slavery instead of supporting the local economy. Anything to save a few bucks.

Even steel rubble from the world trade center has/is being sent to China for reprocessing. So wrong.

What pisses me off is China will cut lot of corners to make something cheaper, often at the expense of safety.

Chinese Drywall and Mattel Toys to name a few of the big ones. Yet, we still buy from them. Why don't we learn from this and stop it? At the end of the day, they saved a few bucks. It's sad, really.
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Sadly, everything seems to be made in China these days. It's pretty sad that these companies are supporting child slavery instead of supporting the local economy. Anything to save a few bucks.

Even steel rubble from the world trade center has/is being sent to China for reprocessing. So wrong.

What pisses me off is China will cut lot of corners to make something cheaper, often at the expense of safety.

Chinese Drywall and Mattel Toys to name a few of the big ones. Yet, we still buy from them. Why don't we learn from this and stop it? At the end of the day, they saved a few bucks. It's sad, really.
You can't really avoid anything of this unless you are a survivalist who lives off the fat of the land.
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Sadly, everything seems to be made in China these days. It's pretty sad that these companies are supporting child slavery instead of supporting the local economy. Anything to save a few bucks.

Even steel rubble from the world trade center has/is being sent to China for reprocessing. So wrong.

What pisses me off is China will cut lot of corners to make something cheaper, often at the expense of safety.

Chinese Drywall and Mattel Toys to name a few of the big ones. Yet, we still buy from them. Why don't we learn from this and stop it? At the end of the day, they saved a few bucks. It's sad, really.
The problem is that the giant plasma you just bought from best buy for $900 would cost $3,500 if it were made in the US. Consumer love the low prices. Unfortunately all of our cash is going to China and one day we'll have none and they'll have it all.
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The problem is that the giant plasma you just bought from best buy for $900 would cost $3,500 if it were made in the US. Consumer love the low prices. Unfortunately all of our cash is going to China and one day we'll have none and they'll have it all.
It appears that day has come

I have aproblem with ANYTHING made in Communist China. I have never owned a quality product from this country.
I am looking for an electric pole saw, and so far, everything I have checked is made in China.
Eventually I will find one--Maybe even used---because I figure a used saw made in any other country will be better then new Chinese
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What's weird is I just bought 2 pairs of new balance sneakers(one for home and one for work) that are made in USA. They are wm846wns.
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What's weird is I just bought 2 pairs of new balance sneakers(one for home and one for work) that are made in USA. They are wm846wns.
You are so correct--That's the only sneakers I wear and I just bought a new pair last week, however some NB are Chinese as NB state in their label. I always check the tongue to be sure. Got them at Kohls
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What's weird is I just bought 2 pairs of new balance sneakers(one for home and one for work) that are made in USA. They are wm846wns.
There was a news report recently that if the president negotiates a free trade agreement with Vietnam, that NB shoe plants could close in the US and all that work shipped there.

Given that, NB has a lot of their clothing made overseas. I have several articles of shirts/shorts that are made there.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...9eI_story.html

FWIW, I think Ariens still makes of there equipment here in the US. My snow thrower proudly has the Made in the USA (with flag) sticker on it.
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There was a news report recently that if the president negotiates a free trade agreement with Vietnam, that NB shoe plants could close in the US and all that work shipped there.

Given that, NB has a lot of their clothing made overseas. I have several articles of shirts/shorts that are made there.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...9eI_story.html

FWIW, I think Ariens still makes of there equipment here in the US. My snow thrower proudly has the Made in the USA (with flag) sticker on it.
Both my Ariend ST5 + 2(bought in 96) Sno Thro and Ariens professional lawn mower(bought in 06-I assume the Honda GXV-160 engine is japan) are USA! Hooray for Ariens! FWIW I took the Troybilt TB 672 leaf sweep wheeled blower back to Lowes-I hated the mexican Briggs engine! I got a Billy Goat F601S w/ the Suburu Robin(made in USA) engine on it! BUT I paid dearly for USA made;the Troy Bilt was $400,the Billy Goat close to $700 w/ tax!
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I need an ELECTRIC (not battery) Powered Pole Chain Saw. Of all the brands I have checked, all are Communist China made.
I may be Forced to support a Communist Country
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I need an ELECTRIC (not battery) Powered Pole Chain Saw. Of all the brands I have checked, all are Communist China made.
I may be Forced to support a Communist Country
How bout these Stihls although they are gas! http://www.stihlusa.com/polepruners/
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I love my made in the USA, Milwaukee Sazall. Unless something catastrophic happens, I'll keep it forever.
With that said, I just gifted my wife a new Blendtec blender for her coffee shop. 100% made in the USA. Price, $900.

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