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Old 04-06-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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I think it is just a shame that Milwaukee, Dewalt,and Porter Cable, just to name a few, keep selling tools at a premium price with decreased quality.
Just yesterday, I was shopping for a 10" miter saw blade and noticed a good looking carbide tip blade that was priced at $19.95. Next to it was a Dewalt priced at $39.87. Same number of teeth and both Made in Communist China!
I didn't buy either but will look today for a blade that is not made in China.

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Giles, I'm pretty sure all the Freuds are still made in Europe. Very good blades.
USA made....Forrest, the best on the market, IMO. Spendy, but well worth it.

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How do you know that DeWalt blade was of inferior quality? Because it had the same number of teeth as a lesser priced version? I don't necessarily believe that just because it is "made in China" that it is junk. There are high-quality manufacturing plants as well as cheapo-junk plants over there.


Considering Black & Decker, DeWalt, Porter Cable, Delta, and others are all owned by Black & Decker - most are going to share at least some parts, with their brand names and colors being a definitive part of the price.
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How do you know that DeWalt blade was of inferior quality? Because it had the same number of teeth as a lesser priced version? I don't necessarily believe that just because it is "made in China" that it is junk. There are high-quality manufacturing plants as well as cheapo-junk plants over there.


Considering Black & Decker, DeWalt, Porter Cable, Delta, and others are all owned by Black & Decker - most are going to share at least some parts, with their brand names and colors being a definitive part of the price.
I am sure there are some quality items that come from China------------
I have never bought or owned any I am tired of throwing money away on junk
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Yeah, unfortunately the best indicator of quality is still (and always will be) price. But try to convince a shop owner to stock only the expensive stuff!
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