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Old 05-11-2020, 02:00 PM
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Got this email flyer from KBC this morning--they're having a sale of "American Made" tooling. Not trying to sell anything here; just pointing out that there are quite a number of high-quality domestic products on the market. I buy a number of these brands when I can--definitely not the cheapest but you do get good value for your money. Time for you Yanks to step up and support your home grown manufacturers...
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:09 PM
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I’m going to guess that I have stuff from about half of them. Some of the others I’ve used or seen before, there’s a few that are unknowns to me.




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Old 05-12-2020, 09:14 AM
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Got this email flyer from KBC this morning--they're having a sale of "American Made" tooling. Not trying to sell anything here; just pointing out that there are quite a number of high-quality domestic products on the market. I buy a number of these brands when I can--definitely not the cheapest but you do get good value for your money. Time for you Yanks to step up and support your home grown manufacturers...


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Old 05-15-2020, 10:08 AM
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Got this email flyer from KBC this morning--they're having a sale of "American Made" tooling. Time for you Yanks to step up and support your home grown manufacturers...
I prefer to buy tools that are indicated made in USA. “American Made” could mean they were made in Canada.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:08 AM
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They have a branch in Detroit, I wonder why I have never herd of them.

I just looked at the sale flier, they have a smokin hot deal on the 8” Wilton bullet vise for $1,750! That is $3,250 off the regular price!!
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:15 AM
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We buy 60% of our tooling from KBC. Usually pretty good stuff, and usually their KBC brand tools are pretty good value to.


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I’ve been to a couple of their locations, and ordered online from them as well. They are a common one for me to buy from here.


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I prefer to buy tools that are indicated made in USA. “American Made” could mean they were made in Canada.
Canadian made is fine with me.

I will also buy without reservation from UK, Germany and Japan.

While I have knowingly bought Chinese goods in the past and will in the future
I am making a stronger effort not to. But sometimes one it is a once use item
it is hard not to buy the cheapest option.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:41 PM
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Canadian made is fine with me.
Indeed, my comment in post #4 was a jest. It was also intended to give awareness. I have often wondered why other countries are referred to by their name but the United States is more often than not referred to by the continent in which it exists. People from Mexico are always referred to as Mexicans but are they not Americans as well?

I remember using a lathe (I think it was a Nardini) that indicated that it was “made in Americana” it was actually made in I think Brazil.
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I have often wondered why other countries are referred to by their name but the United States is more often than not referred to by the continent in which it exists.
OK Unitedstatesen Just WHAT do you think the name of this country is???
Blame it all on that idiot Americus Vespeusis (Sp?) or even his parents or the idiot that selected to honor his name for the name of the country . :-( It obviously should have been Columbus that was honored, or in retrospect, maybe Erickson :-)
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