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    I remember as a kid I had a manual drill, one of the egg beater style. Some are probably too young to have even seen one. The only drill we had was a 3/4" Black and Decker all aluminum drill (still have it, plan on mounting it on the wall someday). Then one day dad bought one of those 3/8" orange Black and Decker drills with a 1' cord. He told me that as a kid nobody owned power tools, they were just too expensive. It's easy to forget that to some name brand tools are still too expensive. Some of the cheap China stuff is worth about what scrap sell is selling for, had plenty of it over the years. I've always had real good luck with those cheap air tools, sure the impact wrench wasn't that powerful but for $10 with socket and a 3/8" air ratchet, how can you complain?
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    I avoid anything Chinese that I possibly can based on principle and quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBuyer View Post
    I avoid anything Chinese that I possibly can based on principle and quality.
    I would love to avoid Chinese stuff too but I am afraid it wouldn't fly walking everywhere naked.

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    Chinese stuff doesn't hold up imo there seems to be a 'planned obsolesce' built in to everything they export. Doesn't matter what you buy...The chicom great thinkers now playing businessmen intend for you to buy it over and over again.
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    I've owned and still own chinese products, I can't complain, honestly who doesn't own something made in china?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markcuda View Post
    Buying cheap stuff is for people with a cheap attitude about spending money.
    Oooorrrr maybe some just have learned to spend their money more wisely. Just because something is _____name brand does not mean it is quility nor worth the extra expense of the name.

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    I also try to avoid buying china stuff. Heck the local market has tuna and mushrooms that are imported from china. I will not buy those products. I look for COO on most everything I buy anymore, and try to be selective if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markcuda View Post
    Buying cheap stuff is for people with a cheap attitude about spending money.
    not always so.

    IF i need a 7/8" or 15/16" wrench that I need to torch and bend so it will fit fit around a shaft in a tractor to get to a pressure fitting inside a sump, I sure want that wrench to be a 5$ wrench.. and not a 25$ wrench.

    That's not a cheap attitude.. that's working smart.

    Blanket statements like yours are rarely correct. ( yes.. my example is a real one.. not a made up one. that tool changes the hyd relief/check valve on a ford tractor without pulling apto shaft and dropping a belly pump.. turns a 3 hour job into a 5 minute job... ) that's smart.. not cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBuyer View Post
    I avoid anything Chinese that I possibly can based on principle and quality.

    unless you manufacture your own clothing, including components like zippers, buttons and snaps and thread.. or are wearing fig leafs.. then you got a hard job and limited wardrobe.

    In looking around at every day products.. it's near difficult to find consumer products with no chinese involvement. If you do find them.. they are likely from other parts of the country like india or pakistan... including services too. call tech support or the billing line for your credit card or even some utilities. it's all off shore now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by savageactor7 View Post
    Chinese stuff doesn't hold up imo there seems to be a 'planned obsolesce' built in to everything they export. Doesn't matter what you buy...The chicom great thinkers now playing businessmen intend for you to buy it over and over again.

    better open your eyes.. it's not just china. EVERYTHING has planned obselescence. by design.. not accident. manufacturers don't want durable goods.. they want to sell you multiples.

    what 'good' does a widgit make find if they make an 8$ widget that never breaks.. but the guy next to them makes a 1$ widgit that lasts 1-2 ys...

    the guy making the 1$ widgit will own the market.. adn continue to own the market.. and sell mor ethan 8$ of widgits to each customer...

    sometiems that maeks sense.. sometiems it doesn't.


    I'm sure some of the antique tractor manufacturers that went out of business were wondering what happened. they made a good product that lasted for 50-60 years.. great right? that means they only sold 1 then ... if that trractor only lasted 15-20 ys.. they coulda sold more...

    double edged sword....

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