found via http://tinyurl.com/yf9u7yl or
I thought of Stanley as decent quality tools.
I have no doubts regarding Black & Decker (who by the way, recently bought
Porter tools). I'll never again give B&D or any of their other brands such
as Dewalt my hard earned money in exchange for their garbage.
Due to spam, I'm filtering all Google Groups posters.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall...
Stanley used to be a good quality tool. Not pro quality, but more then
enough for the average home owner. In recent years, Stanley has been selling
plastic worthless made in China junk. One day I realized that of all the
garden tools I had broken in recent years, all of them were Stanley, and so
I stopped buying Stanley tools.
It's a sad day for B&D...but then, B&D hasn't been all that great in recent
Where do you go for good quality made in USA tools these days? Is there
anyone left that makes good quality tools?
They cut quality to compete. Your average consumer doesn't give a hoot
about quality. All they want is the cheapest price. If you can buy
Brand X for 15 cents less than Stanley, they buy Brand X.
Stanley was losing market share to the China crap, so they started
painting China crap yellow and selling it as Stanley for a cheaper
price. It's the only reason they're still in business.
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