I don't think any of my tools are made in the US, with the exception of the
Shopsmith... almost all US tool companies have their stuff made in China or
somewhere off shore...
My guess is on the higher quality brands, the precision is better on the off
shore stuff because the tooling is a LOT newer...
My guess is that there is a world of difference (pun intended) in tools made in
China and tools made China for a US tool company that supplies the specs and
does some quality control.....
And if you're willing to do some tune up, the 'seconds' from the Brand
line do quite well. I've got a Makita router knock off that uses the same
parts list and instructions. Yeah, I had to clean it up, smooth it up and
lube it properly, but it cost me less than 20% of the Branded tool. And
the results are just fine.
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