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Old 08-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #161
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As simple as a pencil my appear to be, I've cursed every manufacture who farmed out their production to China and Mexico stating "quality has been maintained"

Not by a long shot! Frustrating when you sharpen and sharpen and the graphite keeps breaking.


I've found that "Generals" test scoring pencil to be a great tool for the carpenter and they have been making pencils in the USA for over a 100 years!
http://www.generalpencil.com/index.c...s&productid=21
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #162
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roofermike doese it have to be a real "scam wow" or will any synthetic shammy work?


Pretty good idea Im gonna try it.......Its so dry here most of the time we dip our hats and shirts in water but it still sucks when in the eyes
Hey Red, sham wow is 100% rayon, made in Germany. Gitchya' box! Ain't that much.

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I don't recall seeing Enderes Tools on the list, but they make some nice hand & striking tools in Minnesota.

Also, can anyone point me to a source for door hardware (hinges, knobsets, deadbolts, etc.)?

Any luck in finding door hardware?
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Any luck in finding door hardware?
I haven't looked too hard, as we've been busy moving our shop & office. I'll report back when we have some info.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:03 PM   #165
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Good/bad news for the anti China crowd. China is now the worlds largest auto market and also the world's largest auto producer, but they do not export an appreciable amount because of the huge market there.

Now, Ford (Lincoln) has decided to establish manufacturing facilities there in addition to exporting to China. Buick already has a plant in Shanghai that exports parts to the U.S. They still will not make a dent in the import market to China compared to Mercedes and BMW that have a very strong market presence for many years. Now China is also allowing more imports from Japan, but Korean imports seem to be more acceptable politically because of the value and quality. A Chinese company also bought the Volvo car business and the large heavy truck portion of Volvo was sold to Renault (French) and some of the trucks may be made in their heavy truck manufacturing plants that they own in PA.

India is similar, in a less obvious way. A huge Indian company that helped Ford avoid the "bail-out" by buying Jaguar and Rover for cash from Ford. the change in the products has been a great improvement because of the very strong Indian technological background and level of education there. I still not understand the Indian reluctance to export to the U.S., except their local demands are so great.

There are no "made in" labels on the parts that go into things people buy, but the U.S. allows "Made in the USA" to be put on equipment assembled in the U.S. using foreign components. Many other countries REQUIRE stronger labeling requirements that say either "Made in" or "Assembled in" to avoid the political games.

It is a big world that we live in and from a business sense for manufacturing parts and equipment, it does not revolve around the U.S. in development and quality to respond to the market. No one is isolated and can afford to buy only based on the "apparent source" of the products.
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http://www.hardcorehammers.com/

Haven't used one, was looking for a hammer made in America and found this but it's too pricey and I don't like to buying a hammer I can't swing before I pay for it.
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Anybody ever heard of theallamericanhome.com?

The builders documented that everything in the house was made in America. Everything, down to screws and nails. They actually had to buy some bolts from Catepilliar. Only thing they coukdnt find was a microwave or ceiling fan, the customer elected to eliminate them.

I serve on the board of directors for the Texas Association of Builders, and we had a board meeting at the Austin Convention Center Friday. One of my suppliers gave me two tickets to The All American Luncheon, at $75 a peice. I took the Executive Director of our local HBA, and the builders of the house were the speakers. They asked the builders in the audience to commit to garunteeing we would buy 5% more American made products in our projects and showed the statistics that proved if the whole industry would do it it would create 200,000+ jobs.

Pretty cool website, very cool plan.

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IMO, these levels are better than Crick...which is still a great level.

http://www.smithlevelcompany.com/
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I haven't read through the entire list, but Shingle Eater out of Mass makes roof rippers and also sends care packages to the US troops on Veterans Day, also International Tool Manufacturing (ITM) makes a lot of products in the USA.
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http://www.hardcorehammers.com/

Haven't used one, was looking for a hammer made in America and found this but it's too pricey and I don't like to buying a hammer I can't swing before I pay for it.
So I bought one of the Blunt Force hammers these guys make....

40 bucks well spent.
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1 company I was surprised to see missing was werner ladders I remember as a trucker hauling in and out of their plant just out of Pittsburg. I haven"t bought a ladder for years so I guess I just missed it, what a shame. I personally think it may do some good instead of contacting the companies to contact elected officials and try to get them to reduce some of the restrictions that have been placed on manufactures. I know we have to have some but I believe we have reached the point that we are driving our companies overseas. I don't feel it's just cheap but we are making it increasingly difficult to produce here.
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Wow, five pages and no mention of http://www.thomasnet.com/

If you're looking to buy something made in the USA, that IS THE RESOURCE!

All US manufacturers for the construction business listed there, updated, I think yearly.

Since I perform work all over the US, and have only ever been allowed to install US made products, that book was a supply bible!
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Wow, five pages and no mention of http://www.thomasnet.com/

If you're looking to buy something made in the USA, that IS THE RESOURCE!

All US manufacturers for the construction business listed there, updated, I think yearly.

Since I perform work all over the US, and have only ever been allowed to install US made products, that book was a supply bible!
Well one good reason is that sometimes a list doesn't show EVERYTHING. I just followed the link and saw that several products listed there are not on that website.
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I glanced through and didn't see this, but Dasco Pro makes flatbars, chisels, punches, nail sets, etc. here. I have some of the flat bars, would recommend.

http://dascopro.com/
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Ive been buying lots of dasco latley. Home depot carrys some of their stuff
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I'm gonna buy my stuff from a country that didn't cause a world-wide recession.
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I'm gonna buy my stuff from a country that didn't cause a world-wide recession.
Pleas be more specific in what you're trying to say
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huskys soft grip screwdrivers from home depot are made in usa
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One of my larger suppliers moved over from Italy www.ragnousa.com a couple of years ago and now is produced in Florence, AL
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I don't know if anyone here wears Carhartt clothing but I have some good news. 2-3 years ago Carhartt pretty much stopped making anything here in the USA. After receiving numerous complaints and, apparently, a pretty big hit in sales, they've had a change of heart. In the last month or two they've started their Made in USA line and you can find it here on their web site. Carhartt Made in USA Line

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