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I'm not a big dewalt fan but if they start making tools back home then they have just stepped up a notch in my books. Good for them. I'm not American but seeing that sticker makes me more impressed than seeing the made in china sticker.
I totally agree about being impressed by that sticker I just want to know if it is REALLY true and I wonder if these tools will be higher priced.

I pretty much buy what I can get a good price on and it just so happens the majority of my stuff is STANLEY/DEWALT/BOSTITCH/HUSKY which are all the same basically so I'm a fan.

Also I noticed in Wal-Mart recently the old STANLEY tool sets have been discontinued and replaced by BOSTITCH. o_O
 

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Agree with bcc. I would like to buy America but right now there are few options to do so....I end up on cl for alot of my big purchases now. The shop fox molder I got is chinese....still torn if I should have ponied up for a hussey....nothing wrong with shop fox...even had good tech support during one false alarm....
 

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Yup I'll pay more money for anything made in North America... All the Dewalt stuff I've seen has been made in china or mexico though, I guess I'll wait and see what happens
 

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First I've seen of this. I hope they actually start making good tools again. I thought they made pretty bad ass tools back when they called them Black & Decker Industrial line but then they painted them yellow, moved everything out of the country and made nothing but junk. It's a welcome change. :thumbup:
 
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I like it! It may be the new buzz statement in marketing, but I like made in America when I can!
 

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This is what the FB post says from DeWalt....

"DEWALT understands that buying American products and building the American economy are important to our customers. DEWALT is now offering a selection of tools that are being built right here in the USA, using materials and components from all over the world."
 

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This is what the FB post says from DeWalt....

"DEWALT understands that buying American products and building the American economy are important to our customers. DEWALT is now offering a selection of tools that are being built right here in the USA, using materials and components from all over the world."
I got one of those garden spray bottles to use for concrete sealer. I'm looking at the boxes and its like made in China made in Mexico made in China then assembled in the USA. I buy it and bring it home, open the box and it wasn't put together. I assembled it in the USA
 

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I think it's unrealistic to think all materials can come from the U.S. But if a lot of them and final assembly are done here, that's jobs and product that isn't coming from somewhere else! I hope we will see more of this from other companies!
 

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knowing dewlat this is just more of their marketing bs... they dont make their hand tools stanley hand tools are american made and are simply rebranded with the dewalt name on em
 
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This is what the FB post says from DeWalt....

"DEWALT understands that buying American products and building the American economy are important to our customers. DEWALT is now offering a selection of tools that are being built right here in the USA, using materials and components from all over the world."
Welp there you have it, thank you for investigating further than me sir. :clap:
 

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I've seen a lot of Stanley stuff with Made in USA on them.

A bit off topic, but I've seen a crap load of fastener boxes made in Israel. I think Channel Lock and Home Depot sell them. I have a Keter branded one. They make all of them I assume. I like it.

http://www.keter.com/products/cantilever-organizer-18/

When I can't by American, I go with these, or Taiwan or I've even seen some UK made Stanley stuff.
 

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Here's a FAQ's list at DeWalt's website. They make it painfully clear over and over again that everything is built with Global Materials since they are a Global Manufacturer. They don't go into details of the percentage of US content, if there is any.

Hopefully there will be a lot of positive interest in their new US built stuff and they'll expand it further. It would be nice to see their 250 new jobs in North Carolina expand to a few thousand new jobs.
 

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Oh cool, they're writing USA on a few knives with Chinese parts.

Still doesn't change the fact that they already shipped all the jobs overseas, lowered the quality of their products, and used their cheap tools to squeeze actual USA brands out of the big box stores. Where did Channellock and Adjustable Clamp products go? Either gone or severely marginalized by DeWalt or Irwin cloning the design and having them made in China.
I'll never buy a DeWalt product. Shame too, because I really like the DW stuff I have from yesteryear.
 

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Oh cool, they're writing USA on a few knives with Chinese parts.

Still doesn't change the fact that they already shipped all the jobs overseas, lowered the quality of their products, and used their cheap tools to squeeze actual USA brands out of the big box stores. Where did Channellock and Adjustable Clamp products go? Either gone or severely marginalized by DeWalt or Irwin cloning the design and having them made in China.
I'll never buy a DeWalt product. Shame too, because I really like the DW stuff I have from yesteryear.
Can't argue with you there. They were the first ones to jump ship 15-20 years ago and now they are trying to make themselves out to be some patriotic company that cares about anything other than profit.

Having said that, they (Black and Decker and their subsidiaries) are unfortunately, the only major US handheld power tool manufacturer left. Skil, Milwaukee, Dremel, Delta, etc. are all gone. They are making a step in the right direction and hopefully they'll make a few more.
 

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What do you mean by handheld US tool manufacturer?

Like, drills and such?

Everybody else you listed is all Bosch now, right?
 

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Sorry, meant to say handheld power tools. Skil and Dremel are now owned by Bosch. Delta in owned by Chang Type Industries and Milwaukee is owned by TTI which also owns Ryobi and makes most (all) of the Ridgid line of power tools and I believe a good bit of the craftsman line.
 

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Did Sears get bought out?

I noticed Craftsman started making their wrenches in China which was more upsetting to me than I thought it would be.
 

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Sorry, meant to say handheld power tools. Skil and Dremel are now owned by Bosch. Delta in owned by Chang Type Industries and Milwaukee is owned by TTI which also owns Ryobi and makes most (all) of the Ridgid line of power tools and I believe a good bit of the craftsman line.
A few corrections:

Delta is owned by Black and Decker. They also own PC and DeWalt.

Ryobi is a Japanese company and contracts with TTI to make most of their tools in China. TTI does not own Ryobi, they "work for them."

Dewalt makes a bunch of their parts in Mexico, since NAFTA. Pretty easy to get those parts from Mexico back into the USA for assembly. A bunch of the parts will no doubt come from China too.
 
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