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07-20-2017 11:45 AM

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I’m turning 30 in a few months. God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a home and a good job. All of those are in America where I have been blessed enough to have been born and raised.
As I have gotten older I get a little sick of paying American money for stuff (most of it being junk) from foreign countries ,that really don’t like the USA, only to turn around and have to throw it away. I then pay my American money to have foreign junk hauled to a American land fill where it is buried and will forever contaminate my countries soil and water…..
Now I am not meaning to bash ALL other countries but I really am getting sick of seeing Pakistan and China on all products.
All that being said lets share and build up some of the Companies that still utilize the American workforce that allows us to go to work each day.

BUCK knives (Not all made in the USA but a bunch are)
Case knives
Henry Firearms (Made in America or not made at all)
Ruger Firearms
Stanley (Still some products made in the USA)
Craftsman (Kind of up in the air but prior to selling the brand they did have a few still made here)
Estwing
Carhartt (Kind of pick and choose with them since they do import a lot of stuff)

Those are the ones coming to my mind right now. What companies do you all know of?

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might


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#1 posted 07-20-2017 11:48 AM

Also you can go to Amazon and search “Made in America” and they will bring up a lot of products that are still made here. The prices are not to bad compared to the “Knock offs”

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 07-20-2017 11:55 AM

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#3 posted 07-20-2017 12:14 PM

Robust lathes, Incra, Woodpecker, Whiteside

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#4 posted 07-20-2017 12:20 PM

Free Eagles / Grace USA screwdrivers

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#5 posted 07-20-2017 12:25 PM

Channellock

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#6 posted 07-20-2017 12:30 PM

Flexcut draw knives

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#7 posted 07-20-2017 12:48 PM

Oneida Air Systems. I recently ordered their Mini Gorilla. Being Made in America was definitely a factor in my purchasing decision.

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 01:41 PM

some is made in America ….with foreign junk parts …you have to watch for that….....:<))

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#9 posted 07-20-2017 03:22 PM

As you can see from your own post it requires much efforts to compile a list of mere a handful of american companies.
You can bash China all you want but the truth is they pull almost any manufacturing job from the US ( or better to say we pushed all manufacturing jobs there ourselves)

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#10 posted 07-20-2017 04:00 PM

You don’t understand how supply chains work do you.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#11 posted 07-20-2017 04:01 PM



As you can see from your own post it requires much efforts to compile a list of mere a handful of american companies.
You can bash China all you want but the truth is they pull almost any manufacturing job from the US ( or better to say we pushed all manufacturing jobs there ourselves)

- Carloz

Well said.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 07-20-2017 04:08 PM

I am leary of Amazon’s labeling and search system. Anyone with a storefront can say their products are made in America and there is no oversight by Amazon.

After 30 years in the construction industry, mainly working on Government projects, the validity of the Made in America stickers with any manufactured product is doubtful to me.

I have had to deal with the “Buy American Act” and the “Buy America” standard more and more over the past 15 years. With our current trade agreements, 49% of a finished product can come from overseas and still qualify as a domestic , Made in America product.

A few years ago on a Navy DoD project, I purchased (2) $3.5M generators from Caterpillar that had to be Made in America, per the Buy American Act.

After they were delivered to the jobsite, during inspection we found a number of stickers with Made in China on components, but both generators were accepted as Domestic products, made in America, even though the controls, wiring, and panel boards were definitely not American. Since over 50% of the value of the equipment was made and assembled in America it was acceptable.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#13 posted 07-20-2017 05:05 PM

People shop at Dollar General and Harbor Freight… yet all say we need a 15 dollar minimum wage… when they won’t pay for products produced here now.

to me WORSE… is We as a society happily pay for child labor and get our Nike shoes from Bangladesh. In fiscal year 2014, NIKE was supplied by ~430 apparel factories operating in 41 countries. China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Malaysia accounted for most of the apparel production.

We buy 150 dollar Air Jordan sneakers, that they pay a 9 year old 12 cents an hour to make.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#14 posted 07-20-2017 05:39 PM

I’m not meaning to slap anyone’s hands but I was hoping this would be a forum where we could share info on what tools are made here in America, what there quality is and if they are good deals. There are other forums where the topic of overseas production has been discussed.
Can’t speak for anyone else but as an American worker I should put forth a little more effort to support my home team. Who knows maybe another LJ will benefit from that decision.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#15 posted 07-20-2017 05:51 PM

I can guarantee you if I had Bill Gates money, my shop would be full of Northfield power tools.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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