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Forum topic by Hartmann posted 01-08-2011 01:43 AM 2768 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 01-08-2011 01:50 AM

coming home
where it belongs

i have delta tools
(amongst others)
and hope this will bring good tools
and jobs to the U.S.
i hope they have good customer service

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 02:16 AM

Here’s the company website
http://www.toty.com.tw/english/index.php

It would be interesting what they do next.

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 03:31 AM

Boy, it’s hard to keep track of all the tool company ownership changes.

From my perspective, Stanley B & D was downplaying the Delta brand. Delta products have disappeared from Lowes and more Porter Cable tools are appearing.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 05:41 PM

I’m surprised there was not more discussion on this. I saw that they were sold and had to go back 2 days before I saw someone else had posted the news, and then tehre were only a handful of comments. This is pretty big news in my eyes.

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 09:06 PM

If it does move to the US, I wonder how the quality and prices are going to be effected.

Maybe now I can suck up buying stuff from Delta, should their quality improve…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 10:04 PM

It says they’re moving their “operations” to S.C. and expecting to generate 40 new jobs. Doesn’t sound like a manufacturing facility to me. More like Human resources…

-- Childress Woodworks

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 10:06 PM

Delta under Black & Decker was a disaster! At the store where I worked we had 2 12in./6X46in. sanders in the store room with missing parts from the factory. Could NOT get the parts from Delta. I bought a cast iron bed lathe that had a bent main shaft. The service station went through 5 or 6 replacement shafts before they found a straight one. We decided that filling the management jobs with DeWalt people might be the reason. I have the opinion that DeWalt guys are not really up on anything that dose’n have a battery or a cord hanging out of the handle. I had high hopes that Stanley would fix the company. I wonder what this new company will do with it. let’s hope for a good company with good tools.

Pop

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#8 posted 01-10-2011 11:05 PM

40 jobs? ... sounds like bean-counters and clerks.

Too bad. I would love to see more of this stuff built by American workers in US factories.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 01-10-2011 11:34 PM

Well, 40 jobs is alot, if its a completely automated plant, with personel being brought in from other plants too.

Soon these plants will have automated people to fix the automated machines….lol…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#10 posted 01-10-2011 11:40 PM

Hope they build better tools than they have been. I quit buying Delta tools 5 years ago because of there on and off switches kept going bad at $30.00 a pop. I will not even get into the problems i have had with there suface planners…..

-- It has been deemed bad for you hence there for it is illegal.

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 05:09 AM

what will happen to porter cable?

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#12 posted 01-11-2011 05:43 AM

That’s only 40 jobs for repair and tech reps ECT… There still going make these machines over seassssssss…
An American Company sold to an asian Company…. SAD!!!!!

I guess We can SAY good bye to GEETECH who used to make Delta tools.

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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#13 posted 01-11-2011 06:53 AM

It’s a clever move.

The company produce smaller electric tools for DeWalt, Ryobi, etc…for clients like
HD, Lowe’s, Sears..

It is a shortcut to heavier machinery.

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#14 posted 01-11-2011 08:44 PM

I’m wondering what will happen with our ability to buy a part for our old (my 1945 jointer) manufactured machines. That’s a lot of inventory and capability to maintain. If you have been thing about getting a replacement part for an old machine, now might be the time to order it.

-- Ken

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#15 posted 01-11-2011 09:40 PM

Time will tell … I’m just concerned that this will put more American workers out of a job.

The Delta UniSaw (that is presently built in Jackson, TN) relies on parts and components from three major manufacturers here in Wisconsin.

If they move production to Asia, then a good share of the jobs at those plants will go down the tubes.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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