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Hartmann

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patron

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#1 posted 1291 days ago

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 1291 days ago

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

It would be interesting what they do next.

-- shdesign3.com

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#3 posted 1291 days ago

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 1289 days ago

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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newbiewoodworker

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#5 posted 1288 days ago

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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childress

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#6 posted 1288 days ago

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 1288 days ago

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

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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#8 posted 1288 days ago

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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newbiewoodworker

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#9 posted 1288 days ago

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 1288 days ago

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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Steve Rathke

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#11 posted 1288 days ago

what will happen to porter cable?

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Delta356

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#12 posted 1288 days ago

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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Steven H

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#13 posted 1288 days ago

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.

-- shdesign3.com

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#14 posted 1287 days ago

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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TheDane

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#15 posted 1287 days ago

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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