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ChuckM

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909 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: pinners

I saw this ad in my latest issue of WOOD, proudly disclosing that CADEX pinners are not made in China. But it does not say anything about the origin.

Any idea where they’re made?

Cadex and Grex 23-gauge pinners are between $200 – $350 while most others are about half the prices.

In the same issue (p. 66), WOOD reviewed 11 of the common 23-guage pinners including Cadex and Grex.

The top tools go to Cadex and Senco while the best value Bostitch.

As for the country of origin…all of them are made in….....................................TAIWAN. So much for Not Made in China.

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childress

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#1 posted 909 days ago

hahahaha. too funny. Just goes to show you how marketing can manipulate people into thinking something that isn’t true. You almost automatically think it’s made in the USA when you read that.

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KnickKnack

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#2 posted 909 days ago

Interesting, sort of. But, i wonder if their claim is actually, legally, true?

As I understand it, and I did a little research, The USA do not recognise Taiwan as a separate state, rather as a part of China – “Taiwan is not independent. It does not enjoy sovereignty as a nation.” These are the words of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell in discussing Taiwan.

The UN also doesn’t, from what I could find out, recognise Taiwan as a separate country, but part of China.

I suspect some lawsuits could be flying around soon since, technically, the claim “Not made in China” appears to be false.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Howie

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#3 posted 909 days ago

Might be another of those…assembled in USA from parts made in other places.(although it doesn’t say that)

I just looked at their website and did not find any reference to where their tools are made.

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Wolffarmer

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#4 posted 909 days ago

Yes, in international discourse, Taiwan is not a country. Just what it is I won’t discuss. But in the mind of most USA citizens, there is the People’s Republic of China. (Main land China aka the boogie man ) And Taiwan and they are different.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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KnickKnack

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#5 posted 909 days ago

But in the mind of most USA citizens, there is the People’s Republic of China. (Main land China aka the boogie man ) And Taiwan and they are different.

Interesting.
Yet, according to this very interesting video, the majority of Americans think “Portugal is a province of Spain”. It’s a funny ol’ world.

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KnickKnack

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#6 posted 909 days ago

…the Congo as possible origins

There are, of course, two “The Congo”s :-)

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schuft

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#7 posted 909 days ago

@KnickKnack,

You’re absolutely right, but it gets even better: Taiwan itself has never claimed independence. Rather the opposite, they claim to be the legitimate government of China.

There was a brief moment in the 90’s when a particularly hardline Taiwanese president considered declaring independence. Pres. Clinton made sure he knew that if he did so, he’d be doing it on his own without U.S. support. That’s the last we heard about Taiwanese independence.

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Howie

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#8 posted 908 days ago

Maybe if Cadex is listening they can clear this up. It “could” be to their advantage.

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reggiek

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#9 posted 908 days ago

I was under the impression that Cadex was made in Canada or at least assembled there? I saw the review on these nailers but did not pay particular attention to the countries of origin. I have a Grex myself and I am completely satisfied with it. It has become a secondary clamp for a lot of projects…..glue up the joint….put it together then pin it….the pin holes are so small you can easily disguise them….even a quik wipe with water to slightly raise the grain will do the trick.

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ChuckM

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#10 posted 908 days ago

I have the Hitachi and Bostitch nailers which are my main workhorses for furniture projects. For picture frames or small molding jobs, I rely on my $30 (sale price) 23 g. Craftex pinner:

http://www.busybeetools.com/products/NAILER-PIN-23-GAUGE-WITH-CASE-AND-GOGGLES.html

No origin of country is given on the website and I suspect it’s made in Taiwan, too. So far, the $30 spent is worth every cent of it.

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 908 days ago

IMO, they should also include:

”NO ADDED SUGAR”

as well as

”FAT FREE”

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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fussy

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#12 posted 908 days ago

Taiwan may not be a nation, but let China move on Taiwan and see how fast the Navy sorties out of Sasebo. We have defense treaties with Taiwan going back to the late 40’s. All that aside, that is a pretty corrupt way to advertise a railroad; or nailer manufacturer for that matter.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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pierce85

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#13 posted 908 days ago

Good post, ChuckM!

Here’s the contact info for Cadex if anyone wishes to contact them:

Direct Sales Ltd.
3605 Commercial Street
Vancouver, BC V5N 4G1

PHONE 604.876.9909
FAX 604.876.3914
EMAIL info@cadextools.com

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David Grimes

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#14 posted 908 days ago

If that’s just a little deception, maybe we (U.S.) should manufacture from our territories and “free associates”* as “Made in the U.S.”

  • Midway Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palua Koror, Guam

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