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Forum topic by Paul posted 12-17-2011 12:43 AM 1279 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2011 12:43 AM

So if I wanted to buy an American Made drill press of good quality what brand/brands should I be looking at?


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#1 posted 12-17-2011 01:09 AM

Something more than 20 years old?

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 05:16 AM

I should have been more specific, I was asking about new..
Nothing new being made here?

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 01:32 PM

I third the motion.. 50 Years old plus if you are looking for quality.. They just don’t make them like they used to anymore. I just refurbished a 1948 Duro and sold it instantly.. I personally use a 1940’s BEAVER..

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 08:49 PM

I’m afraid it’s a sorry sad a$$ state of affairs, but virtually no consumer grade power tools are made in the USA any more.

Just a few specialty high end nitch machines.

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#5 posted 12-18-2011 09:46 PM

I was thinking the Delta Uni-Saw table saw was the only power tool made in America and I may be wrong about that.

FWIW – The upper mid-west (Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota) used to be where most of the power tools were made. It’s all gone as well as many other manufacturing jobs. Here in Iowa, Maytag was a great employer, employing over 2000 people at one time. No more. Everything is gone.

Most of these jobs are going to Mexico or Asia. Some of these jobs are just going to other states (usually in the south) where the companies have non-union shops.

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

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