Wiha is German-made, and they seem to have both a high quality and a 'value' line. They aknowledge that there is a place for both in the market, which Cooper/Danaher, etc. don't seem to.
Originally Posted by toolmonger
Anyway, I've been ordering Wiha hand tools and interchangeable blades (torx, Philips, etc.) for the past year, and they stand up pretty well to abuse. They tend to be my go-to these days...Hopefully it lasts.
Hi all; Just try to imagine what MBA stands for Management By Ah,s
That was the first thing that came to mind: Nichols used high-grade 1095 carbon steel. Anyone want to bet what kind of crap steel Danaher is supplying the new "Nichols" factory with?
Originally Posted by HuFlungDung
I did a lot of work for the same company. The parts I remaunfactured were assembled by a Czech immigrant who wasn't a bit shy about letting me know when something wasn't right. His boss, whom I dealt with for way over 20 years, had the same philosophy, which was fine with me because I had a built in quality control Czech. Sorry, I couldn't resist that. In their wisdom, the company closed the shop and the work went to an outfit in Arkansas that hires JO's chimps. Their product is junk, but I can't compete because they company will not sell me the parts I don't make. Tooling up for everything would just not be feasible.
Originally Posted by TDegenhart