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    This is a holiday weekend with no end of American flags waving reminds me to be patriotic. Seeing some of the posts in the closed boycot thread made me think of a great store I bought a can opener from a while back. My old swing a way canopener was wearing out so I wanted a replacement and come to find out that swing a way moved offshore It seems the employees were not in love with the idea of not making can openers any more so they purchased the tooling and re named the swing a way to EZ does it and they are might right here in the good ol USA. I of course purchased one and it was wonderful to use. I have broken or thrown away plenty of cheap can openers. It was really nice to have a good solid tool like the one I grew up with. Anyway a chef friend of mine was over BBQing so I told him about the new can opener, he said WTF are you talking about it is a can opener But then a can needed to be opened so I handed it and the can opener to him, he then understood what it was like to use a proper can opener and was really impressed with it.
    The store I got if from is a store that prides itself on selling USA made products. I know there are old threads along the same line as this but are there other stores out there doing this? I have an American Giant sweatshirt (made in USA) and it is really thick and very well made. I think they source everything made in USA for the flannel shirts, from the wool on up.
    Link to sierra trading post:
    FREE SWING-A-WAY CAN OPENER REBUILD
    and since I mentioned the sweatshirt:
    We Choose Evolve | American Giant
    Please post other stores that sell only or mostly made is USA products, or industries that bringing work/products back "onshore". In other words stores or products to be proud of.

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    in Shanghai China there are massive tool stores where they had a glass case display of Starrett tools. if you wanted to see they unlocked it and let you touch.
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    sort of like jewelry store of expensive stuff you ask and they take it out of the case for you to touch it.
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    of course the Chinese brands next to it were not locked up. sometime Mitutoyo and other brands like German brands were locked up too. basically you could walk into store and buy stuff from all over the world. they got hardware stores like that too full of German stuff. basically high end stuff for homes for people with money. often stuff 10x more expensive that local made stuff
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    not much different than HF store where some of the expensive stuff is in a locked glass display case and you have to ask to see and touch

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    How about the tools I make?
    Listed on Ebay:
    FISHER MICRO EDGE FINDER 1/2 or 3/8 SHANK MADE IN THE USA (#A or #B or #BB) | eBay

    For more tools click on "see other items"

    Edge finders, thread wires, sine bars

    Lost

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    Had anybody seen this only made in america - Google Search

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    Here's a company that specializes in "made in USA" products: Made in America Co. | Made in USA Marketplace | American Made Made in America

    I've bought from them and been happy with what I got.

    I've also bought a assortment of Lost in LA's edge finders, as well as his sine bar, mag V blocks, and thread wire set - all good stuff!

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    Wal Mart....Learn to read labels....

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    Didn’t we have this thread six months ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost in LA View Post
    How about the tools I make?
    Listed on Ebay:
    FISHER MICRO EDGE FINDER 1/2 or 3/8 SHANK MADE IN THE USA (#A or #B or #BB) | eBay

    For more tools click on "see other items"

    Edge finders, thread wires, sine bars

    Lost
    This is really good quality stuff for a extremely reasonable price.

    Everything I've bought from you has been absolutely perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Wal Mart....Learn to read labels....

    Houston, we have a problem, ……….you assumed they can read.

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    Harry J Epstein hardware store.

    HJE Home American Made Hand Tools

    They are great for hand and mechanic’s tools. They are my number one place to buy SK Tools

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    My favorite places would be yard sales, flea markets and scrap yards, and if you are into it, I guess the brothels in Nv

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    When I buy just about anything and have several choices I look at the "quality" and the price. If one is cheaper than the other and looks comparable re "quality" then I'll go for the least expensive one. If both (or more) look to be the same "quality" and price then of course I'd choose the one made in my own country. Why would I even want to buy "foreign" when I can buy "home made"?

    I don't think I've ever bought anything solely because it was made here. Still, who am I to tell others how to spend their money?


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