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Old 09-03-2008, 07:01 PM
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I am kind of full of piss and vinegar these days since I am in the middle of a divorce. Every time I hear about Eaton or Vice-Grip and the word China it just send my blood pressure higher. I guess I shouldn't take it out on the poor old boys at Eaton or Vice-Grip.......Corporate sellouts, Corporate sellouts, Corporate sellouts.

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I am kind of full of piss and vinegar these days since I am in the middle of a divorce. Every time I hear about Eaton or Vice-Grip and the word China it just send my blood pressure higher. I guess I shouldn't take it out on the poor old boys at Eaton or Vice-Grip.......Corporate sellouts, Corporate sellouts, Corporate sellouts.

How many vise grips are made in China now? I bought a few last year and the jaws aren't as well aligned as a pair from the 1970s? my dad has, that feel much more solid (jaws are better aligned and don't move side to side).
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I just bought four pair of the small C-type Vise Grips, I thought they were made in the US. I need to check the packaging again.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:09 AM
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They just decided to shut down the Vice-Grip plant in Nebraska and move all manufacturing to China, it was in the news just recently.
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Apparently true, Read Me It figures, Vise-Grip is owned by Rubbermaid, notorious for moving US production over seas.
BS, workers have signed agreements not to disclose or risk being fired.
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:03 PM
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you better look at your craftsman tools anymore also, alot of there stuff is China now to. Weiand water pumps are made in China. Weiand blower parts are made in China, Eagle & Scat cranks & rods come from China. Im told that all pistons start out in China, some are finished here. alot of wheels, ironically including American Racing Wheels come from China. Proform products are from China. I wont buy any of it.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:39 PM
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Briggs and Stratton engines are made in China as Channellock, most Penn Fishing equipment, some Snap-on and Blue Point tools.

CORRECTION...Channellock is still made on US!!! sorry for bad info

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Briggs & Stratton too? Say it ain't so!
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Briggs & Stratton too? Say it ain't so!

Channellock too?? According to their website, they are still American made. Maybe it's time to start making our own tools as well as building our own cars.....



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I hear that Western Forge in Colorado Springs has shut down, they use to be a manufacturer of Craftsman pliers and adjustable wrenches. I guess it just costs Craftsman too much to have a American Company make tools for them. I applied there about 10 years ago and their starting wage was like $6.00 hr., it wasn't enough for me to commute one way 35 miles a day, so I passed on the job. If a company like this pays barely above minimum wage how can it be too expensive for a larger company to purchase their products???
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their starting wage was like $6.00 hr., it wasn't enough for me to commute one way 35 miles a day, so I passed on the job. If a company like this pays barely above minimum wage how can it be too expensive for a larger company to purchase their products???

That's about $5.75 more than they will pay in China!
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I work with weapons at work and am kind of a history nut, so I've done a bit of research into weapons manufacturing. Not sure it applies for other manufactured items, but for weapons one way of getting around import laws is there is a certain amount of parts allowed to be used from, say, China or Russia, as long as the remainders are made in America. This allows the weapon to be branded 'made in USA', allowing the company to sell for a higher price, build for a lower price, and sell a model that would otherwise be illegal to import.

It makes me question 'made in USA' products that I see for sale.
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[QUOTE=stepside454]alot of wheels, ironically including American Racing Wheels come from China. [QUOTE]

I beg to differ, my Torque Thrust wheels are NOT made in China. When I was looking for wheels for my 34 I was torn between Cragar SS and American Torque Thrust. The deciding factor was when I discovered Cragar is made in China. Some American Racing wheels may be made in China, but not my Torque Thrust's.

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[QUOTE=302 Z28][QUOTE=stepside454]alot of wheels, ironically including American Racing Wheels come from China.
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I beg to differ, my Torque Thrust wheels are NOT made in China. When I was looking for wheels for my 34 I was torn between Cragar SS and American Torque Thrust. The deciding factor was when I discovered Cragar is made in China. Some American Racing wheels may be made in China, but not my Torque Thrust's.

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Hopefully, you sent them a email letting them know that.
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alot of wheels, ironically including American Racing Wheels come from China.

Hopefully, you sent them a email letting them know that.

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That would affect my buying decision as well. Help your neighbor (even one in another state) keep his job by buying American!

I suggest we start hoarding American made vise grips. Fbleepk the chinese and their crap.
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