Originally Posted by Sevenhills1952
I see it (tariffs) as a win-win. I'd love to see more USA manufacturing, and once again buy made in USA. Just don't steal our ideas!
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Exactly this is what happened with Japan. We felt sorry them after WWII and gave them our TECH on autos. Now we are flooded with them.
Anyway I will go out of my way to buy US made stuff. I buy my work boots at a factory "seconds" place 45mins from our land in the mountains (double H boots that had a manufacturing place 45 mins from me, but it's closed now). ONLY MADE IN USA. I will not buy the China ones.
That being said I still buy my wrenches at HF, other manufacturers that "claim" to be US made are made with "global" materials. WHAT?
I have not had any problems with the HF stuff I bought accept the electric stuff. Impacts, wrenches, and sockets have held up well, as well as the ball joint and brake tools.
I want to support American workers and our country. I think the tariffs will even the playing field. Once the prices are equal people will buy American again.
I just can't see spending $5K on a tool box that you can get for $1K from HF.
And in this time of, "tax the blue collar man to death" where can we go with what little we have left?
As an ex "Professional wrencher" and paying the costs for tools "from the tool man" it is sick what the prices are.
Can't we find a middle ground?
Sears is all but gone around here. K-Mart took them over and now has the "low end tools" and they cost more then the HF stuff with a crappy return policy.
I want to buy US but really, where is it? SK? Even the stuff at Autozone and Advance is made in china. They too will go up in price. The time of cheap throw away tools is gone. BUY US and be done with it. BUT where can we find them at good prices?
Sorry for the rant and if I overstepped on this one.
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