Thanks for the info. It's a crime to have so many products made else where. It's really hard to find American made products anymore and what is sad is the quality is less than, and prices are more than!<quoted text>
Some are usa but there is plenty made in china. About anything not off the truck but sold.at Cosco or Sam's club is chink shit with the snap on name. Kobalt a lowes name is supposedly relabled Williams tools but Williams is still us made and Kobalt wrenches screw.drivers etc are china. Banco used to be Sandvik which was Sweden and German made top grade files and cutting tools and a few pliers. Now that they are in with Snap on it is about.50 50 as to chinky crap or.quality.
I sonetimes buy harbor freight wrenches if I am leaving them at a well or cutting them and making them custom shaped. But I am not paying snap on, Mac, Matco tool truck prices either.
What pisses me off is when companies like.cresent and Irwin ( visegrip) have things made in china and don't reduce the price.
It's worth to buy good quality in anything,if you can find the American made products.
I imagine you always need tools for maitinence and that takes up a good portion of your budget.