Date: 15 Jun 2005 19:42:05 GMT From: Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> Subject: Re: Extracting Recessed Bolt (Broken, Too!)
On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 20:25:58 +0100, John Hudson <mypcnospam.com> wrote: > > "Dave Hinz" <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote in message > news:3havbsFftttlU2nospamvidual.net... >> >> Well, I've got a full machine shop in the basement, but even cheap >> cordless drills can run in reverse...you can get Japanese tools in >> Blighty, can't you? >> > We certainly can, I have 5 Makitas at the last count, generally I look for > the made in Japan label as a form of guarantee. The Chinese are now the big > importers into the UK, machine tools and electronic gear at very low prices. With "highly variable" as a good description of the quality, as here, yes? > I have just bought a bandsaw from China that I am well pleased with. Their > computer gear seems extremely good. The western world is in for a shock in > my opinion, still we have had it good for quite a while but our > manufacturing jobs will surely go. Well, I'd like to think that at some point, people will refuse to buy things that don't work. When you buy out of a catalog, though, it's impossible to decide that ahead of time. With the cheap Chinese tooling, you never know what you're going to get. If you buy something with a known source, you at least have that company's reputation to work from to start forming an opinion. Me, I'm happy with my Rockwell machinery, and will only buy cheap Chinese tools/tooling for one-off jobs.