> Tools source update:
> Many of Sears stationary power tools are now made by Ryobi. This includes
> the Craftsman table saws, and other woodworking tools. Formerly, the Sears
> power tools were made by Emerson Electric Company, St. Louis, MO., but they
> lost their Sears contract.
> So, Emerson went to Home Depot and offered updated versions of the old Sears
> tools as the new "Ridgid" line of stationary power tools. Of course, Ridgid
> is an old-line name, formerly know for their professional pipe threading
> equipment. Emerson has owned Ridgid for a long time now.
Pay attention when you check out the Rigid tools. They are likely to be
made anywhere on the Pacific Rim. The Rigid drill press is made in
China, as was my Craftsman drill press that is exactly like the Rigid.
Others are from Taiwan, others may even be from the USA.
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