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Re: Machine shop chatter (no lbc)

To: "Frank Clarici" <spritenut@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Machine shop chatter (no lbc)
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 19:53:39 -0600 reply-type=response
Cc: <spridgets@autox.team.net>
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Until American's demand better quality (higher prices for product) we will 
continue to get Crap from China and other places the US consumer doesn't 
care that they buy subpar crap, therefore the manufactures have no reason to 
ramp up QA on the product.  If American's would boycott with the US$ then we 
would see better products, it is not that China has an inability to produce 
a quality product it is that they don't have to (don't even get me started 
on doing the right thing when you build something, that is the human 

My other hobby is astronomy, some of the highest quality mirrors in 
telescopes come from China (for amateur market), 5 years ago Chinese mirrors 
weren't worth the sand they were made from, American hobbyist quit buying 
their scopes and then within a year we started seeing amazing quality 
rolling out of China so if the US will brave it up we will see improvement, 
I don't see that happening sadly.

We keep knocking Jap cars but I find it funny we like to use the Mazda 5 
speed for our spridgets, says something for the quality in my book.  I have 
over 200,000 miles on my Nissan Xterra, we used to be able to get that from 
"American" cars, and some you can but I find it hard.

I agree on the crap of tools we have, I'll die before I give up my 30 year 
old drills and gear drive saws I've been buying up at estate sales for a 
dollar or two, yeah they aren't shinny and pretty but the work like the 
devil and don't break.


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