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Made in China vs. Made in Taiwan
I took a trip to Nashville, TN over the weekend. I just had to stop in at the local Woodcraft, there.
They have a Rikon 18" BS. That caught my eye because I have a General International 18" BS (sorry don't know the model #). And both were priced at $1,000. So I gave the Rikon a really good looking over. It looks like; it is well built. It also had some features that my saw doesn't have: A blade tensioning crank at the bottom of the upperwheel housing, blade viewing window, better fence, bigger resaw capacity.
I asked the salesman where it was made. China. "Mmmn...." My GI BS is made in Taiwan.
So, my question is to those who are better informed, is there a difference between buying something made in China vs. Taiwan?
For political, economical (and Okay, emotional) reasons, I prefer not to buy stuff made in China. I would prefer if everything I bought was made right here in the USA.
I just don't want my money going to someone I could see being our future enemy.
Now if Delta could just make everything in the states....OR if the US would put a high enough tariff on the some of the foreign stuff to make American made stuff price competitive.