American made shovel

American made shovel

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:49 pm

I bought a new shovel yesterday $50 :shock: and I chose this particular shovel because it had "USA" all over it. Upon a closer look today it was made in China and get this, tempered in USA. What a crock! This shovel was about $12 more than the other shovels in its class so I thought why not spend the extra and buy American. Boy did I get sucked in!
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:04 pm

Don't you realize that nothing is made here anymore (except coal stoves from certain companies). Don't even get me started, I'm supposed to be relaxing right now.

China is a Communist country. Now we have become dependent on them for everyday goods. Now they have the power (or will soon) to control our economy.

You can't even find a box of nails at the Depot that isn't made in China.
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:08 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Don't you realize that nothing is made here anymore (except coal stoves from certain companies). Don't even get me started, I'm supposed to be relaxing right now.


Relax John!! ..Curl up with a nice, tasty container of Egg Fu Yung & calm down!! :lol:

Hey I got an idea to get your mind off the Chinese.....Put on the Olympics!! :lol: :lol:

(I do love their food!!)
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:13 pm

I remember growing up and seeing nightly ads aboout buying American products. I'd like to see that campaign resurrected. However, American companies can't put out an inferior product and expect the masses to support them. I bought one or two American cars and then bought Swedish and Japannesse and never looked back.. I owned a Zenith and had lots of problems then I bought a Sony that lasted forever. Once again where are our leaders to give the incentives to produce quality products in this country. Why aren't we buying American prodcuts? Isn't there any home on Capitol hill. Doesn't anyone give a crap.
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:18 pm

Why aren't we buying American products?


You can't buy what's not in the store!

Dick, you may get worked up over Dem/Repub. issues, but this is what gets my blood boiling.

I do like Subgum Chicken Chow Mein, though...with lots of those crunchy noodles and the hot sauce.... :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: American made shovel

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:24 pm

You gambled and got beat!
Use to be you paid more for the *union made* stamp. Now that has become a thing of the past. We'll getting out butts whooped by the strongest country in the world. Sorry to state the obviuos folks. I say we all rename the large store, China Mart, or maybe China City.
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:25 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:I do like Subgum Chicken Chow Mein, though...with lots of those crunchy noodles and the hot sauce.... :D


Love Chinese hot mustard!!


If your eyes aren't watering....you haven't used enough!! :blowup:
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:29 pm

gambler wrote:I bought a new shovel yesterday $50 :shock: and I chose this particular shovel because it had "USA" all over it. Upon a closer look today it was made in China and get this, tempered in USA. What a crock! This shovel was about $12 more than the other shovels in its class so I thought why not spend the extra and buy American. Boy did I get sucked in!

Return The one you bought and buy one of these


http://search.store.yahoo.net/cgi-bin/n ... submit.y=4



http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/tools.html#handtools
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:31 pm

Use to be you paid more for the *union made* stamp.


There is the root of the problem, my friends.

Love Chinese hot mustard!!


The kind that makes your nose run??? It's the best. BTW, I love that, as well as Franks Red Hot (love B Wings), & black pepper.
Don't like Jalapeno very much. Funny how some hot stuff is good to me and some is bad.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
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Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: American made shovel

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:40 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:The kind that makes your nose run??? It's the best. BTW, I love that, as well as Franks Red Hot (love B Wings), & black pepper.
Don't like Jalapeno very much. Funny how some hot stuff is good to me and some is bad.



I love anything that is HOT!

Went to a real Mexican restaurant in DC once & they had Dorito type chips on the table with a bowl of salsa........I grabbed a chip & dipped it all the way into the bowl & popped it into my mouth...................Ever see the "Saturn V " booster rocket lift off from Cape Canaveral?................I did a very realistic impersonation of one that night!! :eek2:








:blowup:
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:44 pm

Sorry double post hit sumit twice
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:11 pm

Cap wrote:Use to be you paid more for the *union made* stamp.


It has "union made" stamped right on it.
Must be some chinese union. :lol:
And I did pay more.
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:37 pm

Devil, did you miss your medication again? :P We talking serious hardware & tool issues, burly manly stuff, & you talking Chinese take out. :?: :mad: Please explain yourself Mr Devil.
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:43 pm

Cap wrote:Devil, did you miss your medication again? :P We talking serious hardware & tool issues, burly manly stuff, & you talking Chinese take out. :?: :mad: Please explain yourself Mr Devil.



I don't know Cap.....Maybe because my wife has the Olympics on in the den but..........I suddenly have a craving for Egg Rolls & Moo Goo Gai Pan!! :)
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Re: American made shovel

PostBy: chemung On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:04 pm

Stopped in Hong Kong in '67. Had a suede jacket made while I was there. Nice looking jacket, padded insulated liner. When I got back to the States on a cool night I wore the jacket for the first time. A friend asked what was wrong with the jacket. He said the suede was missing from the arm pits. The jacket wasn't suede it was some kind of flocking sprayed on a clear plastic backing sewn into a jacket. The movement of my arms was rubbing the imitation suede off. Glad I only paid $7.00 for it. :)

:blowup:

Hottest thing I ever ate? A clear liquid in a bowl that came with an order of fried rice. This was in Bangkok, Thailand.

:(

Ya really sucks with all the made in China stuff being sold to us. They sure must be doing good over there. They can afford to close the factories in Beijing for the Olympics.
chemung