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Old 03-19-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Default COO Quality Ranking

After being a member of this site for a while now and reading all the threads about COO i thought it would be a good idea to rank them from best quality to worst quality. here's my take on things..

1. USA, Germany, France, England, and most european countries.
2. Japan, Canada, Czech Republic
3. Taiwan
4. China
5. India

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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Depends on the product, manufacturer, price etc......

But if you want a simple answer:

1. Germany
2. Turd
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:15 AM   #3
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Tongue-in-cheek answer: If you have been here for a while and reading, you'd realize that this is NOT a good idea.

Real answer: Unfortunately, there is no clear answer.

There's examples of a turd out of every single country. All of them make crap, and all of them make good stuff.

I've got US-made stuff that puts most other stuff to shame, and I've got Chinese stuff that puts most other stuff to shame.

There's simply no objective answer.

Out before the inevitable fight and thread lock.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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silly question

everyone knows the best tools are made in Mongolia and Khazakstan
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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This is one of those things that really only applies part of the time. We have an really high quality hacksaw. I was looking at it the other day and saw all these funny looking symbols that turned out to be chinese. Most of there stuff is junk, but there are a few exceptions.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #6
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They make shity tools in every country. More than anything, its usually a you get what you pay for situation. However, even that is not always the case. There are some good cheap tools and some lousy expensive tools.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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They make shity tools in every country. More than anything, its usually a you get what you pay for situation. However, even that is not always the case. There are some good cheap tools and some lousy expensive tools.
+1

Other than that, this discussion just becomes a can of worms.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #8
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Canada #2???
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #9
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Canada #2???
Agreed, this seems crazy, should be #1 as well.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #10
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Japan #1 too
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #11
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Depends on the product, manufacturer, price etc......

But if you want a simple answer:

1. Germany
2. Turd
I would think you can find plenty of European and German tool sites that would welcome and enjoy posts this. What purpose does it serve to post it here? We all know your contempt for U.S. tools.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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*facepalm*

You can rank COOs as much as you want, but at the end of the day it doesn't mean squat.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:32 PM   #13
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You can make gold and turds in any country.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:41 PM   #14
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I wouldn't say that the country of origin means nothing. It'd be silly of me to think that a people's culture and background won't affect the tools, and other products, that they make. Of course, it's not the end all be all determination of a tool or other product's quality either.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #15
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I would think you can find plenty of European and German tool sites that would welcome and enjoy posts this. What purpose does it serve to post it here? We all know your contempt for U.S. tools.
Please note all the smilies in my first post !
Since most (?) people on GJ already have figured out that the quality of a product nowadays has (often) nothing to do with the origin, the first post is nonsense so i can make a nonsense post too.
I thought itīs funny, but it seems itīs not
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #16
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Please note all the smilies in my first post !
Since most (?) people on GJ already have figured out that the quality of a product nowadays has (often) nothing to do with the origin, the first post is nonsense so i can make a nonsense post too.
I thought itīs funny, but it seems itīs not
People who are familiar with you realize that you were joking Monte. You are quite right that this post is nonsense.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #17
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I wouldn't say that the country of origin means nothing. It'd be silly of me to think that a people's culture and background won't affect the tools, and other products, that they make. Of course, it's not the end all be all determination of a tool or other product's quality either.
Agreed. But to assign a 1-5 quality ranking purely based on COO is asinine and moot.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:14 PM   #18
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I would think you can find plenty of European and German tool sites that would welcome and enjoy posts this. What purpose does it serve to post it here? We all know your contempt for U.S. tools.
I don't think its contempt. His country makes excellent products, and he has the right to be proud.

Germany has laws to make sure manufacturing stays in Germany, while we here in Canada and the US are racing to the bottom by outsourcing our manufacturing. Here in BC they barge logs to China and are closing down Sawmills. In a way its not even manufacturing anymore but somewhat just plain selling out resources.

Shame on everyone who supports outsourcing and destroying the American way of life to line the pockets of a select few.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #19
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Shame on everyone who supports outsourcing and destroying the North American way of life to line the pockets of a select few.
Fixed it for ya!
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And now we have an example of why a post like this is a bad idea.

Is 18 posts a new record?
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