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9-Piece Nicholson Ergonomic Handles File Set w/ Pouch EXPIRED

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HomeDepot.com has 9-Piece Nicholson Ergonomic Handles File Set w/ Pouch (22030HNN) on sale for $59.97. Shipping is free. Thanks ChicoDad

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  • 6" Double extra slim taper file
  • 6" Slim taper file
  • 8" Half-round file
  • 10" Half-round file
  • 8" Flat file
  • 10" Flat file
  • 10" Round file
  • 10" Mill file
  • 12" Mill file
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  • Set includes: 10 in. mill bastard cut, 6 in. slim taper file, 8 in. half round bastard cut, 10 in. half round bastard cut, 8 in. flat bastard cut, 12 in. mill bastard cut, 10 in. flat bastard cut, 6 in. XX slim taper file, 10 in. round bastard file


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@reelbusy, keep all those old tools since you probably won't be able to find many quality made in USA tools at the big box stores any more. I'm passionate about buying tools made in the USA, which has forced me to find most of my big tools secondhand (old American iron can often be found at industrial auctions). Estate sales can be a good source as well. Lastly, industrial supply houses are an option, but it's then you realize just how much our purchasing power has diminished over the years. Finding a quality, new USA made tool is often 3-10x more expensive than the cheapest Home Depot (made in China) equivalent. I'm not faulting China, especially when it's mostly USA-based tool companies who have sold out, or licensed their "name" and become a "brand" without regard to who builds their products and what the customer experience is like. The sad reality is that 90% of Home Depot customers don't care about country or origin, just price. And they use the tool once or twice, and that's it. I refuse to purchase tools that are going to hit the landfill in three months. Don't even get me started about the disagreements I have with family about VACUUM CLEANERS!
Not USA made. Lot of bad reviews recently.
Does this include the "Penske File"?

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Does this include the "Penske File"?
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Not USA made. Lot of bad reviews recently.
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wasn't even too long ago that you'd go into homedepot and files, pipe, tubing , cutters, files, hammers, all sorts of common tool purchase stuff was usa. nicholson files were. A couple years ago i was going through my pile of older first homeowner tools thinking oh yeah first tools i bought as a home owner, surely china stuff let me toss them (back then where it was made never crossed my mind)...i was surprised how much was usa made, just stuff i'd walk in and grab back then. This wasn't 50 years ago...more like 18...i was a bit shocked.

of course didn't toss them they all still worked well i was just tossing them figuring i may get new better ones. cleaned up the files, bought some new cutter blades, etc /shrug don't see any reason to throw out good for bad.
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wasn't even too long ago that you'd go into homedepot and files, pipe, tubing , cutters, files, hammers, all sorts of common tool purchase stuff was usa. nicholson files were. A couple years ago i was going through my pile of older first homeowner tools thinking oh yeah first tools i bought as a home owner, surely china stuff let me toss them (back then where it was made never crossed my mind)...i was surprised how much was usa made, just stuff i'd walk in and grab back then. This wasn't 50 years ago...more like 18...i was a bit shocked.

of course didn't toss them they all still worked well i was just tossing them figuring i may get new better ones. cleaned up the files, bought some new cutter blades, etc /shrug don't see any reason to throw out good for bad.
@reelbusy, keep all those old tools since you probably won't be able to find many quality made in USA tools at the big box stores any more. I'm passionate about buying tools made in the USA, which has forced me to find most of my big tools secondhand (old American iron can often be found at industrial auctions). Estate sales can be a good source as well. Lastly, industrial supply houses are an option, but it's then you realize just how much our purchasing power has diminished over the years. Finding a quality, new USA made tool is often 3-10x more expensive than the cheapest Home Depot (made in China) equivalent. I'm not faulting China, especially when it's mostly USA-based tool companies who have sold out, or licensed their "name" and become a "brand" without regard to who builds their products and what the customer experience is like. The sad reality is that 90% of Home Depot customers don't care about country or origin, just price. And they use the tool once or twice, and that's it. I refuse to purchase tools that are going to hit the landfill in three months. Don't even get me started about the disagreements I have with family about VACUUM CLEANERS!
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same price at Amazon as well
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Does this include the "Penske File"?
"I understood that reference."
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same price at Amazon as well
For those that want the amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Nicholson-...566&sr=8-3
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Cheaper here: https://www.restockit.com/nichols..._source=IR [restockit.com]
That's a 5 piece. The OP is 9 piece.
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That's a 5 piece. The OP is 9 piece.
Damn Chrome plugins, NVM then. Good catch!
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what type of alloy is the metal?
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Oof. The more recent Amazon reviews are scathing. I figured these might be better than the cheap set I've got right now, but maybe not. I guess I'll wait for a good set to appear. The set I have is good enough for most of my hobbyist/DIYer needs for now.
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What is the issue with vacuum cleaners?

You are correct that the issue with China tools is that the government allows/allowed all these companies to move production overseas and leave American's high and dry. The Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and basically every other country are doing what they should do, i.e., taking jobs away. The government failed us and capitalism should be regulated.
One could argue it's the existing regulations that have produced the incentives to move production overseas. I'm not saying all regulation is bad -- I'd be all for some regulations requiring transparency and providing information to consumers -- but the existing regulations have definitely helped create the situation we have. The other part of that is race-for-the-bottom and disposables economics; it makes sense for some things, but it has permeated the whole system. Thankfully, there are at least some small companies trying to combat it as people grow tired of everything being terrible quality all the time. Hooray for Kickstarter, I guess.
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