Message from discussion Outa here for awhile
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From: "Michael A. Terrell" <mike.terr...@earthlink.net>
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"DoN. Nichols" wrote:
> On 2012-10-06, Michael A. Terrell <mike.terr...@earthlink.net> wrote:
> [ ... ]
> > I have some crap tools, but I didn't buy them. They were in the
> > bottom of free boxes of junk electronics I picked up for parts. Early
> > Japanese imports that make everything at HF look like they are made for
> > top notch machinists. One of these days I'll dig them out & take
> > photos. :)
> I remember those days. Drill bits made of "butter steel" and
> the like.
> But the Japanese (who probably already had really good tools for
> use in their own industries) were making really nice precision cameras
> and such back then.
> So -- there may be hope for the Chinese and even the Indian
> tools over time.
Some of their hardware is already fairly good. The rest has a ways to
go, but they seem to be making progress.