Is Detla REALLY an American company? Or just like all the others?

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Blog entry by DraftsmanRick posted 02-09-2011 08:50 PM 1527 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Below is a copy of an email i just got a few moments ago conerning Delta unisaws. I just wanted to post this and say in regards:
I use to like Delta, and probably most of us who have watched Norm. I bought my tablesaw from delta, and later on i bought a 14” floor model bandsaw. The bandsaws quality is very cheap. A mere few moments of inspection wil not tax the mind to figure out its made in Tiawan. So, my instant thought when i got this email was: It figures! And: I wonder whats happening to those people in Tenn. who have served Delta all these years. I guess there will surely be job cuts.
I dont really care to ever buy another delta tool personally, they’ve been selling out America for the last few years anyway under a “thin vail of promotionalism that says American made.” Just my point of view. Again, you can read the email below.

On January 5, 2011, Stanley Black & Decker announced the divestiture of the DELTA brand to a Taiwanese company. The new company, DELTA Power Equipment, will operate out of South Carolina and continue to manufacturer high quality woodworking equipment. They plan to continue the long legacy of DELTA Machinery products.

This is your last chance to buy a riving knife model Unisaw manufactured in Jackson, Tennessee by the Stanley Black & Decker company. These Unisaws include the durable American made Beisemeyer fence systems. Supply of these saws is limited to quantities available.
Order by February 28th and save $300 on all Unisaw packages. | As always, you get FREE DELIVERY on all Unisaw purchases from Woodworker’s Supply. | This unisaw offer is limited to quantities available.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#1 posted 02-09-2011 09:11 PM

That’s a really sad story.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 02-09-2011 09:19 PM

After pondering the email a little more, im now wondering if they’re simply restructuring the company like a PR move? Kinda like a company that files bankrupcy because of lousy service or product, only to set up shop somewhere else before the reputation catches up to them. I mean you got to admit, Delta “Power Equipment” sounds better than Delta “Machinery” in 2011. Especially to all the new and untapped woodworkers out there.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#3 posted 02-09-2011 09:43 PM

Your right Cess, and i get that its not a restructure, more of an analogy from me. But i think based on what i’ve read of what people say about Delta the last few years in blogs and other resouces if they’re not tryiing to shed a bad reputation of some kind at the expensive of their emplyees of that division. Obviously they’re not making a profit within that divison but why are they not? Based on what i’ve read alot of the components of their tools are already manufactured over seas and they just have them shipped here and assembled at their plant in Tennessee? I could be wrong?

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#4 posted 02-09-2011 10:16 PM

Just wondering out loud, But…....Is it really American made if all the parts come from China and Mexico? Hmmmm Isn’t that actually “Assembled in America”?

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 12:58 AM

From what I read it was sold to the Taiwanese company and the manufacture of Uni-saw will move to South Carolina.

-- Mike

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#6 posted 02-10-2011 01:47 AM

Rand say it all it is true we assembled r car and good hear but the part come from all over the world where they can get cheep

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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