Made WELL in America
Last year I tried to do the 'buy American' thing, leading to an expensive disappointment. An evaporative cooler
was poorly designed, didn't do the job at all, and started to fall apart after two attempted usages. Left me skittish and disgusted, wondering if American companies were still capable of doing anything. (I can't say I wasn't warned, though: the reviews of the item at Amazon were uniformly negative.)
Tried again this year with much better results, partly because the product was already known. Back in 1991 when I moved here, I bought a made-in-USA manual mower. It was satisfactory but not outstanding. Used it every summer, left it outside in the snow and rain every winter. Finally rust and wear reached the point where even a cheapskate had to think about getting a new machine.
This month I bought a newer version of the same machine from MadeInUSAforever.com
This one is A MAGNIFICENT MACHINE.
It runs smoothly, evenly and quietly, with a 'precision' feel that the old one never had. Best of all, it cuts much more effectively than any reel mower I've ever used. The earlier mower always missed lots of taller stalks, leaving maybe one uncut stem per square foot. The new one left exactly two stalks uncut in the entire back yard! Equals the performance of a gas rotary with much less trouble and cost.