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Does it Matter Where Your Tools Are Made? Testing JAPAN vs GERMANY in Pliers Category

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on August 27, 2021

When it comes to our tools, I think that most of us have some sort of preference for what we purchase. Perhaps, this preferences in a specific brand. Other times, maybe some tool shoppers believe that purchasing a tool that comes with a certain area of origin might be better than another. At the end of the day, certain countries have a better reputation is for producing products than others.

This time, though, we check in with one facet of that argument as it applies to a basic hand tool. Could lineman pliers potentially be better from one brand or another depending on where exactly they come from?

With this demonstration, we check in with the Project Farm YouTube channel as they attempt to find out just that. Most of the units here look pretty similar to the next. However, they are all different in one way or another. In fact, the brands to choose from here range in price tag from $13 on the low end all the way up to $72 on the higher end. For something that is designed to do a similar job if not the exact same thing, could it really be worth it to spend $72 on something that you could get for much cheaper?

That’s exactly what we look to find out as Project Farm takes us along for the journey, showcasing how these tools work in a variety of different tests. After this one, we get a feeling that a little bit of light might just be shed on the whole debate of high price versus low price along with brand name value and country of origin. Sure, this test isn’t going to be the definitive answer for every purchase decision. However, it could certainly help to guide a buyer toward making the best choice for them.

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