I’m new here; I’m retired and used to be an engineer (toolmaker) so am used to working in metal but am new to wood.
So far I’m finding that my engineering skills are, almost, directly transferable, to woodworking.
I’ve got a small 12’ x 8’ workshop in my garden which I’m fitting out; my favourite ‘bit of kit’ being my Triton Work-centre with contractors saw and router table, I’m finding them very efficient and great for my purposes.
Anyway, onto my point (as last).
I would love to buy tools, attachments and associated fittings that aren’t made in China, not because I have anything against China (as they make great products at reasonable prices) but because I want to support quality products from other countries but not be ‘ripped off’ by pricing.
How do you (if you do) find out if a product you want to purchase doesn’t come from China? For instance, I know Axminster sell great products but where are they made?
Any information regarding web sites that sell quality products (not made in China) would be very welcome.