Made in "Japan" Makita Better? Let’s find out!

Made in "Japan" Makita vs made in "China" Makita impact driver comparison. Let's compare maximum torque, no load RPM, speed at removing lug nuts, and speed driving in fasteners. Finally, let's tear down both tools to compare the internal parts. I always buy all of the products tested and never accept sponsorships or even promotional items to ensure unbiased comparison testing. So, thanks for supporting the channel!
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  • I never had a Made in Japan product break up so far.

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  • Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten … Always buy Made in Japan versions if there is ever an option, you’ll never regret it.

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  • Me who hasn't watched the video yet: of course!

    Dr CBYDr CBY8 timer siden
    • Thanks for watching!

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  • Two different model why you compare latest and older model???????????

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  • the collet size is different. that why the speed is different. im done in this chanel…

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    • Sorry this was disappointing.

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  • Again it verifies, Japan keeps all of the best stuffs to themself.

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    • That's pretty much how every manufacturer works in their base country. If they design a product, they never make it quite as good as the ones they ship to other countries. It has multiple purposes, but the primary is duplication prevention. Sure, just like this video proves you can simply have a buddy ship you something better built from their country, but on paper they believe they are better securing their IP by keeping it "in house". Otherwise what's to stop an American or Chinese company making a duplicate and selling it cheaper?

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  • Japan makes some the highest quality, most reliable, and best price out of any product no matter what.

    Josiah AllenJosiah Allen15 timer siden
    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • Now I know there are Japanese Makitas....

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    • Thanks for sharing.

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  • I am Japanese. I was also worried about this problem. Thanks for the good video. (Google Translate)

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    • You are welcome!

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  • Proof that Chinese made stuff sucks

    Kaleb McKayKaleb McKay18 timer siden
  • Seems to me like he was letting go with the blue Makita before it topped completely out

    Josh LanfordJosh Lanford19 timer siden
  • Basically the same shit in the real world. I would use either interchangeably. I don't live in slow motion camera-land.

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  • There's one problem today in Japanese made products... sometimes or most of the time, the internal components are not made in Japan, that affects the final product....in order to save money and make more profit. The control quality is better for sure.

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • the main difference is reliability and long life of Japanese tools

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    • @Project Farm I just added my own opinion based on experiences with 2 Hitachi drills (Japan / Malaysia)

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • GOOD VIEO. WHERE CAN I BUY IT?

    Javier CastroJavier CastroDag siden
  • This comparison is a waste of time as you are comparing 2 different models. The xdt16z is the same model as the td171z. Apples vs Oranges. The td172z doesn’t have an American model to compare it with yet. Buy a td171z and do a proper comparison

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  • Next : Makita vs Maktec

    Davi KrisnawanDavi KrisnawanDag siden
    • Thanks for the video idea.

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  • As much as I like your testing. What we lack is knowledge on how much variation there is between the same model. Perhaps we are comparing the worst Chinese unit with some unusually crappy bearings with the best Japanese units. I accept that your examination on the internals goes some way to explaining the difference & mitigating this concern.

    David LeanDavid LeanDag siden
  • I think you assume that performance of a machine is EXACTLY the same on one given site of production ! This is an error, there is always some dispersion of performance (a few %) ... The weight of the hammer is a good example, they are moulded objects

    François MengWanFrançois MengWanDag siden
    • Thanks for the constructive feedback.

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  • Made in Japan automobiles have better quality than Japanese cars made in other countries. Can't figure out why.

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • blue or green Makita ?

    Sam GamyiSam GamyiDag siden
  • 8:26 - Tools Gymnastics.

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    • Thanks for watching!

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  • Even a PENCIL made in Japan™ is better!

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  • It's awesome

    Suu TruongSuu TruongDag siden
    • Thanks!

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  • Quality fishing gears moved production from Japan to other countries some 20 years ago. These Japan made gears still perform beautifully.

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • Why am i here i am 12 and have a project due 2 days from now i haven't even started.

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    • Thanks for watching! Hope you get it done in time!

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  • Definitely buying a better quality tool if you use it a ton. Thanks for the video!

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    • You are welcome!

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  • Is it fake/copy or made on licence?

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  • Idk how to rate this one , cause its different model and that could cause some different aspect between them . You should try to compare with the same series but different build ( maybe if the are some with the same series and it build on digferent country)

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    • Thank you for the video idea!

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  • just look at the difference in guitars made by the same company but one made in japan vs any other country including america. people will always spend 1k more for a Japanese made guitar

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  • Rather pay the extra money than give it to Chinese Government.

    The DishwasherThe Dishwasher2 dager siden
  • Japan is so much better China stole the patent for this

    Lopsided RobertsLopsided Roberts2 dager siden
  • Including chicks, they are made in Japan and way more fun in bed.

    Mace RykerMace Ryker2 dager siden
  • The whole far north-east in Russia is driving 80-90 % used cars imported from Japan . The quality of original made in Japan for Japanese people is non comparable to anything else. Those cars made such, that you can drive them for decades without major issues. Same thing is with their electronics

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  • Considering the massive difference in my Airbrushes....go Japan

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  • Absolutely professional analysis....kudos 👏

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  • Wow, I didn’t even know about the red Makita. I grew up on Makita excellent tools..But I am gonna step up to the redline. Lol I just got a ESCORT REDLINE 360 radar detector

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  • Who wants to support Chinese companies is more the question? Want to support communism and the oppression of people? Mutilation of womans clitoris based on religion? they dont do that in Japan but they do in China.

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  • If there is different size you need to check speed in a different place. Plug boxa

    David ShimonDavid Shimon2 dager siden
    • Thanks for the constructive feedback

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  • I remember looking up the Eizo foris fg2421, turns out the models sold in the usa could come from china/taiwan and japan and the non-Japanese had a higher chance of having serious backlight bleeding or dead pixels. Luckily for me, all screens sold in Europe were the Japanese panels.

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    • Thank you for the information

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  • Very reasonably priced. You get what you paid for

    Sir InvesalotSir Invesalot2 dager siden
    • Great point!

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  • Lol the world still need verification for CHINA made products.......It’s JAPAN guys.....

    Gaurav GoyalGaurav Goyal2 dager siden
  • Lol the world still need verification for CHINA made products.......It’s JAPAN guys.....

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  • The amazing thing is that in the 50s-80s Japanese products were seriously considered as inferior or "cheap" ripoffs to their "American" counterparts in the western world. Almost identical to the way many see Chinese products now.

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    • I've encountered incredibly high quality Chinese products. Slowly but surely they are building the most advanced manufacturing nation on the planet.

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  • Depends, if the tools are made to the company's specs then probably not. 99% of tools in Japan have a 1 year warranty and are NOT heavily discounted like they are outside of Japan. at best discounted 15-20% for tools, batteries 5-10% if your lucky!!! Price/quality/reliability for tools... I'd rather be stateside but since I'm not, I'm lucky there's Amazon.

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  • Isn't Milwaukee better?

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  • I bought a loaded Lexus 2014 RX450h made in Japan. My brother in law bought his 2 months later and his is also a Lexus 2014 RX450h made in Canada. We work in the same company and drive 70 miles back and forth to work and home. We also live across the street from each other. I still own my lexus today May 2 2021 with 137,650 miles and never had a breakdown, never needed to replace the battery. My brother in laws RX 450h currently has 119,200 miles and he had the batteries replaced at 98,260 miles. He also had engine oil leak and had two shocks and struts replace because of premature failure at 56,000 miles, repaired with extended warranty he bought. So yeah Made in Japan Quality is real!. You guys should buy used electronics and equipment from Japan and you will notice that almost everything i import from Japan that is used almost always in mint condition. These people take care of their stuff and have really good work ethic and it shows.

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  • Got to be better they have "slaves / unpaid labor" in china

    Danial HillmannDanial Hillmann2 dager siden
  • what a waste

    Deridder EvelienDeridder Evelien2 dager siden
  • Didnt watch the video.....china makes crap....all around

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  • Japan quality is like computer tech....just gets more advanced over time.

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    • Great feedback

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  • Just leaving a comment.

    Jonathan EscamillaJonathan Escamilla2 dager siden
    • Thank you

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  • I've got a Made in Japan Panasonic walkman I bought back in 2000 saved up from my part time job. This thing is a work of art. The build quality is superb even by today's standard, brushed aircraft grade aluminium. It still works perfectly, even the battery still holds its charge. Just goes to show, the Japanese know how to make things that last.

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    • @Károly Lovász In some countries, the word "walkman" means portable media player in any Brand , it's just a simple word they use to simplify the meaning.

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    • Just a little correction: walkman is made by sony not panasonic

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    • i drive a 20 year old Toyota I owned it for 12 years still drives like a dream. No wonder they use them on expeditions to the south poles.

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    • @Project Farm your welcome 🙂

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    • Thanks for sharing

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  • You should tested motorcycle oils. Just like you did the car oil playoffs making sure they are SAE, JASO and API compliment. There's alot or motorcyclists out there that have the same struggles of choosing a good motorcycle oil.

    Ricardo GarciaRicardo Garcia3 dager siden
  • Both are strong

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    • Great point

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  • "is it worth it to spend the extra $60 for a better tool?" Buy once cry once, the red Makita was better in literally every other metric.

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  • This comment is just after clicking video, didnt watch the video. . . . Yes japan better

    sacheera Edirisinghesacheera Edirisinghe3 dager siden
  • This is how I feel when I try to explain to my mate's wife why I am more attracted to Japanese women and not so much Chinese women.

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  • Most effective anti vibration gloves please.

    Wilco GrundensWilco Grundens3 dager siden
  • 634 workers for the CCP downthumbed this great video. Chinese made products are not as good as Japanese.

    Andrew ShookAndrew Shook3 dager siden
  • Don't buy anything from China, buy from the west. Why would you want to support the economy of China ?

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  • worthy of wacthing

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  • I would have put both through an equal break in stage. Before testing.

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  • Can't trust the Name brands even.

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  • Better than China .... that's a given.

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  • Redmakira is gud blyat

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  • Lol i didn't even know there was a red makita

    Josip DrazinJosip Drazin3 dager siden
  • Which one is durable? Please.

    Kamchai k.wongKamchai k.wong3 dager siden
  • The fact is you didn't compare apple to apple. They are the same brand and specs, but not the identical design and using identical parts. So, the comparison is meaningless.

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  • Yep, I am sold on Japanese-made Makita!

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    • Thanks for sharing.

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  • Jesus, slow down man.

    John SavageJohn Savage3 dager siden
  • My wired Makita is "Made in Romania" :)

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    • Thanks for sharing.

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  • Сравнили блин ж** с пальцем :)

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  • I used to assemble my BMX bike as a kid and I always make sure the parts are made in Japan. The Chinese made parts just breaks easily then causing injury when trying to do stunts.

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    • Thanks for sharing.

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  • Japanese equipments are best hitachi, sony, panasonic, sanyo etc. I have hitachi rechargeable saving machine and sanyo rechargeble batteries both are great since 1999 ad.

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    • Thanks for sharing.

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  • Don't know about the best but the worst are Made in Gimbabwe (aka germanistan)

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • "The red makita vibrates less than the blue.." okay Blue wins..

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • Anything coming from Japan is quality

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    • @Project Farm thank you for going that extra mile and keeping us informed 👍

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • Good to know, I'll have to see if I can get my hands on a Japanese one up here in Canada

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    • Thanks!

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  • wherr to buy that red one...link please

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  • conclusion: the red/japan build quality is better. the $60 (or even $100) extra price is justified.

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • stop buying made in china !!!

    Enrique CeijasEnrique Ceijas3 dager siden
  • Now for where the rubber meets the road you need to do a test on the best toilet paper using that thorough mindset of yours.

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    • lol Thanks for the suggestion.

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  • If u r just a DIY guy who who'd seldom use an impact driver, the $30 China knock-off should be fine.

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • そんなに日本の製品が優れているのは、知らなかった… I didn't know Japanese products were that good...

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  • I think this gentleman really defines the word "No-nonsense" by this review.

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    • Thanks for watching!

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  • Hey buddy use ur smartphone for vibration tests! Install any free app that utilizes accelerometer for measuring X,Y,Z axis movement. Its measures even the tiniest movements.

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    • Thanks for the suggestion.

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  • Just like car parts.. .JAPAN makes the Best The USA is Ewww ? Maybe 2dn or 3rd BUT use to be first "Before Greedy Government"

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  • slow down with the talking, you are not calling a horse race !!!!

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  • Japan is better and it will also last longer…

    Carlitos SantanosCarlitos Santanos3 dager siden
    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • That is it I am marrying a Japanese girl now.

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    • Congratulations!

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  • Which 1/2'' adapter did you use that didn't break?

    Jonatan ReinersJonatan Reiners4 dager siden
  • Buy the cheap one.

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • Milwaukee is the best

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • I am using China..... It works perfect

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    • @Project Farm you should have let them fight teeth to teeth

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • Made in Japan 🗾 is Technology Invention Made in china is Copynology Copyvention The only genuine and high quality from china are coronavirus

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    • My comment not only respectful and also telling the truth.

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  • Made in China is OK tha great wall china I lick it

    Niyaz SubiNiyaz Subi4 dager siden
  • Japan & Germany also make quality...but China make quantity.

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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  • Made in Japan vs made in China is like Comparing Human rights in Japan with Human rights China. China will always loose this battle. China has no quality as they dont have human rights

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  • In japan ."what you pay is what you get" ,, im currently working here in japan as machinist and i know "QUALITY " is very important to them..

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    • They use their own product... yes where using mitutoyo brand..

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    • What brand of metrology equipment do you use? Do they stick with Mitutoyo?

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    • Thanks for the feedback.

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