You had better believe that I would LOVE to have a choice between a U.S.A. product and a China product. Just this past week I purchased two drill press XY vises. Both from China. Both came to me via UPS Ground from just a state or two away and both had castings that were in powder form when they arrived. I purchased a U.S.A. after I returned the other two vises and it also came from 2 states away. It arrived in PERFECT condition. The castings of the vise were beautiful and the vise moved very smoothly. I also purchased a new 4 inch China Angle Lock style vise off Ebay. It came in with a pretty paint job but the vise handle wouldn't even fit on the vise. I have had it with Chinese machine tools. I just bought a U.S.A. Kurt D40 vise and it came in to me in absolutely beautiful condition AND the handle fits. The bottom line is I would LOVE to buy nothing but U.S.A. machine tools and wouldn't mind paying a bit more. Maybe even twice as much for a comparable product. I also must say that I love my Sieg X3 Mill converted to CNC. There are some well made Chinese machine tools and machines out there but you have to look VERY HARD.