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Old 12-29-2021, 12:19 PM   #41
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Think you are misinterpreting their statement. The vast majority of all their shoe models are made overseas. The particular shoe I wear, is assembled in the USA (as is required by law to have the "Made in the USA" label). While I don't know how much of the "domestic value is at least 70%", includes materials, I'm making an effort to employ American workers.

My wife chooses to buy Toyota cars that are assembled in Kentucky. While the parts aren't all produced in the USA, the assembly plant and its workers are in America.

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I applaud your efforts, I just think it is a bit deceitful of New Balance to market themselves as a U.S. manufacturer when clearly the bulk of their manufacturing is done overseas. I don't know what the "70% value" means but that is pretty vague and could mean almost anything. If a shoe costs $10 to make, it must mean that $7 is in "American" value. That could include wharehousing and transportation, other labor overhead, packaging, etc etc, but I don't know for sure that buying their product actually helps Americans any more than buying another brand. It's great that people wnat to support American workers, I'm just saying it's not an easy thing to do even if you wanted. The REAL reason so much is made overseas is because consumers demand lower prices and don't want to pay a premium for Made in USA.
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While it wasn't the only reason, I'm proud to say I own a boat and a dinghy that were built in the USA.

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Old 01-02-2022, 11:22 AM   #45
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Fuel filtration

As most products made in China, they are not of the quality as to their competitor in my opinion. I try and stay away from all Chinese made products, which is nearly impossible. However, I will buy a Chinese product knowing it will not perform long term, if I need it only once or I am cannibalizing it to make a tool of some sort. I would never use this item, unable for me to trust it for my safety. Seen too much of poor quality to trust.
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So an update on my SFR 1000 filter. I have used it as a polishing setup and it works fine for that. No leaks no issues yet. I don't think I will use it as a filter on my boat but so far I don't see any issues. The workmanship is not as good as Racor but for my polishing operation it works well.
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Does it matter to you if the product is produced with slave labor [?]
Yes, I am not interested in supporting human trafficking or forms of indentured servitude.

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{Does it matter to you if the product is produced with}...inferior quality materials..?
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... is it all about the price?
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Interesting, I asked a question and purposely took no position. I find it interesting that my intention was interpretted based on people's personal bias'.
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So an update on my SFR 1000 filter. I have used it as a polishing setup and it works fine for that. No leaks no issues yet. I don't think I will use it as a filter on my boat but so far I don't see any issues. The workmanship is not as good as Racor but for my polishing operation it works well.
No leaks externally, but does it leak internally? Really no way to be sure.
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No leaks externally, but does it leak internally? Really no way to be sure.
The filter mounts the same as Racor so it does not look possible but i did not want to buy it for on boat use. I had old fuel in my boat that needed to be filtered and it is doing well for that. its got about 220 gallons of fuel in it and it's half way there now. My main goal was to filter out any possible sludge in the tanks so my Racor 500 does not need to do it.
I could have drained all the fuel and burned it up in a oil burner but with the cost of fuel (about $3/gal back in November) it seemed like a wise investment.
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This is one of those times where it would be worth buying one just to tear into it and assess the build quality (especially relative to the name brand). Sometimes the cheap knockoff is junk, other times it's actually decent.
I did it when in Thailand and purchasing Griffin 500fg clones.
Had a genuine Racor side by side on a bench, pulled them apart and all parts interchanged.
Ended up buying 4 for another build I was doing at the time
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