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  1. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    I guess you don't know? I showed some foreign made Watsons already,would you like to see more?Maybe look it up on their website?



    Whether we source our gloves from the world’s finest manufacturers or handcraft them in our local factory, every pair of gloves we sell has been selected from top-of-the-line materials, design, and craftsmanship. Try on a pair of Watson gloves. Your hands will thank you!
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  2. Candubrain

    Candubrain Been here awhile

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  3. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    I was last inside their location about 6-7 years back, having bought many thousands of their gloves over the years....albeit mostly latex, nitrile and rubber with just a few dozen leather welding gloves. Everything I've bought was made in China....but somewhere in my distant memory I do think I noticed a few people sewing as well, so maybe they make a few sets in Canada, but I doubt it amounts to very many.
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  4. Candubrain

    Candubrain Been here awhile

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    Ended up buying a pair of gloves from Raber Glove, Cdn company for 80 years and making their own gloves.
    http://www.raberglove.com/

    Howard Raber ended up calling me to make sure of the fit and taking my order. You cannot buy direct on their website, you need to call it in.

    FYI they also make motorcycle gloves

    Style 339CW ( photo attached ) - Men's Genuine Cowhide out seam sewn heavy wool lined dress gloves with elastic at wrist. Available in black only and sizes small through 4XL. Price $70.00 per pair ( Canadian funds , freight and any applicable taxes extra). We do accept Visa and MasterCard.

    These are the same as supplied to RCMP and OPP.

    Please note that all our products are 100% Canadian made ( 80 years ).

    Attached Files:

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  5. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    https://www.garant.com/

    I love my Garant shovels!Specifically the long handled aluminium snow shovel.But I'm about ready for new wood handled lopers? Mine are >25yrs old.New ones will outlive me.:D
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  6. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Yep....we used to go to their factory outlet (early 80s?)when they were on 4th Ave.Outlet was mostly factory seconds.My new foreign made Garant winter gloves would have been put on the "factory seconds" pile back then.:lol3

    Mind you if I had bought them in a store at full price( $30.00?) I would have inspected the stitching.:wink:

    But brand new Watson gloves from my local thrift store for $2.00 I took them "as is".:nod
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  7. shuswap1

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    I've picked up orders at their new locale in the industrial park but probably 6 years back. Their pricing was very good. Last 5 years I've used their Tigger gloves on the m/c, like the soft glove, thin on the palm and cost me a horrific $16/pair. The silly cuffs work OK for me and everyone I come across seems to need to eyeball the big black stenciled Watson Gloves letters across the cuff. BMW bike with cheap bastid on the seat!
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  8. 1upNORTH

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    Are the motorcycle gloves supplied or are they supplying regular gloves? The inside joke for selecting a contractor to produce something is “goes to the lowest bidder”. I’ve had the option to receive a set of free gloves annually for 12 years. I haven’t, I pay out of pocket for better quality - although I’m not talking the Moto gloves.
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  9. motogoat

    motogoat Been here awhile

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    the lowest compliant bidder, but that doesn't roll off the tongue as easily when making jokes
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  10. Candubrain

    Candubrain Been here awhile

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    I have no idea, what you see in my post is a cut and paste from the email I received from the company
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  11. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Took +2 hrs to manhandle that in my friend's basement today.~300kg? I am beat.....!:-)

    IMG_20201121_142727.jpg

    Very nice unit, Made in Saint-Augustin -de -Desmaures, Quebec, Canada and bought from Home Hardware.

    https://www.drolet.ca/en/
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  12. Possibly Certifiable

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    Fun fact, wooden handles (I believe) for every Garant tool is made at their plant in Woodstock NB.

    And hardly anybody knows there are here. I go out of my way to buy Garant when I need yard tools.
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  13. Cal

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    the best snow shovels out there, when they wear down to a weird pattern I take the skill saw and saw a new straight edge on them.
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  14. northerndancer

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    "When I am screwing around with something other than my wr250x I reach for a Picquic screwdriver" Well not all the time.

    How is that for a testimonial. As they say about themselves

    BUILT RIGHT—IN CANADA


    Picquic screwdrivers have always been built in Canada by smart people. We work an honest day and are paid an honest buck.

    Head office and manufacturing plant
    110, 8383 Manitoba Street
    Vancouver, BC, CANADA
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  15. sturgeon

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    Gray Tools

    Still have a set of well-used Gray box-end wrenches that I bought back in the 70's.
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  16. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    I don't have a Picquic but used my buddy's when installing the Drolet furnace.Phew.....ready to fire?

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    Must have been one of their bigger more robust models lol. That is a good looking furnace.
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  18. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    And it is fired up!
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    If I were to try to interpret this photo I would have to say that you unplugged the cheap-ass 110v heater and replaced it with a paul bunyan wood burner!
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  20. shuswap1

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    ....and a Paul Bunyan axe!!
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