Steb, I did the same exact thing as you. As soon as I saw Made in China on the $260 18v X-2, I brought it back and got a Milwaukee Lok-Tor. You are right, it may be a fine tool but I just could not trust it.
Originally posted by steb:
I try to buy products made in the USA, Japan and most of western Europe because I believe the ability to insure quality control, workmanship,and materials are more probable. Any company should in my opinion source their high end product (drills costing 250 dollars) in the above listed regions. In the end that's why I returned my 18volt x2 drill. Had the drill cost 100 dollars I wouldn't have had a problem, but I couldn't get past the fact that I had a 250 dollar drill made in China (even tho it might be a fine drill)