A great tool is made the same way a great restaurant serves a great meal. Recipe, Ingredients, quality cooking instruments, a skilled chef, presentation, and the assurance that if the meal is unsatisfactory an alternative will be offered.
A Columbia set of tools is made using the same approach. The recipe is in the design, the ingredients are the superior metals, the skill is in the hands of the machinists and assemblers, the instruments are high tech lathes and milling machines, the presentation is in the color scheme and lines, and the assurance is in the warranty.
At Columbia we strive not to miss on any of these points. Whether its stainless from Chicago or aluminum from Oregon run on a machine from Japan or Italy. We are constantly looking for ways to make a positive impression on our end users.