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Bridge City Tool Works For the past twenty-five years we have been producing innovative and impeccably crafted heirloom tools for serious woodworkers and collectors worldwide. Made in America, all of our tools are produced in limited numbers and with minimal care should continue to inspire your children's children. I believe the look, feel and accuracy of each Bridge City tool will always influence you to do your best work. Quality is contagious. Regards, John Economaki President & Founder

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Old 03-15-2019, 07:49 PM
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Default Bridge City has a new owner

I'm a little late to the party since I haven't been reading their blog, but just discovered that Bridge City was sold in 2018 and is now located in Los Angeles. John Economaki is still involved with tool design. I know it is a little soon, but is anyone here familiar with the new products since the transition?
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:38 AM
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I knew they moved, did not know about the sale. Can't really be Bridge City on LA. Portland has a bunch of bridges that split the town.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:17 AM
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Having spent a good portion of my life in L.A. I can assure everyone there are a lot of bridges there... the freeway kind that is
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:26 PM
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No experience with the new company, but it seems that they have abandoned John's approach of semi "one time tool" production and plan to keep inventory. I also see them selling through Lee Valley.

I wonder what this will do to the value of BCT offerings that collectors bought as investments.

I am relieved, though, that someone has picked up the reins. I was wondering if I would be able to continue to buy JMP blades anywhere.
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