Well, I don't have the new Raptor wheel from Craft Supplies, which is an Optigrind, and I don't have the one that Packard carries. I do have all of the others. There is no quality difference in between the D Way and Optigrind that I can see, feel, or measure. I also have one of the Cuttermasters from Canada, and same there. Optigrind did distribute out of Wisconsin or some where in the north central states, but I think the transactions did go through the UK. I don't use the side grind at all. If your quality control it good, you get good products no matter where they are made.