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Craftsman Tools

Postby Bill V in Md » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:50 am

Sears announced the sale of Craftsman tools to Stanley Black & Decker today. You will still be able to buy Craftsman tools from Sears, but now they are not the exclusive dealer. Looks like Sears is selling some of its prized possessions in an attempt to stay afloat.
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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby Urbish » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:12 am

Closing lots of Sears and Kmart stores too.

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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:51 am

Sears hasn't been the exclusive retailer for Craftsman tools for several years. Ace Hardware stores have carried them for at least three years that I'm aware of.
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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:41 pm

Kroeger had them for a while around here until the dropped them.
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Postby ricky racer » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:28 pm

I remember when Craftsman were good tools. My how things have changed....
I quit buying Craftsman tools years ago. I can get better tools at Harbor Freight now. Old Craftsman tools you pick up at yard sales are still first rate.
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Postby Tezell » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:31 pm

They are not what they once was for sure.
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Postby Peter Person » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:55 pm

ricky racer wrote:I remember when Craftsman were good tools. My how things have changed....
I quit buying Craftsman tools years ago. I can get better tools at Harbor Freight now. Old Craftsman tools you pick up at yard sales are still first rate.


...and the same can be said for Kenmore appliances.

If anyone wants to know why Sears is going down the toilet, look no further than the decline in the quality of their Craftsman and Kenmore brands.

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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:09 pm

Sears no longer guarantees 0r sells Craftsman tape measures. I returned a broken tape measure I had for about eight years and they gave me a gift card for its approximate value.
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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby Eugene » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:02 am

Had a break in at the acreage years back. The thief took my plastic cased Craftsman tool set, but left all of the green plastic cased S&K tool sets.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Nobody ever claimed thieves were the brightest light bulb in the drawer.
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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby liquid plumber » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:44 am

just returned a 1/2 inch broken socket wrench to sears and also one 3/8 drive allen wrench.
to Sears. Had brand new to me (repaired) tools given to me right there on the spot no questions asked.
as far as those thieves, if they Did have any sense, they would go to trade school and be a well paid worker .
so they could Buy the items they wanted.
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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:48 am

I took a 1/4" Craftsman ratchet back a few months ago, they always gave me rebuilt ratchets from under the counter when I carried them back. Not this guy, he said go get a new one off the shelf. Walked out with a brand new one.
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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:09 am

I used to go to a local pawn shop to rummage through their 'socket' table. Primarily sockets, but other small things as well. Fifty cents per item from the table. I got a lot of things I needed from that table, but my best deal was a cracked 3/8 drive Snap-on deepwell socket. When I checked out the cashier looked the sockets over and noticed the cracked socket He asked if I knew is was cracked and I told him that I did and I still wanted it. Since it was broken, he gave it to me. The next Snap-on truck I saw, I followed to his next stop and traded the broken socket for a new one.

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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby BigBill » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:08 pm

The new craftsman tools are made in China. The older craftsman tools say USA on them.

I been buying up s-k tools, proto tools, craftsman USA tools, husky tools, Mac tools on eBay.
I been piece meal socket sets and wrench sets together. The cost of new s-k tools kills me.
I’m adding to my older tool sets.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Craftsman Tools

Postby fastback » Tue May 22, 2018 8:22 am

I have always liked Craftsman tools, until recently that is. I no longer buy them at Sears they are just not the same. Now, I go to a used tool seller in my area. I can buy any size Craftsman socket for $2 each. If you want Snap-on you pay about $10 each. Its a good deal for me. I keep a list in my pocket and every time I go by I see if they have anything on my list. It has kind of turned into a game of find the right tools. However, when I need a special tool quick I run over to HF and get what I need.

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