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Offline Repair-man

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Re: Craftsman tools?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009, 01:48:16 PM »
My fave is my 4 in one screwdriver with the Appliance parts and Supply Company of Mobile.Al 50th anniversary logo. Pretty rare and pretty precious.

Why, does it have a corkscrew on one end? :)
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Offline RAH52

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Re: Craftsman tools?
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009, 04:35:55 PM »
I use xcelite and love them ...Have had same set for 20 years .  :D

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Re: Craftsman tools?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2009, 08:59:01 PM »
There are many better quality tools than craftsman but few brands can provide better value than Craftsman.

Each toolmaker shines in some area EX. Klein= Electrical trades tools specifically pliers. Craftsman does very well on mechanics tools (sockets wrenches...)

When you consider the warranty service and the accessibility Craftsman should be in everyone's possession if not as a primary tool at least as a back up tool.

Offline MajorApp

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Re: Craftsman tools?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2009, 10:09:05 PM »
 I have had Craftsman tools and boxes for 16 years and have no complaints. When I worked in a machine shop my tools were used by me and whoever else decided to borrow them. They held up great and will last a lifetime. The only breakage I had was from using a large flat blade screwdriver as a pry bar and the tip broke off. I brought it to Sears and they gave me a new one, no questions asked. Make sure the tools say Craftsman on them and not Sears. I think they are different quality.

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Re: Craftsman tools?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2013, 07:35:16 PM »
Make sure the tools say Craftsman on them and not Sears. I think they are different quality.

+1

I grew up with Craftsman.  Worst tool mistake ever, I brought in a worn down set of Craftsman chisels and walked out with a set of Sears only - locked myself right out of the guarantee.

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Re: Craftsman tools?
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2013, 09:58:38 PM »
I have a big mixture of tools - Have a lot of Klein screwdrivers,  Electrical crimpers and strippers,  etc.    Have a full set of Proto nutdrivers,  but they stay in my garage for now.   In a nice plastic case.   I have complete sets of Snap on open end wrenches,  Metric and SAE.     Snap on and Craftsman Socket sets,   I also have a bunch of miscelaneous stuff from Harbor freight.    We have  a Harbor freight store right by my house,   and I'm in there at least twice a week.     RAH,  you metioned Xcelite.  I have a set of those in my garage...... do they even make them anymore?     And I have some MAC tools,   we used to have the MAC and the Snap on truck stop by our shop once a week.     Did I mention I'm a tool junkie.   

But,  in reguards to craftsman,   they are not what they used to be.    But,  if you live close to sears,   not bad to have because they all have lifetime guarantee.   You can get a new one if it breaks.   
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