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Lifetime warranty not much use to me. #4623781
01/04/18 01:06 PM
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Margate England
Claud Offline OP
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After over twenty years of constant use I broke my 1/2" Craftsman breaker bar yesterday. I think it's supposed to have a lifetime warranty, but I can't afford a transatlantic flight for a $20 tool!. cry

Claud.

Last edited by Claud; 01/04/18 01:10 PM.
Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623787
01/04/18 01:09 PM
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You got your monies worth out of it. Get a local replacement and cruise on laugh


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623800
01/04/18 01:16 PM
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I'd fly over there just outta priciple. Lol. Make the evening news as the first idiot to do so over a warranty claim. HAHAHAHAHA.


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Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Artem] #4623803
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Help is on the way!

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Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623817
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I would think there are some fine European tool brands over there, esp in Germany?

Isn’t Craftsman made by Stanley Black and Decker now? I know they still have the lifetime warranty


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: BrocLuno] #4623825
01/04/18 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
You got your monies worth out of it. Get a local replacement and cruise on laugh


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Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623834
01/04/18 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: Claud
After over twenty years of constant use I broke my 1/2" Craftsman breaker bar yesterday. I think it's supposed to have a lifetime warranty, but I can't afford a transatlantic flight for a $20 tool!. cry

Claud.


How did you break it? Pics please. I still have one.

Anyway, with inflation it's now a $32 tool.

Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623836
01/04/18 02:01 PM
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Claud Offline OP
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James Niell, Britool, British tools standing comparison with the best in the World, Stahlwille and Facom are European brands also of the highest quality.
My breaker bar stands me in a bit less than one buck a year. I'm not complaining, just didn't realise I had that much strength left in me. blush
I'm 62 years old, do I invest in a top name brand for working part time, or just get a cheaper but still good make?. Laser, Trident, and Sealey are decent medium price tools. Over here Bergen, Rolson, Am-Tech and Toolzone are dirt cheap, maybe ok for occasional home diy, but have no place in a tradesmans tool box.

Claud.

Last edited by Claud; 01/04/18 02:03 PM.
Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623843
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The quality of your replacement won’t be near a good.


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Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623846
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Any Harbor Freights in England? Their breaker bar is dirt cheap and nearly indestructible.

Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623848
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Shipping might be cheaper to states? Try calling them(Craftsman) and they could mail you a replacement too?

Something worth trying?


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Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: PimTac] #4623855
01/04/18 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
I would think there are some fine European tool brands over there, esp in Germany?

Isn’t Craftsman made by Stanley Black and Decker now? I know they still have the lifetime warranty


Stanley in Germany is higher quality than in the USA, many of the hand tools are Proto sold under their more recognizable Stanley name. Don't know about the UK.

This one was sold in the USA under the Stanley name but when they cheapened the line it became a Proto. In Europe and the UK it is still a Stanley. This is a good ratchet!

https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-4-85-577-Ratchet-Micro-Silver/dp/B0001IWC2K

Last edited by Trav; 01/04/18 02:30 PM.

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Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623913
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Just saw that youre in england. Stanley is very good about their lifetime warranties here in the US.


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Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: Claud] #4623924
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Wasn't much use to me in Ohio either. Had to threaten to call Attorney General to get a replacement. No wonder they are going out of business.


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Re: Lifetime warranty not much use to me. [Re: jkasch] #4623926
01/04/18 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: jkasch
Any Harbor Freights in England? Their breaker bar is dirt cheap and nearly indestructible.
I broke a nearly indestructible Snapon 24" breaker bar at work ! Harbor fright won't stand up to hard use.Home use isn't hard though.


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