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Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100249
05/09/19 05:56 AM
05/09/19 05:56 AM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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The land of USA-made Subies!
The "Craftsman" name is now owned by Stanley/Black&Decker. Take that for what it's worth.

Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100255
05/09/19 06:08 AM
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Stanley/Black and Decker has the resources to make good tools in the US. They own the Mac tools and Proto brands. It will be interesting to see if they follow up with their commitment to produce the craftsman line in the USA.

“Stanley Black & Decker will be localizing as much manufacturing as possible, consistent with our operating model of manufacturing as close to our customers as possible. Stanley Black & Decker will focus on U.S. manufacturing, using global materials, with the confidence that this will grow the Craftsman brand.

Yes. Craftsman branded products will continue to be covered under their existing warranties. In the immediate term, there are no changes to how you will get service regarding your warranty. For more information about this process, please call us at 888-331-4569.

We are committed to bringing Craftsman’s manufacturing back to the United States, using materials from around the world, so you can take pride in knowing that Craftsman products sold by Stanley Black & Decker will once again be Made in the USA with global materials.”


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Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100266
05/09/19 06:23 AM
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WY
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I heard that Amazon may buy a bunch of the abandoned Sears locations and expand their Whole Foods grocery store network.
I have tools fro just about every manufacturer. Some of the Harbor freight tools are quite good. Gear Wrench makes junk imo.

Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5100270
05/09/19 06:26 AM
05/09/19 06:26 AM
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NY
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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
The "Craftsman" name is now owned by Stanley/Black&Decker. Take that for what it's worth.

That might turn out to be a good thing. Time will tell.


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Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100274
05/09/19 06:28 AM
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Kevil,Ky
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Kevil,Ky
I purchased a 1/2 inch drive battery powered impact tool from Sear. It is a Craftsman with the 4 amp C3 battery. Everyone that uses this tool loves it. It is fast and quiet and even has LEDs around the barrel that aid in locating the bolt. My son had a tire blow on I 24 on Christmas eve. You guessed it, on the road side in the rear. I came out with that and my sockets and parked my truck to shield him from traffic. He was totally amazed by its speed and ease of use. Seems to run a long time on the battery too. I think max torque is like 250lb/ft. That Sears tool is definitely a winner. Another son and I used it to remove a stuck O2 sensor. Boom it was loose. Lawn mower blades, Poof right off. Never thought I would get so much use out of it. I have always been an air tool guy.


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Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: Leo99] #5100277
05/09/19 06:33 AM
05/09/19 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Leo99
Do Sears stores still exist?


No.

Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: talest] #5100282
05/09/19 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by talest
Originally Posted by Leo99
Do Sears stores still exist?


No.

I have one about 1.5 miles from me.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100285
05/09/19 06:54 AM
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Suburban Washington DC
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Originally Posted by jharrison
I guess I'm late to the party, but now their tools are made in China.


NOW? Have you been in the shower the last 10 years?

Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100300
05/09/19 07:16 AM
05/09/19 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by jharrison
I think Craftsman tools were like middle ground and that's gone. You have Snap-on and China at the two polar ends of the spectrum with *nothing* left in the middle.

You would think there's a market somewhere there (Amazon??), but I guess that's why I don't run a retail empire...

Taiwanese made tools are usually very good and affordable.


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Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: ET16] #5100302
05/09/19 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ET16
The latest Craftsman stuff I saw at Lowe's was made in Taiwan.

That would definitely be a step up from china made stuff.


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Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: Chris142] #5100307
05/09/19 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by ET16
The latest Craftsman stuff I saw at Lowe's was made in Taiwan.

That would definitely be a step up from china made stuff.


That’s old school thinking. Better smell the coffee! China is moving ahead fast!


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Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100315
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Sears management <> good business decisions for the workers or customers. At Sears, good business is defined at extracting wealth for Eddie Lambert. The rest of you can get trickled down upon.

The shriveled carcass will be dumped soon.

Rod

Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100327
05/09/19 07:57 AM
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Amazon just purchased two empty malls in Cleveland O in Euclid & North Randall east suburbs of Cleve.for future use.

Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100335
05/09/19 08:11 AM
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Stanley Black and Decker own the Craftsman brand now and they have for some time. They also make Porter Cable, Irwin, DeWalt and a few others.

Sears died a long time ago.


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Re: Chinese Craftsman tools [Re: jharrison] #5100363
05/09/19 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by jackz
Amazon just purchased two empty malls in Cleveland O in Euclid & North Randall east suburbs of Cleve.for future use.



Both those locations have been remodeled and have been operating as an Amazon distribution center for a while now.

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