Recent Topics
Scotty Kilmer's Celica finally died ...
by rubberchicken - 10/23/19 09:15 PM
The usual sobering reminder
by simple_gifts - 10/23/19 08:59 PM
usps says package delivered and no package
by motor_oil_madman - 10/23/19 08:12 PM
Walmart Penzoil Ultra 0W20 for $17.31
by danez_yoda - 10/23/19 08:10 PM
Just started going to the gy: questions.
by 14Accent - 10/23/19 07:53 PM
03 Tiburon delayed crank
by HyundaiAbuser - 10/23/19 07:36 PM
Replacing 1 Tire With A Smaller Size, Temporarily?
by Kevinmcc2 - 10/23/19 07:34 PM
Buggy Apple Software
by SubLGT - 10/23/19 07:24 PM
VGA Brand Oil Filter
by Robb. - 10/23/19 07:10 PM
GF6 etc
by double vanos - 10/23/19 06:52 PM
2018 crv.. 9k engine replacement
by Firehawk409 - 10/23/19 06:32 PM
Surprise - Tesla earns a surprise profit in Q3
by JeffKeryk - 10/23/19 06:12 PM
BMW now in on gigantic grills...
by wemay - 10/23/19 06:06 PM
98 Accord 4 cyl - P705 Code
by JeffKeryk - 10/23/19 05:54 PM
NEW: Motul Specific LL-01FE 5W-30
by The Critic - 10/23/19 05:21 PM
Got the Hyundai home
by ram_man - 10/23/19 05:12 PM
Pressure washer hose keeps failing...
by dlundblad - 10/23/19 04:42 PM
How much should I ask?
by cwilliamsws6 - 10/23/19 04:10 PM
Happy Birthday, "Wierd Al" Yankovic!
by eljefino - 10/23/19 03:49 PM
Havoline ProDS Syn 10W-30 $19.73 6-pack
by Jackson_Slugger - 10/23/19 03:02 PM
Newest Members
noname, CMAMerc, ChevJames, Mando, Mridgeway85
69657 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
94 registered members (AZjeff, ArrestMeRedZ, 2015_PSD, 2010Civic, bbhero, 11 invisible), 1,935 guests, and 26 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics296,411
Posts5,097,128
Members69,657
Most Online3,532
Jul 30th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Craftsman to be made in the USA! #5106604 05/16/19 07:49 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,554
sasilverbullet Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,554


03 Porsche 911 Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5w-40 & Ceratec & Mahle filter
14 Honda Accord 4dr EX-L 4cyl-M1 5W-30 & WIX
02 Chevy 5.7L van-GTX HM 10W-40 & WIX
Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: sasilverbullet] #5106614 05/16/19 07:57 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,639
F
FordBroncoVWJeta Offline
Offline
F
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,639
About time, glad they are coming back!


2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T - 2015 Honda CRV 2.4 - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 - 2007 Chevy Trailblazer 4.2 - 2003 Ford Taurus 3.0 Vulcan
Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: sasilverbullet] #5106617 05/16/19 07:59 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,386
W
WyrTwister Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,386
Who will be selling it ?

Wonder if the quality will compare to my old Craftsman tools ?


Wyr
God bless
Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: WyrTwister] #5106653 05/16/19 08:27 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 293
L
Langanobob Offline
Offline
L
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 293
Originally Posted by WyrTwister
Who will be selling it ?

Wonder if the quality will compare to my old Craftsman tools ?

Good question. I think the last series of made in USA Craftsman tools were pretty much junk, at least the ratchet wrenches were. But good that they’re giving it a try again.

Wonder how quality and price will compare to good made in USA tools such as Wright.

Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: Langanobob] #5106663 05/16/19 08:33 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,463
4WD Offline
Offline
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,463
That’s good news … I read a few of the comments and like always they mentioned things not relative since not a single tool from this plant has been used …

Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: sasilverbullet] #5106671 05/16/19 08:40 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,253
JohnnyJohnson Offline
Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,253
More jobs coming back to America gee how did that ever happen.


2004 Corolla 136251
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 76661
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: sasilverbullet] #5106693 05/16/19 09:06 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 22,581
T
Trav Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 22,581
That is great! Hopefully they make a decent tool again for a fair price, not cheap mind you but mid price range.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: sasilverbullet] #5106712 05/16/19 09:27 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,608
H
hallstevenson Offline
Offline
H
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,608
Stanley is going to build a new factory to make these ? Don't they have existing facilities in the US already that they could use ? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for this potential growth but on the other hand, this can take time.... and decisions could change....

Interesting quote from the article
Quote
They also say that production costs will be “in line” with the tools currently being made in China.

Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: sasilverbullet] #5106715 05/16/19 09:28 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,841
D
Danno Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,841
Awesome.
Not sure where my 80's Craftsman 3/" and 1/2" ratchet wrenches were made, but they're still going strong, just had to rebuild the 3/8" once and the kit was free from Sears.


2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 5.7L Hemi
2019 RAV4 Limited Hybrid
2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: sasilverbullet] #5106718 05/16/19 09:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,902
L
LoneRanger Offline
Offline
L
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,902
More factories/plants being opened in the past couple yrs than in 2008 - 2016 combined. The economy is doing very well lately.

Seems we're making America manufacture again. USA



'19 Ford F150 2.7 twin turbo GDI V6 .....(Motorcraft 5W30 SN+)
'19 GMC Terrain 1.5 turbo GDI I4...........(GM 0W20 dexos2)
'16 Moto Guzzi 1151cc air cooled v-twin (Eni 10W60)
Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: sasilverbullet] #5106760 05/16/19 10:03 AM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 402
F
Farnsworth Offline
Offline
F
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 402
A manufacturer gets a little patriotic finally, good news. I bought some Craftsman screwdrivers at Ace Hardware, made in USA, inexpensive and nice, before 2017. They still have them. So they have been moving towards this for awhile. Nice to see I may be able to get new USA tools again in a few years if I need to replace my USA Craftsman.

If they could start making power tools to fight China labor costs it would be great. So tired of seeing every power tool made in PRC.

Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: sasilverbullet] #5106775 05/16/19 10:31 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,293
D
DuckRyder Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,293
“More” will be made in the US...

And it’ll be 2021 before we see any of them...


Robert
  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line
  • 2005 Honda Civic Sedan
  • 1972 F100 Ranger XLT (390/C6/9” 3.50 Truetrac)
  • 2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4D Supercab 3.0L
Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: WyrTwister] #5106779 05/16/19 10:35 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 466
C
CrAlt Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 466
Originally Posted by WyrTwister
Who will be selling it ?

Wonder if the quality will compare to my old Craftsman tools ?


I was just in Lowes and they have a big Craftsman section now. Checked a few of the hand tools out and they where all china.

Glad I don't need any new tools.

Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: WyrTwister] #5106801 05/16/19 11:12 AM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,514
B
bullwinkle Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,514
Originally Posted by WyrTwister
Who will be selling it ?

Wonder if the quality will compare to my old Craftsman tools ?
Ace Hardware is selling Craftsman tools too-I had a conversation with the owner of my local Ace, he said that he would honor the lifetime warranty on any Craftsman hand tool that I brought in. I have quite a few, probably 40 years' worth!


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: Craftsman to be made in the USA! [Re: bullwinkle] #5106829 05/16/19 11:47 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,608
H
hallstevenson Offline
Offline
H
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,608
Originally Posted by bullwinkle
I had a conversation with the owner of my local Ace, he said that he would honor the lifetime warranty on any Craftsman hand tool that I brought in. I have quite a few, probably 40 years' worth!

Do they have a choice ? I'd suspect that that's part of the agreement to sell Craftsman tools - they honor the lifetime warranty. It's almost no skin off their back either. They will get credit for the tool they hand back to the customer. Now granted, they may have bought that tool for $10 and would sell it for $20 and in this case, they will only be reimbursed $10. Other than their "time", they don't "lose" money.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™