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Craftsman Tool Cart at Ace #5294165 12/14/19 09:52 AM
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Nice tool cart at a nice price at Ace Hardware. It has almost 10'000 cubic inches of storage space and is proudly made in the U.S.A. (with global parts)

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Re: Craftsman Tool Cart at Ace [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5294177 12/14/19 10:04 AM
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Well there are how many balls in the ball bearing slide, the gauge of the steel and this one has a large cabinet space in the bottom vs several drawers.

The manufacturers know to say "ball bearing slide" to make it sound "pro grade" but there is more to it.


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Re: Craftsman Tool Cart at Ace [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5294193 12/14/19 10:21 AM
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That's a pretty traditional set with the bottom large tool compartment. Mine from my dad is the same but two small drawers on top with a drawer in between. He bought it in the sixties probably. Still is fine to this day. He was a machinist and had it at work at Lockheed for many years. I bet it was a hundred in the sixties. He died in 1981 and we pretty much bought all our tools at Sears back in the day. Glad to see Craftsman still is around.

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I have no need for the large compartments in these units. Your needs and usage pattern may be different though.

Re: Craftsman Tool Cart at Ace [Re: Farnsworth] #5294246 12/14/19 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Farnsworth
That's a pretty traditional set with the bottom large tool compartment. Mine from my dad is the same but two small drawers on top with a drawer in between. He bought it in the sixties probably. Still is fine to this day. He was a machinist and had it at work at Lockheed for many years. I bet it was a hundred in the sixties. He died in 1981 and we pretty much bought all our tools at Sears back in the day. Glad to see Craftsman still is around.


And right there is the value of the Craftsman name. To this day the average consumer doesn't realize that Craftsman has been in a race to the bottom for the last decade -- last TWO decades really.

Virtually nothing is made in the US anymore, warranty support is dwindling as stores close and ol' Eddie sucks every last penny, and other brands have stepped up like Gearwrench (as much as I hate GW their stuff is now on par with or better than any Cman equivalent) and Tekton and even Carlyle.

Furthermore the internet and Amazon have made it easier than ever to get stuff people used to get at their local Sears. The internet isn't to blame though -- at some point Sears just gave up and stopped trying.

Be extra careful if you're foolish enough to invest in Cman cordless - there's now two lines of their 20V stuff out there and batteries don't interchange. Some of it is SBD (after all SBD paid way too much for the name, but there were loopholes allowing it to still be used by Sears) and some of it is....TTI? or may Chervon? I can't keep up....

Not bashing OP's post - the deal is decent I guess - just sayin' Craftsman now means cheap, imported hand tools. Honestly you'll be better off at Harbor Freight who has really stepped up their game. Not kidding. Or Tekton's website is awesome, offers free shipping on every order (just create an account) and loyalty cash back on EVERY purchase.

For boxes today I'd look to Husky at HD, Milwaukee if you're feeling flush. US General at HF. For better than that, used 'cause tool truck boxes drop like cars the second you drive 'em off the lot

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Re: Craftsman Tool Cart at Ace [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5294278 12/14/19 12:26 PM
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Well-Craftsman is actually made by Stanley/Black & Decker now, and is still carried by Lowe's & Ace Hardware-YMMV, but I've had decent luck with getting my local Ace to honor Craftsman warranties-and, Harbor Freight has suddenly taken to looking up my purchase history on cheap $1.99 Pittsburgh 6 in 1 screwdrivers...


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