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Sears going out of business... get your tools now. Up to 50%.
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Post 1 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 19:47
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At my local Sears there is still a lot of tools left, even many other items. A cod worker of mine picked up a pair of Timberland Pro electrical boots for $70.

Even their website has the same sale prices.

Just thought that some of you might want to check it out.

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Post 2 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 19:51
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No big deal. Lowe’s has all the craftsman line now.
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Post 3 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 20:03
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I would rather shop at Harbor Freight for all of my tools then get anything Craftsman now.  It is pure junk now.  Shame
Post 4 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 20:35
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On December 3, 2018 at 20:03, goldenzrule said...
I would rather shop at Harbor Freight for all of my tools then get anything Craftsman now.  It is pure junk now.  

So true.

I just buy the HF stuff when it's on sale, use the 20% off on some stuff, and always get that free piece of crap.

I have too many tarps and flashlights, so now I'm picking up the microfiber cloths, which are surprisingly good.

Most of the wrenches seem to be just as good as the Craftsman stuff I have, and it one breaks, it's no big loss.
Post 5 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 20:51
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On December 3, 2018 at 20:35, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
So true.

I just buy the HF stuff when it's on sale, use the 20% off on some stuff, and always get that free piece of crap.

I have too many tarps and flashlights, so now I'm picking up the microfiber cloths, which are surprisingly good.

Most of the wrenches seem to be just as good as the Craftsman stuff I have, and it one breaks, it's no big loss.

I have all HF wrenches that have helped me replace many parts on my rusty Dodge.  I love their unibits.  Cheap and are great quality.  Better than the $50 ones at Home Depot and other stores, and they sell for something like 3 unibits for $12.  My craftsman pressure washer worked properly once and only once.  It still works but only builds pressure for a short time then nothing, then builds pressure again and then nothing.  Very annoying to use.
Post 6 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 20:52
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Oh yeah, my craftsman torque wrench just fell apart in my hands when working on the truck.  Literally just came apart.  Crap!!!
Post 7 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 20:57
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On December 3, 2018 at 20:52, goldenzrule said...
Oh yeah, my craftsman torque wrench just fell apart in my hands when working on the truck.  Literally just came apart.  Crap!!!

That’s why I hire a pro
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Post 8 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 21:01
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On December 3, 2018 at 20:52, goldenzrule said...
Oh yeah, my craftsman torque wrench just fell apart in my hands when working on the truck.  Literally just came apart.  Crap!!!

Was it one of these moments?

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Post 9 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 22:28
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You will find that most of harbor freights tools are also craftsman, kobolt, ridged etc. anything in the box stores is just a different brand.

Check out AVE on YouTube. Pretty insitefull about the shity world of big box. Of all the brands it doesn’t surprise me a bit that trashman sold out.
The Bitterness of Poor Quality is Remembered Long after the Sweetness of Price is Forgotten! - Benjamin Franklin
Post 10 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 23:07
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To be fair, craftsman has had two lines of tools. One was their traditional lifetime guarantee line that made the name famous, and the other that was added to be more cost competitive was the junk. But few people bothered to look for the quality line any more.
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Post 11 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 23:12
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Btw, it looks like Stanley Black & Decker has acquired the rights to craftsman and is making all the stuff going forward. They also are moving manufacturing back to the US

[Link: money.cnn.com]
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Post 12 made on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 08:39
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In my teens I would only buy Craftsman hand tools -- following my father's example. As I gained experience out in the world, I discovered that there are better tools. For some reason, I still have a warm spot for Craftsman, but it has been a long time since I've purchased anything Craftsman.

I take a very hard line on "sale". If I actually need something and there is a promotion, great, but I won't buy something simply because it is cheaper today.
Post 13 made on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 08:45
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On December 3, 2018 at 20:35, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
So true.

I just buy the HF stuff when it's on sale, use the 20% off on some stuff, and always get that free piece of crap.

I have too many tarps and flashlights, so now I'm picking up the microfiber cloths, which are surprisingly good.

Most of the wrenches seem to be just as good as the Craftsman stuff I have, and it one breaks, it's no big loss.

Many HF hand tools come with lifetime warranty.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 14 made on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 14:29
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Sad thing is none of this should have happened. When I grew up, couldn’t wait for the news Sears or Radio Shack catalog.
Where do you to put your hands on good tools now? Lowe’s or Home Depot. Cobalt or Husky junk? Both stores offer a small mix of good stuff. But hand tools. Nope.
Post 15 made on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 14:54
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Well, now you go to Lowe’s and buy American Made lifetime warranty Craftsman
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