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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 08:32 PM
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Look for quality tools, period.. US made or otherwise. Cheap tools will just do a crappy job. OTOH my Hinckley built Thruxton is better than the Thailand built ones!


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Well, not that long ago K-Mart bought Sears so I guess it's possible there was some cross-over (?)
No z, this was about 25 years ago. But yeah, maybe now they wouldn't care either.

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No z, this was about 25 years ago. But yeah, maybe now they wouldn't care either.
That long ago? Crap, I thought it was maybe 10 years, tops.

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If not Craftsman, what reasonably priced brand will you move to?
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If not Craftsman, what reasonably priced brand will you move to?
Well now, that's the $64 dollar question isn't it?

While there are other good brands out there for similar money that offer equal or better quality, they are much more difficult to track down than simply going down to the local Sears. You might like SK wrenches, Whia screwdrivers, or Crescent pliers, but you certainly won't find them all at the same place if you can find them at a local store at all.

So I continue to buy Craftsman, but I'm more picky about what I choose. I tend to only buy their professional line of products where available, and I pretty much stay away from their power tools all together these days; since I buy far fewer big ticket items like power or air tools, I'm more willing to invest the time/energy in researching my options.

If you really want to dig into this topic, head over to garagejournal.com. Those guys know their tools and are more than willing to share opinions.

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