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yep, that's what I read alright !. haven't read anything about mac tools though in this deal ?. but I know sears is selling the craftsman name to Stanley/black and decker for sure.
Mac tools wasn't part of the deal, I'm just saying I think Stanley already owned Mac tools as well.
ah..ok. well..i hope they keep making craftsman tools in usa ?, if so ?, i'll be buying their tools again, I just wonder where they gonna sell them..if they close all the sears stores down ?..lol.
I couldn't care less where they are made as long as they are decent quality. I doubt you'll ever see them back to the quality they were 30 years ago or better. Sears can kiss my ass they are useless anyway. I've pretty much made the decision that any new tools I buy are probably going to be Snap-on, tired of dealing with cheap garbage it's just not worth it. Now, while I wait to win the lottery, I'll be looking for 1970's and 1980's craftsman tools at yard sales and flea markets lol

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Mac tools wasn't part of the deal, I'm just saying I think Stanley already owned Mac tools as well.
ah..ok. well..i hope they keep making craftsman tools in usa ?, if so ?, i'll be buying their tools again, I just wonder where they gonna sell them..if they close all the sears stores down ?..lol.
I couldn't care less where they are made as long as they are decent quality. I doubt you'll ever see them back to the quality they were 30 years ago or better. Sears can kiss my ass they are useless anyway. I've pretty much made the decision that any new tools I buy are probably going to be Snap-on, tired of dealing with cheap garbage it's just not worth it. Now, while I wait to win the lottery, I'll be looking for 1970's and 1980's craftsman tools at yard sales and flea markets lol
lmao^^^^. yeah..they made them right 20-30 years ago !. until they went to '' made in china '' !!..lol. I've had good luck with the old usa sets, I still have a mechanic set I bought about 20 years ago ?, and they were made in usa !. thing is, when and if they broke ?, you go to exchange them ?..they gave you the stupid '' made in china '' replacements !..lol. yeahh..not...gonna...happen..lmao.

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I hope the quality comes back.. Hopefully Stanley can put them in more stores so availability will be better.. Not many Sears or Ace hardware around here..


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Give it a couple more years there wont be a Sears.
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Give it a couple more years there wont be a Sears.
they are already talking about closing down a ton of their stores now !..lol.

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I hope so too ?, I miss the good ole days when a hand tool worked when you needed it too ?!. this stupid china crap can kiss my grits !..lmfao.

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well craftsman tools might not be what they used to, I agree
but it used to be nice having a sear's store to go and get tools at, don't have any left near me, closest is about 70 miles away or more now
and other stores like Lowe's or home depot, SUCK with the selection they have and there prices!
Snap on tools might be great, but past my budget for what they are, there OVER priced
Craftsman might be lesser quality, but they can be had normally cheap if bough right!
I have both old sets and new sets, they work OK 99% of the time, they don't rust as fact as some other cheap one's do, so there coating is still decent LOL
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I certainly hope craftsman tools stay around nice quality for the price. I plan to try Kobalt with a Lowes very close to my house.
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well craftsman tools might not be what they used to, I agree
but it used to be nice having a sear's store to go and get tools at, don't have any left near me, closest is about 70 miles away or more now
and other stores like Lowe's or home depot, SUCK with the selection they have and there prices!
Snap on tools might be great, but past my budget for what they are, there OVER priced
Craftsman might be lesser quality, but they can be had normally cheap if bough right!
I have both old sets and new sets, they work OK 99% of the time, they don't rust as fact as some other cheap one's do, so there coating is still decent LOL
I still have my snap on top box I bought when I was 20, I'm 63 now. The middle box I bought a couple of years later and the bottom box just after that. Top box has fell out of breakdown vans and rolled around lockers in wreckers many a time. But all are still going strong, along with the hand tools that haven't been lost.
In my eyes that's very good value for money, in fact, it makes snap on tools cheap long term.
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I've used craftsman tools for about 25 years and they definitely aren't what they use to be. Ratchets and sockets would work and last. The past 10 years, I have busted more sockets and stripped out more ratchets than I care to admit. Bought a new Craftsman torque wrench and the first time I used it, the cheap, worthless plastic lock ring broke on it. I took it back because it had been less than an hour after I purchased it. They gave me a fit saying that the plastic lock ring wasn't covered. I wasn't having any of their crap and refused to leave until I got a refund. I went to Advanced auto and bought an all metal torque wrench which I still have to this day with no issues. It hasn't even needed calibrated yet(I've had it checked and checked it against my buddy's $400 Snap on torque wrench). I still use them because there is a Sears close to me, but if they go out, I'll look for something else. I've never really been impressed with Stanley stuff either.
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