Buying Tools, Sears?

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  1. Chuck C

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    I want to buy some basic tools...screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, and so on. A few people said Sears Cratsman was the way to go b/c of their replacement policy. any objections? thanks for the help!
     
  2. Dennis Nicholls

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    Craftsman is good stuff, but be careful because not all tools sold by Sears are Craftsman. Their cheap lines don't have the lifetime warrantee.

    Other tools also have the lifetime warrantee. For example, Home Depot sells a Husky (IIRC) line that also has a lifetime warrantee, and sells them for less than Craftsman.
     
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    [plug for my company] All Ace Hardware handtools have a lifetime warranty. [/plug for my company]

    That being said, try yard sales! Its great to buy some broken tool that has a lifetime warranty and get it replaced for free just by bringing it to the store.
     
  4. Michael*K

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    Yes, make sure it's the Craftsman line you are buying. I have dozens of their tools that were handed down to me by my dad that still work perfectly.
     
  5. Kevin Potts

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    Another vote for Craftsman. My dad also has quite a few of these at their house and they've held up wonderfully through the years. He even has an old craftsman circular saw that has to be every bit of forty years old, and it still works.
     
  6. Bruce Chang

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    Yeah, I love my craftsman set. I prefer MAC or Snap-on tools, but they're so damm expensive.
     
  7. Chuck C

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    Sears it is!
     
  8. Tony G

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    I like Sears hand tools (good stuff, lifetime warranty), but I usually avoid their power tools, which they have now outsourced to (what seems to be) the lowest bidder.

    Tony
     
  9. Chuck C

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    Welp, I made out with an 8 pc. standard wrench set, hammer, pliers, 10 pc. screwdriver, pocket-sized level, drill, bits, and $10 tool box. Everything (all craftsman) is guaranteed forever except the drill....after reading Tony's post, I'm a lil worried [​IMG] I was suckered into buying their 12V 75th annv. model; it seems like a quality piece.
     
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    i say go for the Craftsman
     
  11. Bruce Chang

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    Craftsman has a newer more comfortable 3/8 driver. What I did was use my old 3/8 as a breaker bar and got the new one. It's so much better!
     

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