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Craftsman vs Husky Tools

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  1. JaCobro

    JaCobro Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    “A tool is as only as good as the hands using it.”
     
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    I am not buying craftsman anymore, his key has been a decent affordable tool but I like SK when I can find them


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    I wouldn't buy either of them. I've been replacing my old craftsman stuff with Tekton and don't see a reason to consider anything else for the money.

    Free shipping, 10% credit on each purchase and they are built well. The box end wrenches feel very similar to snap on in my hand as well. Sockets are tight and I haven't had a problem with them slipping. Thats definitely not something I can say about my craftsman set.
     
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  4. Dirks9901

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    Tekton if I’m looking for cheap replacements. Craftsman is crap now.


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  5. Coz

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    Most of the HF ratchets and sockets are made in Taiwan. At least the ones you buy separately or just socket sets. I think their complete ratchet/socket/extension sets are made in China. It may be the difference between their Pittsburgh Pro and non-Pro lines.

    Their other Pittsburgh brand hand tools like pliers & screwdrivers are made in China. However, their Doyle brand is made in Taiwan.
     
  6. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Doyle was another point of contention as they are rebranded Mac Tools

    I have a few and they are legit nice tools.

    Harbor Freight is the reward all the big names get for going overseas. Going to China puts your IP and Tooling on the open market.

    So no shock HF is putting is out near identical versions of imported name brand equipment.

    I so want an Icon tool box.
     
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  7. prs97

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    This.

    All of my Craftsman stuff is 30 years old which is the good old days for it. I recently broke a 1/4" extension and I bought another one on eBay from 1955.

    Any new purchases are going to be old USA made tools or I'll splurge for newer USA stuff like SK, etc. It's worth it in more ways than one to me.


     
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  8. SonicDTR

    SonicDTR Wasn't me. Established Member

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    Harbor Freight is hard to beat for me nowadays. Their warranty is as simple as bringing in the tool and leaving with a new one. No receipts no questions asked.
     
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  9. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    As already noted, Craftsman is now owned by Stanley, who are about to open a new factory for them in Ft. Worth. They made a commitment when they purchased them to return as much of the product line back to the U.S. as possible. We shall see if they hold to their word.

    Doesn't help you now, so just an FYI
     
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    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Chrisfix mentions Teng tools quite a bit, right now everything is 20% off for black friday.

    They aren't super cheap, but they are made in the states and the "kits" look pretty well designed for organization.
     
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    Their both the same now I don't think anyone is better then the other since they're both made in China.
     
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    Not really.

    Spend some money on quality tools, you won't regret it. I'd give you a recommendation but the term tools encompasses a wide range of equipment. I used to be in the "a tool is a tool" camp but then I upgraded a few and realized that stripped screws, nuts, bolts, etc started to stop. As an example, Kobalt, Craftsman, Husky, etc wrenches use inferior steel that flexes. Snap on and Wright doesn't and as a result your open end wrench doesn't spread wider thus rounding the bolt out. When I switched out my allen wrenches in the race trailer and tool boxes at work with Bondhus plated and Beta allen wrenches every problem with stripped and worn out screws disappeared.

    Brands vary too. Snap-on wrenches are good; their screw drivers, allen wrenches, and pliers are garbage.
     
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    Armstrong! Still made in the US.
     
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    ccq8le Active Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    I thought they went under a few years back?

    Are they still available?
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    Still carries the Craftsman price tag though. Was in Lowes last week and looking at Craftsman tools and they were quite a bit more than Kobalt and really not much better. Not for the price difference. Glad a i bought a set while they were still made here.

    Now i go ti HD for what i need because what i have left to buy is the stuff you will probably only use a couple times.


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    Anyone ever try this place?
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    Craftsman warranty exchange isn't what it used to be. I worked at Sears 12 years ago or so. We would exchange legit anything. If you could tell it was a 10mm 12 pt that's what you got in return? Ratchet burnt in a house fire? Still replaced it. As long as you could tell what it was it got replaced. Nowadays not so much they have much stricter rules. That being said I just buy cheap stuff like harbor freight same warranty.

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    Not the same company.

    Sears is out of business, the original owner of Craftsman.

    Stanley now owns Craftsman and Lowes does not own Stanley, so you need to RMRA issues directly to Craftsman and get replacements by mail.

    This is the great part of Harbor Freight, since they own all the brands and can warranty at thr store.
     
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    For anything you are going to use on a regular basis, Snap-on or Mac. Buy once cry once. if it's a once in a blue moon sort of tool, cheapies are ok.
     

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