Are you sure the quality has improved? It's been a while since I've bought any Craftsman tools, but the last time I saw them new in the store, I thought they were lower quality than the ones I bought 20 years ago.woodz428 said:I agree with all your comments. I think one of the reasons that you are seeing them buy more Craftsmen tools is that the quality is higher than it was. I don't mean that they broke, but as far as finish,etc. they have improved enormously in the last few decades. They as well as other tool companies( remember what I said about tool manufacturing) have upgraded to the standard that was once a Snap-OFF exclusive. !
I'd have to go through a store, I was speaking from the ones I have seen that others have bought. The fit(the way it feels) and finish were much nicer than the older ones I have. Instead of the rough textured cast appearance of the older ones(40 years +) they appear to be smooth and chromed. I have seen both sockets and wrenches that are finished the same.scrot said:Are you sure the quality has improved? It's been a while since I've bought any Craftsman tools, but the last time I saw them new in the store, I thought they were lower quality than the ones I bought 20 years ago.
I believe Cornwell makes [or made] Craftsman? I bought a few used Cornwell ratchets from E bay. I took them apart to clean/inspect/grease, and it was obvious they were the same as the Craftsman ratchets I have.1ownerT said:The Craftsman Professional line of wrenches are pretty nice, their standard stuff is difficult working with daily.
Their ratchets suck, the ratcheting mechanism is far from good.
Those GM tools were made in Taiwan ROC long before your tax money went to them.redsdad said:I was in O'Reilly's Saturday getting some weld thru primer, brake cleaner, and air hose connectors. The GM Goodwrench tools are on the same ailse as the connectors. I am missing a 1/4" SnapOn combination wrench, so I took a look at the GM unit. Made in Taiwan! Glad my tax dollars went to save those American jobs.
Next time I am in Sears, I will probably buy a Craftsman.