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Old 04-19-2021, 07:27 PM
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perhaps you knew - but there are hardly any Sears stores left...

I have all these craftsman tools and no where to take them to for lifetime replacements, my 1/2 inch impact crapped the bed and i have no where to take it to..................

RANT RANT RANT

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Old 04-19-2021, 07:41 PM
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Where I live Ace Hardware and Lowe's are now carrying Craftsman. Hopefully you have one of those stores close.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:09 PM
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I know the hand tool line was replacement, don't know about air or electric stuff.

If not, check with a snap on or Mac truck. They send tools in for repair all the time, ask for an estimate on cost....times it's cheaper to replace than fix.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:59 PM
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I was in Lowe's today waiting for them to find a sink I ordered. Noticed a sign with a website to go to for warranty on Craftsman tools. Didn't pay much attention other than that. Should've written it down since I have a worn out ratchet handle and a few cracked sockets.

Maybe the Lowe's website has more info. If not I'll be back there soon and get it. Prolly have to pay postage one way if not both.

I hope that's not the case. There's a lot of other import tools that are just as good if not better that I'd buy instead of that hassle. Note I say "other". I doubt Craftsman're made here anymore.
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:23 PM
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They are not the same tools, not even close. And the tool chests, don't even get me started. Dannaher made the hand tools for years, but sold off that business a few years back. The chests were Kennedy, but that ended a few years ago as well. Take care of what you have, you will not be pleased with any "replacement " they give you. Consider Proto, and Bluepoint as alternatives.

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Old 04-20-2021, 01:51 PM
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Westlake will exchange broken craftsman tools here.
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Old 04-20-2021, 03:31 PM
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On the topic of Sears and its historical descent into oblivion, I read a couple articles that were interesting.
Sad to see it happen, but that's what poor mgmt and dumb decisions nets you.

https://www.investopedia.com/news/downfall-of-sears/
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:49 PM
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I'm just gonna bail from Sears products, ...........anyhoo i need a GOOD 1/2 inch air wrench, what would you recommend ( no snap on please) I only use iut a few times a year,
several sears ago my ratchet failed , brought it in and they tried to give me a used refurbished one....held my ground till the produced a new one

thanks guys

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Old 04-20-2021, 06:21 PM
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Might take a look at Cornwell. As an auto body tech, I've had good luck with both air and hand tools from them, usually 2/3rds the price of scrapiron.
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Chicago Pneumatic is good. Maybe too pricey tho. Not to be confused with "Central Pneumatic" which is a harbor freight brand.
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Ingersol Rand 231c. Every part is available for R&R down the road. a little loud, a little heavy, but definitely professional grade at a reasonable price.

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I'm just gonna bail from Sears products

I did well over 10yrs ago for the simple reason they started down the cheapnese path and replacing a tool was a HUGE pita.
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I did well over 10yrs ago for the simple reason they started down the cheapnese path and replacing a tool was a HUGE pita.
Me too. Craftsman was amazing until about the mid 90's. That's when I really started to notice the decline. I started wrenching in the mid 90's and everyone used to talk about how great Craftsman was/is at the time but all the stuff I would see new was no better than the crap at Home Depot/Lowes. They at least were still offering the lifetime warranty and you could still find lots of the really good stuff built in the 60's/70's.

Here's the way I see it. Guy puts a fancy guarantee on a box because he wants you to feel all warm and toasty inside.... cause they know all they sold ya was a guaranteed piece of . That's all it is, isn't it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for now...ya might wanna think about buying a quality product...
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