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  • with Sears going bust, Craftesman tools too?, What is a good brand of tool

    I tried to get a replacement for a broken craftsman ratchet, Loews won't replace..They sell only boxed sets. anyway maybe that is a sign of things to come. What is a good brand of tool? Snap on is just too expensive.

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    Yes they are more money, but the quality is top notch and guaranteed for life. Look on ebay for used snap on tools, it's much cheaper and still guaranteed
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #3
      If you have a ACE hardware store near you give them a try, also Sears sells on line parts for appliances and such, maybe for tools like ratchets they have rebuild kits. I have found that Home depot sells Huskey tools and I find them good for my non-professional use, and they won't cost you your left lung to buy. Life time guarantees are sometimes a gimmick , they never say if it's the tools life time or yours, example : after a tool is broken isn't it's life over therefor so is the guaranty and if they mean your life time, I don't think most of us will care about broken tools when our lifetime is over. ( with the exception of a few of us such as Tom, Mitch and some others belonging to the VFF)
      “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” (Will Rogers).

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      • #4
        the whole point is that if the tool breaks you can return it for another.

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        • Bobm90
          Bobm90 commented
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          Yes and that is what H.D. Does with Husky, that is what I am told but I haven't broken any of them yet to test their warrantee.

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        Note: When returning any tool with moving parts, like a ratchet, to Sears, they will not warranty it. At least they would not for me. They would sell me a replacement guts for it. It was cheaper just to buy another one and I got it for $20 along with a set of sockets.

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        • Bobm90
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          In the past they replaced socket wrenches for me but only if rebuild kits weren't available. I don't know if they would have tried to sell me the replacement parts or would have rebuilt it for me.

      • #6
        Sears tools are available at True Value hardware stores. in the past any Sears ratchet I returned was always replaced no charge. But its been a few years since the last replacemnt.

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        • #7
          Called ACE hardware today that carries Craftsman tools, they said they would not replace my broken craftesman rachet I have to go to sear for that.

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          • #8
            Originally posted by Steve Kennedy View Post
            Note: When returning any tool with moving parts, like a ratchet, to Sears, they will not warranty it. At least they would not for me. They would sell me a replacement guts for it. It was cheaper just to buy another one and I got it for $20 along with a set of sockets.
            Wow that is good to know! I was looking at a snap on ratchet socket set, Even they mentioned that the ratchet gears would someday have to be rebuilt! You are right, just better off buying a tool for the job and throw it away if it brakes. Maybe Harbor Freight is not that bad. ....disposable tools.

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            • Bobm90
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              Keep in mind though, sometimes disposable hand tools sometimes cause disposable knuckles. I have purchased Ryobi power tools like hand grinders, drills, sanders etc. thinking I would use them only for the job at hand but have been pleasantly surprised even after years of use they are still going strong and because I have them handy I use them more than I ever imagined I would.

          • #9
            I like SK tools myself I have some like 60 yrs old and still going ! ken ct

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            • #10
              I have some old Husky's hanging tough
              3 ~ Tudor's
              Henry Ford said
              "It's all nuts and bolts"


              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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              • Bobm90
                Bobm90 commented
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                I was a wheeled and tracked , gas and diesel mechanic in the Army (yes our Army) and we used a lot of Husky brand tools, I know they were produced to Govt. standards at the time but us 19 year old's gave they quite a work out and I don't remember them failing, I still use a lot of Husky stuff.

            • #11
              I got S-K tools for high school graduation present. When at PWA I bought Williams tools and a local supplier.
              Paul in CT

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              • #12
                Originally posted by Bobm90 View Post
                I know they were produced to Govt. standards at the time
                Interesting, I didn't know that
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • #13
                  Craftsman tools are now being sold at Lowes. Not sure if they have the same tool replacement policy.

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                  • DaWizard
                    DaWizard commented
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                    Hey Rayfry, WELCOME to the VFF!!

                    Just an FYI, Craftsman tools are also being sold at Ace hardware stores out here on the West end.

                  • Mitch
                    Mitch commented
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                    Welcome Rayfry to the VFF!!
                    I started out with Craftsman tools professionally but slowly upgraded to Snap on. I got tired of breaking stuff.
                    Nowadays good luck with getting things replaced.

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