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post #1 of 11 Old 09-18-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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This past weekend I was picking up some larger wrenches and sockets to finally put in my lift and I noticed that craftsman hand tools are now made in china. Is anyone else very disappointed with this? I put everything back and I'm looking for a new tool brand.


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I quit using them years ago. No problem with wrenches but ratchets were junk.
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They've been outsourcing them to China for years now. I quit buying craftsman a long time ago. If I'm going to be buying chinese stuff I'll just get it from Harbor Freight. At least the prices are cheap to go along with the cheap quality.

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I quit using them years ago. No problem with wrenches but ratchets were junk.
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Haven't noticed that, I bought some sockets for my leveling kit and returned them when I was done lol. I just really like the lifetime warranty on most stuff but the torque wrench only had a one year. It's hard to find anything made here anymore, it's gotten really out of hand. If most people understood basic economics and spent more on American made products we'd have much lower unemployment.


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I trust my life daily with Wright hand tools. One busted ratchet could quite literally cost me my life.

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Snap-on is pretty big in my area and I've had great luck with them. They are pricey but when they show up to your door to take care of you it's kind of nice.
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I have a cheap set of husky sockets from Home Depot and I have no complaints with them. I usually keep that set in my truck. But nothing beats the snap on tools that I keep in my garage.


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We use snap on at work and I love them. Just wish they weren't so expensive.


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Craftsman quality went away over 10 years ago, ratchets that would fail on first use, sloppy sockets that never fit right. Wrenches that had terrible finish and looked like a kid punched them out of a play-dough die.
Caterpillar branded tools are Snap on tools without the high prices. Same warranty.
I used to frequent the tool trucks, these days I order from Cat.
I also keep a couple sets of sockets and wrenches from Harbor Freight around. Never know when I need to modify one for a special project.
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