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Old 11-11-2012, 06:17 PM   #21
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Not all Craftsman tools are made in China, some are but not all. As far as I can tell the American made still have the lifetime warranty, not so for the Chinese made. I've also noticed other retailers selling Craftsman tools now. I wonder if it's because Sears always seems to be about to go bankrupt?

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N.A.F.T.A is the real enemy to the American economy.
The biggest threat to the US economy is the US Govt. (see: "You didn't build that!")
ObamaCare, & dozens of Alphabet agencies drive up the cost of everything. Compliance costs are driving companies out of the US and to China & Mexico. Who wants to thread their way through the maze of govt regulations and fees to set up a manufacturing operation in this day & age? Our current govt is "anti-businesses that didn't play ball."
Oh, don't forget the highest corporate taxes in the world.
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The harbor freight tools are OK if you only work by hand. Pop a Harbor Freight tool on an impact and see how long it lasts. Plus I prefer six point sockets, they are rare at Harbor Freight. I do almost all my repairs with air tools. Even Harbor Freight impact sockets can't handle the punishment. When I am working on something it needs to be fixed yesterday. I don't have time for broken tools.

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Snap on and matco are way too expensive for me.

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Anyone who thinks craftsman is "top dollar" has never stepped foot on the Snap-On truck.
Snap on is some great tools. I just think its a little rediculous for some of their prices. 10K + on a rolling tool box.

Kobalt has stepped up their game lately is better then craftsman on alot of their items.

Im a professional electrician so im in a different tool category and for my tools of the trade I try to steer clear of anything that that doesnt say klein, fluke, or greenlee.
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Snap on and matco are way too expensive for me.
in my line of work, quality tools made to do a specific job sometimes have to come from the toolmakers like Snap-On, Mac or Matco. sometimes a specialty, you just have no choice.
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Snap on is some great tools. I just think its a little rediculous for some of their prices. 10K + on a rolling tool box.

Kobalt has stepped up their game lately is better then craftsman on alot of their items.

Im a professional electrician so im in a different tool category and for my tools of the trade I try to steer clear of anything that that doesnt say klein, fluke, or greenlee.
Im also an electrician. Lately ive noticed some of kleins tools say made in china i really enjoy using tools made in america. I only buy greenlee or klein as well. All of my meters are ideal though and they work just as well as any fluke i have seen.
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I don't demand that my tools be made in America, I just demand they aren't made in China.

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I don't demand that my tools be made in America, I just demand they aren't made in China.
Whenever possible i buy american. I would rather spend a little more and keep it local. I cant afford to spend snap-on size money though!! I bought a nice craftsman rolling toolbox at an estate sale for 2800$ last year. It was full of snap-on, sk, and proto stuff. I sold what i didnt want and almost broke even. I really only wanted the box
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Im also an electrician. Lately ive noticed some of kleins tools say made in china i really enjoy using tools made in america. I only buy greenlee or klein as well. All of my meters are ideal though and they work just as well as any fluke i have seen.
Ive got both ideal and fluke and for some reason when I ho to the truck for a meter I always find myself grabbing the fluke.
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