Craftsman, Huskee, Pittsburg or Stanley !

Pallet Pete Posted By Pallet Pete, Nov 3, 2012 at 7:59 AM

  1. bfunk13

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    I have always had good luck with Craftsman tools.
    Unless you want to spend the money on Snap-on or the higher end stuff.
    I have returned 3 tools to Sears in my career with no questions asked. Broke a wrench, socket driver and a crescent. All replaced.
    I guess it depends on what you are using them for, if i was a full time mechanic i might look at the higher dollar stuff.
     
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    So then the question is - are there any American made tools that are reasonably priced for us weekend mechanics who cant afford SnapOn ?
     
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    Even some of Snapon is made outside the country. Taking the US made out of the equation, I would go with Craftsman, Kobolt or Husky.
     
  4. Pallet Pete

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    Armstrong is US made but it is in the SnapOn price range.

    Pete
     
  5. brian89gp

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    SK is made in Illinois. Cheaper then SnapOn but better quality then Craftsman (in my personal experience).
     
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    S-K Tools are a great choice too, I forgot about them. They were about belly up a few years ago but I understand they are still making tools. I think they changed their return policy to where you send the broken back to the factory rather than where you bought them.
     
  7. brian89gp

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    They got bought out by Ideal a year or two ago. Ideal makes (some or all, don't know) their tools in Illinois too.

    I have a small box of Craftsman tools to return still, bent wrenches and cracked sockets. I am just as hard on my SK tools and after 3 years have not had one failure.
     
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