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Posted on Just wondering about the Craftsman brand....

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#1 posted 02-17-2012 07:46 PM

Craftsman never specialized in the pro power tool market. The
brand has been targeted at the do-it-yourselfer for generations.

You have a lot more choice now in terms of available machinery
and hand held power tools. Craftsman has been and is today
a value-oriented brand. They source the power tools to the
same factories with the same quality control as many other
power tool brands. In terms of power tools these days they
are probably all sourced from Asia.

In contrast Dewalt has some superior Italian-made tools in its
lineup. But the Dewalt Asia stuff is made in the same factories
making the Craftsman Asia stuff.

If you want quality power tools, looking at the country of origin
and the economic factors driving quality control in exports from
that country. Higher quality country of origins in my experience
with machinery and power tools are: Germany, USA, Canada,
Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Japan.

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