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

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#1 posted 02-17-2012 08:25 PM

Craftsman stuff back in the day was manufactured by Parks, King Seely or Walker Turner and it was good quality. Not Delta good, but at least Delta Homecraft good. Today many of the power tools are made by Emerson, who makes RIDGID but I think you probably get a better warranty from RIGID. My first big tool purchase was a table saw, and unfortunately at the time I believed it when the sales person told me that direct drive was better than a belt. My Craftsman compressor was made by DeVilbiss. I know that name from milking machines and milking parlor pumps – quality stuff. I think Craftsman wrench sets are now overpriced considering everyone else, including Harbor Freight, offers a lifetime replacement warranty. I read that the company that makes Kobalt for Lowes also makes Snap On tools in the same Chinese factory.

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