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01-03-2013 10:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sears craftsman tools

I’ve got a $75 Sears gift card that I received for Christmas. I’m not the biggest fan of Craftsman tools, and I’m not looking to pay much more on top of that $75. So if you were me, what “small” items would you pick up?

They do have quite a bit more online than they sell in stores, and they are doing free shipping for orders over $50. Here are a few things I have found browsing on their site:

Woodpeckers 12 in. T-Square

Kreg Clamp

Or I could always just pick up some Jorgensen bar clamps. I know Woodpeckers stuff is crazy expensive, but I’m sure I would love it and the gift card is a good excuse to buy something expensive. Do you think I would regret having only the 12” version later? (I kinda doubt it…)

-- Rex


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#1 posted 01-03-2013 10:55 PM

A few things come to mind.

Decent shop vacs and filters, tool chests or organizers, shop lighting, electrical accessories like extension cords…

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#2 posted 01-03-2013 11:19 PM

Hand tools only if they still have the warrenty.
Bill

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#3 posted 01-03-2013 11:23 PM

Sears carries Freud, Tenryu, Forrest, and Amana saw blades, among others.

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#4 posted 01-03-2013 11:28 PM

Do you have this Kreg pocket hole kit? I love mine!
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00966920000P

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#5 posted 01-04-2013 01:59 AM

From Knotscott’s list, I have used Freud and Tenryu blades, and like them both.

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 02:13 AM

ditto on the Kreg jig. Perhaps a decent mechanic’s tool set. They usually run a $99 sale on a 200pc set—great for around the house, shop, or even just store it in your truck for emergencies (I keep a set in my truck toolbox and mine has saved my butt when I had a broken fan belt among a few other times) btw-a couple of years ago I had $150 in gift cards and bought the sliding miter saw. I have not been disappointed.

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#7 posted 01-04-2013 05:03 PM

Cool, thanks for the responses guys. I’m starting to get more ideas; a sawblade might be just the ticket.

Joe, I have that exact same pocket hole jig, and I love mine as well! That’s why I am considering buying the Kreg face frame clamp.

-- Rex

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#8 posted 01-04-2013 05:19 PM

Rex I just bought a punch of clamps since they sell Jorgensen, like you I don’t like craftsman power tools

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#9 posted 01-04-2013 05:21 PM

Freud Dado blade, Dewalt tool?

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#10 posted 01-04-2013 05:26 PM

Shirts? Shoes? Yeah, a saw blade is probably your best best.

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#11 posted 01-04-2013 05:51 PM

I would go into the store and look first – you never know what will be on sale or close out.

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#12 posted 01-04-2013 07:41 PM

I love the face clamps for pocket hole drilling, it makes it even easier and more convenient than it already is.

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#13 posted 01-04-2013 07:46 PM

Clamps, clamps, clamps….

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#14 posted 01-04-2013 07:46 PM

Can you use it online? Sears.com carries just about everything

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#15 posted 01-04-2013 08:41 PM

Do you have a dremel?
Shopvac?
Toolbox?

Plenty of decent quality stuff at Sears. I’d drive down to your local store and look around.

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