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Forum topic by jtm posted 08-30-2014 03:15 AM 1641 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2014 03:15 AM

I know that Sears/Craftsman isn’t the most highly regarded name around here, but they seem to have so many sales/coupons/closeouts that they are definitely worth checking out.

For example, a couple of weeks ago they sent me $20 in surprise membership points (free to join). I needed a dado stack, so I applied them to my purchase. With the sale, coupon, and surprise points, I ended up paying ~$50 for a perfectly serviceable dado set. For reference, I believe this is the same set that Dewalt sells for ~$150.

But tonight was the best deal….

I stopped by to pick up a few things and noticed they had a clearance table in tools. One of the items was a Worksharp 3000. Now, I’ve always wanted one of these but could not justify the $200 price tag. The clearance price was marked at $115, so I figured it was the time to get one. When I brought it to the register, the associate informed me that there was an additional 75% off the lowest marked price.

It rang up at $29.

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#1 posted 08-30-2014 03:35 AM

Dang good deal!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#2 posted 08-30-2014 03:41 AM

Sears always has some cool stuff in stock. I needed
a circle cutting router jig awhile back and Sears had one
at a reasonable price. They brand a lot of good
designs and have innovative proprietary things
like parallel jaw pliers.

Where they fall down with the craftsman machinery
is in relatively chintzy, shaky accessories. The iron
and inner workings tend to be solid and well designed.

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#3 posted 08-30-2014 04:18 AM

I know that Sears/Craftsman isn t the most highly regarded name around here, but they seem to have so many sales/coupons/closeouts that they are definitely worth checking out.

Sears doesn’t make anything themselves.. they just slap their label on items made by others, so any opinion about Sears or Craftsman tools is highly subjective. I always check the 3 digit prefix of the item number to see who the manufacturer is before considering a purchase. They sell some quality stuff as well as cheap crap, each targeting different customers (DIY’er, professional, hobbiest, etc.. with price points targeted to each market).

As for that Worksharp.. fantastic deal you wound up with!


PS: Sears OEM prefix list can be found here:

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#4 posted 08-30-2014 05:52 AM

Work Sharp is a handy sharpening machine. Great for touch ups or regrinds. Steal of a price. Way to go!!!

A friend gave me one new in the box with some accessories. Friends are great!!!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#5 posted 08-30-2014 12:26 PM

Don’t you just love when that happens.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#6 posted 08-30-2014 12:37 PM

great deal,congrats on the new tool!!!

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#7 posted 08-30-2014 01:34 PM

Hellacious deal!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#8 posted 08-30-2014 01:48 PM

Great deal!

You suck!

‘nuff said!

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