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Re: Opinion on new Craftsman socket sets?

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12-28-2012 03:06:56

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Unfortunately it is true. Very sad to say but nearly all craftsman hand tools are imported. Saw the first imported sockets and wrenches two weeks ago at the local sears.

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12-28-2012 09:42:12

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 Re: Opinion on new Craftsman socket sets? in reply to Hoof print, 12-28-2012 03:06:56  
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The 1st imported Craftsman wrench I saw was around 1981. It was clearly marked Japan.

The switch to Chinese production of Craftsman tools started a few years ago and has really picked up steam in the last year or so.

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12-28-2012 12:52:30

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 Re: Opinion on new Craftsman socket sets? in reply to Pops1532, 12-28-2012 09:42:12  
I knew somebody was going to bring those Japanese wrenches up. I also have a complete set of Japanese raised panel wrenches. They belong to my dad.

Japanese wrenches were good quality. Go look at the current Chinese offerings...

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12-28-2012 15:38:08

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 Re: Opinion on new Craftsman socket sets? in reply to Hoof print, 12-28-2012 12:52:30  
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I only have one. I needed a brake bleeder wrench on a Sunday and Sears was the only place open. It's served me well all these years but I wasn't happy that Sears was advertising Craftsman tools as being made in the USA when some were actually made in Japan.

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