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new Craftsman socket set $9.99

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tractorguy2

06-10-2021 16:42:01




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I know a lot of members don't like Craftsman. But I thought I would pass this along. Ace Hardware currently has this 10pc set on sale for 12.99. For Ace Award members It is $9.99. At $9.99 each piece costs one dollar. Didn't think I could beat that price.

I bought the metric set for my pickup. I doubt I'll use it much. I have enough loose SAE sockets and extensions to make a set. I mow the cemetery and thought a metric set might come in handy since the mower is mixed with metric and SAE.

I used it a little. Has a nice solid fine tooth ratchet.

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M-MAN

06-13-2021 03:50:26




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
You fellers talked me into a trip to Ace. Nice fine tooth ratchet which you hardly ever see anymore. Didn't even care about the sockets but upon looking them over they are close to the old thin walls & I always liked them for tight spots.



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John Garner

06-12-2021 16:50:47




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
I tried that model Craftsman 3/8 inch drive ratchet a few days ago. It is, in my opinion, the best new model Craftsman ratchet introduced since the round-head quick-release model of 1971 (or thereabouts). It is made in Taiwan, and quite heavy for its size . . . much like the ratchets that Stanley sells under the DeWalt brand.

My local Ace Hardware has four different Craftsman socket sets on sale for $US 12.99, with an additional $US 3.00 off of that for reward club members: two 12-piece (IIRC) 1/4 inch drive sets with SAE or metric, and two 10-piece 3/8 inch drive sets with SAE or metric sockets.

LOTS of bang-for-the-buck in those sets.

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bc

06-12-2021 07:11:52




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
I have a number of them in SAE and metric bot previously on sale. Too bad I can never find one when I need one. When I do it is usually missing the one socket I need or the extension is missing. Cars need metric and tractors need sae. Some of the chinese stuff takes both. Guess I'll pick up a few more. Need tools in the basement, garage, barn, each vehicle, each tractor, and every other place under the sun.

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Jon Erickson

06-12-2021 17:11:14




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to bc, 06-12-2021 07:11:52  
Same way it is around here, bc! You said it well.



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wjytexas

06-12-2021 05:35:34




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
If I remember correctly my girlfriend in 1967 gave me a 10 pc. Craftsman 3/8 drive socket set for Christmas. I believe it was $9.99 at the time. I still have it and use all the time. Craftsman was my tool of choice for many many years.



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markct

06-13-2021 05:58:05




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to wjytexas, 06-12-2021 05:35:34  
In 1967 craftsman tools were made by decent American manufacturers, in the last twenty years they have been all junk overseas, worse than most offshore tools. I have split way too many newer craftsman sockets to even consider buying more. Stanley branded sockets are much better



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Phil Tibbetts

06-11-2021 16:11:27




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
I have mostly Craftsman tools and always had great luck with them. On the subject of older tools, I still have my first set of wrenches and 1/2 drive sockets with tool box that I got about 55 years ago. Indestro brand and I have never broken a single piece even though they had some severe use. I still pick any up that I see in yard sales, that is why I have too many tools. LOL



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tractorguy2

06-11-2021 11:21:26




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
I see the local NAPA auto parts store had a sign in the window. They are now selling craftsman.



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MJMJ

06-11-2021 10:59:00




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

Something else worth mentioning is that Stanley is currently retooling a lot of items to bring them back to the US.



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dr sportster

06-11-2021 08:44:25




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
Even though they are made in China they have the same quality of former USA Craftsman. I have no problem exchanging the old for new .



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Turkeyfoot

06-11-2021 08:03:49




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
Cornwell tools is another one that used to come to a shop I worked at in the 80's. I bought a couple of socket sets from them. The guy that sold them came by on payday in a van similar to the snap-on rep. I think the Cornwell were cheaper.



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Turkeyfoot

06-11-2021 07:58:38




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
I saw your post yesterday. I stopped in our ACE this morning to buy some stainless fastners for a water pump I'm putting seals in. They didn't have this set for $9.99 but they had a 1/4" metric (13 piece, I think) for $9.99. They also had some 7 piece box end sets for $9.99. Different ACE's must be having different promotions.
One of the first tools sets I bought at a hardware store was a Thorsen 1/4" SAE set sometime in the seventies. I still have it and use it frequently. All the Thorsen sets used to come in green metal boxes. They were pretty good consumer-grade tools.

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tractorguy2

06-11-2021 11:20:26




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to Turkeyfoot, 06-11-2021 07:58:38  
my store had 3/8 and 1/4 in both metric and sae. Also had small wrench sets and an extension set. Each $9.99.



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SVcummins

06-11-2021 10:49:30




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to Turkeyfoot, 06-11-2021 07:58:38  
Ive used a lot of thorsen tools they are pretty good



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John T

06-11-2021 06:20:13




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
Ive owned Craftsman tools and used them hard for over fifty years no problems. I also own some Snap On, Mac, S&K, Proto and others BUT MY ABSOLUTE FAVORIE IS WILLIAMS the finest ever built in my opinion.

That $9.99 is a good deal especially for Craftsman

John T



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Traditional Farmer

06-11-2021 06:27:53




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to John T, 06-11-2021 06:20:13  
Local NAPA store sold Williams for years,as you say great tools.



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John T

06-11-2021 06:57:01




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to Traditional Farmer, 06-11-2021 06:27:53  
Indeed, I don't think they (H A Williams) are made anymore, anytime I'm at a flea market I seek them out. Some of their old wrench sets were like a blue gun steel finish or gray metal, then later they made their Chrome Super Wrench series which I didnt like near as well, then they went out of business. I also like NAPA, Belknap and Blackhawk.

Nice chatting with you I may take a few pics of some of mine and post later

John T

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SPMN

06-11-2021 10:56:16




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to John T, 06-11-2021 06:57:01  
John T, Williams was bought out by Snap On a few years back & as far as I know, are stilling tools under the Williams name.



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MJMJ

06-11-2021 03:31:17




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  

This post was edited by MJMJ on 06/11/2021 at 03:32 am.



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Tom in TN

06-11-2021 01:18:04




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
So, how do you get warranty replacement of a broken Craftsman socket these days? I have a 3/4 inch socket in 1/2 inch drive that is broken. I took it to Lowes and they acted like I was from Mars. They have virtually no individual 1/2 inch drive sockets and the few that they have are metrics.

I miss Sears.

Tom in TN



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DeltaSteve

06-11-2021 06:30:13




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to Tom in TN, 06-11-2021 01:18:04  
Ace Hardware stores now handle Craftsman. When I break a Craftsman tool,I just hand it to the store clerk and they hand me a new one.



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Nate88

06-11-2021 05:01:40




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to Tom in TN, 06-11-2021 01:18:04  
Tom, I would say Lowes must not have a good company wide policy or training. I had a 3/8 ratchet from a set I bought over 20 years ago that broke. Walked into our local Lowes and they said just go down and pick out one that is close. Came back to the desk with what I thought was a slight up grade...more tooth ratchet and much better ergonomics, the lady filled out some form or warranty card and said you are good to go. No charges.

Nate88 - Indiana

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DMartin9N-2N

06-10-2021 18:35:37




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
Quick internet search shows Stanley-Black-Decker.

Dennis M. in W. Tenn.



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SVcummins

06-10-2021 17:56:49




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
Nothing wrong with craftsman . I had mostly craftsman sockets and snap on ratchets when I was twisting wrenches every day and didnt ever Break many sockets also had craftsman combination wrenches plus snap on flank drive wrenches to 1 1/2



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Gtidwell

06-10-2021 17:46:02




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
I need to check our Ace. I may just buy two myself.



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RESLLS

06-10-2021 17:23:38




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
Who is making Craftsman now? Years ago it was Easco/KD. For that price I guess it doesn't matter!



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MJMJ

06-10-2021 17:08:24




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
You cant beat that deal. I would buy several to keep around if we had an Ace nearby.



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Bob Harvey

06-10-2021 16:57:47




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to tractorguy2, 06-10-2021 16:42:01  
3/8 drive ? Looks like a heck of a deal. I'd likely buy 2 at that price - don't need them but a make nice gift sometimes. ;^)



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tractorguy2

06-10-2021 18:46:20




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 Re: new Craftsman socket set $9.99 in reply to Bob Harvey, 06-10-2021 16:57:47  
3/8 drive 10mm to 18mm. The SAE set is 3/8 to 7/8. If I didn't already have a dozen SAE socket sets I would have bought one of each. It has a sturdy plastic box and is just the right size to put under the pickup seat.



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