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Craftsman was also farming out some of their tool manufacturing to Taiwan, I don't know for how long or if they are still doing it but those are the ones to avoid.
To the gun grabbers:
What kind of malicious intent do You have towards Me that makes You fear the fact that I may have a firearm.
Well, for $10.00 I'm not going to do too much fussing - ordered a long handled Gearwrench 120 tooth ratchet to replace the junk craftsman. It doesn't hurt to have backup craftsman sockets - considering how often they crack out .
For the past several years, I've been checking estate sales, pawn shops, etc looking for older craftsman sets and tools. I picked up a 20 something piece 1/4" drive set from back when they still had the steel cases. I'll find incomplete sets but usually the sockets that are missing are the ones I need.
PT1911 - 45ACP, Pietta 1873 SAA - 45LC, PT709SS slim, Heritage RR 6.5" 22LR/Mag dual cylinders
1939 Tula 91/30 Nugget, Evil Copper and Black Rifle, Savage B-Mag in 17WSM
Mossberg 535 12ga
GPS Coordinates to lake where they all reside. Always wear your life vests kids. Boating accidents DO happen.
I bought a set of Craftsman sockets/ratchets and wrenches when I was 17 (55 now), as I enjoyed working on my cars so much. After 30+ years, the 3/8" drive well abused ratchet finally gave up the ghost. Went to exchange it due to the lifetime warranty, and was told I could only exchange for a "reconditioned" one. OK...…..took me 3 attempts to get one that didn't immediately break or have a problem. Craftsman quality is nowhere near what it used to be.
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Rossi R98 Plinker 6" barrel
Taurus G2S Brown/Black
A few others
I have a couple of old Craftsman 1/2" drive ratchets that both still work well. In fact, last year I opened them up and cleaned and greased them. They should be good for a long time. I know one is mid-seventies vintage and the other someone gave me back in the 80s.
I purchased a Pittsburgh 1/2" ratchet from Harbor Freight about a year ago and it's a nice tool - very smooth. Haven't used it but a couple of times but it works well.
The really hard shame is that in the past, quality did cost something, and you got what you paid for, and the makers were proud to back their products. Roll forward, and for decades people have expected everything to be low priced, yet still retain quality. But that's impossible, and all you really get is name brand comfort and materials and workmanship that are poor.
The cause is plain old corporate greed. On the one side with low wages that have not kept up with inflation for 40 years, and on the other with product quality cut faster than prices. So you end up with junk on the shelves at a "great price" but that is all most people can afford anymore.