Craftsman recently released two new universal ratcheting wrench sets in SAE and metric sizes. Each $50 set includes 7 combination wrenches with ordinary open ends and ratcheting universal box ends. For those that don’t want to poney up the extra cash for the ratcheting box end, Craftsman’s non-ratcheting universal wrenches are half price at $ 25 ($20 […]
Craftsman’s World’s Best Dad socket and ratchet set has dropped in price recently to $10. We’ve been tracking this set for a while, but the price never seemed right at $25-$30. This 3/8″ SAE set includes a Craftsman Professional ratchet, 6pt sockets in sizes 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/16″, 7/8″, 15/16″, and 1″, and a wood […]
Through Tuesday 6/1/10, Sears is offering free shipping on online tool orders over $99. There will also be a post-holiday sale the following week. Quite a few Craftsman tools have been marked down as well, so if there’s something on your wishlist, check the price.
Those crazy guys at the Craftsman Labs have taken their tool torture to a whole new level. With the help of musician/composer/ producer Kutiman, they created the following music video. Every sound you hear was created with Craftsman tools. There was definitely a lot of creativity involved – some tools were banged together (wrench xylophone) and […]
I’ve had Craftsman’s 2008 Holiday Tool Preview catalog on my desk for a few months now, but have not quite found the right time to talk about it. Actually, I don’t think that there will ever be a good time to talk about it – it’s not exactly a simple or straightforward issue. The thing […]
If you recall, we reviewed the Craftsman Mitermate a few months ago. Afterwards, the question in everyone’s minds was: how well does it perform compared to an ordinary miter saw? For the answer to this, check out my comparative review over at Popular Mechanics! Craftsman Mitermate vs. Dewalt DW713 Miter Saw via Popular Mechanics Craftsman Mitermate […]
Craftsman will soon be releasing a new line of cordless lawn and garden tools that are compatible with their 19.2-volt C3 battery system. This new lineup will include a 22″ hedge trimmer, blower/sweeper, and string trimmer.
Reader and frequent commentor IndyEngineer tipped us off to a great deal currently at Sears. The above shown ball bearing storage combo is now $700, which is 50% off its regular price of $1400. That’s a great deal indeed! Craftsman 22 Drawer 40-inch Ball Bearing Storage Combo
We just checked Sears.com and saw that the new Craftsman Nextec 4 piece drill/driver, saw, sander, flashlight combo set has been added to their product catalog. The kit is scheduled for release on May 1st 2010, and is available for pre-order at $170. Craftsman Nectec Drill/Driver, Saw, Sander Combo via Sears Preview Post of the New […]
There’s definitely something strange going on between Sears and their Craftsman brand, and I have a feeling that it goes way beyond the recent agreement to sell Craftsman tools at Ace Hardware. Just take a look at the cover of Sears’ 2010-2011 tool catalog – Craftsman tools are missing!
There are a few updated details about the new partnership between Sears, Craftsman, and Ace Hardware that we thought you would find interesting. That, and we cannot keep our thoughts about this to ourselves for any longer.
To help improve sales, Sears has agreed to sell Craftsman branded tools through Ace Hardware. Early reports are saying that the partnership will start with 100 Ace stores carrying about 10% of the Craftsman product line by May. It has not yet been decided if Sears will roll out this “store-within-a-store Craftsman offering” to all 4500 […]
This Old House broke the news yesterday about an upcoming Craftsman Nextec cordless tool kit which will include two brand new tools – a palm sander, and a cordless circular trim saw. Craftsman’s Nextec series is their line of compact lithium ion powered tools which includes conventional tool designs such as a 3/8″ drill and an […]
Craftsman Labs is a small microsite that features videos of Craftsman power and hand tools being subjected to grueling tests and extreme conditions. The guys over at the Craftsman Lab are ready to make new videos and obliterate more tools, and are asking for viewers to offer tool-torture video suggestions of their own. You can check out […]
I recently purchased three Craftsman ball bearing storage products recently, during a decent clearance sale. I’m fairly certain that Waterloo produced these items, but I may be mistaken. Purchased were: two 2-drawer ball bearing intermediate chests, and one 6-drawer Griplatch ball bearing chest. Thus far, I’m less than fully satisfied with all three units.
ToolGuyd reader SharkBreath dropped us a note about a checkered stool he found at his local Sears. SharkBreath writes: I found these stools at my local Sears in Daytona. They are marked $24.99 on clearance from $29.99. It’s only a $5 savings, but these stools are the nice sturdy, double ring design. I already own […]
There are quite a few questions about the new Craftsman 21226 MiterMate miter saw that we set out to address with a full no-holds barred hands-on review. Is the MiterMate gimmicky? Overly complex? Awkward and clumsy? Or is it as innovative and functional as Craftsman advertises? Keep reading for our full review of the MiterMate, or […]
Check out this video by Sears’ Blue Tool Crew, which features some of the new Craftsman tool storage products and hand tools that are being demoed over at the International Builders Show. Some of the more interesting sneak peeks in the video are new C3 power tools, including a new impact wrench, 4-battery charger and […]
While searching for additional products to add to our Sears & Craftsman Clearance Deals page, we spotted this fantastic deal. This Craftsman stationary storage unit has 9 Griplatch ball bearing drawers, and is quite spacious at 47″ wide, 18″ deep, and 54-1/4″ tall. Actually, this unit is better described as massive, with phenomenal capacity. The regular […]
The Craftsman 10″ MiterMate Miter Saw is unlike any miter saw that we’ve ever seen before. Compared to a traditional miter saw, the MiterMate, with its innovative V-fence system, is said to help woodworkers and DIYers save time while increasing the efficiency and accuracy of their cross cuts and miter joints.