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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,098
    I have a ton of craftsman (USA made) sockets and such. I also have a lot of other brands of tools, even harbor freight stuff. Hard to see a whole lot of difference in things, but I am not a pro mechanic. I understand snap on is the best knees, but also stupid expensive. 
    Stanley tool makes a lot of it. Carlisle, Blackhawk, and Mac are all made by Stanley. 
    ~ John - Instagram @hoosier_egger
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • craftsman is owned by stanley now
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1911Man1911Man Posts: 361
    Just ordered some wood chunks...
    http://www.mainegrillingwoods.com/chunks-two-pack-jumbo-poly.html
    Getting one bag of black cherry and one of sugar maple. I have enough left for another cook. Might not smoke over the weekend, but better to order now and have it just in case. Oh, and I picked the ground shipping option because:

    Kind of a 'no-brainer'... Especially since I'll probably see it Wednesday. 
    Large BGE with CGS Woo Ring, stone with stainless pan, Smokeware chimney cap, Kick Ash basket and Kick Ash can.
    Living free in the 603 (Pelham).
  • 1911Man1911Man Posts: 361
    craftsman is owned by stanley now
    When did they take it over?? Is that everything or just hand tools?? 
    Large BGE with CGS Woo Ring, stone with stainless pan, Smokeware chimney cap, Kick Ash basket and Kick Ash can.
    Living free in the 603 (Pelham).
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 2,827
    edited February 25
    A couple years ago that’s why they are in Lowe’s now, Sears sold it off to try and save the ship from sinking
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1911Man1911Man Posts: 361
    A couple years ago that’s why they are in Lowe’s now, Sears sold it off to try and save the ship from sinking
    Ah... Makes sense for the time frame (and from I recall for the tools showing up in Lowe's). I have no issue with the older hand tools I have by Craftsman. But the machinery I had owned over the past several years (made after they were on the decline) earned the name "Crapsman". IMO, there are enough good quality hand tools out there these days, with solid warranties, for people working on small projects, or tinkering. Especially if you don't have the budget for true professional level hand tools. 
    Large BGE with CGS Woo Ring, stone with stainless pan, Smokeware chimney cap, Kick Ash basket and Kick Ash can.
    Living free in the 603 (Pelham).
  • billt01billt01 Posts: 1,128
    "trying" to purchase this...
    Have:
     XLBGE / Stumps Baby XL / Couple of Stokers (Gen 1 and Gen 3) / Blackstone 36 / Maxey 3x5 water pan hog cooker
    Had:
    LBGE / Lang 60D / Cookshack SM150 / Stumps Stretch / Stumps Baby

    Fat Willies BBQ
    Ola, Ga

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,667
    Botch said:
    dmourati said:
    Same.
    One thing I'm embarrassed to say I didn't know until recently was the differences between standard phillips screws and JIS phillips identified by a dot.

    If you don't know of them, this information will help you from mangling these screws. 

    https://www.motorcycle.com/ask-mo-anything/difference-between-japanese-jis-phillips.html
    Just learned this myself a couple years ago.  Fortunately I traded my Yamaha bike for a BMW before I bought a bunch of JIS drivers, so I could use the money for... Torx drivers.   :|

    damn british truck has a special torque screw to lock in the battery, bigger pin size than the standard security torque. nothing the saw and chisel couldnt fix
  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 1,037
    craftsman is owned by stanley now
    We folks in and around Towson, Md prefer “Stanley Black & Decker”...  My dear ole grandma went to school with Alonzo Decker.

    Funny little story - in the 1980s my grandma was living in West Palm Beach.  Around the corner from her, Black & Decker was opening a storefront service center.  Well, she was keeping an eye out for the grand opening - one day she asked me, “Do you think Tubby Decker will be there?”  I couldn’t help letting out a small laugh, and said, “Grandma, it’s a very large company - no way he’ll be here for this.”

    A couple of days later I got the phone # of B&D HQ up in Towson and got ahold of someone in the executive suite.  Alonzo “Tubby” Decker, although retired at that point, did maintain an office there and did spend time there weekly.  So, I wrote a letter to Mr. Decker, relaying the whole story.  Sure enough, a short time later, I got a letter in return, “Dear John, thank you for you note.  It’s been many years since anyone has called me Tubby.  Give my best to Libby.”
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • BotchBotch Posts: 9,419
    A couple years ago that’s why they are in Lowe’s now, Sears sold it off to try and save the ship from sinking
    Heh, the only reason I went into a Sears brick-n-mortar was for a Craftsman item.... 
    ____________________________________________
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  • Just picked up a set of tow dollies for the winter's project - a '75 Dodge Power Wagon wrecker.
    Glencoe, Minnesota
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 2,827
    edited February 25
    Botch said:
    A couple years ago that’s why they are in Lowe’s now, Sears sold it off to try and save the ship from sinking
    Heh, the only reason I went into a Sears brick-n-mortar was for a Craftsman item.... 
     Me too, like they mentioned above I would toss a broken tool in the bucket and grab a new one off the shelf. Now it’s hard to find a Sears. That whole situation is a mess, why would they buy Kmart? Box stores are failing left and right including yours, what justification would you have to buy another sinking ship. Beyond logic. 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 3,047
    new tires it looks like. Unrepairable nail in the sidewalk of one. The tires have 54000 miles, too many to just buy a pair in my opinion. The dealer said that otherwise I could have gotten another 20,000 miles plus on them.
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,478
    edited February 25
    I have a ton of craftsman (USA made) sockets and such. I also have a lot of other brands of tools, even harbor freight stuff. Hard to see a whole lot of difference in things, but I am not a pro mechanic. I understand snap on is the best knees, but also stupid expensive. 
    I spent a lifetime with professional  hand tools. I still have some of my original Craftsman. I learned early on that it was about comfort and precision. The Craftsman stuff worked fine, just not what you wanted to use all day. Tighter gearing in the ratchets make a big difference in tight spaces. Flank Drive on the box ends wont round the bolt heads. My main tool box is all Snap On and I still have my original 1/4 inch drive set (circa 1976) Lot's and Lot's of $$$ though. 
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,890

    I guess that makes me a victim.  I've been in the van many times. 
    LBGE, MiniMax - 17, 22, and 36"Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,725
    edited February 25
    The rail carrier I retired from bought our tools.  Only 3 brands were allowed, craftsman, snap on and one other.  They would do locker checks to make sure we had no "banned" tools".  Most of the guys would lock up when they came around but not me.  I left mine wide open.  At times they would take tools out and start to question me of the origin and I would tell them HEY you bought them I didn't.  I would get new replacements in a week or two. 

    Once they bought two of us  VERY nice blue point sets to take on road repair trips.  Back then it was a 300-500 $ set.  On a locker check they told me this was not allowed and to throw it in the dumpster which I did right away.  I got them out on my way home at the end of my shift and still use them today  =) .   I really am bummed I didn't get my snap on ratchet wrenches before I left. 

    My point is if I'm not paying I would prefer the snap on and blue point over craftsman but they all worked. 

    Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.

  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,478
    kl8ton said:

    I guess that makes me a victim.  I've been in the van many times. 
    Yeah, true I guess but they made me a lot of $$
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,098
    I have a ton of craftsman (USA made) sockets and such. I also have a lot of other brands of tools, even harbor freight stuff. Hard to see a whole lot of difference in things, but I am not a pro mechanic. I understand snap on is the best knees, but also stupid expensive. 
    I spent a lifetime with professional  hand tools. I still have some of my original Craftsman. I learned early on that it was about comfort and precision. The Craftsman stuff worked fine, just not what you wanted to use all day. Tighter gearing in the ratchets make a big difference in tight spaces. Flank Drive on the box ends wont round the bolt heads. My main tool box is all Snap On and I still have my original 1/4 inch drive set (circa 1976) Lot's and Lot's of $$$ though. 
    My absolute favorite ratchet is my Snap On 1/4 swivel head. I've had it for 20 years and it's still as smooth as buttah
    ~ John - Instagram @hoosier_egger
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • rifrenchrifrench Posts: 362
    I started buying and using  Snap-On tools in 1968.  I still use the original tools, save a few that were worn out, or broken.  I added to them through the years and up sized roller cabinets and chests several times.
     1 LBGE, 1 SBGE, 1 KBQ and a 26" Blackstone near Blackstone, Virginia
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,478
    ColtsFan said:
    I have a ton of craftsman (USA made) sockets and such. I also have a lot of other brands of tools, even harbor freight stuff. Hard to see a whole lot of difference in things, but I am not a pro mechanic. I understand snap on is the best knees, but also stupid expensive. 
    I spent a lifetime with professional  hand tools. I still have some of my original Craftsman. I learned early on that it was about comfort and precision. The Craftsman stuff worked fine, just not what you wanted to use all day. Tighter gearing in the ratchets make a big difference in tight spaces. Flank Drive on the box ends wont round the bolt heads. My main tool box is all Snap On and I still have my original 1/4 inch drive set (circa 1976) Lot's and Lot's of $$$ though. 
    My absolute favorite ratchet is my Snap On 1/4 swivel head. I've had it for 20 years and it's still as smooth as buttah
    That would be the circa 1976 set I was referring to. Most used ratchet in my arsenal. One gearset and 1 pin in all those years.
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,478
    edited February 26
    rifrench said:
    I started buying and using  Snap-On tools in 1968.  I still use the original tools, save a few that were worn out, or broken.  I added to them through the years and up sized roller cabinets and chests several times.
    My last set of Snap On chests were as big as some of the cars. It becomes an addiction lol.
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • 1/4" ratchet has been retired since I started farming...
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • I am more into cutting torches, air hammer, welders, mostly torches
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 993
    I'm having a hard time deciding what to buy tonight from Charleston.

    A small BGE, a chiminea, a 17" BS and an Ooni Koda in Las Cruces, NM

  • BotchBotch Posts: 9,419
    rifrench said:
    I started buying and using  Snap-On tools in 1968.  I still use the original tools, save a few that were worn out, or broken.  I added to them through the years and up sized roller cabinets and chests several times.
    My last four years I worked for the Maintenance Support Group, and one shop that I walked past every morning and evening would always collect beat-up Snap-On chests/roller cabinets, wrap them in plastic and ship off to DRMO, and then open palletloads of new Snap-On cabinets, load them onto trucks, and distribute them to different shops.  
    Talk about a candy store.... 
    ____________________________________________
    Introvert Engineers - Social Distancing before it was cool.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 3,047
    We pulled one of the auto shop sized Snap On rolling tool chests out of a box culvert after Katrina. We used an electric winch and a tree for a block and tackle in order to get the angle right. Unfortunately it seemed that some one had just settled for emptying all of the drawers. The tools would have probably been corroded, salt water you know.
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,134
    @Botch the GBSD should be awarded around September- ready to come back to work yet? 

    Got some calls today to discuss phenolic ablatives for the program.  Nothing like a 50 year annuity...


    Greensboro, NC
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