I was in the garage tonight trying to organize my mess and I have ALOT of craftsman tools, I was a craftsman guy, hand tools, rotary tool, even a wheel cylinder hone. All craftsman. All made in the USA, from the sockets to the toolboxes themselves, all quality tools, purchased at a reasonable price.
Not anymore, craftsman tools are now made in china, and its sad. I actually got depressed looking at and cleaning my tools, knowing I will never again be able to go to the sears store and buy a Craftsman Made in the USA socket set. It feels like a old friend died, Even when times were tough I knew I could depend on my Craftsman tools.
I know craftsman tools were never snap-on quality, however they were a great value for your dollar, and many a man and woman have made their living thanks in part to our old friend the craftsman tool.
Pride, Jobs, and a once great American Tradition… Gone to China.
We wonder why the economy sucks. I am really getting sick and tired of this crap.
How can I work on my car with Chinese Craftsman tools? Will I strip out bolts more frequently?