Sears and K-Mart
Does it really matter who bought who . . . ?
Sad to say, but it’s a case of one loser brand buying another
It really is sad, because I used to consider Sears a decent place to shop. They’ve been circling the drain so long now, I’m surprised they’re still around
K-mart, on the other hand, I don’t even remember ANY time when K-mart was a decent place to shop. If you want to be frustrated, not find what you want, bare shelves, stuff just strewn all over the floors, in the wrong location, etc., K-mart is the place to go
As far as tools for my garage at home go, I have many Craftsman sockets. I consider the impact sockets a very good bargain, especially during club saver days. But I don’t like their ratchets. Craftsman used to have a professional line of box end wrenches, which were full polish and made in USA. I don’t think the craftsman “professional” line even exists, anymore. Some of the tools have the same part , but aren’t labeled professional anymore, while some other tools have been discontinued
Just to keep this slightly car-related . . .
I do use some of those 1/2" drive craftsman impact sockets at work. A set of made in USA 1/2" drive deep impact sockets with lifetime warranty for about $50 . . . I think that’s what I paid, when they were on sale . . . is a pretty good bargain, IMO
you could probably buy a harbor fake set for less, but that’s not made in USA