Originally Posted by MikeD
I like tools that are good quality. That used to mean Sears until the '80s. They still have that replacement guarantee but they just give you another crappy tool that breaks -- if they have it in stock! I no longer go to Sears for anything. They gave us our first credit card. It had a $200.00 limit but we had to buy something for at least $20.00 to get it. 18% interest rate! We bought a sewing machine in 1977 that we still have today. And paid off that credit card immediately! We now have well over $100K in credit card limits. And spend not a dime on interest. Why just last year we got over $1,000.00 from out Navy card!
I now rarely buy any new tools (as I no longer am capable of working on anything and mostly already have all the tools I need) but when I do buy tools, it's Snap-On!
Agree with Mike above. I have Craftsman tools from the 70's and still are great. I did give a recent socket tool set (special sale) to a relative for a gift and the 1/2 drive ratchet wouldn't work out of the box. He took it to Sears and they gave him another one and threw the defective one in a 5 gallon pail with all the other defective ones.
Not the same Craftsman anymore.
My 1976 Craftsman 4 hp air compressor is still purring along putting out almost 9 CFM @ 40 PSI, however. It's a 220 volt 15 amp machine. I can still buy some parts for it if need be (off a third party site).