dealscraftsman 101 pc. mechanics tool set for $49.99…

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Understand that it's a HAND TOOL warranty. Of course it doesn't cover floor jacks or power tools or things that have parts that eventually WILL fail. The standard warranty on those things isn't bad still, typically 1 to 2 years. If you're unclear about what's covered and what's not, just check the site.

http://www.craftsman.com/cswarranty/nb-100000000227082?adCell=WF

Item #8:
"FOR AS LONG AS IT IS USED from the date of purchase, this Craftsman Evolv hand tool is warranted against defects in material and workmanship. With proof of purchase, a defective product will be replaced free of charge. This warranty does not cover expendable parts that can wear out from normal use within the warranty period.

WARRANTY SERVICE
To obtain warranty coverage, return the product to the retailer from which it was purchased for free repair or replacement if repair is unavailable."

I personally find it the most beneficial for garden equipment. Rakes, shovels, garden hoses, extension cords.

(Also a former drone.)

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@timpala:
While you are correct in that a lot of Craftsman tools are no longer made here in the states (blame APEX mfg, not Sears), MOST tools that carry the "red" Craftsman logo are still warrantied forever. The exception are the torque wrenches, which have always had a 90 day in store and 6 month calibration warranty.
If any store is refusing to honor the warranty then you NEED to call corporate. That is a big no-no. They are even required to accept tools with obvious fire or rust damage which used to not be the case.
But yea, stay away from the Evolve line. They are OK for light around the house work, but I wouldn't rebuild an engine with them.

Former Sears drone.

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@ghost650: Sorry my friend. Craftsman are rarely made in the USA anymore and the warranty is only as good as how long you want to argue with the local tool department manager. I always have to threaten to call corporate to get a tool replaced anymore.

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@ghost650: Sears really shouldn't put the Craftsman name on the Evolv tools. These are, indeed, made in China.

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@ghost650: Correct. There are, unfortunately, a lot of other tools sold by Sears with the Craftsman name on it that are not made in the USA (and often don't have the Craftsman warranty) that muddy the water. A good example of this is the Craftsman floor jack I bought which was made in China with a 2 year warranty - oddly enough the higher end ones are "standard" Craftsman (USA made, unlimited warranty). And of course all the Craftsman power tools are made in China and have short warranties.

It appears the rule of thumb is that Craftsman hand tools are the same as they've always been. Its the power and specialty tools that are not. That said, considering how many previously American names have gone to China (Crescent and Vise-Grips being two examples) that is tragically not surprising.

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@bizman69: If your wife is fixing your dishwasher for you, she probably has better tools than this.

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@gotfrogs: Standard craftsman hand tools are still made in USA and waranted for pretty much ever.

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@jimfett: Right. Standard craftsman tools have an unlimiten lifetime no questions asked they will replace your tool no matter what waranty.

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These were made for the wife's. That way she doesn't borrow your real tools and lose them when she's fixing the dishwasher.

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Good basic starter set, but do note that more than a third of the "pieces" are driver bits. They used to play the same game with hacksaw blades (eg. "1000 piece tool set." = two wrenches and 998 hacksaw blades)

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Looks a lot like the Champion brand set I bought from Sears years ago. Still using them with no problems.

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I just bought this, I also had a $20 gift card to Sears that I was never going to use. I'm going to scan my piece of paper receipt so I will have a digital copy for a lifetime.

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Standard Craftsman tools are NOT the tools you used to know as well. Little, if any, Craftsman tools are made in the US any more. The difference with the Evolv line is the warranty requires a receipt, so it is a lifetime of a piece of paper warranty.

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@ghost650: I got this from the listing: "Limited lifetime warranty"

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These are NOT standard Craftsman tools, these are their entry-level tools that are not covered by the same, famous lifetime waranty regular Craftsman tools are. That said, the tools themsleves are probably not of the same quality as standard craftsman tools either. I didn't see if or where it said these tools were made. I would venture to guess not the USA, for those who care.