With even the main hand tools being imported. Where does this leave the Craftsman brand?
One of the big reasons many bought and supported the Craftsman brand for so many years was the fact that they were made on the USA. Now that has largely fallen by the way side.
How many will pay USA tool prices for imported tools? You might as well buy Gearwrenches at least they don’t try to hide where they are made! Trying to find a country of origin on the new packages from Craftsman is a major exercise of your detective abilities.
The new Harbor Freight Pittsburgh line from Taiwan exhibits a better chrome appearance and better machining at a much lower price point.
Now add in the dilution of the brand by the selling of Craftsman tools by every store around.
It all adds up to the end of Craftsman tools as we have known them.