Well we’ve seen how the sale of Apex played out in the Craftsman suppliers. Now almost every tool I pick up at Sears is Made in China. The Made in Taiwan are looking better then them now.
SK was bought by Ideal and they have actually gained in the quality of the products. So if you can find them at an affordable price I would recommend purchasing them.
In all honesty I have problems with the oft repeated advice to buy the older Craftsman tools. Yes they have an lifetime warranty, but what will they be replaced with?
Will it be worth while to purchase them?