Comments and Reviews (3)

CeeDog Posted 10:16pm PDT 03/14/2019

This isn't your Dad's Craftsman brand. I've personally noticed the quality has gone into the toilet in recent years.

Beginning in 2010, hand tools manufactured for Craftsman by Apex Tool Group (formerly known as Danaher) such as ratchets, sockets, and wrenches began to be sourced overseas (mainly in China, although some are produced in Taiwan), while tools produced for Craftsman by Western Forge such as adjustable wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers and larger mechanic tool sets remain made in the United States, although as of 2018, most if not all of the production for these products have moved over to Asia. Sears still has an Industrial line which is sold through various authorized distributors. These tools are US made, appearing identical to their previous non-industrial US made counterparts, save for the "Industrial" name stamped on them. They are manufactured by Apex on the US production lines that previously produced the USA made standard Craftsman product before production switched overseas to Asia.

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dave_c Posted 12:07pm PDT 03/15/2019

^ That may not apply to small specialty tools like these, though I'm not implying that means they're made in the US. The sticker on the back states made in China.

I prefer Wera micro screwdrivers but a set with more than one style tip tends to run north of $50 and some of those are made in the Czech Republic instead of Germany.

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Whaoh Posted 3:36pm PDT 03/16/2019

Who cares where it's made as long as they keep the free replacement warranty.

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