Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools
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  Re: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by Winterwood (Fresh out of bankrup...)
Eddie Lamperts is buying Sears.  It looks like more lawsuits are forth-coming.  

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/07/eddie-la...-life.html
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#22
  Re: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by Winterwood (Fresh out of bankrup...)
I don't know what good keeping sears alive will be, malls are dying almost everywhere. And that's where most Sears stores are located.
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#23
  Re: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by Winterwood (Fresh out of bankrup...)
Roebuck is turning in his grave right about now. Actually, he's been spinning for a while.
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#24
  Re: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by Winterwood (Fresh out of bankrup...)
Too bad, I liked their hand tools, however their power line of tools were always junk.
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  Re: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by Winterwood (Fresh out of bankrup...)
(03-10-2019, 09:49 AM)med-one Wrote: Too bad, I liked their hand tools, however their power line of tools were always junk.

I have to disagree. I bought a biscuit joiner (basically a DeWalt, just a different color) because it was on sale. I also bought a Craftsman thickness planer. It has been a great machine. I have a 7 1/4" slide compound miter saw, it's ok, wouldn't buy it again. The rotary tool, pretty much a Dremel brand in Craftsman red/black. The router, no clue who made it but so far, it has worked flawlessly.  I think it depends on who actually manufactured the tool.
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#26
  Re: RE: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by museumguy ([quote='med-one' pid...)
(03-10-2019, 10:00 AM)museumguy Wrote: I have to disagree. I bought a biscuit joiner (basically a DeWalt, just a different color) because it was on sale. I also bought a Craftsman thickness planer. It has been a great machine. I have a 7 1/4" slide compound miter saw, it's ok, wouldn't buy it again. The rotary tool, pretty much a Dremel brand in Craftsman red/black. The router, no clue who made it but so far, it has worked flawlessly.  I think it depends on who actually manufactured the tool.

My big issue with their power tools was proprietary attachments such as miter gauge slots being smaller so you couldn't use other brands attachments.   Roly
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#27
  Re: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by Winterwood (Fresh out of bankrup...)
That would be a problem. I would have an issue as well. I never owned a Craftsman tablesaw, almost bought one on several occasions.

OH, I also have a pancake compressor that came with a combo nail gun/stapler. Hated it so I sold it.

Sorry to derail the original topic.
I no longer build museums but don't want to change my name. My new job is a lot less stressful. Life is much better.

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#28
  Re: RE: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by Phil Thien ([quote='AHill' pid='...)
(03-09-2019, 11:03 PM)Phil Thien Wrote: CraftsmEn Tools.
Or better yet, since a lot more women are involved in the trades than in 1927, when the trademark was registered by Sears, Craftsfolk or Craftspeople tools.

Just, please, please, not CraftsMaker tools.
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#29
  Re: RE: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by Bill_Houghton ([quote='Phil Thien' ...)
(03-10-2019, 02:55 PM)Bill_Houghton Wrote: Or better yet, since a lot more women are involved in the trades than in 1927, when the trademark was registered by Sears, Craftsfolk or Craftspeople tools.

Just, please, please, not CraftsMaker tools.

All I know is that Sears Craftsman have been outsourced for many years. Everything from a Router ( Bosch look alike ) to Jorgensen hand screws. Some of their current tool boxes are made in  Missouri, USA. And many of the original hand tools were USA made. What ever the legal case may be I hope Craftsman can actually mean something again. Stanley/ B&D on the other hand I have nothing good to say about. It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds.
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#30
  Re: Sears being sued over advertising Craftsman tools by Winterwood (Fresh out of bankrup...)
I don't believe Sears ever actually made any of its tools; I think they always contracted out.  You can find (vintage) Craftsman hand planes made by Stanley, Millers Falls, Sargent, and maybe others.  I'm not sure who made their later crappy ones.
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