All Craftsman plugs and faucets are proudly made in the USA. UU. Craftsman is a line of tools, lawn and garden equipment, and workwear. Originally a proprietary brand established by Sears, the brand is now owned by Stanley Black & Decker.
They are manufactured by Apex on American production lines that formerly produced the standard Craftsman product manufactured in the United States before production moved overseas to Asia. One thing that many consumers pointed out is that, once Stanley Blacky & Decker took over Craftsman, they stopped offering lifetime warranties on tools. Some CRAFTSMAN wheelbarrows and some long-handled garden tools, such as rakes and shovels, are manufactured in Pennsylvania in 3 different factories using materials of worldwide origin. The company also used the name Dunlap for its lower quality tools from the late 1930s to the late 1950s.
Sears has never manufactured Craftsman products on its own, but instead relies on other manufacturers to manufacture them according to Sears designs and specifications, and then applying the Craftsman brand. As with all Sears products, Craftsman tools were not manufactured by Sears during the company's ownership, but were manufactured under contract by several other companies. According to Top Class Actions, consumers are disappointed with the tool brand because the products are no longer built to last. Evolv tools also have a lifetime warranty, but require the customer to have the original, dated receipt in order to make a claim.
The company plans to manufacture all of its tools in the United States and, to that end, has created more jobs in the U.S. If you want to support a brand that sells tools that are 100% made in the United States, one of the most reliable brands to consider is Estwing Hatchet. Techtronic Industries has manufactured many Craftsman portable power tools, which were purchased by the previous supplier, Diehl Motor Company (once a division of Singer) and Ryobi. If, for any reason, your Craftsman hand tool doesn't give you complete satisfaction, return it to any Sears store or other Craftsman retail outlet in the United States for free repair or replacement.
Many consumers have also reported problems when trying to obtain warranty repair or replacement for tools that are covered by the full lifetime warranty. Stay tuned for more updates on how CRAFTSMAN is proud of Fort Worth by creating jobs in the United States and manufacturing quality mechanical tools. Many specialized automotive tools, such as probes and gap gauges, have been manufactured by A&E Tool Company of Racine, Wisconsin (these tools will have the S logo in a circle). It is now supplied by Montezuma Tool Storage with the model 714 prefix, but the Craftsman tool warehouse sold in Lowes is still manufactured in Waterloo.