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      11-23-2023, 10:28 AM   #23
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I believe, if you check, Craftsman is no longer what it used to be when Sears existed. I think they carry a lifetime warranty but it's now harder to get replacement under that warranty without Sears. They are made by Stanley/Black&Decker mainly in China. One of my flexible head ratchets has a cracked plastic handle. I'll see what Lowe's does for warranty!
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Keep your original and wrap the plastic in a handlebar tape or electrician tape. I have an old black handle flex head that's cracked.
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I believe, if you check, Craftsman is no longer what it used to be when Sears existed. I think they carry a lifetime warranty but it's now harder to get replacement under that warranty without Sears. They are made by Stanley/Black&Decker mainly in China. One of my flexible head ratchets has a cracked plastic handle. I'll see what Lowe's does for warranty!
I broke a Craftsman torx bit and returned last week it for a replacement with no hassle at Ace Hardware. I don’t know where I purchased the bit and Ace asked no questions.
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Had a set of craftsman stuff since the 90s still doing fine. I've broken tons of bits but the ratchets and wrenches won't quit.
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I'm in the DIY market and really like the Husky tools from Home Depot. They remind me of the Craftsman tools before Craftsman went down hill. My dad was a professional mechanic and he swore by SnapOn. They are very nice, but over-priced for even hard-core DIY in my opinion.
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I believe, if you check, Craftsman is no longer what it used to be when Sears existed. I think they carry a lifetime warranty but it's now harder to get replacement under that warranty without Sears. They are made by Stanley/Black&Decker mainly in China. One of my flexible head ratchets has a cracked plastic handle. I'll see what Lowe's does for warranty!
Well, not so true! I bought a 60V chainsaw a few years ago which suddenly quit on me. One phone call and there was a NEW replacement in the mail. Was crazy because I expected to either send it back for repair or be given a local repair drop off location. So their warranty is still good, the unit had a 5 year warranty by the way. Reinforced my decision to stand by the product.
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The Tekton SRH31112 is the leading candidate late in the game. 90 tooth ratchet, flex head, quick release >12" length. And a U.S.-based company. They make some of their tools in the U.S., but not this one. I can live with that.

I have no objection to paying a premium price, but it doesn't appear to be necessary. Another plus for the $46 Tekton.

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Are you in the US market? Can’t see on the mobile site. Which retailer did you buy from?
KC tool is a great site for Wera and other german tool companies.
https://www.kctool.com/
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