[mmr] Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: Question for the wrenches
- From: "LaGrua, Jeffrey Allen (Jeff) CIV USN NAVSURFWARCEN SLB CA (USA)" <jeffrey.lagrua@xxxxxxxx>
- To: "'mmr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <mmr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 21:00:22 +0000
On Jan 5, 2020, at 15:02, Steve Mielnicki <mailto:mielnicki@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Lowe’s and Ace Hardware now carries craftsman, but seems to be all the
cheaper stuff, not the Made in USA
stuff you could get at Sears. Not sure about replacement, however they still
have lifetime warranty.
We had an ancient pair of Ace-branded diagonal cutters (those things that
look like pliers but are for cutting
The new one doesn’t feel as solid/hefty.
With Sears' bankruptcy, Sears has since sold Craftsman tools licensing rights
to Stanley Black & Decker, and as such 'all' (read: most*) new tools (read:
replacements) are made of the finest High-Grade Chinesium that the
Big-Rock-Candy-Mountain has to offer, and I would presume your ACE branded
tools, are as well.
Welcome to globalization at its best. :-\
* Interesting wrinkle: Stanley Black & Decker sued Sears & Roebuck in March of
2019 for breach of contract and trademark infringement over its (Sears') new
line of professional-grade mechanics tools under the Craftsman Ultimate
Collection brand. According to the complaint, Sears breached the license
agreement by launching its new tool line and touting its stores as “the real
home of the broadest assortment of Craftsman.
So there's that...
Also interestingly, Sears actually came out of Ch11 Bankruptcy, surviving it's
brush with Corporate Death (since corporations are "people" now in 'Murrica) -
however *greatly* diminished from its former glory, with a scant 425 combined
Sears and Kmart stores down from a previous 3500 stores in 2005.
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