Let me start by saying I am not trolling - I am curious. I am looking for
opinions and if the subject bothers you, move on.
We see lots of opinions regarding tool brands here and Craftsman sticks out.
It appears as though our opinions on Craftsman power tools run from very
supportive to downright venomous. Personally, as I read some of these posts
I try to imagine who sent them - particularly in terms of experience and
I am beginning to think some of the more disrespectful comments are coming
from the older crowd who remember the power equipment Craftsman offered up
until the early 80's. In fact some of us older geezers might still have
70's vintage routers, circular saws, sanders or other machines that are
still serving us well. A lot of the maintenance on these old machines
amounted to replacing power cords and brushes. We also remember when it
took three guys to move their cast-iron winged table saws, drill presses or
My theory - Much of the venom is coming from older folks who feel betrayed
by Sears and are just pissed. Any truth to this?
(BTW - this is aimed at power tools, not hand tools, sockets, etc.)