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XX Case XX wrote:It also has the numbers: 391.5164 on the sides. I can't imagine that's a phone number.
So here's my question: I can't remember seeing any tools from Sears that actually say "Sears" on them. Does anyone here have some kind of idea of how old this thing might be? I'm definitely going to mount it and use it but I'd sure like a guess as to it's approximate age. Anyone?
Old Folder wrote: I have used both items this week, 40 plus years old and still fully operational.
doglegg wrote:That is it. Worked for Sears in the mid 60's and if it said Craftsman and broke we would replace it, if it said Sears and broke well, you better go buy a craftsman, no guarantee.
OLDE CUTLER wrote:doglegg wrote:That is it. Worked for Sears in the mid 60's and if it said Craftsman and broke we would replace it, if it said Sears and broke well, you better go buy a craftsman, no guarantee.
Unfortunately this guarantee varied from store to store based on the store managers judgement. Our local store back in the 1970s had a manager that had to review each broken Craftsman tool before HE decided if it was replaced under warranty. One time I broke a socket taking a tie rod off a truck out at a local junkyard. A piece broke out from the side of the socket and went flying out into the weeds. I took the socket back to our local store and even though you could read Craftsman, the item number, and the size on the piece I had in my hand, the store manager refused to replace it because I didn't have the other piece that broke off. He said I would bring the other piece back and get another (second) free socket. He also would NEVER replace a broken Craftsman ratchet if any of the internal parts failed. He would hand you a rebuild parts kit and YOU had to install it.
TwoFlowersLuggage wrote:You probably never saw tools that just said "Sears" on them because your father knew to only buy the Craftsman and never the plain Sears!