Re: What is the status of Sears as a retailer?
I almost always buy parts online, but since when does Lowe's not sell parts? I haven't paid attention in a while, but I remember seeing a big sign near a service desk in the equipment area of the store claiming they could get any part for any machine???
Ace was carrying Craftsman around here for many years before the Lowe's deal started.
I will agree that tool quality has gone out the window, but that started more like 15-20 years ago. I started noticing then that replacement tools (screwdrivers, sockets, ratchets) were all redesigned to use less material than the ones I was replacing (which I'd bought around 30 years ago). The ones my dad has from 40+ years ago were even stronger than mine.
While some of Lampert's actions should probably land him in jail (morally if not technically legally), the tool quality problem existed long before he arrived to dismantle the company and line his own pockets...
2005 Craftsman GS6500 (2010 Kohler Courage): JB Jr, electric sleeve hitch
2003 Husqvarna GTH2548 (2014 Briggs Intek): Craftsman 46-inch snowblower
OTHER (NOTABLE) EQUIPMENT:
2013 Honda HS1332TAS tracked snowblower
American CLS 40TC24-200 Logsplitter (2019 Predator 301)
1997 Troy Bilt Horse PTO: tiller, chipper/shredder
Stihl Kombi KM130R: string trimmer, mini cultivator, bed edger, pole saw
Echo PB751T backpack blower
Husqvarna 350 chainsaw
2003 Craftsman GT5000 (all used up)
2003 Craftsman DLT3000 (all burned up)
Last edited by mikeinri; 06-30-2019 at 09:39 AM.