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(NYPost)   One of the last bastions of manliness for American husbands, the Craftsman power tool is now the favorite of mothers. When did it all go wrong?   (nypost.com) divider line 133
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2013-05-09 03:30:01 PM  
Since when have women not enjoyed power tools?
 
2013-05-09 03:41:24 PM  
Racing trucks

/that is all
 
2013-05-09 04:04:27 PM  
My personal favorite:

www.snapon.com
 
2013-05-09 04:05:04 PM  

DeadGeek: My personal favorite:

[www.snapon.com image 225x70]


Generally yes but I have been buying a lot of Proto stuff lately.
 
2013-05-09 04:06:14 PM  

probesport: DeadGeek: My personal favorite:

[www.snapon.com image 225x70]

Generally yes but I have been buying a lot of Proto stuff lately.


I'm lucky, my neighbor is a Snap-On salesman.
 
2013-05-09 04:07:28 PM  

BKITU: Since when have women not enjoyed power tools?


Since Craftsman came out with the battery-powered, hand-held massager.
 
2013-05-09 04:08:23 PM  

Wellon Dowd: BKITU: Since when have women not enjoyed power tools?

Since Craftsman came out with the battery-powered, hand-held massager.


I need to take a nap. That is the third time today I replied to a post and then realized I had misread it.
 
2013-05-09 04:08:24 PM  
Craftsman is for pussies.

i21.photobucket.com

These are what real men use.

/machismo
 
2013-05-09 04:08:42 PM  
I don't even think we have a Sears here anymore. Do they sell Craftsman anywhere but Sears?
 
2013-05-09 04:09:44 PM  
Craftsman, sokay I guess. Prefer Dewalt if you want to spend a few bucks or Porter-Cable if you're being cheap.
 
2013-05-09 04:10:45 PM  

titwrench: I don't even think we have a Sears here anymore. Do they sell Craftsman anywhere but Sears?


Ace Hardware carries a limited selection. generally one whole aisle will be assigned to Craftsman.
 
2013-05-09 04:11:04 PM  
Craftsman power tools... No thanks.
Do they still offer a lifetime warranty on their hand tools?
 
2013-05-09 04:11:14 PM  
Nothing went wrong. Craftsman is perfect for girls. Men use DeWalt, Huskvarna, Milwaukee, Hilte, and other brands. Craftsman? Perfect for girls--not too much power or heft.
 
2013-05-09 04:11:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
GBB
2013-05-09 04:12:49 PM  
Pittsburgh and Chigago, for when you're feeling suicidal during your DIY.
 
2013-05-09 04:12:49 PM  
I guess you could cut a sandwich in half with a reciprocating saw.
 
2013-05-09 04:14:08 PM  

probesport: DeadGeek: My personal favorite:

[www.snapon.com image 225x70]

Generally yes but I have been buying a lot of Proto stuff lately.


Me also to
 
2013-05-09 04:14:09 PM  
My sister in-law has become a DeWalt junkie ever since she borrowed my drill. She now has more DeWalt tools than I do.
 
2013-05-09 04:14:43 PM  
Women prefer Brand X.

Women now DIY.

/Sure, when they can't get a man to do it for them
 
2013-05-09 04:16:41 PM  

roadkillontheweb: My sister in-law has become a DeWalt junkie ever since she borrowed my drill. She now has more DeWalt tools than I do.


The DeWalt story is a sad one, once a great name in tools but Black & Decker really drove them into the ground.
 
2013-05-09 04:17:03 PM  
I have zero brand loyalty with tools, I get whatever comes my way used and at a reasonable price. Craigslist is great for tools, I have never had to deal with a weirdo when buying or selling a tool. The times we have given away things like horse fencing or blankets we have gotten the farking strangest people.
 
2013-05-09 04:18:25 PM  
Dewalt is only good for wasting your money.  Every Dewalt tool I've owned has only been marginally better than cheapies at best with the primary sales point being more features that I don't need.  Cheapy tools I bought years ago are still working and being used.  Every Dewalt I've had more than 4 years(of heavy use) broke.
 
2013-05-09 04:19:51 PM  
Craftsman already has a line of tools for women, it is called Kenmore.

www.bargaingrove.com
 
2013-05-09 04:21:05 PM  
I'm a Makita and duwalt man myself.

I got a craftsman table saw... it sucks..
 
2013-05-09 04:21:30 PM  

JRoo: Craftsman is for pussies.

[i21.photobucket.com image 800x635]

These are what real men use.

/machismo


This.

Although, I do love me some Craftsman hand tools and won't buy a gardening tool that ISN'T Craftsman.
 
2013-05-09 04:22:00 PM  
Fine by me.

Nothing worse then when I'm busting my arse to get a project done and someone is just standing around watching me.

It's not a spectator sport.  It's a home improvement project.  It's a gender-less activity....pick up a FARKING HAMMER!!!!!!
 
2013-05-09 04:22:41 PM  
Heh, Craftsman power tools are crap. They make excellent hand tools and better than average powered lawn tools, but their power tools are inferior.  Only garage warriors would argue different.
 
2013-05-09 04:23:28 PM  

DeadGeek: My personal favorite:

[www.snapon.com image 225x70]


My poor attempt at humor.  Snap-on is for lesbians.  Rich lesbians at that.
 
2013-05-09 04:23:30 PM  

rtaylor92: Craftsman, sokay I guess. Prefer Dewalt if you want to spend a few bucks or Porter-Cable if you're being cheap.


No idea what tools you're talking about here, all of my porter cable power tools would win a head to head battle with dewalt any day of the week, and I own plenty of both.
 
2013-05-09 04:25:38 PM  

shiattynick: rtaylor92: Craftsman, sokay I guess. Prefer Dewalt if you want to spend a few bucks or Porter-Cable if you're being cheap.

No idea what tools you're talking about here, all of my porter cable power tools would win a head to head battle with dewalt any day of the week, and I own plenty of both.


DeWalt and Porter-Cable are both Black & Decker now.

Old Porter-Cable is amazing stuff, as is old DeWalt but don't buy a new one expecting quality. Best bet at a big box store nowadays is Bosch.
 
2013-05-09 04:26:22 PM  
and all the men entered the kitchen.

i think it all works out

men are better cooks

women know what they want the house to look like

/ just trollin'
 
2013-05-09 04:27:03 PM  
I had to buy a drill for my work and got myself a Dewalt for 50% off. It is an 18 volt and it does the job. I heard about Craftsman being shoddy and XX chromosome or not, I wanted something commercial grade. Now I have a set of tools, I want quality.
 
2013-05-09 04:27:12 PM  

bearded clamorer: Do they still offer a lifetime warranty on their hand tools?


Yes.  Although, sometimes older models of hand tools will have been discontinued (e.g. pruners).  Still, they'll replace it with whatever they're currently producing.

Although I don't buy their power tools, I don't think you can find a better value in screwdrivers, nut drivers, wrenches and so forth.
 
2013-05-09 04:29:28 PM  

bearded clamorer: Craftsman power tools... No thanks.
Do they still offer a lifetime warranty on their hand tools?


I don't know the details but you need to pay attention when making your selection as some do not have that warranty; manufactured by another company or something.

DeadGeek: My personal favorite:

[www.snapon.com image 225x70]


Google search:  8 piece screwdriver set
Snap On - $132 on eBay
Craftsman - $40 at Grainger
(not the exact same sets but the the point is valid)

With the troubles at Sears, I would now be more inclined to get Husky (Home Depot) or Kobalt (Lowes)

/has lots of Craftsman hand tools, most 20+ years old.
 
2013-05-09 04:30:31 PM  

JRoo: Craftsman is for pussies.

[i21.photobucket.com image 800x635]

These are what real men use.

/machismo


WRONG.

hotjobpowertools.com
 
2013-05-09 04:31:52 PM  
there is no single company that will earn my business for every tool purchase. there have been hits and misses clear across the board.

lately, I will shy away from anything DeWalt, they have taken a nosedive in quality.

but considering most of the "competing" brands are owned by the same parent company, there is less choice on the market than the advertisers would have you believe.

I've had power tools from Harbor Freight outlast Milwaukee.

the best cordless drill I ever owned was a Panasonic.

the best tool out there now is the internet.
 
2013-05-09 04:31:54 PM  

JRoo: Craftsman is for pussies.

These are what real men use.

/machismo



Sorry, I can't hear you over how farking awesome I am.

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Just kidding, my stuff is all Milwaukee, Ridgid or Delta, my only item of "shame" is a Ryobi 1300ap planer, still they invented lunchbox and this was the last one they got right.
 
2013-05-09 04:32:08 PM  

Odd Bird: Google search:  8 piece screwdriver set
Snap On - $132 on eBay
Craftsman - $40 at Grainger
(not the exact same sets but the the point is valid)


Proto 8pc set $70 and worth every penny.
 
2013-05-09 04:33:03 PM  
cdn.shopify.com
 
2013-05-09 04:33:19 PM  

blatz514: JRoo: Craftsman is for pussies.

[i21.photobucket.com image 800x635]

These are what real men use.

/machismo

WRONG.

[hotjobpowertools.com image 368x400]

Adorable


www.machinemart.co.uk
 
2013-05-09 04:33:25 PM  
Ryobi and Makita for the most part seem to be good values.  A good blend of price, durability and accuracy.  I've no real brand loyalty for power tools.  I even have a cheapo Black and Decker jigsaw (but only because I don't use it all that much.)  I generally don't trust Craftsman or Black and Decker power tools.  I also hate cordless powertools.
 
2013-05-09 04:33:36 PM  

hasty ambush: Craftsman already has a line of tools for women, it is called Kenmore.


Feh. I have their microwave and refrigerator and waiting for them to get replaced.
 
2013-05-09 04:40:41 PM  

NathanAllen: JRoo: Craftsman is for pussies.

These are what real men use.

/machismo


Sorry, I can't hear you over how farking awesome I am.

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x198]

Just kidding, my stuff is all Milwaukee, Ridgid or Delta, my only item of "shame" is a Ryobi 1300ap planer, still they invented lunchbox and this was the last one they got right.


awww. I was starting to salivate.

tip of the hat to anyone who has a garage of Festool tools.
 
2013-05-09 04:40:48 PM  

Explodo: Dewalt is only good for wasting your money.  Every Dewalt tool I've owned has only been marginally better than cheapies at best with the primary sales point being more features that I don't need.  Cheapy tools I bought years ago are still working and being used.  Every Dewalt I've had more than 4 years(of heavy use) broke.


I've had my DeWalt set up for 10 years and only had to replace the batteries and charger. The only reason I had to do that was my ex roommate knocked them into the service sink in the garage and ran a few loads of laundry and ruined them. I work construction and put my tools through the ringer.
 
2013-05-09 04:41:33 PM  
I prefer Ryobi
 
2013-05-09 04:43:35 PM  
As a long time Burner I can honestly say there is nothing sexier than a woman who is good with power tools.

I have very fond memories of working on a giant statue just below a girl wearing nothing but a tool belt, power drill, steel toed boots, a hard hat and a pair of thong panties.

As for me, I don;t always use power tools, but when I do, I bust out the vintage art-deco era craftsman drill I bought at a rumage sale (that still works like a champ) just for the style of the thing:
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2013-05-09 04:43:42 PM  
The Fux-All: A variable speed reciprocating dildo.Attachment is easily transferred to your electric drill transforming it into The Drill-do.
link pops
 
2013-05-09 04:44:29 PM  

MadTheologian: hasty ambush: Craftsman already has a line of tools for women, it is called Kenmore.

Feh. I have their microwave and refrigerator and waiting for them to get replaced.


Seriously, Kenmore sucks. Apparently the reason they had so many "random picnic" and "beach bbq" challenges on the first seasons of Top Chef was because the contestants' Kenmore-sponsored ovens kept breaking down.

/Wolf and Miele for when I'm rich please
 
2013-05-09 04:44:29 PM  
I only allow the finest of hand tools in my shop... made by Asian craftspeople using the ancient ways..

ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2013-05-09 04:45:15 PM  
I like Binford....Toooooollllll Timmmmmme!   Arrrrr Arrrr ARRRR!!!!

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