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Old 01-13-2013, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the clarification Greg,wasn't sure my point was getting across. I try to buy only Craftsman tools. Gotta love that lifetime guarantee. I know the workers at Sears hate it.
Well, Maybe not the workers. They still make their $5 per hour. But I wouldn't think the shareholders are too happy about replacing a 20 year old tool with a brand new one.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:12 AM
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That makes sense fatdaddy,but everytime I go to exchange a tool they act like I'm asking for their first born. I don't want their kids,got my own to worry about. And Craftsman is known for their lifetime guarantee,why buy the stock if your worried about exchanges? He||,that would be reason enough for me to buy some,if not for the kids.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:42 AM
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Well, I'm a fixin to find out how they act. I got an OLD pair of Craftsman Vice-grips that just fell apart. When I get around to the exchange I'll let ya know how it goes.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for the correction, open end wrench it was. I think if your careful and don't grind the worm gear on the crescent wrench (adjustable) you could get away with it. Then if lengthening each side of the jaws by welding some extra metal, you have and adjustable cone wrench?

Away I know it was not one of the Craftsmen wrenches I had ground, unless I did not look real close. All I remember seeing was made in India and the Craftsmen name usually appears in fairly large letters so I think it was something else.

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:29 PM
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Thanks for the correction, open end wrench it was. I think if your careful and don't grind the worm gear on the crescent wrench (adjustable) you could get away with it. Then if lengthening each side of the jaws by welding some extra metal, you have and adjustable cone wrench?

Away I know it was not one of the Craftsmen wrenches I had ground, unless I did not look real close. All I remember seeing was made in India and the Craftsmen name usually appears in fairly large letters so I think it was something else.

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Thats right, grind down some POS wrench from India or China. Why grind up a good craftsman. I think mine was from Taiwan.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:04 PM
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Thats right, grind down some POS wrench from India or China. Why grind up a good craftsman. I think mine was from Taiwan.
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Ya got me thinking, so I searched for it.
Where are Craftsman tools made?
The Wiki version is too long winded so I didn't link to it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:22 PM
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Ya got me thinking, so I searched for it.
Where are Craftsman tools made?
The Wiki version is too long winded so I didn't link to it.
I'll bet it was all made in the U.S. 50 years ago, Ya know, when I was a kid.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:30 PM
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Somehow I didn't get an explanation in a search with the POS, but get it now.

I do look to see if I can really buy where everything about an item is USA made, but true it is tricky at how stuff is labeled.

I hope my Hobart Welder is really USA made!

This is not motor bike stuff, but some things are surprising, this being one of them.

I did buy in a Sears store a pressure cooker / steamer and it is was made in India. It is stainless steel and has about 5 safety features for over pressure and interlock opening. Quite high tech in the features and what I thought were scratches on the finish, was just the brushed design. I bought an extra gasket and got it through the mail easily.

http://www.prestigesmartkitchen.com/about_us

It was marketed by Manttra but had this name on the bottom. They have ISO 9001 and a bunch of other international certifications and I would say this product is much safer than what was made in the 1950’s.

Some things from overseas are of high quality, but there is obviously a lot of stuff less than marginal, so buyer beware.

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:03 PM
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I got quite a bit done today. Finished fitting up my forks and handlebars. This process involved quite a bit of work. I have a pair of Suzuki K10 hydraulic motorcycle forks that came with a 3/4" handlebar clamp, and since bicycle bars are 7/8, I had to grind down the handlebar clamp to get my handlebars to fit. I started with a dremel and a grinding bit, but after realizing how slow that would be, I decided to try using a cutoff wheel to ream it, and it worked. I was able to get the handlebars to fit. I also modified a crown nut to work with the triple trees. The steerer tube has a hole in it to bolt the top tree to, making it impossible to use a regular crown nut. So what I did was take the dremel and cut the crown part off. I also hooked a spring to my clutch lever to make it return. Let me explain what I mean. I dont need a clutch lever since I'll be using a 4 stroke with a centrifugal clutch, but my clutch lever controls my brake light. So what I did was put a spring through where the cable would normally go, secured one end of the spring to the lever with twist wire, and hooked the other end of the spring to the handlebars, also with twist wire. The reason I did this is so the lever will return on its own when I release it. I also used the dremel and a grinding bit to make the hole in my sprocket wider, so I don't need to modify my dust cover and risk damaging my bearings. I also cleaned up the casting slag on the exhaust manifold I was given.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:05 PM
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I got quite a bit done today. Finished fitting up my forks and handlebars. This process involved quite a bit of work. I have a pair of Suzuki K10 hydraulic motorcycle forks that came with a 3/4" handlebar clamp, and since bicycle bars are 7/8, I had to grind down the handlebar clamp to get my handlebars to fit. I started with a dremel and a grinding bit, but after realizing how slow that would be, I decided to try using a cutoff wheel to ream it, and it worked. I was able to get the handlebars to fit. I also modified a crown nut to work with the triple trees. The steerer tube has a hole in it to bolt the top tree to, making it impossible to use a regular crown nut. So what I did was take the dremel and cut the crown part off. I also hooked a spring to my clutch lever to make it return. Let me explain what I mean. I dont need a clutch lever since I'll be using a 4 stroke with a centrifugal clutch, but my clutch lever controls my brake light. So what I did was put a spring through where the cable would normally go, secured one end of the spring to the lever with twist wire, and hooked the other end of the spring to the handlebars, also with twist wire. The reason I did this is so the lever will return on its own when I release it. I also used the dremel and a grinding bit to make the hole in my sprocket wider, so I don't need to modify my dust cover and risk damaging my bearings. I also cleaned up the casting slag on the exhaust manifold I was given.
You made all that sound like fun. Wish I had time to get my other two bikes in order. Right now I'm doing a head gasket on my car.
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