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154-Piece Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set EXPIRED

Corwin 32,734 February 18, 2013 at 08:32 AM in Home & Home Improvement (4) More Sears Deals
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Promoted 03-03-2013 at 08:59 AM View Original Post
UPDATE: Lower price now with new promo code listed below.

Sears.com has 154-piece Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set (35154) for $70.99 when you apply promo code TOOLSMEGA at checkout. Select free in-store pick up, or get Free Shipping with your Shop Your Way Max (Free Trial). Thanks Corwin76

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Sears has the Craftsman 154 pc. Mechanics Tool Set for $71 after applying code TOOLSMEGA. Store pickup is free, or have it shipped free with SYWM. Signup for the free 90 day trial here [sears.com].

Craftsman 154 pc. Mechanics Tool Set $70.99 (reg.$149.99)
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154 pc Mechanics Tool Set Helps You Repair
Nothing is more exasperating than finding yourself in the middle of fixing your car and discovering you don't have one or more of the required tools--but with the Craftsman 154 pc Mechanics Tool Set, you'll always be equipped to finish the job on time. The heavy duty tools include screwdrivers, 12-point combination wrenches, nut drivers and dozens of sockets that work in tandem with three quick release ratchets. From simple tasks like spark plug replacement and basic tune-ups to rebuilding engines and replacing brakes, you can rely on this tool set to always meet your needs.
154 pc Mechanics Tool Set, you'll never have to bother neighbors or friends to ask for a tool you don't have; they'll be coming to you for tools! And you'll never have to worry about the tools breaking because all Craftsman tools come with a lifetime guarantee. If they ever break--which rarely happens--your local Kmart store will gladly give you new ones, no questions ever asked. You'll likely own many cars and trucks in a lifetime but these tools will last so long you can pass them on to your kids.
The Craftsman 154 pc Mechanics Tool Set includes:
93 metric and inch, standard and deep-well sockets
12 12-point combination wrenches
2 extension bars
21 nut and screw driver bits
1 magnetic bit handle
22 hex keys
and a blow molded carrying case
All tools are cast from the highest quality steel
Tool kits come ready to use right out of the box for projects that need immediate attention
Backed by Craftsman's famous Forever Warranty
Compatible with all types of mechanics' tool boxes

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#61
Quote from MikeBlaz View Post :
Wow...never had that problem w/the case closed but your case is 10yrs...mine is only 2yrs or so....maybe a redesigned case throughout the years?
Yeah, it sucks. Especially when the foam blows away on the side of the highway and I have to go chasing it. Wink

It's mostly just the small ones near the top edge. Hopefully they have redesigned it if you don't have the same issue. I'd love to take everything out and put in drawers but I always seem to need the set away from the house.
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#62
Ironic SDers are complaining about stuff being made in China. If this was made in USA, the title would be "Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set $300 marked down to $250". Would it be a SD then?
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#63
i am betting on the guys who bought this set the points will not show up on the 24th.
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Quote from rabidcabbage View Post :
I just cancelled my order of this set and two additional items. It said all items were in stock (5 or more in stock of all items) when I ordered, but when I got my confirmation to pick up my order, it said this tool set was out of stock and it could be shipped to me free with standard shipping. That does me no good. I could have just gotten free two day shipping by selecting to use my free trial of SYWR max had they not lied and said it was in stock. Waste of time.....

+1 rep for OP regardless.
I hope you aren't from Northern Virginia. So I went to go pick up the set I ordered with my gift card today. When I came to the counter they had both the set I ordered today and the set I canceled last night under the counter.

There was 5 in stock at the store I purchased it from until I ordered, which made 4. The cashier had mentioned that someone else tried to order one, but they didn't know where any of the other 3 were, leaving the customer pretty unhappy. One of them was under the counter because they hadn't purged my canceled order yet.

Whether it was you or not, the store's crappy policies from my experience last night cost a customer time and aggravation.

On an unrelated note, I decided to ask one of their employees their warranty policy on Gear Wrench as I had just purchased a ratcheting wrench set from Advance on Saturday.

The guy said that if he has singles on the rack he would give a new one for an exchange, but none on the rack are the specialty ones like mine with the flexhead. He said in that case I would have to call the manufacturer. So the answer is yes, they do warranty GearWrench, even if you didn't buy it there.
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#65
I have 2 of these sets... bought a 3rd for another location. I love them. Hopefully I will get a set made in the USA but if not it's no big deal because of the lifetime warranty.
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#66
I expect the answer to this question to be "NO", but does anyone know if craftsman's warranty covers the CASE also in addition to the tools? I have a similar set, but it's in a plastic case and the plastic hinge broke... leaving two separate halves. Makes carrying this thing a pain. I hate to buy another set just for the case. Is it covered? Thanks!
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Quote from Medic311 View Post :
ok maybe i exaggerated when i said "every" - how about most sizes of what 90% of us would need in a lifetime? you could make the argument about these mechanics sets and that may be the case...but where these 82pc kits shine is where they not only overlap with the mechanics set offerings but they go above and beyond and provide 6pt and 12pt variations. there have been times when i needed that 6pt socket and the 12pt would have done more damage to the bolt - actually multiple times all of which involved my jeep

i didn't account for hex keys and the screw driver bits b/c with the 26 pc wrench sets you get 18 more wrench sizes. to buy 18 more wrenches in metric and another 18 in standard will be MUCH more than buying a set of metric and standard hex keys ($10 max) and then an identical Craftsman socket + driver bit set w/ handle ($13.49)
12pt sockets are pretty much a waste unless you have a 12pt bolt. I see no benefit to them. As far as the completeness of the set, while your set covers quite a bit, I still disagree its everything you need to such as work on a car. And personally I think you did it right by buying the wrenches separately. I just think your argument is weak regarding the completeness of the socket set.
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#68
Quote from Hefner413 View Post :
I expect the answer to this question to be "NO", but does anyone know if craftsman's warranty covers the CASE also in addition to the tools? I have a similar set, but it's in a plastic case and the plastic hinge broke... leaving two separate halves. Makes carrying this thing a pain. I hate to buy another set just for the case. Is it covered? Thanks!
it does NOT cover the case.

i verified this with Sears

unfortunate i know - these blow molded cases usually have built-in hinges without a metal rod which means it's only a matter of time before the plastic stresses out completely and snaps
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Quote from Medic311 View Post :
it does NOT cover the case.

i verified this with Sears

unfortunate i know - these blow molded cases usually have built-in hinges without a metal rod which means it's only a matter of time before the plastic stresses out completely and snaps
Thanks for the reply. Know if they sell the cases separately?
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Quote from N0BIGDEAL View Post :
12pt sockets are pretty much a waste unless you have a 12pt bolt. I see no benefit to them. As far as the completeness of the set, while your set covers quite a bit, I still disagree its everything you need to such as work on a car. And personally I think you did it right by buying the wrenches separately. I just think your argument is weak regarding the completeness of the socket set.
i am in agreement that 6pt is the way it go. i don't understand the surge in popularity of 12pt sockets. are they cheaper to manufacture or something?

the transmission on my jeep uses a 12pt bolt, yes...but how often am i removing my transmission to warrant having nearly EVERY socket in these sets be 12pt lol

Quote from Hefner413 View Post :
Thanks for the reply. Know if they sell the cases separately?
i'm not sure that's a very good question. possibly you could call Craftsman/Sears and ask.

the case itself doesn't have a part number, so i'm guessing the answer is no...
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#71
Quote from aznnp77 View Post :
To be fair, not all Craftsman tools are made in China now. This set and the one I purchased prior were both made in the USA, but probably the majority are made in China.

Don't let Home Depot's Husky brand or Stanley off the hook either. If this Craftsman set weren't made in the USA I probably would have went cheap and got Harbor Freight or just bought the Husky brand. I had a Husky ratchet with some nice teeth on it that felt much better in my hand than the Craftsman ratchets in this set that seemed to have larger gaps between the teeth.
The only items that are made in the USA still are the screwdrivers, regular pliers (non-mini), the premium ratchets and the sockets. There might be some other specialty tools but this list pretty much covers it. If your set is all made in the USA, it's old stock.
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Quote from N0BIGDEAL View Post :
The only items that are made in the USA still are the screwdrivers, regular pliers (non-mini), the premium ratchets and the sockets. There might be some other specialty tools but this list pretty much covers it. If your set is all made in the USA, it's old stock.
The 118 piece set and the 154 piece set I purchased in the past week and a half both were made in the USA.

Are you saying this because the one at your local Sears is made in China? Or are you just assuming? I know if you buy the stuff individually it's made in China.
I saw the same ratchet from this set on the peg sold individually and it was made in China, so I know what you're getting at.

As a last note on this topic, my set was missing 1 screwdriver bit. I went back and they gave me the missing bit off the shelf without an issue.

I'm satisfied with the quality and the contents of the set. Pretty good deal at $75, and was a smoking deal for $60 last year. The only thing I miss about the set I returned was the laser etching with the Easy Read markings. I imagine it would be hard to see if you were looking at the sockets in dim lighting, but I suppose that's the case with most sockets.

Deal is over on Thursday. If you need a tool set I would pick this one up. It's pretty comprehensive with the exception of a few combination wrenches and maybe a couple of deep sockets. I picked up a couple of singles from Home Depot for $2.50.
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Quote from vicdub85 View Post :
Ironic SDers are complaining about stuff being made in China. If this was made in USA, the title would be "Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set $300 marked down to $250". Would it be a SD then?
not really.

the 192pc mechanics set is Made in the USA and that is going for $119 right now using the coupons from this deal
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Quote from aznnp77 View Post :
The 118 piece set and the 154 piece set I purchased in the past week and a half both were made in the USA.

Are you saying this because the one at your local Sears is made in China? Or are you just assuming? I know if you buy the stuff individually it's made in China.
I saw the same ratchet from this set on the peg sold individually and it was made in China, so I know what you're getting at.
Because I've been following this trend and in fact bought a few differents sets of tools (wrench sets, ratchets, etc...) when I learned the new stock was made in china. I still have some China craftsman tools but not the go-to's (sockets, ratchets, wrenches, screwdrivers, ratcheting wrenches, pliers and mini pliers).
And you can be sure that craftsman's contractors are not making mechanics sets in the USA and everything else in China.
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#75
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not really.

the 192pc mechanics set is Made in the USA and that is going for $119 right now using the coupons from this deal
I agree. The prices have not fallen since the move to manufacturing in China. The only difference I have seen is these sales are more common and the craftsman club sales are not nearly as good.
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