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Free Craftsman bare cordless tool with purchase of cordless starter kit. @Lowes

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Seen at the Lowe's in San Antonio, store #2898.


Purchase CRAFTSMAN V20 2-Pack 20-volt Max 2-Amp-Hours Lithium Power Tool Battery Kit
Item # 1045307 *** Get a Craftsman 20-volt tool free (bare tool only).

I don't see it online, just saw the flyer in the store. Expires end of April.

Can anyone comment on the quality of these cordless tools vs. Ryobi's cordless lineup?
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CRaftsman They are made by black and Decker now
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"Can anyone comment on the quality of these cordless tools vs. Ryobi's cordless lineup?"

To be honest with you I'd skip anything with Sears brand since they might not be around as long as the warranty. RE: Quality, Sears has always gone with the best bid when choosing manufacturers. That didn't used to be so bad, but I've bought some Sears Craftsman power tools in the last 5-8 years that were worth the roughly 1/2 price I paid on sale, and not a penny more. RE: Ryobi... I've got several 1-3 year old Ryobi One 18v. tools, & like them a lot, but I wouldn't have bought them for more than casual or occasional use. Brands like DeWalt are IMHO Much sturdier, & Much more likely to stand up to heavy use [& abuse]. I've got a DeWalt battery powered drill that's almost 25 years old, was used quite heavily for ~10 years, & it still works fine.
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"Can anyone comment on the quality of these cordless tools vs. Ryobi's cordless lineup?"

To be honest with you I'd skip anything with Sears brand since they might not be around as long as the warranty. RE: Quality, Sears has always gone with the best bid when choosing manufacturers. That didn't used to be so bad, but I've bought some Sears Craftsman power tools in the last 5-8 years that were worth the roughly 1/2 price I paid on sale, and not a penny more. RE: Ryobi... I've got several 1-3 year old Ryobi One 18v. tools, & like them a lot, but I wouldn't have bought them for more than casual or occasional use. Brands like DeWalt are IMHO Much sturdier, & Much more likely to stand up to heavy use [& abuse]. I've got a DeWalt battery powered drill that's almost 25 years old, was used quite heavily for ~10 years, & it still works fine.
This isn't the Sears brand, this is the new Stanley black and Decker. Reviews are basically saying the tools are great, don't have many compromises. On the other hand battery teardowns show that they use cheap cells and poor construction. I buy Ryobi over these any day because they use high quality cells and generally I feel like the places they compromise to keep price down are things I can live with. I also routinely use m12, m18 for Parsons and DeWalt for work. No question those are all better but I can't but my whole line from them.
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This isn't the Sears brand, this is the new Stanley black and Decker. Reviews are basically saying the tools are great, don't have many compromises. On the other hand battery teardowns show that they use cheap cells and poor construction. I buy Ryobi over these any day because they use high quality cells and generally I feel like the places they compromise to keep price down are things I can live with. I also routinely use m12, m18 for Parsons and DeWalt for work. No question those are all better but I can't but my whole line from them.
The early stuff should be good.next year they will use cheaper parts
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CRaftsman They are made by black and Decker now
As well as Dewalt, Stanley, Porter Cable, Lenox, Irwin, plus a few more.
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Seen at the Lowe's in San Antonio, store #2898.


Purchase CRAFTSMAN V20 2-Pack 20-volt Max 2-Amp-Hours Lithium Power Tool Battery Kit
Item # 1045307 *** Get a Craftsman 20-volt tool free (bare tool only).

I don't see it online, just saw the flyer in the store. Expires end of April.

Can anyone comment on the quality of these cordless tools vs. Ryobi's cordless lineup?
I dont know about these v20's but I have the older Craftsman 18V drill, and can compare it to the Ryobi 18v brushless drill/driver.

The Ryobi is stronger and faster, but the craftsman 18V has much better precision. IE, if I want to drive a screw slowly into a wood board, the Craftsman can do that. The Ryobi will just stop, very annoying. The impact hammer does the same thing Frown
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I dont know about these v20's but I have the older Craftsman 18V drill, and can compare it to the Ryobi 18v brushless drill/driver.

The Ryobi is stronger and faster, but the craftsman 18V has much better precision. IE, if I want to drive a screw slowly into a wood board, the Craftsman can do that. The Ryobi will just stop, very annoying. The impact hammer does the same thing Frown
This tool is 100% unrelated to any previous Craftsman cordless. The Stanley black and Decker acquisition was a clean reboot for their product lines. This is a closer comparison to Porter Cable or the low end DeWalt stuff.
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