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You folks are referencing old and/or commercial grade B&D products. I'm betting that same quality will not be represented in the new Craftsman line.
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Like Charley, I have a B&D Commercial circular saw, model 7340 that I got from my dad about 30 years ago - he had it for about 20 years before that. I've also got a B&D router that I've had since about 1975. Both tools are still going strong

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You folks are referencing old and/or commercial grade B&D products. I'm betting that same quality will not be represented in the new Craftsman line.
Im not sure any modern tool is up to the old commercial grades Gene but I think the new Craftsman might be up to DW, PC, etc grade. If they are that good and made in North America I might consider buying them again.
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Chuck, as stated earlier, time will tell. But, if they are as good as we all hope, it'll be nice to have options. And, competition is always good. Made here at home is another plus, too.

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I must have been born in Missouri in a previous life...some time in the future when this forum is buzzing about Craftsman the way it does about some of the other brands, I will feel much more comfortable...I figure about 5 years after the plant opens.

Then when RF buzzes about how available the parts are, I'll be closer to purchasing...I figure about another 5 to 10 years after that.

By then I will probably have forgotten how to spell Craftsman.

I have nothing against Craftsman, I own many of their tools and other items. But some are also sitting in the bottom drawer for lack of parts...

And as has been noted already, I'd rather have a 1 year warranty and never have a failure than a lifetime warranty and break every year...

Remember...there's no warranty period on parachutes...
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Did you hear that Rick? @Nickp says there is no warranty on parachutes?

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That plant will be making mechanic's tools, ratches, sockets and wrenches.

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