Chuck, I'll agree with you that Sears never made their own stuff, and that the appliances and other mechanical products probably DID go to the lowest bidder. Not the tools though (at least the hand tools). Sears has a specific contract for the Craftsman products, and that is awarded based on quality and performance, and has been made by the same company for years. I used to be one of the managers at the plant in Arkansas. Under different titles -- Mapco, Inland, Irvin and a couple of other brands were also made in the same plant. Great tools, and the only thing they don't warrant against,,,,,,, lost tools.
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