Impact screwdriver Set USA

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Old 11-08-18, 10:56 AM
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Impact screwdriver Set USA

I Lost a Craftsman Impact Screwdriver that I had for many years, and I could have used one yesterday, I tried to replace it when Craftsman was still at Sears, and they said it was no longer available. I spoke to Lowes (who is advertising Craftsman now) They said I could order one thru them. Another call informed me that this new Craftsman Tool is made in china, assembled in Taiwan, and I'm sorry but I have not had much luck with tools made in China that I have to put repeated stress on, like multiple hammer blows. the Product number for this item is #101904954. Lowes also sells a KOBALT brand impact screwdriver, that they said WAS made in the USA. Product # 89471. I can also get a set of them (13RO2.30 from Garrett-Wade located in Cincinnati but a call to them netted a "Made in Taiwan" Looks like a gift set, one large driver and one small) I would like to get one that was at least as tough as my Original Craftsman tool. Which Should I buy today to replace it?
 
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Old 11-08-18, 07:12 PM
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I did another Google Search tonight with the part number for the Craftsman Impact driver. Summit Raccing in OHIO came up as a supplier, and I called their tech support. They said they still had a guy in their warehouse and he went to take a look at the box, as their file data said it was Made in USA. Warehouse guy Confirmed Made in USA was on the cardboard bubble wrapped around it and the tool itself, so I told them to ship THAT one to me NOW. So we will see what we get!
 
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Old 11-08-18, 07:35 PM
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It is getting extremely hard to find tools made here.
As far as I know companies like Mac and Snap On are still made here.
 
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Old 11-08-18, 07:47 PM
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Hi Pete,
I know, I am probably dreaming (the good old days when I could get a lot of choices of great quality tools made here in the US) but at my age I do not need to buy a lot more tools before I kick the bucket. So the ones I do buy will be Made in the USA!
 
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Old 11-08-18, 08:05 PM
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Luckily I still have a ton of Snap On tools from when I had my shop. Couldn't afford to replace them today. I wrote in another thread that I had purchased some Kobalt tools. I was surprised at the quality.
 
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Interestingly while googling a search for this Craftsman Impact driver, I saw one from Kobalt that looked good enough to ask about. I was surprised that IT was made in America, at least according to the Lowes chat moderator I spoke to. If I had not found the Craftsman I ordered tonight, I definitely would have tracked the KOBALT one down.
 
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Old 11-09-18, 11:11 AM
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Hi Pete,

Well Summit Racing gets 20 Stars on my 10 star Scale. The Impact driver I got today looks exactly like the one I bought many years ago and has "Made in the USA from US Made and Globallly made components. It even has the "Distributed by Sears Roebuck Co " on the back of the bubble wrapped cardboard. Mine originally came in a tough plastic reusable bag, which I still have, so the Prodigal son has returned! I have to write a letter now to the company commending their night crew for the extra effort! (I still have the original screw driver bits too, which tells me that it wasn't stolen, but must have rolled off a project and hit the weeds.
 

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