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Old 07-23-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Craftsman Tools at Menards

While grabbing the Midwest aviation snips that were part of the Menards Made in the USA sale today, I looked across the aisle and saw this:



This was at the Menards in Schererville, Indiana. Anyone else see Craftsman tools for sale at their local Menards, or heard news about it?

Also, this does not come up on the craftsman.com or sears.com websites. So it seems to be a kit that's just for Menards. Price seems a bit high too.

Also, feel free to speculate and argue about whether this means that Craftsman will be splitting from Sears. I'll pop some popcorn and watch.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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I bought that 104 piece set at Ace Hardware for $39.99, when it was on sale.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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Oh wow... I might need to stop by my local menards to see what is up at store...
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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Sear's has be Whoring out Crapsman left and right,Another sign of yet another USA tool brand going down the Shitter.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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Without a look inside I cant be certain its the same set, but I bought one that I believe is identical at Sears in 2008 for $50 during their summer sale.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:45 PM   #6
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I don't see this as a bad thing, Menards has a great rebate program...
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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Craftsman is reputed to be the second most recognized brand name in the United States.

Without getting into all the drama about the recent "10 companies most likely to fail in 2011" report, it makes sense, as others have said, to continue the brand name as a separate entity...if in fact they are planning on Sears' demise. Menards would probably be a likely retailer...though Menards seems to be trying to improve their Masterforce house brand to where it's a separate respected brand name, too.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:51 PM   #8
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They already sell "Allen", so Im assuming the Allen brand will be leaving ?
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:00 PM   #9
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Allen..... crapsman still made by Apex/danaher

http://apextoolgroup.com/brands/index.cfm
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I thought the Allen brand already left menards.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:10 PM   #11
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No Craftsman at my local Menards when I was there a month ago.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:21 PM   #12
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I thought the Allen brand already left menards.
Not as of a couple days ago, I was looking at what they had on sale. I saw no craftsman their either, so maybe its a rollout store by store.
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I would guess this is just an old Craftsman closeout set. Menards has it on special at 3x the price. Great deal (sarcasm)
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #14
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Was at one of the Appleton Menard's stores today, and they had the same deal there. It was at an end cap. Allen , Tool Shop, and Gearwrench \, and Masterforce, were in a regular tool section at front of store.
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way overpriced
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While I was going through... Black Chrome in available in canada? http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...4&blockType=G4
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They already sell "Allen", so Im assuming the Allen brand will be leaving ?
The Allen tools have been rebranded as Masterforce in Menards. There are some asian Allen sets at Menards at Christmas.

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Old 07-24-2011, 04:06 PM   #18
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I also noticed Craftsman for sale in the latest Summit catalog. Craftsman is trying to push the brand pretty hard these days.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:48 PM   #19
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i didnt see any craftsman at the menards here today.
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I would guess this is just an old Craftsman closeout set. Menards has it on special at 3x the price. Great deal (sarcasm)
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