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Not on Torque Wrenchs, any more.... (archive)

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Posted by Ken Key on October 02, 1998 at 13:26:11:

In Reply to: Craftsman=Lifetime Warranty,go get a free new one posted by Preston on October 02, 1998 at 09:57:08:

Craftsman Torque Wrenches (and basically anything with moving parts) are not covered by a lifetime warranty (and have not been for quite some time now). I've got a broken 1/2" that I tried to have replaced about 4 years ago. Sears did replace a broken Breaker Bar, though. That axle nut took a 450Ft-Lb air wrench to break free!

Sears is milking the old craftsman reputation and slapping Craftsman on lots o' crud. I still like their box wrenches and my old socket sets, though...

4/97 2.8 Atl. Blue/Beige/Beige

: : I have two wrenches from Sears. The "big" one is developing a ratcheting problem and the "lock" ring broke (I have it tie wraped back on...).

: : For the most part I would buy one again but be carefull. I think Sears may "fix" the ratchet problem for me, I just have not checked on it.

: : In your owners manual the recommended torque setting for your lug bolts is 72 ft/lbs. I use this setting ALL the time, track or steet. Don't "over torque" your bolts! This is a case where "more" is NOT "better"!

: : -Karl

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