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Old 01-09-2002, 03:03 PM   #1
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Old 01-09-2002, 03:07 PM   #2
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You don't have to buy another set. Craftsmen has a lifetime warranty. Just take it to Sears and say it broke.
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Old 01-09-2002, 03:17 PM   #3
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Old 01-09-2002, 03:21 PM   #4
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If it was bought on your sears card they can look it up through their. Just tell them they are defective and they will take them back without a reciept.

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Old 01-09-2002, 03:33 PM   #5
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I've never had to show a receipt to return Craftsman tools to Sears. I don't think any other place sells them anyway.
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Old 01-09-2002, 03:51 PM   #6
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Craftsman tools rock! Yeah, the quality aint that hot, but you only ever need to buy 1 set!

No matter what breaks or how, just take the broken pieces to sears and they will make it whole
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Old 01-09-2002, 03:52 PM   #7
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A pipe thread is a tapered thread. So you are saying that Craftsman is bad because you ran the Tap in too deep? Before you read the instructions? If you were mis-using the finest tool in the world the result would be the same.

If it wore too fast take it back to Sears, they will replace without questions. It is fair to expect that it will not last as long as professional grade tools, you are not paying professional grade price.
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Old 01-09-2002, 03:54 PM   #8
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Receipt? What receipt? If a craftsman tool is broken or worn out they WILL give you a new one. You shouldn't have a hassle.

There are tons of stories around about people picking up old rusty tools at a garage sale for $5 or $10, then taking them to Sears to get a whole new set in trade. When they say Lifetime Warantee, they mean it.
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Old 01-09-2002, 04:02 PM   #9
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I'm Mr. Broken Tool himself. I break nearly every socket ratchet or wrench I get. Unfortunately, try as I might I haven't been able to break any Craftsman tools.

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Old 01-09-2002, 04:02 PM   #10
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A pipe thread is a tapered thread. So you are saying that Craftsman is bad because you ran the Tap in too deep?
Oh, yeah, that's true too, NPT fittings are not a straight thread. It's not really intended to be used on a plate of steel, but a pipe. The taper helps to seal it.

That's the way NPT threads ARE, Craftsman IS following the standard.

If you want it to be easier to thread, then you need someone to weld a bung somewhere, this should provide significantly more thread engagement, and a much easier tap job.
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Old 01-09-2002, 04:12 PM   #11
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Old 01-09-2002, 04:15 PM   #12
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I have taken many Craftsman tools back to Sears for replacement and they don't even blink when they hand me another.

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Old 01-09-2002, 06:06 PM   #13
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I had a big old Craftsman swivel head ratchet that I had managed to break by using a cheater bar on it. It sat on the shelf for a few years until my girl friend got tired of seeing it there. She took the two pieces into Sears, and they gave her a new one on the spot, no questions asked. It would have cost $65 to buy the same thing. I think I paid about $30 for it many, many, years ago.

Craftsman tools aren't always the best quality, but the guarantee is real hard to beat.
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Old 01-09-2002, 06:17 PM   #14
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Try using a little motor oil as a cutting fluid. That should help keep the tap sharper and make nicer threads. Also, not to add gas to the fire but you probably destroyed the tap when you tapped it through because the hole just gets tighter and tighter so the tap has to work much harder to cut the material. One other thing to try is to tap 1/2 turn then back it off 1/4 turn to break the chip, then another fresh 1/2 turn, break chip and so on. You'll get it!!
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Old 01-09-2002, 06:30 PM   #15
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Also remember - you must use proper tapping technique or you will screw up both your tool and the threads you are trying to create. Use some cutting oil (3 in 1 works ok) & as you are tapping make sure to back out 1/4 turn for every 1/2 to 1 turn you go in. This breaks off the thread shavings as you go so they don't clog the tap.

As for your big hole - you might try tapping & pluging it with the the next size up of thread & then retapping somewhere else for your EGT - try using the thick bosses on the bottoms of the manifold - they are just the right size.

edit - whoops the guy above beat me to it!
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CRAFTSMAN SUX >>>BIGTIME<<<< THEY DO NOT GUARENTEE ANY CRAFTSMAN TOOL THAT "CUTS, GRINDS, OR REMOVES MATERIAL!!!" I HAD IT OUT WITH SEARS HQ IN CHICAGO ON A BROKEN CRAFTSMAN EZ-OUT, THEY WILL NOT GUARENTEE THEM ..
ratchets and sockets and wrenchs yes, but not any form of cutting tool. BUY SNAPON, hell they deliver!

Also pipe threads are tapered as mentioned above!!!
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Old 01-10-2002, 08:09 AM   #17
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Old 01-10-2002, 09:06 AM   #18
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BUY SNAPON, hell they deliver!

Lets say you are working on a big project and one of your Snap-on tools break, what do you do? Well, with my Craftsman tools I can drive up to Sears and get a new one. You on the other hand will have to wait for the rep to stop by. Sure I believe Snap-on is a better product, but you cannot beat the Craftsman price and warranty.

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