What does concern me is that these are Craftsman Industrial tools, and not Craftsman Professional tools. Craftsman has offered some Craftsman Industrial tools in recent years, and also a small selection of USA-made hand tools, but they were sold at industrial suppliers, such as Grainger.
If I had the space, the title would have been: Craftsman adds new tools to Industrial lineup, making them the first new tool designs being manufactured in years, but a few are relaunches of prior tool designs no longer manufactured in the USA (or elsewhere).
Beginning in 2010, hand tools manufactured for Craftsman by Apex Tool Group (formerly known as Danaher) such as ratchets, sockets, and wrenches began to be sourced overseas (mainly in China, although some are produced in Taiwan), while tools produced for Craftsman by Western Forge such as adjustable wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers and larger mechanic tool sets were still made in the United States, although as of 2018[update], most if not all of the production for these products has moved to Asia. Sears still has an \"Industrial\" line which is sold through various authorized distributors. These tools are US-made, appearing identical to their previous non-industrial US-made counterparts, save for the \"Industrial\" name stamped on them. They are manufactured by Apex on the US production lines that previously produced the US-made standard Craftsman product before production switched overseas to Asia. 59ce067264