The Craftsman trademark was registered by Sears on May 20, 1927. Arthur Barrows, head of the company's hardware department, liked the name Craftsman and reportedly bought the rights to use it from the Marion-Craftsman Tool Company for $500.Are Craftsman tools still a good quality?
Regardless of where they are made, though, most people would agree that Craftsman tools are fairly high in quality, especially considering the mid-level prices which they come in at. The consensus is that Craftsman tools are fine for everyday and basic use, as well as for light professional work.What stores sell Craftsman tools?
Stanley Black & Decker, which produces DeWalt tools as well, plans to expand the number of stores selling Craftsman, as only 10 percent of Craftsman products are currently sold in stores other than Sears, according to the Associated Press. Sears will continue to sell Craftsman tools as well.