Chinese Craftsman tools vs. USA Craftsman?

Sadly, not as good as they used to be. We also have a look at Wera Joker, Snap-On, Proto and house brands. Thanks for your help making more VJOs. Early access here



  • Foul mouth a sign of a polluted soul Lord help him

    Ted PollardTed Pollard28 gün önce
    • 666

      Jonathan ScroccoJonathan Scrocco9 gün önce
    • If he returned today, would Jesus wear a Rolex on his television show (asking me for twenty with ten thousand on his wrist)?

      Prowler CamProwler Cam10 gün önce
    • @Ted Pollard - Actually I don't say it in my heart, I say it with my mouth.

      Prowler CamProwler Cam10 gün önce
    • dear god ted pollard.........fuck off.

      David BruneauDavid Bruneau10 gün önce
  • Love the accent

    Jack Adams DanielsJack Adams Daniels3 saatler önce
  • better of buying mastercraft with lifetime warranty

    spudnic88spudnic8812 saatler önce
  • Lost my 3/8 drive flexible craftsman socket wrench, dang I still miss that puppy!

    hiitsruddhiitsrudd22 saatler önce
  • I had a company services truck for years .I bought some of my best tools at yard sales .They disappeared out of my truck because everyone on the crew used my tools .So know what you are looking at their are a lot of quality tools .and a lot off knukel busters .

    Lonnie MillerLonnie MillerGün önce
  • I don't know how people lose sockets or any tools. I've never lost any tools in my life. Although I am very fussy about them, and every one has it's own home, where it always goes back. Maybe I'm a little too anal about them, or maybe I respect how much they cost and how much having the correct tool for the job, makes my life easier.

    Razorback73Razorback73Gün önce
  • Best adjustable spanners have to be Bacho. Gedore, Facom, Teng, Mactools, Bacho etc. are all good socket sets, spanners, and screw drivers. Britool used to be really good, until China got hold of them.

    Razorback73Razorback73Gün önce
  • Combination open end box wrenches like the old SnapOn which have a narrower side instead of a thicker one look elegant but when you have to pull on one and can’t get your hand over the end for best leverage can be hard to put much pull on, and may let your hand slide instead of giving good grip. I say that without any resort to the parenthetical.

    T SmithT Smith2 gün önce
  • Surprised there was no mention of SK tools, I have some oldies but goodies

    Tyson AmesTyson Ames2 gün önce
  • I have mostly proto great tools company paid

    sd superdobesd superdobe3 gün önce
  • Craftsman guaranteed for life they break turn it in and they give you a new one

    Pete LeadlovePete Leadlove3 gün önce
  • I do, in fact, insist on a long-travel clacky keyboard. It reminds my colleagues that I type faster than them XD

    Rhianne MollRhianne Moll4 gün önce
  • Can't go wrong with Snatch-On

    ToughAncientSparkToughAncientSpark4 gün önce
  • I thought it was me, but the 10mm always vanishes into the land of my other sock.

    SA BjorkSA Bjork4 gün önce
  • Happened across some old FORGED IN U.S.A Craftsman wrenches at work and instantly fell in love. Went to ACE hardware to get some new ones like them for home use. They did not feel like the old ones. I use the old ones every day at work.

    Noah SnyderNoah Snyder4 gün önce
  • Why did you throw away the 10mm that's the most useful size followed by the 13mm

    steve Gibsonsteve Gibson4 gün önce
  • Why did he throw away the 10mm socket?

    taumaxtaumax5 gün önce
  • I just bought a Craftsman set :(

    Samuel SeidelSamuel Seidel5 gün önce
  • OCD freak out at 4:33

    Frank TrujilloFrank Trujillo5 gün önce
  • Hello AvE..if you could do a video of whatt o look for in buying an adjustable crescent wrench that would be awesome. Sometimes you get lucky and then you buy a crap one that you have to constantly adjust during use on the same nut.

    mortimus maximusmortimus maximus5 gün önce
  • Ted pollard - you know what a foul mouth is a sign of? It's a sign of a foul mouth. Nothing more or less.

    David WDavid W5 gün önce
  • He is funny. Why he pitched the 10mm? VW uses 10,13,15,17,19,23. Asian cars use 12,14, English cars use a hammer and a Saskatchewan adjustable spanner. or Imperial wrenches. In fact all cars use an adjustable knuckle buster. I like 6 point sockets over 12 point sockets. If they split(then I should have used an impact socket instead) I did not see any comparison to Chinese tools. I got wrenches made in India & Taiwan because I needed something for my car before I hauled off into the Outback of Australia.. That was 1980. Still got those wrenches. Polish don't mean anything to me. I use a cheater pipe on them.+ a hammer. The "Wera Joker," - just the NAME is a give away for JUNK

    BunzeeBearBunzeeBear7 gün önce
  • What a mouth what's his name Lucifer?

    Charles CharlesCharles Charles7 gün önce
  • We have a set like you’ve got there but our wrenches our full polis the whole way around

    Brendan KennedyBrendan Kennedy8 gün önce
  • 16mm is also 4 thousandths off 5/8. The 10mm...meh. 18mm is like the 13th floor in a building in the USA. Doesn't actually exist.

    Mike McKeenMike McKeen8 gün önce
  • 10mm is the socket you always never seem to have when you need it.

    PatchuchanPatchuchan9 gün önce
  • I only use my sockets a dozen or so times a year around the house on vehicles and such but that damn 10mm disappears at least once a year.

    Chris JohnsonChris Johnson10 gün önce
  • craftsman usa is more superior to snapon in my opinion, have alot of wrenches from 2 decades ago still being used and very shiny. Very durable.

    GamerKayGamerKay10 gün önce
  • When he threw the ten mil lol

    Survival MouseSurvival Mouse10 gün önce
  • Heh. I bought that set a couple weeks ago. just needed something cheap to keep in the truck .

    Invidious IgnoramusInvidious Ignoramus10 gün önce
  • I dont like the new craftsman. They want too much money and they dont look quality. I saw an impact socket set at lowes for 120 and that was in the clearance aisle. My god.

    John MartinukJohn Martinuk11 gün önce
  • I thought you were testing the performance of the Craftsman tools made from Chinesium against the US made ones. By the way, I agree that Wright Tools are world class - But I didn't know you could still buy them (new)...

    Michael TurnerMichael Turner11 gün önce
  • Wait, I’m not a geography expert but I’ve never heard of a “canidarr”. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    hey lets play thishey lets play this11 gün önce
  • I have a seven 10mm sockets, but only when I don't need one...

    IIIRotorIIIRotor11 gün önce
  • Stanley black and decker owns craftsman now

    Matthew SeamanMatthew Seaman11 gün önce
  • The moment I saw a made in China tag on a Craftsman wrench I knew the end was near for Sears. Thank God that the Brand was bought out. Maybe a glimmer of hope is still there. Just bring back Made in USA only again.

    Nexus of iceNexus of ice11 gün önce
  • Rather than polish the tools try cleaning your mouth!

    Ray PerezRay Perez12 gün önce
    • If that's the way you feel then make sure you never, ever watch another one of his videos. You will not be missed.

      Prowler CamProwler Cam10 gün önce
  • He’s right about the Wright Tool wrenches-they are AWESOME!

    N_ RN_ R12 gün önce
  • yeah, the problem with Craftsman tools as i found out is the Sears line changed to chinesium decades ago. the new lineup is owned by Stanley Tools now, which has some sort of exclusivity with Lowes and what not, neither here nor there though. the fit and finish between the Sears chinesium, and Stanley chinesium is... pretty close to the same, but ive seen more casting/cutting flaws on the Stanley owned tools. I love the new sockets though, nice large size ENGRAVINGS, not etchings or prints that rub off as soon as you go to grab them. But they skip so many sizes in the larger end on each drive. it is a little disappointing. it is nice to see some of your thoughts on some of the different brands. several of them ive never heard of, but i will definitely look into.

    spartan36789spartan3678912 gün önce
  • I'm actually going to import some Facom wrenches for christmas! Really excited.

    Mushu Porkie-pieMushu Porkie-pie12 gün önce
  • That set including the case is identical to my cheap Stanley set and frankly they have worked just fine the past 3 years. Never bent or broken anything but I’m sure a few rolled away.

    Glenn EdwardGlenn Edward12 gün önce
  • "Polishing my tool the whole afternoon". Can't tell if its a euphism or just plain literal.

    Idsel SenoIdsel Seno13 gün önce
    • Well he did say, especially when the wife gets home....

      BunzeeBearBunzeeBear7 gün önce
  • They’re garbage 🗑 now . Anything made in China 🇨🇳 is utter fucking junk . 🤨

    mrthunderbird5mrthunderbird513 gün önce
  • I love the American made craftsman it was the best tools for the money, this new China crap is ok but not the same. But they will seem because of the life time warrantee.

    ssam98ssam9813 gün önce
  • Those swivel head gear wrench wrenches suck. The head is so loose it becomes floppy. Won't hold an angle.

    mag steelmag steel13 gün önce
  • Reminds me of my dad. His racing box had a mix of good tools and a few throw aways. But every tool has a story.

    SeaMonkey137SeaMonkey13713 gün önce
  • I grew up with Craftsman tools. I always believed having quality tools was worth paying a little more for. But I saw these in Lowe’s and noticed they are all made in China. The ones you can buy in Lowe’s are made under license by Stanley/Black & Decker. I understand the ones you can still buy at Sears are still made in the USA. Why would I pay the Craftsman made in USA price for a product made in China that’s just making a few corporate managers rich? If I’m going to buy tools made overseas, I’ll just go to Harbor Freight. They’re probably made by the same workers in the same factory.

    tannertunertannertuner13 gün önce
  • "The fu*kin' guys, f*ck 'em!!" Hahahaha! I am crying 🤣🤣🤣

    Raphael FrancisRaphael Francis13 gün önce
  • You ought to have a go at the Fireball vise... I'm really thinking about getting one of those.

    Aint1SAint1S14 gün önce
  • There are two different Craftsmsn. When Craftsman was sold to Stanley/Black & Decker (not Lowes) they reserved the right to make and sale Craftsman tools as long as they did make innovation s to the line. If the tools are sold in Sears they are still made in China while Stanley/Black & Decker is moving the production of the true Craftsman brand back to the United States.

    Tommy WilliamsonTommy Williamson14 gün önce
  • still laughing at chucking the 10mm right off the hop

    Matt Van DykeMatt Van Dyke14 gün önce
  • Grainger sales westward

    Joey FrenchJoey French15 gün önce
  • I cleaned up my shop last week and found 7 10mm wrenches and 12 10mm sockets. I think they run away and multiply.

    Curtis EgglestonCurtis Eggleston15 gün önce
  • "Wright" combo wrenches in satin 6 point are my preference, seem to be better a better deal than fap-off and just better in some ways, like the pressure distribution on the nut so as to limit roudning the corners, and the handles of fap-off ar too narrow - hard on the hands. Wright are available from several websites, shipped straight to your igloo. I also have a set of 12 point combo wrenches for tight spaces or general backing, but when the bits are all froze up I want minimum chance of buggering the nut. I just cant understand why anybody would buy a 12 point socket, all the angular action is in the ratchet head. Same for excess lead in, just reduces contact with the nut flats, for low profile nuts/bolt heads I will grind off all the lead in on a lower cost 6 point socket

    MyTechMyTech15 gün önce
  • Your issues with the be-jeez less kamera is because you are holding the object of interest too proximal to the physical embodiment of it self, a.k.a the kamera. Hold the thingo further away initially then bring it nearer, into the range of the focal length of the lens. It's to do with how cameras auto-focus. Usually called 'edge-detect auto focus'.

    Miles BMiles B15 gün önce
  • All Chinese-made tools are junk. Designed to fail, deliberately made with inferior steel so it looks good but sells for cheap. They put additives into the steel to make it fail, on purpose. But American, buy Japanese, buy European---- buy anything but Chinese. Pay the extra money for quality tools that last a lifetime, and don't support the corrupt Chinese manufacturing industry.

    Joe PalookaJoe Palooka15 gün önce
  • Some people comment without never even use the tool, if you go to Lowes and grab any of the Craftsman 20v line tools for example, you can feel the quality of this tools. Nothing but high quality tools, i own the Craftsman impact driver that dont have the new made in usa logo but still made by stanley black n deckers and still is a super powerful driver, cant go wrong with Craftsman, never, and they are building new plants in usa also. They ain’t going anywhere.

    Lu RomLu Rom16 gün önce
  • This guy is funny as shit... who fucking cares... if he uses a word some find offensive. Opinions are like assholes.. take it with a grain of salt.. keep up the great reviews...

    JamieJamie16 gün önce
  • Ill stick to my sk tools, havent let me down in 2o years

    Clever KitsuneClever Kitsune16 gün önce
  • Heres one you cancheck I went WTF when i saw it

    gremlinmechgremlinmech16 gün önce
  • love the all 16ths wrench

    kw900lkevinkw900lkevin16 gün önce
  • I recently started as an auto body apprentice other guy started same day as me , he bought a 3000 box financed from fap off I got the exact same one but In blue on kijiji for 1100 has 1 small dent but fuck it

    David StevensonDavid Stevenson16 gün önce
  • Proxxon best money and value and top tier is Stahlwille

    Denis HöferDenis Höfer16 gün önce
  • Gedore and beta tools are better than any other brand I use these brands in the metal casting industry for over 22 years and they have never let me down

    tanveer khantanveer khan16 gün önce
  • S&K tools are also good hard to find but if you do I'm sure you will like them.

    Cfor85Cfor8517 gün önce
  • In other words, it's all cheap Chinese junk now!

    rpryor1953rpryor195317 gün önce
  • Is this guy a modern Pilgrim?!

    ben smithben smith17 gün önce
  • I bought a set of impact sockets and I've had them for 10 years. They cost me 20 dollars at harbor freight craftsman is not as good as they used to be. I had to go three times to Sears to change a ratchet

    cpu ramcpu ram17 gün önce
  • "Half a millimeter from summer teeth" lmaoooooo

    Ben TilghmanBen Tilghman17 gün önce
  • I gotta admit I've never used a 10mm socket either!!!

    Rainie LeighlaRainie Leighla17 gün önce
Chinese Craftsman tools vs. USA Craftsman?