In what has to be the Deal of the Year (so far), Lowe's has slashed the price of its
Craftsman 230-piece Mechanics SAE/Metric Tool Set. Regularly $219, right now it can be yours for the crazy-low price of $129. That's a savings of $90—about 41 percent.
Look, we'll be the first to admit that the Craftsman brand name doesn't quite mean what it used to. Still, a deal like this on a comprehensive set of 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, and 1/2-inch drive ratchets, sockets, wrenches, accessories, and specialty bits is just too good to pass up. Here's a fact: Black Friday sale prices on this same set barely dropped below $150. You simply can't afford not to take advantage of this deal today.
Originally introduced as a Sears house brand in 1927, manufacture of Craftsman tools was always sourced out to other companies. It's no secret today's Craftsman tools are mostly made overseas, mainly in China. We agree that quality has suffered in recent years. But that's no reason not to save a bundle on a complete tool set that will serve the needs of most anyone for automotive repair, general construction, and DIY projects.
This is a great opportunity to toss all those mismatched tools and start fresh with a new set. It makes a fantastic starter tool kit for any aspiring driveway mechanic because auto enthusiasts will find nearly everything they need for maintenance and repair inside. And best of all, it's now owned by Stanley Black & Decker, and Craftsman is an exclusive brand of Lowe's. So if you have any issues, returns and exchanges will be a snap. In fact, Craftsman still offers that full lifetime warranty it was always famous for. You can't lose.
With a rugged, three-drawer blow-mold case to keep everything organized (although we definitely recommend using the money you save to upgrade to a quality metal tool chest), this is the Christmas gift you wish you would have gotten. This deal won't last, so hurry.
Buy the Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set at Lowes
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