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May 7, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Craftsman

When we talk about Craftsman tool reviews, we tend to think more about the news. In particular, the 2017 news that Stanley Black and Decker owns Craftsman tools. What that means for the Craftsman brand, no one knows. What we do know entails a stiff climb for Craftsman tools if they want to get back on top of the consumer market. There have been some solid performers like the Craftsman Nextec right angle impact driver. As for modern tools, the Craftsman C3 drill/driver is a bit dated and could use a refresh. Craftsman conductive charging may be something to keep an eye out for. Craftsman Tool Reviews for DIYers and Some Pros While we don’t recommend a lot of Craftsman tools for Pros, our Craftsman tool reviews may be helpful when you want a tool for a short period of time. Until Stanley Black and Decker decides the fate of Craftsman we won’t know exactly what to expect.

Craftsman VersaStack Gets New Mechanic's Tools Set, Bag, and Cooler

Craftsman VersaStack Gets New Mechanic’s Tools Set, Bag, and Cooler

The Craftsman Versastack Stackable Storage System is breaking into some new ground with the addition of three new storage solutions. This lineup already includes toolboxes, organizers, and a radio/charger, but with this evolving lineup, you now also have access to a 216-piece Mechanic’s Tool Set, 17″ Tool Bag, and 30-Quart Cooler. What Is VersaStack? The […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Craftsman 6-gallon air compressor CMEC6150

Craftsman 6-Gallon Air Compressor Review CMEC6150

The excellent Craftsman 6-gallon air compressor is part of the company’s hard-to-miss refreshed and expanded lineup. We use it to inflate tires on ministry vans, tires on neighbors’ bicycles, and as the power source for framing nailers. Here’s how this reliable compressor works. Pros Enough power to inflate our high-pressure passenger van tires We couldn’t […]

Review9.3(out of 10)

Craftsman M310 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Review

Easy-Starting and Reliable Craftsman M310 Lawn Mower Appeals to Homeowners We recently took a close look at 24 different lawn mowers. Some were geared toward homeowners while some were geared toward Pros and we had a mix of both battery-powered and gas-powered mowers. Coming from the residential gas-powered camp, the Craftsman M310 self-propelled lawn mower […]

Review8.1(out of 10)

Craftsman Self-Propelled Battery Lawn Mower Review

Craftsman has a pretty rich history in the world of residential gas-powered mowers, but their battery-powered line is still relatively new. When we brought in 24 different mower models for our Best Gas Mower and Best Battery-Powered Mower comparisons, we were excited to see what the 60V max Craftsman self-propelled battery lawn mower brought to […]

Review7.2(out of 10)
Craftsman V20 Brushless Hammer Drill

Craftsman V20 Brushless Hammer Drill CMCD721 Review

Now that we’ve had a chance to use the Craftsman V20 Brushless Hammer Drill for a bit, it’s time to figure out exactly where in the tool world it fits. Craftsman is a Stanley Black & Decker brand along with DeWalt, Stanley, and Black+Decker. Rumored to replace Porter-Cable and taking up a monstrous amount of […]

Searching for a Silver Lining, It's More Trouble As Stanley Black & Decker Sues Sears

Stanley Black & Decker Sues Sears Over Breach of Contract

Searching for a Silver Lining, It’s More Trouble As Stanley Black & Decker Sues Sears We’re less than two years from Stanley Black & Decker’s purchase of Craftsman from Sears. And as Sears is emerging from bankruptcy proceedings, it’s facing a breach of contract lawsuit over it. When it Rains… When Stanley Black & Decker paid […]

Review8.2(out of 10)

Craftsman V20 Brushless Impact Driver CMCF820 Review

Craftsman V20 Brushless Impact Driver Proves Its Worth for Budget-Minded Users Hot on the heels of our hammer drill review, the Craftsman V20 Brushless Impact Driver (CMCF820) is up for its evaluation. It boasts mid-range Pro-level power, so we’ll see if it rises to the level that Pros expect across the board. Pros Made in […]

Best 12V Cordless Drill - Craftsman Nextec Lo Res

Craftsman Conductive Charging Hinted By Fli Charge?

Maybe you’ve heard of Fli charging, maybe you haven’t. You’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the technology, or at least aware that it exists. In a nutshell, Fli Charge technology uses a conductive charging system that allows powered surfaces to charge a variety of battery powered devices. Instead of plugging, say, your phone, into […]

Best 12V Cordless Drill - Craftsman Nextec Lo Res

Stanley Black & Decker Owns Craftsman Tools: What’s Next?

It’s literally last year’s news that Stanley Black & Decker owns Craftsman Tools. There’s plenty of work for the company to do as it shifts the Craftsman brand into the fold with DeWalt, Porter-Cable, Proto, MAC Tools, and more. But what happens next? There are some crossover products in Craftsman’s offering that seems to compete […]