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 Long Handle & D-Handle Digging Shovels Review

Craftsman Long Handle Digging Shovels

Craftsman’s new Long Handle and the matching D-Handle Digging Shovels are made in the USA. The new shovels, branded by Craftsman (and available at Sears and Kmart), feature Powerstep plates which give you tons of room and lots of leverage for using your boots to really dig in deep, even in compacted soil. The round point blade also feature a nice serrated edge for when you want to rock it back and forth to really saw through tough material.

Craftsman Contour Powered Series Tool Storage w/Bluetooth

Craftsman Contour Powered Series Tool Storage w/BT

Craftsman is taking on the big boys – or at least the big boys who like to listen to tunes while they work. Last week at CES, Craftsman revealed a couple new tool chests that really got our attention. The first piqued our interest because it was coated in a completely matte black finish. That’s right, black as the night sky in a Kansas… you get the idea. The main thing Craftsman was about, however, was its other rolling tool chest. The big one with the speakers on the front. The new Contour Powered Series of tool rolling chests feature a power tool recharging station that can recharge up to four tools or personal electronics devices.

Craftsman 17562 NEXTEC 12V Right Angle Impact Driver Review

Craftsman 17562 NEXTEC 12V Right Angle Impact Driver Review

Removing or driving fasteners in cramped spaces is easy with the new Craftsman 17562 NEXTEC 12V Right Angle Impact Driver thanks to its compact head size of only 3-1/2″ and 700 in-lb of torque. This handy tool comes with lithium-ion battery power, a variable-speed trigger, 1/4″ hex quick chuck and a compact size that will surely make it one of the go-to tools in your collection. The engineers at Craftsman did a fantastic job of combining the functionality of a right angle drill with an impact driver. The Craftsman 17562 NEXTEC 12V Right Angle Impact Driver represents what might be an industry first with their design and from what we can tell, they engineered a great tool. This impact driver proved to be very versatile when working in cramped spaces and for some projects it’s a must.

Craftsman QuickBoost Charger Preview

Craftsman QuickBoost Charger Preview

The Craftsman brand debuted a one-of-a-kind, time-saving technology for its cordless line of 12-volt lithium-ion NEXTEC power tools this week at the 2011 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando. With its new QuickBoost Charger, Craftsman is doing something that no other major brand is at least claiming to be able to do: bring a completely dead battery back up to a 25 percent charge in three minutes. This is to provide the extra “boost” needed to finish up the job at hand.