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Re: Craftsman Hand Tool Manufacturers & Date Ranges
« Reply #540 on: February 06, 2018, 08:27:05 PM »
Hickory,

Ok mystery solved.

a) Your recollection was off about a decade or so, and

b) The GK entries at the top of this thread appear to be correct.

The "Magnetic Driver Light Set" 1st appeared in the 1999 catalog and consisted of a 10 piece set and a 20 piece set.  In the 2000 catalog, the set had morphed into one 39 piece set including 1/4 drive sockets and an adapter.  The 2001 catalog did not contain any type of Magnetic driver light set.   It was gone, but oddly enough a new tool was born, the "Illuminator Socket Light"  (a 3/8 drive extension with internal light, that when added between a 3/8 drive ratchet and socket lit the way to a bolt or nut).

So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Hope this helps...
Thanks.
The light no longer works so I went to Sears a while back to get it replaced with an equivalent in the LED 4in1 they had at the time , but they didn't have those and said this screwdriver was from the 80's.
What the hell do they know they just work there .
« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 08:30:47 PM by hickory n steel »
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Re: Craftsman Hand Tool Manufacturers & Date Ranges
« Reply #541 on: February 07, 2018, 06:11:28 PM »
lauver, I have a few wrenches that don't fit your list. FORGED IN JAPAN -V-. See attached pics.

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Re: Craftsman Hand Tool Manufacturers & Date Ranges
« Reply #542 on: February 07, 2018, 06:20:53 PM »
lauver, I have a few wrenches that don't fit your list. FORGED IN JAPAN -V-. See attached pics.

Were they produced and sold for the Canadian market?

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Re: Craftsman Hand Tool Manufacturers & Date Ranges
« Reply #543 on: February 07, 2018, 11:05:29 PM »
Were they produced and sold for the Canadian market?

I have no idea what market they were intended for or when they were made. I just bought them on Ebay from a seller in NY, and looking at his previous sales I see he also sold one in 1/2". I've not been able to find any other examples. They appear to be new or NOS. Besides that I don't know anything about them.

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Re: Craftsman Hand Tool Manufacturers & Date Ranges
« Reply #544 on: February 08, 2018, 09:49:12 PM »
Interceptor,

That's a new one on me.  Never seen one before.  That's not to say that some SEARS/Craftsman tools were not sourced from Japan (See BF and DJ series codes for examples).

I'm kind of liking goodfellows idea that your example might have been made for the Canadian market.  I have seen numerous Canadian Craftsman tools with series codes that are/were not used in the US.
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Re: Craftsman Hand Tool Manufacturers & Date Ranges
« Reply #545 on: February 09, 2018, 03:35:37 AM »
Just more evidence that they are not manufacturer codes..............or did Moore have a forge in Japan?  Lol
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Re: Craftsman Hand Tool Manufacturers & Date Ranges
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