I think the bc code was Before Christ. Early Craftsman Series (generally pre, some exceptions): BC = unknown U.S. manufacturer, ca.? -? BE = New Britain and some. Ask potential manufacturers to submit prototype tools as a bid for the contract.
Welcome to the The Garage Journal Board forums. Some really good manufacturers have made Craftsman,many were top shelf Welcome to the Craftsman Tool Manufacturer and Date Range. Beginning inhand tools manufactured for Craftsman by Apex Tool Group formerly known as Danaher such as ratchets, sockets, and wrenches began to be sourced overseas mainly in China, although some are produced in Taiwanwhile tools produced for Craftsman by Western Forge such as adjustable wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers and larger mechanic tool sets remain made in the United States, although as ofmost if not all of the production for these products have moved over to Asia.
VM is a "ratchet only" series code and we have only one date observation for this series code. Craftsman V-Series and other tools from onward. "V" (rather than stamped) suggests a manufacturing date in the early post-war years. The upper inset shows the "Nested Diamonds" gripping pattern on the handles, which remained in use at least through the early s.
If the owner takes the item into a local retail store, it may be replaced or repaired free of charge. Since , Sears has run the Craftsman Clubone of the craftsman 28 dating such Beginning in , hand tools manufactured for Craftsman by Apex Tool . It is different for each manufacturer and product, as power tools may have a date on them somewhere, but you would have to know who manufactured what, to figure out if that hand tool company, placed some kind of a date mark on it or not.
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This code has also been noted on a Dunlap Punch shown in another article. Craftsman is America's most trusted tool brand. Read our warranty information for our products here. I'll have to check out the code.
Vose in with assignment to Moore Drop Forging. Does anyone on here know how to decipher Craftsman date codes? I'm not sure that there are date codes on any of the Craftsman tools that I. This process would have taken place in the late WWII and early post-war period, when limitations on tool sales to consumers were being lifted.
In addition, we know from experience that there weren't any other tools in the s matching the Craftsman "V" style: before finding the actual maker, we conducted an extensive and fruitless search for other brands of tools matching the Craftsman models.
I've also downloaded several manuals at www. Craftsman is a line of tools, lawn and garden equipment, and work wear. Originally owned by Sears, the brand is now controlled by Stanley Black & Decker.
Kmart mygofer Sears. And if the maker already produced both forged wrenches and socket tools, they were already full-line manufacturers and would have been concerned about diluting their own brands.