I don’t know much about tools, but I know that Sears is the place that my husband shops to get any of his major tools. Craftsman tools have a lifetime guarantee and are known for their quality. My Father and Husband check the sears add every Sunday to see what specials they may be offering in the tool department. I was disappointed with one of their advertisements a couple weeks ago. My husband bought a table saw with the impression that he would receive a free Craftsman Shop Clock, this was not the case. Other than that, Sears has great customer service.