I had two safety sensors for my garage door go bad and ordered two new ones to install. When doing this they no longer received power from my drivetrain craftsman garage door.
Does anyone understand why this is happening?
I cut the wires to the old sensors because the new ones only had wires roughly 10 ft long and I need 50 ft of wire to reach the actual drivetrain for the garage.
Can anyone please help me!?
I didn’t know about this policy until I worked at Sears in high school. People would bring in tools that looked like they were 30 years old and busted. We would just throw the tool in a bucket under the counter and let them grab a new one off the shelf. That easy.
Edit: I truly enjoyed being roasted about Sears disappearing. My hometown apparently has one of the very few still standing (for now). Like I said I worked there in high school and admittedly I haven’t tried this tip in a decade... or two. Damn, sorry guys, I wish Reddit was around in 1998. Try Lowe’s?
This is "tool related", so I'm hoping this ok to post on here.
I wanted to follow-up on a topic that someone posted on my thread yesterday, that of the Western Forge plant (in Colorado) closing in 2020.
Now, I, like many people grew up on Craftsman tools, etc. A lot of times when someone would ask on here for USA made tools I'd chime in with Craftsman. I had just replaced some older, aging, beat-to-hell screwdrivers with a good classic acrylic set of Craftsman and comfort-grip Craftsman USA sets, and was recommending them.
However, I did NOT realize that Craftsman had canceled their contract with Western Forge and was using Asian suppliers now!!! Like I said, mine are still the leftover USA made sets. So, off to Wikipedia I went.
So IDEAL bought the Western Forge plant a few years back. Craftsman decided to be cheap assholes and didn't renew their decades old contract with WF. Consequently, IDEAL was then forced to close the plant and lay off 150+ employees. Now, I ge... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am closing on this 1929 craftsman bungalow next week. ^(Please don't kick me out for only being 91 years old.) It used to be a duplex but was remodeled into a single family home about 15 years ago. From what I can tell, the interior has no original features and it hurts my heart. I want to bring back some of that craftsman charm, but I worry about it coming off as inauthentic or forced.
I love seeing the craftsman homes with exposed beams, a fireplace mantle with bookcase built-ins, old ornate door knobs, unpainted wood trim on doors and windows, stained glass, picture rails, etc. My home doesn't have any of that. Would it be weird if I added some of those details to my house? For example, I am considering having a carpenter make a craftsman style mantle to put in the living room.
What would you do to this house?
Edit: Holy crap this sub is awesome.
I can't pick the lock and Ondusi's Unhinging doesn't work. is there a key somewhere?
Bought a pair yesterday of comfort craftsman's for $449 from my local DFO. To my eye there were no real physical defects to note that aren't going to blend in to the abuse they'll go through.
After searching for RM topics on Reddit i note one poster said that boots at clearance stores aren't Aussie made and are actually made in Morocco?
This would go against the explanation that most end up there after being declared not fit for normal sale.
Is there any other reason for concern that they might not structurally be up to scratch? Was this a shit buy at $449?
At $449, i was getting pretty close to full price for what i thought was much the same but now Im not sure.
Perhaps i should return them and just wait for a sale or buy from one of the many other online retailers that have them for $500.
I'm in the midst of cutting down a 15' mesquite in my front yard and will have a few straight trunk sizes about 12" diameter and 2'-5' long that'd I'd love to turn into floating shelves (4 planks) for my living room as a character piece.
Anyone know that craft that can tell me 1) is it even a viable option?, and 2) are there local craftsmen that can cut it to size?
I'm just north of ASU, so pretty centrally located- distance isn't a concern for this project
All input is greatly appreciated
I know this is going to sound somewhat pedantic but I have a 121 piece craftsman mechanics hand tool set model number cmmt12033 which contains two Allen key sets (metric and sae). The plastic holder for the metric set is (and always has been since I bought it) broken so every time I try to close or open the box, it falls out and it's annoying at worst. The set naturally says "full lifetime warranty" on it so I tried calling to see if just that piece could be replaced and the girl on the line said she couldn't find that part and therefore couldn't help me and laughed it off.
Any thoughts on this? All the tools function well and like I said, I understand this is kinda pedantic, but it's annoying and I'd love for tools to not fall out of the box whenever I use it.
Their website says tools can be replaced at a stocking retail partner, do you think it's worth going to Lowe's where I bought this and seeing if they'll be able to do anything?
Edit: for historical purposes, this was resolve... keep reading on reddit ➡
Supposedly it is off Beach street in the alliance park, I think they broke ground on it but it has been some time so Im thinking at least a base structure would be up?
Im trying to get an old joiner up and running again but the knob that adjusts the depth had a wingnut in it that sheared. I tried a modern wingnut from the big orange but it didnt fit into the slot. that it looks like the original fit into.
Any idea where to find a replacement?
A friend of mine is going to finish her apprenticeship as a craftswoman soon and is going to have a party. I was wondering whether there is a traditional gift for someone of Jewish belief for that situation.
Thanks in advance.
I've been looking at getting an egg beater for a while and got out bid on a few over the last month. On a whim I looked again Thursday and found another one that seemed to be in good shape for what I considered reasonable "buy it now" price so I jumped on it. It arrived yesterday and I found that its actually a Craftsman not a MF. It is in good shape but isn't what I expected. I guess I wondering whether I ought to send it back or hold on to it.
Here is the ebay ad. Now that I look at it I can see "craftsman" on the handle I wasn't looking for that when I bought it.
Doing a search it seems like MF did make some drills for Craftsman and I found that the 107.1 is often stamped at the end of "Made in the USA." Mine does not have this number. Picture of ID stamp.
I'm not sure what I want to do. I am up... keep reading on reddit ➡
First time buyer looking around. Toured it yesterday. It's gorgeous, built in 1936-7, plenty of natural sunlight, slate roof, total kitchen renovation with double oven and quartz countertops, gas range, big island (the island has its own sink), backup generator, radiant heat floors, big backyard, nice porch, bathrooms remodeled. Commute from this home would be short to work and fun places (15min).
The issue is, the area of town is dumpy. Not unsafe, just dumpy. The house is valued ~$100k above the neighboring homes on either side, neighbors on the left have an above ground pool and all kind of kids toys/nick knacks in the yard. House across the street is owned by drug rehab placement center w/ 2 ladies living in it on the sex offender registry (house is well kept, however). School district not great. Area is getting better but it's not at the rate of other up and coming areas.
I plan on staying here for 5-10 years. My first thought is to pass, but it is a truly lovely home, and if... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve been looking at the Cub Cadet Xt1 Lt50, and stumbled on the Craftsman T260. The T260 is $100 more, has a front bumper, stamped 50” deck, and a super tight turn radius.
They’re both made by MTD, but how similar are they underneath? They clearly have the same basic design. Fuel tank, battery, dash, controls, all appear the same. Lowe’s seems to have dropped Cub Cadet and only carries Craftsman.
Does anyone definitively know if these are the same chassis? I have a Cub Cadet dealer nearby for parts.
I wanted to have a playthrough where I'm just an ordinary craftsman of some sort, rather than an adventurer. Are there many mods that are good for letting me get the materials I need to make a living doing that without much combat and make the crafting systems more diverse and engaging?
Attempting to determine date of manufacture of my Craftsman 10" table saw. Any insights appreciated!
Looking for a replacement motor pulley for a Dunlap/Craftsman 103 drill press. Searching on ebay as well but haven't had a lot of luck, so figured I'd try here as well.
The pulley on the motor had an accident when someone tried to remove it with some gear pullers...totally not me. So looking to find some replacements.
If not originals, then something like a modern replacement part.
Specific model is 113.247110
When I searched online for the 10" model, it said 70.5". I ordered one, it's too small. I measured the one that came with the bandsaw (I purchased it used from a garage sale) and it comes out to 72.75". When I searched for that size online, it keeps bringing up 72" and smaller. This is my first bandsaw, it seems to me that I should be able to fit a 72" blade on there by relieving tension, and pushing the wheels together, but idk if that will create too much tension on the blade afterwards. Any advice? Hopefully somebody here has the same saw and knows the right blade size? Thanks for any help!
It seems every time I walk in to Lowes there are more and more red and black tools. It seems Lowes has really doubled down with the Craftsman line. We all know they're just SBD tools, but where do the fit in their portfolio? I already see that they've pretty much phased out the Irwin stuff and have replaced the Stanley tape measures. Where does their power tool system fit? Is it a replacement for Porter Cable? Is it rebranded lower end DeWalt? I can't seem to get a consensus as to what is going on. What is Lowes strategy here? We all know they trail behind Home Depot in terms of tools.
Hi guys, just wondering which of the following is most similar to the Comfort Craftsman in appearance?
I’ve used the blacksmiths hammer before. But never the craftsman’s hammer is it worth using? And leveling?
Hi all - I'm not sure if this is the correct sub but I'm looking for remodeling advice.
I bought a classic Minneapolis craftsman home built in 1908 this past summer and am looking to do a few improvements, one of which includes building a sun room out the back. As part of this, I'd love to install french doors from the dining room into the sun room, (some additional light would be very welcome in this dark home) but unfortunately the only location that would work is the same wall that the original built-in buffet is located on. I definitely don't want to get rid of this built-in, but I'm wondering if it'd be possible to relocate it to the other wall in my dining room. Then I'd potentially build out that wall so it's still "built in," or just finish out the sides and top of the built in so it sticks out from the wall.
This is not mine but it looks similar to this: [https://jewelleryworld.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/built-in-dining-room-hutch-craftsman-rooms.jpg](https://jewellerywor... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have a craftsman snow blower model 247.889571 and it won't start. We have had the blower for a few years and its started right up every time until today. It has been sitting for a summer in our garage. It had some old gas in it but the tank was nearly empty. We tried starting it today with both the electric start and the pulley rope and neither worked. We added brand new gas in the tank right before we tried starting it. It cranks and puffs out exhaust but it won't stay running. We followed the starting instructions perfectly each time we tried starting it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.