It reinforces the sense of community we have. We all have shared
knuckle-busting experiences when a socket either rounds off the
fastener or the sidewall snaps. Or having having an HF grinder die 5
minutes after starting to use it.
My father-in-law just adds "piece of crap" (sic) in front of
something he doesn't like. Not very cute that.... :-)
At 12/9/2007 at 00:26, Shakespearean monkeys danced on Bill
Gingerich's keyboard and said:
>The recent discussion of batteries, as well as other topics, has contained
>numerous references to Horrible Freight, Crapsman, and other "cute"
>variations of company and trade names. Somewhere along the way I started
>wondering why we feel the need to use these names. We all know that HF
>isn't selling stuff you'd find on a Snap-On truck. Yes, their quality
>control, design, construction, etc. can leave a bit to be desired. But if
>you keep those things in mind you can find some useable stuff. I don't buy
>tools because they have the Craftsman name, nor do I avoid them. I have
>several HF tools, as well as various Craftsman tools, and they serve my
>needs just fine. Others of you may not like them, and that is your
>This isn't really an important question in the grand scheme of things. And
>no, I'm not a bleeding heart, politically correct, communist radical
>evangelical agnostic environmentalist. I'm just curious why we use these
>I have to leave now to go charge my 9.6 volt Craftsman drill batteries.
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