I have sworn off craftsman. I try and only buy quality tools and I will sing their praises when they perform.
Lets see - Craftman jigsaw - Trashed, replaced with excellent Bosch.
Craftsman stud finder, $50, couldn't find a stud, replaced with $10 stanley that works like a champ.
i could go on and on.
The Handyguys did a few tool tests that may be germane to this discussion.
First - A reciprocating saw tool test where we compared cordless to a corded sawzall
Then a drill test - We tested 7 different drills in a tough wood drilling task and also tested out two hammer drills with tapcons.
We did a show on a basic tool kit for every homeowner
and lastly, we did a show comparing air compressors and talked about nailers.
I guess the Handyguys are tool snobs. We really like or hate our tools and have opinions on most tools.
I would say my all time favorite tool is my Makita LXT impact driver and my most hated tool purchase was my craftsman jigsaw.