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jimg83
Jul 2 , 2013
Great tool! - But now made in CHINA!
I used this item for the first time tonight while replacing my brake rotors. It worked great! It allowed me to break loose all of my lug nuts with ease. It also made it much easier to break free the bolts that hold the caliper on. My only disappointment was that this tool is now made in CHINA! I have always been a loyal Craftsman fan because the tools were made in the USA. I am willing to pay more to get a quality tool made in the US. It seems that Craftsman is moving more of their lines to be made in China. I hope Sears / Craftsman reconsider this.
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Roberto2811
Jan 11 , 2013
Broke in the first minute of use.
Bought this tool tonight at Sears because my impact wrench won't get the lug nuts off the wheels on my M35A2 cargo truck. I was hoping this bar would turn the lugs, but it broke as soon as I put a little weight on the cheater bar (a 6' pipe). Looks like I'll have to move up to the 3/4" drive... This tool would probably work well for minor tasks but it isn't as tough as I was hoping it would be.
 

cleverstar

Jericho, NY

Aug 21 , 2014
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Not the same as the 18" version

The 18" was made in USA. This one is made in China. And there's no ball/groves to lock the position of the rotating head.


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seemorebutz

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Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Aug 19 , 2014
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Great breaker bar

Works like a good breaker bar should!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pauly1976

Holly, MI

Aug 19 , 2014
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Sturdy and great when necessary

Great for breaking loose frozen nuts and bolts. Go ahead and step right on it or put the pipe on it for extra leverage. Never fails me.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Oisii

Midland, TX

Aug 19 , 2014
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Great tool!

The 1/2 in. dr. 15 in. Flex Handle is a high quality breaker bar. The 15" handle allows you to put a lot of force onto a stuck nut or bolt. This tool has come in very handy with stuck lug nuts on wheels. The craftsman quality shows through in this one for sure.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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saranykm

Lakeside, CA

Aug 14 , 2014
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great to have!

this came in handy just as soon as i needed to replace the transition cooling elbow in the dredded gm 3800 series 2 motor. great leverage, quality tool that is perfect to use on idiler pulleys.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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wbellor

Bay City, MI

May 12 , 2014
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Breaker bar

Simple, and a great product

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lewis12172001

Fort Worth, TX

Apr 24 , 2014
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Craftsman 1/2 in. dr. 15 in. Flex Handle

Ok! So it's made in China but so what as long as they honor the lifetime warranty! Now to the breaker bar very good quality and I'm very happy with my purchase. Hope this helps....;-)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 13 , 2014
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Awesome

A gift for my son he was in need of this tool. For removing bolts that are hard to get off. He is very happy with the product. He will probably need it for future projects.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RONWOAN

Indiana, PA

Jan 11 , 2014
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WONDER BAR

I used this bar to turn a frozen nuts of my car's two caliper mounts. It took little effort to get them done. I used hammer to strike the handle to loosen the nuts first and then turn them out with ease.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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crmiz

Murrells Inlet, SC

Nov 24 , 2013
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Breaker bar

Tough, good leverage.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 23 , 2013
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Good Tool

I just started a career as a auto mechanic. I need good sturdy reliable tools that will last me many years. I always choose Craftsman tools. This 1/2" flex handle tool is perfect. It's the perfect size and weight to perform the many jobs that I bought it for.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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okm

Lemoore, CA

Jul 23 , 2013
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nothing special

needed for the toolbox

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jimg83

Elizabeth, PA

Jul 2 , 2013
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Great tool! - But now made in CHINA!

I used this item for the first time tonight while replacing my brake rotors. It worked great! It allowed me to break loose all of my lug nuts with ease. It also made it much easier to break free the bolts that hold the caliper on. My only disappointment was that this tool is now made in CHINA! I have always been a loyal Craftsman fan because the tools were made in the USA. I am willing to pay more to get a quality tool made in the US. It seems that Craftsman is moving more of their lines to be made in China. I hope Sears / Craftsman reconsider this.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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craftjd35

Burton, TX

Feb 16 , 2013
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Good Value

This tool is great, if you can't bust a nut loose with a ratchet or a wrench this guy comes in handy. If you have a rusted bolt or stubborn lug nuts this will bust em loose.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GMGuy65

Edson, KS

Feb 14 , 2013
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US made and quality forged and engineered

Its made in USA with quality, its well thought out, easy to handle, and will handle way more than its designed to, as we have had them in very high torque situtions and they delivered. if it says made in USA on the handle, buy it, it will be a good one.


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Roberto2811

Laredo, TX

Jan 11 , 2013
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Broke in the first minute of use.

Bought this tool tonight at Sears because my impact wrench won't get the lug nuts off the wheels on my M35A2 cargo truck. I was hoping this bar would turn the lugs, but it broke as soon as I put a little weight on the cheater bar (a 6' pipe). Looks like I'll have to move up to the 3/4" drive... This tool would probably work well for minor tasks but it isn't as tough as I was hoping it would be.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jchetty

Piscataway, NJ

Oct 31 , 2012
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Great tool

The tools that come with cars to change tires are garbage. I buy these and the correct sockets to ensure I am prepaed for emergencies. This is a must buy for anyone that attempts to change their own tires.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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skyridebgt

Moultrie, GA

Aug 2 , 2012
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Another great Craftsman tool!

This breaker bar will do about anything you need it to, gives the extra leverage to break loose the most stubborn fasteners.  Good length for under the hood work.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TyHoe761

Mulga, AL

Jul 9 , 2012
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The Craftsman 1/2 in. dr. 15 in. flex handle is very durable

The flex handle allows me to place the handle in several positions. The durability of these product gave me more leverage when loosing bolts or screws.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ricmcc

Baton Rouge, LA

Apr 18 , 2012
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Craftsman 1/2" drive with 15 inch Flex Handle

This is one strong and dependable tool that has great flexibility. It's adjustable 1/2" socket holder is always ready for action with it's side bite ball bearing that allows for quick socket change outs. The 15 inch handle allows you to put as much torque as needed to get the job done. I love the ergonomic handle, its designed to stay in your hand with out slippage and/or hand fatigue. This is a Craftsman's main stay for any job that requires torque and flexibility. Be ready for that next big job have one in your tool bag.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nate13

Sioux Falls, SD

Oct 6 , 2011
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Craftsman 1/2 in. dr. 15 in. Flex Handle is well built

This tool has been used at work 75 to 100 times a day for the last 2 weeks and it still feels brand new. The sockets stay on unlike the cheap bar the shop supplied before. The only change i would make is to add a little more grip to the handle for oily enviroments.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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HumbleGuy

Prescott, MI

Sep 1 , 2011
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daddys lill helper

a classic

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RichardHolcomb

Logansport, IN

Mar 25 , 2011
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Great

I brought in my 20+ year old breaker bar and Sears replaced it no questions asked.

The salesman was very helpful and friendly. He was knowledgeable about his products and eager to help.

I will definately shop there again.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mcmurrac

Bronx, NY

Mar 10 , 2011
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Good breaker bar, strong and durable.

Bought this tool after snapping several ratchets (3 3/8 and 2 1/2 drive) attempting to remove a 32mm axle nut. I was worried it was going to break (it is covered by the Sears warranty) but it finally cracked the nut loose. I was not able to remove the axle nut with an impact gun rated for 300lbs of torque, so this bar surpassed that and held up. Very happy with this purchase. I originally wanted to buy the 18 inch model but it was out of stock, this one did the job, and it is highly recommended. Lesson learned, buy Sears hand tools they hold up and if they don't the company will.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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NeonRTDreams

Topeka, KS

Sep 20 , 2010
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This Craftsman 1/2 in. Flex Handle is the best I've used...

This Craftsman 15 in. Flex Handle, 1/2 in. Drive is the best I've used so far. Out of the other brands, I have bent two others and broke one at the hinged joint. Just like the Craftsman website states - "This 1/2 in. drive, 15 in. Long Flex T-handle is used to loosen stubborn nuts and bolts. Its long handle allows for more torque, and a hinged joint allows you to position the handle into multiple angles.", and "Guaranteed forever."

This tool has performed as it should every time for me. Feels solid and gets the job done. I have mentioned this before but, no injuries and bad words in the garage because of cheap tools. (Well, ok, maybe there are still some bad words in the garage, but it is NOT because of my Craftsman tools.) I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Craftsman "breaker bars" to anyone. Great quality at this price, especially for tools that come with a lifetime warranty.

With Craftsman's tool coating you can just wipe this off with a rag and some WD-40 and it still looks, and works, like new.

I am extremely pleased with all of my Craftsman tools purchases so far.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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