im assuming that this conversation is about craftsman date codes. I believe that some are correct and some are wrong when they date their machines. I was a fierce loyalist and huge collector of craftsman hand tools. For many, many years i collected the old stuff, bought and used the newer stuff. Until one day around 2011 i realized that sears had been covertly making craftsman tools in china. Sep 5, 2016 8 im all about finding snap on and matco tools on cl and yard sales, but my basic set started with craftsman kit. Make offer - rare lot of s sears craftsman tools catalogs. Sears roebuck craftsman power and hand tool vintage 1978-1979 catalog. Well i finally managed to finish the refurb on the late 50s king seeley six inch jointer. Miter boxes chisels and gouges rulers and vintage measuring devices clamps vises and other holding tools tool boxes hammers and other striking devices levels and inclinometers original shipping and retail boxes toothing planes and toothing plane manufacturers edge tools. In an earlier article we reviewed the early craftsman tools of the late 1920s through mid 1940s, and a separate article covered the craftsman be and h-circle line of sockets in greater depth. In this page well look at the craftsman modern era that began around 1945, with a particular emphasis on the manufacturer of the craftsman v series tools. Org was founded as a public service to amateur and professional woodworkers who enjoy using andor restoring vintage machinery. Our purpose is to provide information about vintage machinery that is generally difficult to locate. Org does not provide support or parts for any machines on this site nor do we represent any manufacturer listed on this.