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Forum topic by nate22 posted 12-15-2019 02:12 PM 407 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nate22

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12-15-2019 02:12 PM

I have a Craftsman belt sander and I went to turn it on the other day and it doesn’t work. I was wondering if Craftsman still does there warranty where they will replace it if it doesn’t work. I was thinking of doing that if they still do until I am able to get the belt sander that I want to get. I want to buy the grizzly T27417- oscillating edge belt and spindle sander. Ive seen some of you have said grizzly is a good brand. Does anyone have one of there Sanders and is it a good one? I want to get one that will last for a while. Any advice would be appreciated.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.


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#1 posted 12-15-2019 02:54 PM

Good luck on that. K Mart bought Sears, and sold off the Craftsman brand years ago. The lifetime warranty ended then from what I hear. Most every Sears store has closed, only a few left in Illinois.

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#2 posted 12-15-2019 03:21 PM

you would think craftsman tools would still warrant their tools but who knows…even though lowes . ace hardware sells them i heard it’s s real problem now getting any replacement

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#3 posted 12-15-2019 03:48 PM

What does “I went to turn it on the other day and it doesn’t work.” mean? Any noises?

Could be a bad switch, motor capacitor, broken wire, etc.

There was never a lifetime warranty on Craftsman electric tools, just un-powered hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, ratchets, sockets and the like. Lifetime warranties end when the issuing company goes bankrupt. Same thing happened with Schwinn in the early 90s.

-- Eric

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#4 posted 12-15-2019 04:59 PM

Thanks for the replies. Eric what I mean when it doesn’t work is it doesn’t do anything no noises or anything. And I was just curious if they did. Like I said I want to buy the one grizzly sells anyways.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#5 posted 12-15-2019 06:02 PM

You didn’t say how old the sander was but most likely it is a bad switch or possibly worn out carbon brushes. That or a broken wire are all relatively easy fixes, but I do understand the urge to get something new.

There is a review of the Grizzly sander at: https://www.lumberjocks.com/reviews/9426

I have the Riigid sander which is quite similar and it works quite well. I would buy it again.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 12-15-2019 06:05 PM

that happened with my wood lathe, it was a dirty switch. Replaced the switch no problem. Try cleaning the switch. check capacitor and wiring as well

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#7 posted 12-16-2019 02:35 PM

Like Eric said, your sander never had a lifetime warranty, that was only on Craftsman hand tools. And I’m curious whether or not that is still honored at Lowes… I have a LOAD of Craftsman mechanics tools specifically because the guarantee was so awesome and the swap out so effortless. I found a 1/2” breaker bar buried for years in the mud by the river once. Took it home and washed it off and took it to Sears. Walked out with a brand new one in minutes. I’m gonna miss Sears…

Back to your sander though… I would check the switch, sounds like that is likely your culprit. And I don’t own the Grizzly but I’m sure it’s a good one. I know a lot of people own and really like the Rigid version as well. Even if you buy a new sander today though, I’d probably still try to get the Craftsman running if it’s only a switch. Never too many sanders IMO unless it’s a space issue…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 12-16-2019 11:43 PM

Update on Lowe’s, Craftsman warranty. Lowe’s just told me they own Craftsman, and will honor warranty on any hand tools still made. No receipt required. BUT for tape measures, a receipt IS required. So some good news, except that you will be trading USA made for China, Taiwan, ECT.

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#9 posted 12-17-2019 12:08 AM

Awesome ibewjon. Thanks for the update! Good to know the warranty is still honored. I’ve actually been buying Kobalt pliers/wrenches/screwdrivers for the last couple years because they have the same lifetime guarantee and swapping for a new on is just as effortless as it was at Sears. I will say though, I used the C-man warranty for stuff that was broken or abused most of the time. I have to swap the Kobalt stuff periodically cause it just plain wears out.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 12-17-2019 01:33 AM

Thanks. And even though I know warranty didn’t apply to power tools, every door said SATISFACTION GARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK.

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