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Crescent RapidSlide & RapidRench Bundle

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First Sucker:
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Last Wooter to Woot:
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Last Purchase:
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Top 34% of all Woots
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Top 9% of all Woots

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  • 0% one week old
  • 2% one month old
  • 20% one year old
  • 76% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 72% bought 1
  • 16% bought 2
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Quality Posts


zxinfinity


quality posts: 18 Private Messages zxinfinity

Rapid Wrench for $15.29 at Sears
http://www.sears.com/crescent-rapid-wrench/p-00902701000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1

RapidSlide for $11.99 at Sears
http://www.sears.com/crescent-8-in-rapid-slide-adjustable-wrench/p-00913673000P?prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=G3

Total:
$27.28
(edit: +tax = $29.53)

Not a very good deal if you live in Texas ($26.65 after tax and shipping from Woot)

cnwinton


quality posts: 8 Private Messages cnwinton

Sold separately on Amazon (prime eligible) for a combined amount of about $32, so this is not a great buy. Moreover, reviews are at best average. One reviewer reported actually breaking the crescent wrench, not a good sign, and one reported the socket version gripped so poorly it rounded the head, making it a poor choice for all but light work in comparison to a true socket wrench. I was tempted because I like interesting tools, but will pass on this one.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 715 Private Messages CowboyDann

Video Demos!




Wolaver


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Wolaver

I have the Crescent RapidSlide, I do not recommend it. It doesn't grip well, too loose. I've barely used it, just a poor design.

CompanyClerk


quality posts: 5 Private Messages CompanyClerk
zxinfinity wrote:Rapid Wrench for $15.29 at Sears
http://www.sears.com/crescent-rapid-wrench/p-00902701000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1

RapidSlide for $11.99 at Sears
http://www.sears.com/crescent-8-in-rapid-slide-adjustable-wrench/p-00913673000P?prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=G3

Total:
$27.28
(edit: +tax = $29.53)

Not a very good deal if you live in Texas ($26.65 after tax and shipping from Woot)



AND... Sears will guarantee their stuff for life... worth a couple of bucks more compared to the 1 year warranty from Crescent which is probably made in China.


Rayski13


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Rayski13
CompanyClerk wrote:AND... Sears will guarantee their stuff for life... worth a couple of bucks more compared to the 1 year warranty from Crescent which is probably made in China.



Sears guarantees Craftsman hand tools for life. These are made by Crescent so no life time guarantee.

Raymundo Z Cisneros

jlbmw2002


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jlbmw2002
CompanyClerk wrote:AND... Sears will guarantee their stuff for life... worth a couple of bucks more compared to the 1 year warranty from Crescent which is probably made in China.


From Wikipedia:

Until 2011, Crescent Brand Wrenches were manufactured in the United States; however, in 2011, production of Crescent wrenches was offshored to China.

fr0st1cus


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fr0st1cus

I have had the Rapid wrench for a while and love it! It's true that if you aren't careful you will round a bolt. It replaced all of my small to medium metric and standard sockets, for most jobs at least.

I can't speak for the other tool.

Secunza


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Secunza


These are ok for sissy jobs but if you need a real tool then you better stay away from this "deal".

sarahat


quality posts: 5 Private Messages sarahat
jlbmw2002 wrote:From Wikipedia:

Until 2011, Crescent Brand Wrenches were manufactured in the United States; however, in 2011, production of Crescent wrenches was offshored to China.



Well, that's a sad story. I have the slide wrench, have been using it as my primary wrench for the past 6 or 7 years. Same one, has held up great. A little heavier than the standard 8" adjustable, but worth it for the speed of adjustment.

zeni


quality posts: 3 Private Messages zeni

I just saw a story on TV last night that Sears used to buy this from the man that invented it...He really grew his business...then Sears started having them made in China and the inventer has had to lay off 30 people, most of his employees. He is claiming Sears stole his invention and is having it made in China. Sears says it's a different tool....they did a comparison. Yeah,right.

ArtWorksMetal


quality posts: 5 Private Messages ArtWorksMetal
Wolaver wrote:I have the Crescent RapidSlide, I do not recommend it. It doesn't grip well, too loose. I've barely used it, just a poor design.



Yeah, it's a trade-off. Convenience for lousy performance.

Asceticism is for those that can't afford Hedonism.

glubash


quality posts: 10 Private Messages glubash
Wolaver wrote:I have the Crescent RapidSlide, I do not recommend it. It doesn't grip well, too loose. I've barely used it, just a poor design.



Agree. I've had one for a few years now with similar problems. Okay if you only have to do 1 bolt every now and then but that is about it. The slide tends to get stuck occasionally and you have to back it off and close it again to keep it gripping.

DezertRat


quality posts: 2 Private Messages DezertRat
CompanyClerk wrote:AND... Sears will guarantee their stuff for life... worth a couple of bucks more compared to the 1 year warranty from Crescent which is probably made in China.



You do know that the Craftsman tools you get in Sears are made in China, right?

Great resource for Made in the USA products: http://stillmadeinusa.com/

DezertRat


quality posts: 2 Private Messages DezertRat
zeni wrote:I just saw a story on TV last night that Sears used to buy this from the man that invented it...He really grew his business...then Sears started having them made in China and the inventer has had to lay off 30 people, most of his employees. He is claiming Sears stole his invention and is having it made in China. Sears says it's a different tool....they did a comparison. Yeah,right.



I think you're thinking of the Loggerhead Bionic Wrench and the Craftsman Max Axxess tools, and not these tools.

sdunham76


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sdunham76
DezertRat wrote:You do know that the Craftsman tools you get in Sears are made in China, right?

Great resource for Made in the USA products: http://stillmadeinusa.com/



Many Craftsman tools (like screwdrivers, sockets, etc) are made in the US still but many are not - you have to look at each one. I don't think any of their power tools are made here anymore.

I refer to stillmadeinusa.com often - it is a great resource!

amosdudley


quality posts: 1 Private Messages amosdudley

I played with one of these at the hardware store yesterday. The mechanism works, but honestly felt a little flimsy. Wouldn't buy.

fostytou


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fostytou

I can only begin to imagine how many bolts will be partially or fully rounded off by these tools (ESPECIALLY the RapidRench). If you are going to buy china just buy a real $10 6 point socket set from Harbor Freight please.

zollars23


quality posts: 11 Private Messages zollars23
zeni wrote:I just saw a story on TV last night that Sears used to buy this from the man that invented it...He really grew his business...then Sears started having them made in China and the inventer has had to lay off 30 people, most of his employees. He is claiming Sears stole his invention and is having it made in China. Sears says it's a different tool....they did a comparison. Yeah,right.



Happens all the time, every day. Many of the products you know and love were stolen from their original inventors by a large corporation. Lego, for example, was stolen from a British company called Kiddiecraft.

However, these are Crescent and have nothing to do with Sears, other than Sears is one retailer that sells them.

(V) (;,,;) (V) <---Zoidberg

zeni


quality posts: 3 Private Messages zeni
DezertRat wrote:I think you're thinking of the Loggerhead Bionic Wrench and the Craftsman Max Axxess tools, and not these tools.



oh, sorry
I don't know tools.
didn't mean to provide false information

DrChops


quality posts: 19 Private Messages DrChops

If anybody happen to buy an extra of these and wouldn't mind getting rid of it I'd appreciate it..
I already pandered over on Deals side, but I figure it couldn't hurt to ask

(Was going to buy it for an X-mas present for my dad and they sold out before I could finish check-out)

Petey Thaseatesmyne