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Posted September 01, 2012 - 06:57 AM

A year or two ago, I bought an Allen socket set featuring 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" metric and American sockets at Farm & Fleet. So far, two of the rachets have failed. However, they have a lifetime warantee,(says so right on the packaging) and they have been replaced. In addition, they are American made for those who find that important.

As an aside; Menards used to carry Allen tools. Now they have switched to another brand that is made by Allen and does not have a lifetime warantee.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 07:10 AM

I have seen Allen tools used quite a bit. I didn't know they were american made. I always thought they were good tools though and it is nice they have the lifetime warranty on them.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 09:19 AM

Here's a link to a website that has a list of tool manufacturers that are still made in the USA. Allen is on the list, but they are a sub-division of Armstrong and it confirms what you've said that not all Allen branded tools are made in the USA. The other surprise on the list for me is Snap-On! It says that not all are made here!
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 09:33 AM

I don't think I have ever seen Allen tools up this way.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 05:52 PM

Thanks Steve for the link. Maynard I'm with you I've not heard of Allen tools before this.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 11:41 PM

I don't think I have ever seen Allen tools up this way.


Thanks Steve for the link. Maynard I'm with you I've not heard of Allen tools before this.


You've heard of Allen wrenches...right? Same company makes a variety of tools, but they were the Company whose hex socket wrenches everyone identified with. Much like an adjustable wrench is commonly known as a Crescent wrench, or tongue and groove pliers as a set of Channel Locks.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:19 AM

Thanks Steve, yes I use Allen wrenches just about everyday. I didn't think of them in that way.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 10:25 PM

They've been around here for a few years. The problem I'm finding is that most of the retail outlets for tools change their brands every few years and your left with no place that will honor the warranty. Sears and some of the other specialty tool distributors are the exception. Even the farm supply places like to bounce from one supplier to the next. It's frustrating. :mad2:
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:36 AM

You've heard of Allen wrenches...right? Same company makes a variety of tools, but they were the Company whose hex socket wrenches everyone identified with. Much like an adjustable wrench is commonly known as a Crescent wrench, or tongue and groove pliers as a set of Channel Locks.




I did not know that.Thanks for that bit of info,Steve.




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