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[CT] Mastercraft 128 Piece Socket Set *$40* Ends Sunday Aug 13

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Thanks seems like a decent deal given how overinflated CT marks up their prices.

See that the description says lifetime warranty - I thought only the Maximum line had lifetime?
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Bought it yesterday. It will be my boat tool kit. Nice and compact.
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Great price.
I'd pick this up, if I didn't have a set already.
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MrFrugal1 wrote: And it's "Tested for life in Canada"!
Doesn't state whether it passed or failed that test so I'd assume the latter. :P
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SizzleChest wrote: Doesn't state whether it passed or failed that test so I'd assume the latter. :P
Great point.
I'd really like an explanation as to how Canadian Tire quantifies what Life in Canada actually is, and the methodology they use in their testing. Does a socket set and an electric kettle have the same mosquito repellency? Is it possible to shovel you driveway with either item?
Enquiring minds want to know!
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It's not tested, its cheap Chinese junk with a lifetime warranty, mastercrap was good before it went to china.
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MrFrugal1 wrote: Great point.
I'd really like an explanation as to how Canadian Tire quantifies what Life in Canada actually is, and the methodology they use in their testing. Does a socket set and an electric kettle have the same mosquito repellency? Is it possible to shovel you driveway with either item?
Enquiring minds want to know!
It's just a BS marketing line that really has no logic at all. Others that come to mind - Coors saying their beer is "cold certified" (what does that even mean?) and Jeep calling their vehicles "trail rated" (a marketing term that they created for their vehicles only)

I hate marketing/advertising.
froesesp wrote: It's not tested, its cheap Chinese junk with a lifetime warranty, mastercrap was good before it went to china.
replace the word "mastercrap" with any other brand that has outsourced its labour to China and the statement holds true.
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froesesp wrote: It's not tested, its cheap Chinese junk with a lifetime warranty, mastercrap was good before it went to china.
Oh, stop. Everything is Made in China. I just want to know how it's tested.
I simply refuse to purchase a socket set that will work in tropical climates but not temperate ones.
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MrFrugal1 wrote: Oh, stop. Everything is Made in China. I just want to know how it's tested.
I simply refuse to purchase a socket set that will work in tropical climates but not temperate ones.
You've never seen the ice truck commercial?
Well, you're not missing much, as it's just marketing gimmick.
Lifetime replacement is a good enough reason to pickup a $40 set for majority of diy projects.
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ALmost all test participants of CT's "tested for life" program have given a 5 star rating for product reviews on CT's website. Meanwhile, even for the same product you see many negative reviews from actual consumers. That to me shows how biased this program is.
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MrFrugal1 wrote: Oh, stop. Everything is Made in China. I just want to know how it's tested.
I simply refuse to purchase a socket set that will work in tropical climates but not temperate ones.
I have many tools from before and after, and there is a big quality difference, thanks though.
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SizzleChest wrote: It's just a BS marketing line that really has no logic at all. Others that come to mind - Coors saying their beer is "cold certified" (what does that even mean?) and Jeep calling their vehicles "trail rated" (a marketing term that they created for their vehicles only)

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replace the word "mastercrap" with any other brand that has outsourced its labour to China and the statement holds true.
The country is not the issue, it's the "cheap" part, meaning low quality. Many high quality items are produced in China, those tools are not some of them.

When they were made in the usa, the quality was much better.
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Does the quality really matter on a 40$ socket set? I'm a professional tech and I'd buy these every single time over a "high quality" snap on set that's 10x the price for a 1/4 of the tools. "Quality" for a socket is a placebo, they all turn the same nut.
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Thanks OP. Popped into CT earlier today and picked up this set, you always need these tools. It looks like they have several other kits from Mastercraft on sale as well. I also picked up a screwdriver set for $10 and both are a great deal in my opinion. The screwdrivers have magnetic tips which is helpful and the 128 piece kit has a lot of goodies for the price. Played with the ratchet and sockets out of the box, seemed like decent quality and what you'd expect from CT mastercraft products. I mean, if you're doing basic stuff it will definitely serve its purpose but for something more heavy duty you may need an impact set.
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froesesp wrote: It's not tested, its cheap Chinese junk with a lifetime warranty, mastercrap was good before it went to china.
froesesp wrote: I have many tools from before and after, and there is a big quality difference, thanks though.
When did they switch to china? It's been chinese stuff for as long as I can remember.

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