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Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool. 7164

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,168 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« on: December 08, 2008, 01:46:15 AM »
I've had my Craftsman Professional tool for about 10 years.  I didn't know at the time that Schrade made a similar tool.  The Craftsman MT has a couple unique features.





As you can see, it has a bit driver in one of the handles



It has 2 locking positions:





To release it from the locked position, one has to push down on the other blade (curved scraping blade).  Sort of like the interference lock on the Leatherman SuperTool, only the blade is pushed into the handle to release it rather than pulling it out slightly.

The other handle has a file, saw, combo blade, straight blade with blunt nose, chisel and can opener.  The straight blade on this side is used to unlock other tools when they are pulled out to the locked position.



While the pliers and bit driver are excellent tools, the blades in the other handle are difficult to use efficiently because of the shape of the tool.  Folded up, the blades are oddly placed out at the fair side of a wide, thin tool.  Opened up, the single arm is too thin to hold comfortably and the jaws and other arm tend to be in the way.

In particular, the can opener is difficult.



If you're left handed, it is dangerous to use.  The opener is very sharp and for the left handed, it will jump off the can unexpectedly.  Right handed, it's much more doable, but again awkward for the same reasons as the blades.

Speaking of blades, they are extremely sharp, however, the combo blade is sharpened only on one side, even along the straight blade section.

Finally, it appears to have a standard pliers head, unlike most Schrade tools



Unfortunately, Sears doesn't carry it any longer. It is a fairly nice tool, a bit wide and awkward in the pocket and in your hand, but the pliers and bit driver are first rate.




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Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 02:01:49 AM »
I think Schrade made it for Sears.

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Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 02:13:51 AM »
The Sears tool is the Schrade ST5 Tough Tool in disguise.  The ST5 was sold outside the USA.

I had one and sold it to another multitool.org member.

See this link.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2008, 04:00:02 AM by parnass »

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Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 03:32:25 AM »
Nice write up Mr. W, and great pictures too! 8)


I like how the laminated construction allows one jaw to pass directly through the other. That has got to be one strong set up.


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Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 03:45:10 AM »
Great review Whip man :tu: :D
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,168 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 04:13:36 AM »
I hadn't seen the wiki here previously.  My Craftsman Professional is an early version (2 "mini" hex bits 2 phillips and 2 standard  ends).

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Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 07:07:48 AM »
Damn fine write up sir :tu:

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Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 10:16:39 AM »
I allways liked the Schrade tool. Unfortunatly like most things in todays world the quality of new ones never rival the old. Keep this one and dont trade it away! Unless its to me!!!

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Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 05:54:01 PM »
Many thanks for the great review.  That is MT I have always been interested in.

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Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2008, 02:08:41 AM »
I have the schrade version of that.

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Re: Craftsman Professional multitool, a variation on the Schrade tool.
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 03:21:08 AM »
Thx and keep em coming  :D

 

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