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  • Larry Costello
    Sears Holdings Corp.
    (847) 286-9036
    larry.costello@searshc.com
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    Zeno Group for Craftsman
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Craftsman® Adds New Universal Hand Tools to Product Lineup

Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Universal Mechanics Tool Set and Universal Ratchet and Socket Set Provide All-in-One Solution


Universal Tool Sets

Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Craftsman brings customers exciting new additions to its line of universal hand tools in time for the holidays, with the Craftsman Universal Ratchet and Socket Set and Universal Mechanics Tool Set. Each tool can grip six different types of nuts and bolts, cutting down on the number of items needed in the toolbox and preparing the user for any project around the house or in the garage.

The unique universal tooth design featured in each of these products fits six-point, 12-point, partially-rounded, external TORX, square and spline shaped fasteners.

Craftsman Universal Ratchet and Socket Sets: Users can purchase the universal tooth sockets as a nine-piece Socket Set that is available in both inch and metric, and can be used with any Craftsman 3/8-inch drive ratchet. The sockets themselves feature a knurled socket grip which distinguishes them from other sets in the user's toolbox and provides gripping power when changing sizes. The sockets are also available as a 19-piece Socket Wrench Set that comes with a universal ratchet and both inch and metric socket sizes. The included ratchet has excellent access with a 45-tooth ratcheting mechanism that provides an eight-degree ratcheting arc. A quick release button allows for easy socket attachment and removal. The 19-piece set includes a reusable caddy with a carrying handle with holes for hanging to peg board. The nine-piece Socket Set (inch and metric) retails for $14.99. The 19-piece Socket Wrench Set retails for $34.99. Metric socket sizes include 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 19 millimeter. Inch socket sizes include ¾, 11/16, 5/8, 9/18, ½, 7/16, 3/8, 5/16 and ¼ inch.

Craftsman Universal 56-piece Mechanics Tool Set: The Craftsman Universal 56-piece Mechanics Tool Set does the job of a much larger tool set by incorporating socket and wrenches that feature the unique universal tooth design. The kit includes 18 universal sockets, a universal 3/8-inch ratchet with a 45-tooth ratcheting mechanism and an eight-degree ratcheting arc and 14 Craftsman Universal Wrenches. The Universal Wrench features a reinforced open end that reduces tip spread under heavy load to prevent rounded fasteners. Flip it around for a closed end side that features an angled head for better clearance and leverage and the universal tooth design that grips six different types of nuts and bolts. Also included in the mechanics tool set are hex keys, a screwdriver base and 10 different types of screwdriver tips. The Craftsman Universal 56-piece Mechanics Tool Set retails for $99.99. Metric socket sizes include 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 19 millimeter. Inch socket sizes include ¾, 11/16, 5/8, 9/18, ½, 7/16, 3/8, 5/16 and ¼ inch.

The Craftsman Universal Wrench sizes include 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8 and 11/16 inch and 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17 millimeter.

All Craftsman hand tools have a lifetime guarantee and are available at Craftsman.com or at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide. For more than 80 years, Craftsman has developed innovative products. Craftsman was ranked as the most trusted tool brand in America in the 2008 Harris Interactive Equitrend Brand Study. For more information, log on to www.craftsman.com.

About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, consumer electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com.



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