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 1927

Craftsman tools first appear in Sears Hardware and Cutlery catalog, forerunner of the Power and Hand Tools catalog.

Sears acquires the Craftsman trademark in October for $500 and first applies its new brand name to a line of hand tools that is touted as superior to Sears' existing Fulton and Trojan brands.  

 1929
The fall catalog features the first Craftsman power tools. Craftsman's - and -inch electric drills are "powerful," "of rugged construction," "well balanced and easily handled."
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