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    Craftsman takes two tools that have basically remained the same for decades and re-imagined them both.

    Meet the Flex Claw Hammer. Whether you need to hang a picture frame or are trying to pry out an old nail, the Craftsman Flex Claw Hammer delivers versatility and power to the palm of your hand. This combo flex claw features two great tools in one -a hammer and an adjustable pry bar. The claw has 4 different locking positions, so you can customize your leverage depending on the job at hand. Hammering can take its toll on your hands quickly. To try and offset some of this, the hammer has a dual-material handle to deliver some added comfort for blow after blow. This claw hammer is versatile enough to handle simple home repairs to prying stuck nails that just won't budge. The hammer comes in an 18 ounces and a 26 ounce version. MSRP price is $29.99 & $39.99, but they're cheaper than that on Sears website.

    Flex Claw Hammer18 oz


    24 oz Flex Claw Hammer:


    These are available on Amazon too, but the prices are much better at Sears, who own Craftsman.


    Forget the stand-up and often fall over, or even fall off the worktable tape measure. Meet the Craftsman Sidewinder. It comes in two versions, a 16' Tape Measure, or a 25' foot meassure. Both have a lay flat design and steel tang which keeps them stable when you measure. The "Easy Read" tape takes the guessing out of fractions. It locks until you are ready to retract the tape. The tape measure has a writable dry-erase surface so you cano keep track of your measurements before you forget what they were. The tape measure cases are also slip resistant. The 25' foot version MSRP is under $19.99 and a 16' version under $15.00.


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    These are available on Amazon too, but the prices are much better at Sears, who own Craftsman.


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