Longtime local business owner and operator Doug Shumard said it is
hard to believe this store has been in operation for two years and
four months, but it has.
Shumard, who had sold a previous retail
business, said he missed the daily interaction with customers. That,
coupled with representing a name brand known to everyone in America,
helped him make the decision to open the Sears branch in Lincoln.
Doug has been busy getting orders in and making sure shelves are
stocked as Christmas shopping heads into its final two weeks. His
son Kaleb introduced the tool section.
Although folks can order anything from the Sears catalog at his
store, a great deal of the Lincoln store's square footage is set
aside for Craftsman tools, Sears' signature tool line.
Craftsman has been owned by Sears since 1927, and the tool has
the respect and patronage of many professionals, let alone the
do-it-yourselfers. From the beginning Craftsman has had a lifetime
warranty on all hand tools that is still honored today. If for any
reason a Craftsman hand tool breaks or fails, just bring it back to
the store for a replacement with no receipt or questions asked. It
is this 100 percent guarantee in product quality that has kept
Craftsman at the forefront of tools in a day and age of lesser
priced and lesser quality hand tools.
As Kaleb surveyed the Craftsman tool area, many things jumped out
that would make a great gift for the handyman or woman on your
Christmas shopping list.
There are hundreds of tools to choose from, and Kaleb said there
are real savings when tools are purchased in groups. As an example,
a full set of wrenches is much cheaper than buying them
individually. Also, complete tool packages ranging from 54 different
tools up to a staggering 1,500 different tools are offered by
And there are dozens of tool chests, toolboxes and lockers to
choose from to keep all those tools organized.
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But there is a lot more to Craftsman than just hand tools, and
the Shumards have many of those items in stock for immediate
Craftsman also makes air compressors, shop vacuums, garage door
openers, power miter saws and drills, and many more power tools that
are essential for the maintenance of the home. And they have on hand
power miter saws and table saws under the Craftsman Professional
name that are of the highest quality for the more serious
Kaleb said the lithium-ion cordless tools are big sellers at the
store this year. Using a powerful 19.2-volt battery, the lightweight
but durable tools have the power of a conventional cord model
without the aggravation of having to deal with lengthy extension
cords on the job.
Kaleb said the store has sold hundreds of the cordless multi-tool
this year for only $79.95. The multi-tool can cut, sand, scrape or
grind and is a real four-in-one tool to cut back on the need to buy
Other big sellers in the lithium-ion category are a 19.2-volt
cordless drill for $79.95 and a compact drill/driver for only
But there is so much more to be seen that we recommend you stop
out at the store soon. And remember any Craftsman tool or other
Sears item is only a quick order away from being delivered on time
for Christmas. So for the "tool man" in your life, male or female,
the Sears store is the place to shop this Christmas.
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