Lowe's has a no questions asked return policy on Kobalt so I will assume we carry it on with Craftsman hand tools. I really like my Kobalt band tools and have had good experiences with them. I keep them in each of my 80s. I still have my Craftsman stuff I bought when I was 17. I've broken a couple of ratchets over the years. And snapped a screwdriver. All were abuse.