Wow - talk about downhill. Sears can't make a power tool that lasts more than three years - I've been through two lawnmowers, three sanders and 3 power blowers - last about three years, then die.
Service evaluation roughly 30% of purchase price. Repair about 75% of purchase price. These guys must do it by design - they cant possibly be that incompetant. Here was a brand that meant something and is now worthless - shame on you No more craftsman anything - you can't produce anything that works anymore.
It used to be these things woudl last 10+_ yeears at minumum. I have some power tools that have lasted 25 or more years, and now they can't do anything right any more - shame on you