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Is My Lawnmower Dead?

I have a Craftsman mower with a 6.5 HP 4-cycle engine. Last weekend I changed the oil, put on a new blade, cleaned it up and generally got it ready for the new season. It started right up when I tested it. [more inside]
posted by COD on Apr 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Exterior brick restoration/refacing help

My house was built in 1910 and has several flavors of brick on it. How can I make them the same? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Jan 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Why won't my lawn mower go?

My 6.5 HP Craftsman self propelled lawn mower doesn't have enough power to go. Help? [more inside]
posted by COD on Jul 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Experiences with essential oil to get rid of mold?

Our wooden baseboards and wooden furniture have mold on them from being too close to the outside walls of a 1913 house. [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Feb 1, 2013 - 16 answers


This is the last straw. After a major blowout on Sunday morning I'm about to end a ten-year, majorly dysfunctional, very high-maintenance relationship. I'm dumping my Craftsman Snow blower for a new one. Tell me what you love about your snow blower. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jan 2, 2013 - 13 answers

Southbound, baby..

Headed south, looking for a rural area rich in craftsmen... [more inside]
posted by Glendale on Aug 16, 2011 - 12 answers

Lifetime warranty on tools? really?

Tool question: Is it really worth the extra cost to buy Craftsman wrenches, sockets and similar tools? Do they really honor the lifetime warranty? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on May 9, 2011 - 36 answers

What's wrong with my riding mower?

My Craftsman riding lawn mower was belching white smoke and barely crawling forward this evening, so the lawn did not get mowed. In examining it, the air filter looks nasty, and the belt I can get to without disassembling stuff feels very loose. That belt appears to drive the blades. It's an 8 year old mower with a B&S engine The belts are original, and the air filter might be too. I don't remember when I last changed it. I change the oil and sharpen the blades in the spring and the thing just runs. It had be running OK, but a little rough, prior to today. My question - it is likely a simple tune up and new belts fixes my symptoms? If odds are it is something more complicated I'd rather just get it fixed by a pro and be done with it. I can handle the simple tune up, but if it's likely to be in vain...
posted by COD on Jun 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me build my Arts & Crafts style vocabulary and printmaking knowledge.

Help me build my Arts & Crafts style vocabulary and printmaking knowledge. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jan 12, 2010 - 1 answer

Will a universal Craftsman charger work with my 15.6V drill?

Will a universal Craftsman charger work with my 15.6V drill? [more inside]
posted by ets960 on Jul 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Prairie-style interior design suggestions?

My wife and I are building a small, prairie style home later this spring and while I'm a designer of sorts, I'm terrible with interiors. In what ways can we accentuate the home's prairie style while keeping the interior fairly contemporary? [more inside]
posted by BirdD0g on Apr 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Replacement parts for an old Craftsman saw?

Where can I get replacement parts for an old Craftsman radial arm saw? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jul 12, 2007 - 6 answers

bungalow neighborhoods

What US neighborhoods are best known for interesting examples of Craftsman homes? I know about the various bay area neighborhoods - the Maybecks of the Berkeley hills, Westwood Park in SF, etc.; I'm familiar with Pasadena and its Bungalow Heaven, as well as Santa Barbara's many restored bungalows - and I'm familiar with similar neighborhoods here in Sacramento, where I live now. What I'm mainly looking for are out of the way, underrated or less-known neighborhoods with interesting historical and architectural character, specifically expressed in homes built in the Craftsman aesthetic - from the conservative late Victorian through the Prairie and Mission revival. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jun 7, 2006 - 21 answers

To raise or not to raise

How much would it cost to raise a 900-square foot house a few feet & give it a new foundation? Looking at 1912 Craftsman in Seattle that is a good deal but would only work if we could add some space, and the attic doesn't seem tall enough to add dormers. Just looking for a rough idea of what to expect. [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Mar 13, 2006 - 16 answers

The elusive Craftsman 41380

Can anyone help locate a Craftsman screwdriver that the fine folks at Craftsman say doesn't exist? A friend was helping me install an air conditioner last week and developed a crush on a screwdriver I have for getting to screws in tight spaces; it has "Craftsman 41380 USA" engraved on it, and it was given to me as a gift. (I shot a quick picture of the screwdriver; it's best-described as a small metal donut with a rough outer edge and with a narrow cylinder sitting in the hole of the donut that accepts either hex bits or square bits.) About six months ago, I was able to walk into a Sears hardware store and pick two more up as a gift to give another friend, but now, the people at Sears and Craftsman say that that part number isn't valid, and that they've never heard of anything like I'm describing. Oddly, Googling for the part number (and Yahoo!ing, and MSNing) doesn't bring anything up, either, nor does a search on eBay. Am I crazy, or has this incredibly useful screwdriver not only been wiped from the planet, but also from the annals of tool history?
posted by delfuego on Jun 18, 2005 - 7 answers

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