For some time now Sears has marketed their top-of-the-line hand tools under the name Craftsman Professional, attempting to set them apart from and above the standard Craftsman line. Now, that distinct black and marigold color scheme has found its way to their lawn and garden department as well, on an assortment of commercial-grade powered lawn equipment.
The tools boast commercial-grade features not normally found on homeowner’s models, like a professional-grade triplex pump on the pressure washer, cast iron-lined cylinders with chrome-plated piston rings on the walk-behind caster mower, and a 3-piece forged crank shaft on the 2-cycle and 4-cycle line trimmers.
The Craftsman Professional line also includes snow throwers, blowers, a chain saw, a 33″ walk-behind mower, tractors, zero-turns, and tractor attachments. Sears contracted out to different manufacturers than the ones normally used to make their homeowner models — for example, the zero-turns and 33″ walk-behind are made by Bobcat.
Sears markets these Craftsman Professional products to lawn businesses and commercial enterprises, but they’ve also caught the eyes of many of my homeowner customers. You can get ’em at Sears and through Sears.com, for about 15%-20% more than their consumer-grade counterparts.