Photo courtesy of John Gress for The New York Times
I have never been much of a fan of Sears. The lion’s share of what they sell is imported with tons of crap being made in the Middle Kingdom. Well now I have a new reason to not darken Sears’ doorway. Dan Brown, the inventor of the Bionic Wrench, made sure his wrenches were made by members of our extended American family in Pennsylvania. In 2011, Sears carried the Bionic Wrench, but by 2012 Sears had miraculously come out with a Craftsman wrench that looked a lot like the Bionic Wrench, but it was made by our friends in the Middle Kingdom. Dan has sued Sears for infringing on his patent.
Happily, if you wish to buy one of Dan’s Bionic Wrenches you can since they are now being sold at Walgreens. I plan on picking one up soon, and also plan to give Sears a wide berth on my next shopping expedition. We vote with our shopping dollars and I am hoping for an All American sweep this fall