craftsmanˈkræfts mən, ˈkrɑfts-
a professional whose work is consistently of high quality
"as an actor he was a consummate craftsman"
craftsman, crafter (noun)
a creator of great skill in the manual arts
"the jewelry was made by internationally famous craftsmen"
craftsman, artisan, journeyman, artificer (noun)
a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
A male artisan.
Craftsman is an American line of tools, lawn and garden equipment, and work wear controlled by Sears Holdings Corporation. The brand is owned by KCD IP, LLC, a special purpose entity created by Sears Holdings for securitization purposes that also owns Sears house brands Kenmore and DieHard. The tools are sold in Sears, Kmart, and Orchard Supply Hardware stores, all three of which are owned by Sears Holdings, as well as Fastenal, US military Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores, Summit Racing Equipment and Ace Hardware. The Craftsman Industrial line is sold by industrial supplier W. W. Grainger through its online catalog and local, independent industrial suppliers. Craftsman also shares a studio space with Kenmore at the Kenmore Craftsman Brand Live Experience in downtown Chicago at 233 W Huron. No tools are sold at this location but there are occasional shows and cooking demos held at this location. Consumers have ranked the Craftsman brand second in terms of quality. In 2007, Craftsman was named "America's Most Trusted Brand" and brand with "Highest Expectations". In 2009, the readers of Popular Mechanics named Craftsman their favorite brand of hand tools in their Reader's Choice Awards. Craftsman is the official tool brand of NASCAR and the DIY Network.