How Do I Determine the Age of a Craftsman Snowblower?

Craftsman history dates back to 1927 when Sears purchased the name and trademark, bringing the Craftsman brand to the power tools market for the first time later that year. Self-proclaimed as "the most trusted brand in America," Craftsman manufactures snow blowers as well as power tools, lawn mowers and other home and garden tools and equipment. Craftsman snow blowers are designed with Briggs and Stratton OHV engines, which can handle 6 to 23 inches of snow. Some models such as the two-stage snow thrower feature one-hand maneuverability for easy handling.

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Check the date on your Craftsman snow blower.

Step 1

Find the decal attached at the rear of the snow thrower housing.

Step 2

Write down the model and serial number for your Craftsman snow blower. The model number contains three digits followed by a dash or decimal. A letter may proceed the first three digits.

Step 3

Find the manufacture date printed directly below the model number. If the manufacture date is not available, record the serial number.

Step 4

Visit a Sears store and request the manufacture date using the serial number.


Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.