Craftsman 19.2 volt C3 Discontinued Tools – I Miss The Truck!

Craftsman’s C3 19.2 volt line of cordless power tools continues to be one of the best value lines on the market today but there were a few tools that Craftsman introduced that never caught on. Here is a list of the discontinued  19.2-Volt C3 tools. I know I’ve missed a few combo kits. If you see a tool here you really want, you can put an alert up on eBay and sometimes find these tools. Garage sales, Craigs list and Amazon are also good places to look.

To See the current C3 19.2 line of tools click here: C3 Craftsman Tools

I’ll let you know if they just weren’t popular or if there was an issue with and you should stay away from the tool.

Tools are great, but I want to Race The Truck!


Seven years ago the 19.2v C3 line had a fun addition. The Craftsman RC truck. It was priced right and strong enough to play with but Craftsman never followed through with spare parts for it. I’d love to see them bring back a few new toys and even a kitchen/camping tool or two.

Here’s the list of discontinued tools. I left most of the original sales descriptions so you can see just what they were:

 Craftsman RC truck

Craftsman RC truck

The first kit is the Craftsman Model 11644 19.2-volt C3 Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 4 pc. Combo Kit is the best cordless wood working kit. It features the latest and best Lithium-ion battery technology along with 4 rugged tools. It includes ½ inch drill, 900 in lb impact driver, cut-off saw, 7 ¼ inch circular saw, two triple capacity lithium-ion batteries and charger. The charger and high capacity batteries are the best.

Craftsman Model 17597 19.2-volt C3 Paint Sprayer Kit.  Does he like to build outdoor furniture. Does he need to paint a fence? This is a great paint sprayer for around the house. Works with Latex and oil-based paints.

Craftsman Model 17599 19.2-volt C3 Chemical Sprayer Kit.   Does your dad go ballistic every time he sees a dandelion in his lawn? This sprayer is lightweight and easy to use. This sprayer used a grease stuffing box for the pump and the box ran out of grease after about 20 hours of use. If you find one and the motor runs but it won’t spray, carefully take it apart and put a teaspoon of lithium water proof grease in the stuffing box. It will work like new.


Craftsman C3 19.2 volt DRILL/DRIVER  Model 11588

The original drill. Big, bulky and the chuck gave many of you problems. But there are still thousands of these around and you will find them all over in their hard shell plastic box.

Model 11588

The most popular drill in the line! 410 in/lbs torque. 1/2-inch keyless chuck. 2-speed gearbox. 24-position adjustable torque clutch. Horizontal and vertical bubble levels. Includes two Model 11375 NiCad batteries, 1-hour nicad only charger.

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt DieHard Cordless Drill/Driver with Light Model 11542

Came with a handle. This combo kit and the bare tool are now discontinued in favor of the compact case style.

Model 11542

The Strongest Drill in the line! 420 in/lbs torque. 1/2-inch keyless chuck. 2-speed gearbox. 24-position adjustable torque clutch. Horizontal and vertical bubble levels.Includes two Model 11375 NiCad batteries, 1-hour nicad only charger. Removable assist handle.

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Right Angle Drill/Driver

Model 11576

I don’t have a picture of the original Right Angle Drill.  The original switch was smaller and it was a single speed, 600 rpm only model.  Most of your will like the new impact drivers for tight spaces instead of this drill.  3/8 in chuck. Single speed gearbox. 600 RPM Braking switch stops chuck quickly for easier, faster operation. No torque adjustment.  This is an “add on” and does not come with batteries or charger.

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Hammer Drill/Driver

Model 11543

This drill is still around but not for long. You can still find it as a NiCad kit and a bare tool. If you want a heavy-duty cordless hammer drill get one before they are gone! Hammer Drill! 410 in/lbs torque. 1/2-inch keyless chuck. 2-speed gearbox. 24-position adjustable torque clutch. Horizontal and vertical bubble levels. Removable handle and depth rod. Includes two Model 11375 NiCad batteries, 1-hour nicad only charger.

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Drill / Driver Model 11551

Model 11551

3/8 inch high torque drill. 410 in/lbs torque. 3/8-inch keyless chuck. 2-speed gearbox. 24-position adjustable torque clutch. Horizontal and vertical bubble levels. Removable handle and depth rod. Includes two Model 11375 NiCad batteries, 1-hour nicad only charger.

Impact Drivers:

There are two impact drivers (woodworking) in the line right now.  Don’t confuse these with the Model 17090 impact wrench (automotive). The newest Model# 17080, 17338 has 1500 inch/lbs and the older one that comes in the Model 11550 kit has 900 in/lbs.  The newest one has TWICE the torque as the one in the kit. The kit is discontinued.

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Combo Kit, Drill/Driver & Impact Driver  Model 11550

Model 11550

Comes with a Model 11551 3/8 Drill and a 900 inch/lbs impact driver.  This is a great around the home kit.  Includes two Model 11375 NiCad batteries, 1-hour nicad only charger.

Combo Kits:

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Cordless Combo Kit with RA Drill Model 11548

Model 11548

Cordless combo kit with a 19.2 volt with the 1/2 inch Model 11551 drill/driver, a Model 11576 right angle drill,  2 battery packs, 1-hr. charger, and storage case.

Lawn & Garden:

The String Trimmer, Blower, Chainsaw and Hedge trimmer all started out as a NiCad kit. The tool is the same, but the new kits have the new compact lithium battery and charger

Retired batteries and chargers: DieHard C3 19.2 volt Lithium-Ion Battery Pack  Model 17374

Model 17374

DieHard C3 19.2 volt Lithium-Ion Battery Pack and Charger  Model 25928

Model 25928

Craftsman 19.2-Volt Compact Lithium-lon Power Pack  Model 11371

Model 11371

Multi-Chemistry 19.2 volt in vehicle charger.  Model 17290  Charges your 19.2 nicad and lithium batteries from a 12 volt source.

Craftsman Universal Charger for 18V   Model 11041 Actually the 19.2 v charger that came in your combo kit. Mislabeled on

Model 11041

Dual Port Universal Charger Model 11573

Model 11573

Charged two Nicad batteries at once.

28. 19.2 in-Vehicle Charger Model 11572

Model 11572

12 volt charger to charge your 19.2 volt Nicad batteries.  For all the ranchers, ice fishermen, and Amish Friends.

29. Craftsman 19.2 volt Charger  Model 11113

I understand that the very first 19.2 volt tools used a battery with external terminals.  If the old kit you own has the external terminal battery this is the replacement charger.  Don’t buy this charger if your batteries look like the ones listed in this article.

 More Discontinued Tools

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Orbital Buffer / Polisher

Model 11597

This was a good buffer, but I always had problems keeping the bonnet on. Barrel grip body makes it very comfortable for buffing and polishing in different positions. The handle helps the user extend the buffer/polisher when needed for buffing or polishing a hood or roof of a car or truck. Powerful motor driven by the 19.2-volt DieHard battery. Previously sold 19.2V ‘EX’ batteries will also work for all the C3 tools. Provides for a professional swirl free finish. Conveniently located slide switch makes it extremely easy to turn the buffer/polisher on and off for start ups or during operation while shutting down. Includes Buffer/polisher, Application bonnet, polishing bonnet, and operators manual.

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Cordless Spotlight Model 11593

Model 11593

High intensity, 19.2v cordless spot light produces 8,000 LUX and will run up to 30 minutes on a single charge. The C3 Cordless Spot Light features a lock-on switch for hands free operation as well as an overmold grip and impact resistant housing for durability.

Power Paint sprayer Here Now! Model 17597.


Model 17597

Handles all paints and stains.  Advanced delivery system eliminates the need to dilute paint. Three spray patterns. Quiet.  Does not come with batteries or charger.

Chemical Sprayer Here Now! Model 17599.

Powerful 19.2 pump. Spray wand locks into the handle for convenient one handed use. Brass wand and nozzle. Nozzle adjusts. One gallon tank. Does not come with batteries or charger.

Model 17599

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt DieHard Cordless Stapler Model 11577

Model 11577

Powerful 19.2 volt cordless stapler with lock-off switch and safety interlock to prevent inadvertent firing. Fires 40 staples per minute, driving 6 different lengths of 3/8 in. crown staples – including: 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 17/32, 1/2, and 9/16 in. Ergonomically designed handle.

  • Powerful 19.2 volt motor
  • Lock-Off switch and safety interlock
  • Fires 40 staples per minute – 6 lengths of 3/8 in. Crown staples: 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 17/32, 1/2, and 9/16
  • Depth adjustment knob – changes driving force/depth for use in a variety of materials
  • Ergonomically designed handle – molded-in comfort grip
  • 19.2 Volt – Nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery required
  • Includes: Brads

Compatible with the following Craftsman Staples.

  • 009-74411 1/4 in., 1000pk. Chisel Point
  • 009-74412 3/8 in., 1000pk. Chisel Point
  • 009-74413 1/2 in., 1000pk. Chisel Point
  • 009-74414 5/16 in., 1000pk. Chisel Point
  • 009-74415 9/16 in., 1000pk. Divergent Point
  • 009-74423 3/8 in., 5000pk. Chisel Point

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Cordless Planer Model 11584

Model 11584

19.2 volt planer. 10,000 rpm. Adjustable plane depth, chip exhaust and removable dust bag, grooved front shoe design. Automatic surface guard. Capacity: 2 in. Includes 2 blades, edge guide, rabbet guide, blade wrench and dust bag and owners manual.

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Cordless Spiral Saw Model 11582

Model 11582

Cordless spiral saw with a no-load speed of 22,500 RPM. 1/4 and 1/8 in. collets, spindle lock, and removable auxiliary handle. 1 in. depth-of-cut adjustment. Overmold body and handle for user comfort. Includes auxiliary handle (removable, w/cap), 2 bits, circle guide, wrench, allen key, manual.

  • 22, 500 RPM (No Load Speed) – for fast and efficient cutting
  • 1/4-in. and 1/8 in. Collets – to accept bits for a variety of applications
  • Spindle lock – for quick bit changes
  • Removable aux. handle – for added control
  • 1-in. Depth-of-Cut adjustment – for cutting in various materials
  • Overmold body and handle

Craftsman Personal Fan Model 11595

Model 11595

2 speed motor, pivoting base. For indoor and outdoor use.

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Workshop Blower/Vac Model 11592

Model 11592

Compact, lightweight and powerful, this versatile unit operates as a 100 mph blower as well as a portable vacuum. Features a variable-speed dial. Includes dust bag, 6 and 18 in. nozzles, crevice and brush attachments and 4 ft. hose. Wt. 6.31 Lbs.

Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Caulk Gun Model 11596

Model 11596

Caulk gun powered by a 19.2 volt Diehard battery. Features a variable speed selector, overmold grip, all metal plunger rod and on board puncture tool. Over 500 lbs. of force.


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