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View Poll Results: What tools do you use?
Snap-On 71 43.56%
Mac 6 3.68%
Matco 13 7.98%
Cornwell 3 1.84%
Craftsman 110 67.48%
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:22 PM   #21
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I have a mix so far.. wrenches and socket set are Kobalt.. Picked up some larger sockets that are Chicago and a Torque wrench that I cant remember who makes it but got it at Harbor Freight. Speaking of which.. I never knew about that place! Man they have some killer deals there! Cant wait to get a place with a garage and get my own drill press and so on... Woo! Oh.. Its a Pittsburgh Pro 1/2in Torque Wrench.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #22
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Old school Craftsman stuff from my Grandfather.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:42 PM   #23
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All my hand tools are craftsman, air tools are IR. Great warranty, and they do the job for me around the garage. If wrenching was my profession I would try my best to have all snap-on. All my dads tools are snap-on and they are bad ass, but thats how he has made his living for 33 years now.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:51 PM   #24
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I have a mix so far.. wrenches and socket set are Kobalt.. Picked up some larger sockets that are Chicago and a Torque wrench that I cant remember who makes it but got it at Harbor Freight. Speaking of which.. I never knew about that place! Man they have some killer deals there! Cant wait to get a place with a garage and get my own drill press and so on... Woo! Oh.. Its a Pittsburgh Pro 1/2in Torque Wrench.
the rule of thumb is, dont trust harbor freight for anything that your life may depend on. and/or anything that is electrical.

i use their impact sockets and the higher grade wrenches. the only things i have boght from there that havent failed. and oh, my floor jack, which has so far been great.

if i could afford any tool, it would be snap-on. but i honestly havent used any of the others. someone said proto earlier. if my local praxair hadn't gone lame, i would have more proto
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:16 AM   #25
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There's a bunch of good input on this thread, glad to hear everyone's opinions.

For what it's worth, I actually have an Ingresol Rand impact gun that I LOVE!
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:19 AM   #26
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Craftsman complete sets. Husky screwdrivers. Snapon impact wrench. Hft pitts pro tools are looking good though. Hft jack is excellent.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:24 AM   #27
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I prefer craftsman just for the ease of getting replacements on broken shit. When it comes to precision measurement you gotta stick with fluke for electrical and mitutoyo or starrett for distance measuring. General tools are great too but harder to come by these days. I use general for most my punches, rules etc. snap on is great but a pain in the butt to get replacement and if you don't have a good local dealer you're shit outta luck.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:28 AM   #28
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Matco is good shit too and you can get a good discount depending on where you work. Napa always has great customer service but be carefull what you buy as they have dipped into the cheap china bullshit lately and it's turning more into a autozone.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:33 AM   #29
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some snap-on mostly craftsman, if i was working in a shop snap on all the way but for just home use and changing oil ect craftsman
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:28 AM   #31
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Is craftsman still made in America with American steel?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:46 AM   #32
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Is craftsman still made in America with American steel?
Not all of it.

I believe the main tools are, but there are a lot of items that carry the name that are imported, and do not carry the lifetime warranty.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:22 PM   #33
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Is craftsman still made in America with American steel?
The last time Tacoma frames were made in America with American steel (Dana), things didn't work out so well...
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #34
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I've had snap on stuff break but the ONE ratchet i have put thru ever living hell has never let me down is a COMPOSITE yes plastic-ish ratchet from HFT. I've had a pipe on that sucker and it just goes along with the abuse. This thing
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #35
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MAC, Craftsman, Proto and I have a Stanley mechanics set to keep in the truck.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #36
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i voted everyone except craftsman
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #37
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I have a mix so far.. wrenches and socket set are Kobalt.. Picked up some larger sockets that are Chicago and a Torque wrench that I cant remember who makes it but got it at Harbor Freight. Speaking of which.. I never knew about that place! Man they have some killer deals there! Cant wait to get a place with a garage and get my own drill press and so on... Woo! Oh.. Its a Pittsburgh Pro 1/2in Torque Wrench.
should of put hf pittsburgh as another option in the poll
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:08 PM   #38
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My step dad works for Snap On, ive been lucky growing up with a garage full of them
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #39
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If you are a pro then you get Snap-On because it's good stuff with a truck that comes to your work once a week and you can swap it out for new then, plus they just feel nice in your hand everyday and all day. But, for the average Joe, Craftsman or Kobalt are absolutely fine. In fact there are a lot of good manufacturers out there now. You get what you pay for
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All my hand tools are craftsman, air tools are IR. Great warranty, and they do the job for me around the garage. If wrenching was my profession I would try my best to have all snap-on. All my dads tools are snap-on and they are bad ass, but thats how he has made his living for 33 years now.
Agreed, my dad used to make a living with his and snap on was convenient becuase the truck came every week to the shop, and quality and expense was justified.

I used to work at our local sears store, 99% of my tools are craftsman becuase i saw the pricing day in and day out and bought them on good sales and warranty exchange has been simple even after leaving.
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