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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, 06:41 PM   #1
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Which tool brand do you prefer?

I had this discussion with a few people about what company makes the best tools. I am a mechanic for Toyota and use my tools 8 hours a day every day. We have the Snap-on, Mac Tools, and Matco Tool trucks come to work.

Personally I prefer Snap-On tools as they have a lifetime no questions asked warranty and (in my opinion) have the best fit and finish. I have a few Craftsman tools as well, and while they're nice, they aren't as comfortable in my hand as the Snap-On tools are.

My question to you guys is, what tools do you have? I know some of you will say Snap-On tools cost way too much money, but I think they're worth it.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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snap-on and matco for me!
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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I like Kobalt and Craftsman. Been picking up more of the Kobalt lately. Don't use my tools often enough to justify more expensive ones.

If I could afford Snap-On and actually needed such high quality tools that is probably what I would buy.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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Correct me if I'm wrong but up here Toyota supplies you tools?

As far as me I have snapon, Mac, craftsman and some HFT I all have at work.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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Correct me if I'm wrong but up here Toyota supplies you tools?

As far as me I have snapon, Mac, craftsman and some HFT I all have at work.
Boy that must be nice! Perhaps it's a dealership to dealership type of thing. All we get supplied with is compressed air...
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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Boy that must be nice! Perhaps it's a dealership to dealership type of thing. All we get supplied with is compressed air...
And that is usually more like a water hose. My dealership is too cheap to maintain the air system.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:07 PM   #7
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Oh yeah. Snap-on all the way.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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Except for screwdriver tip wear, I have never had a hand tool fail on me, even the cheap Wal-Mart ones.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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Except for screwdriver tip wear, I have never had a hand tool fail on me, even the cheap Wal-Mart ones.
Wow you have some good luck! It's very easy to break tools even when using them properly when you're working with them 8+ hours a day.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #10
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Nothing but Snap-On touches my truck or 5.0.



Jk I'm too poor for that shit. Only snap on tool I own is a torque wrench lol. Whatever is in my reach that tightens/loosens whatever I'm working on will be used.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
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I don't use my tools enough to justify anything expensive. I have a mix-match of Craftsman, Kobalt and Stanley and they all serve me well.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #12
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Snap on, proto.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #13
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I don't use my tools enough to justify anything expensive.
Same here. As of late I've been mostly using Kobalt. Last mechanics tool set I picked up was a nice Kobalt set. Not saying that's the best out there but they've served me well for what I need.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #14
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Snap-On and Matco are what i use but being out of the tool truck areas for a while i have been getting Napa Proffesional tools and they are alright
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I've always been a craftsman guy....they are lifetime warranty-no questions asked also, unless things have changed that I don't know about.
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I like Kobalt and Craftsman. Been picking up more of the Kobalt lately. Don't use my tools often enough to justify more expensive ones.

If I could afford Snap-On and actually needed such high quality tools that is probably what I would buy.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:02 PM   #17
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Snap on for sho. I dont have any, but when I go to my friends they ALL have Snap on. THE SHIT!!! Finish, comfort, quality, its all there
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I use a bit of each, i love snap-on wrenches and ratchets but use craftsman sockets b/c i use them sometimes for more then just turning nuts and bolts, they can be hit with hammers to drive out yoke caps and other such things well too. i use the matco straight and 90 air grinders b/c they are quite and have a good feel. then again most of my snap-on tools were bought from pawn shops from ebay, very good deals from pawn shops
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I like Kobalt and Craftsman. Been picking up more of the Kobalt lately. Don't use my tools often enough to justify more expensive ones.

If I could afford Snap-On and actually needed such high quality tools that is probably what I would buy.
This, 100%.

I've got a smattering of Husky along with my Kobalts, but all of my complete sets are Craftsman.
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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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