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Swimmerboy2112 12-01-2012 06:41 PM

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.

Opinions?

TexasPreRunner 12-01-2012 06:48 PM

snap-on and matco for me!

Ben83 12-01-2012 06:49 PM

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.

Kirk1589 12-01-2012 06:51 PM

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.

Swimmerboy2112 12-01-2012 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kirk1589 (Post 6071203)
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... :rolleyes:

03DBLCABTACO 12-01-2012 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Swimmerboy2112 (Post 6071212)
Boy that must be nice! Perhaps it's a dealership to dealership type of thing. All we get supplied with is compressed air... :rolleyes:

And that is usually more like a water hose. My dealership is too cheap to maintain the air system.

03DBLCABTACO 12-01-2012 07:07 PM

Oh yeah. Snap-on all the way.

KenLyns 12-01-2012 07:12 PM

Except for screwdriver tip wear, I have never had a hand tool fail on me, even the cheap Wal-Mart ones.

Swimmerboy2112 12-01-2012 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by KenLyns (Post 6071274)
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.

THExBUSxDRIVER 12-01-2012 07:25 PM

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.

Boerseun 12-01-2012 07:29 PM

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.

Large 12-01-2012 07:31 PM

Snap on, proto.

jtav2002 12-01-2012 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Boerseun (Post 6071324)
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.

Walker 12-01-2012 08:54 PM

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

Chad7088 12-01-2012 08:57 PM

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.

SteelCityPickle 12-01-2012 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Ben83 (Post 6071195)
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

Pchop 12-01-2012 09:02 PM

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

That Dude Tim 12-01-2012 09:07 PM

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 :)

Rich91710 12-01-2012 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ben83 (Post 6071195)
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.

Kirk1589 12-01-2012 10:17 PM

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
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-hal...het-66314.html


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