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Which tool brand do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Swimmerboy2112, Dec 1, 2012.

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What tools do you use?

Poll closed Mar 1, 2013.
  1. Snap-On

    71 vote(s)
    43.6%
  2. Mac

    6 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Matco

    13 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. Cornwell

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Craftsman

    110 vote(s)
    67.5%
  1. Dec 1, 2012 at 6:41 PM
    #1
    Swimmerboy2112

    Swimmerboy2112 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2012 at 6:48 PM
    #2
    TexasPreRunner

    TexasPreRunner Well-Known Member

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    snap-on and matco for me!
     
  3. Dec 1, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    Ben83

    Ben83 I am faster than 80% of all snakes.

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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.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Kirk1589

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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.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

    Swimmerboy2112 [OP] Well-Known Member

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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... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    03DBLCABTACO

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    And that is usually more like a water hose. My dealership is too cheap to maintain the air system.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    03DBLCABTACO

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    Oh yeah. Snap-on all the way.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    KenLyns

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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.
     
  9. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    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.
     
  10. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Not enough.
    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.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    Boerseun

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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.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Snap on, proto.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    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.
     
  14. Dec 1, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    Walker

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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
     
  15. Dec 1, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Chad7088

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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.
     
  16. Dec 1, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    SteelCityPickle

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  17. Dec 1, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    Pchop

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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
     
  18. Dec 1, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    That Dude Tim

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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 :)
     
  19. Dec 1, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    Rich91710

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    This, 100%.

    I've got a smattering of Husky along with my Kobalts, but all of my complete sets are Craftsman.
     
  20. Dec 1, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    Kirk1589

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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
    http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-heavy-duty-composite-ratchet-66314.html
     
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