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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 10:22 PM
    #21
    WiR3D

    WiR3D Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  2. Dec 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM
    #22
    Taco76087

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    Old school Craftsman stuff from my Grandfather.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM
    #23
    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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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.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2012 at 10:51 PM
    #24
    92dlxman

    92dlxman drinking whats on sale

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    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
     
  5. Dec 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM
    #25
    Swimmerboy2112

    Swimmerboy2112 [OP] Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  6. Dec 1, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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    Trifenix

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    Craftsman complete sets. Husky screwdrivers. Snapon impact wrench. Hft pitts pro tools are looking good though. Hft jack is excellent.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2012 at 11:24 PM
    #27
    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    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.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    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.
     
  9. Dec 1, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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    95 taco

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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
     
  10. Dec 2, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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    Trowbocop

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  11. Dec 2, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    coffeesnob

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    Is craftsman still made in America with American steel?
     
  12. Dec 2, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    Rich91710

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    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.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    KenLyns

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    The last time Tacoma frames were made in America with American steel (Dana), things didn't work out so well...
     
  14. Dec 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Not enough.
  15. Dec 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    MAC, Craftsman, Proto and I have a Stanley mechanics set to keep in the truck.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    jeckel7234

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    i voted everyone except craftsman
     
  17. Dec 2, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    should of put hf pittsburgh as another option in the poll
     
  18. Dec 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    kbauman92

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    My step dad works for Snap On, ive been lucky growing up with a garage full of them
     
  19. Dec 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    Leggo

    Leggo slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

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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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  20. Dec 2, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    tls01taco

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    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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