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Offline Jeff

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Tool time discussion
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:07:55 PM »
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Offline birddseedd

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 10:09:00 PM »
$150 vs $2500, for tools many of which are still made in china, then i have to try and track a sales guy down, which after 5 o clock just aint gonna happen.

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 10:16:26 PM »
Snap-On costs more, but you only need to buy it once.  Think of all your knuckles you would save by not having a junk ratchet slip and bust your hand open on something sharp.  Won't you PLEASE think of the children.

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 10:19:07 PM »
I can strip out a snap on jsut the same as a mac just the same as a craftsman. iv done it! even the cheap ones. chrome vanadium and steel only gets so hard.

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 10:49:13 PM »
I have never seen someone bust anything from snapon, but craftsman ALL THE TIME.  Maybe if you used some tiny ratchet with adapters to fit a huge socket to bust off a huge rusty bolt that the ratchet wasn't intended for but that would just be asking for trouble.

I have used everything I prefer snapon, but other stuff does the job too.  You would go broke fast trying to buy everything from snapon though. 

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2014, 10:51:26 PM »
Thats exactly what i did with a mac ratchet. iv done the same with craftsman. My next set will have a 1/2 driver

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 11:19:09 PM »
It's always good to invest in a simple o'l breaker bar, that way you don't have to worry about ruining a ratchet.

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2014, 11:27:16 PM »
Yea, i got one eventually (one of the very few tools that didnt get stolen from me recently). although there are some situations where a breaker bar just cant do it, mostly due to lack of range of motion available. yea, that.

is what 1/2 driver is for. bigger, breaks less easyishly

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 08:35:37 AM »
for hand tools i like craftsman. lifetime warranty. powertools: dewalt or old milwuakee

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2014, 11:16:01 AM »
for hand tools i like craftsman. lifetime warranty. powertools: dewalt or old milwuakee

Craftsman are junk now

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 11:22:57 AM »
fortunately the set that I want it is still made in America. as far as the China made tools and various brands in America.they are all made by the same Chinese company so are all basically the same thing

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 12:19:30 PM »
for hand tools i like craftsman. lifetime warranty. powertools: dewalt or old milwuakee

That's because every other week you need to replace your craftsman as you walk into sears with bloody hands lol.  Isn't old milwuakee a beer? :p My power tools are Milwuakee.  I have gotten crap from people for them not being Dewalt though.


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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 12:28:30 PM »
Milwaukee power tools are great.  Whoever was ragging on you for buying them are morons.  ::)

And +1 on the Craftsman tools.  Yes, they replace them, but is it worth it to have to keep going back and replacing them?  If I had a business that required them, I'd probably opt for something else.  Most of my tools are Craftsman, but they are 35-40 years old (I started buying them when I was 18) and I've only broken one 3/8" ratchet.  I also have a wide selection, including 1/2", breaker bars, etc. and don't put two foot cheater pipes on small wrenches.

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2014, 12:33:06 PM »
Milwaukee power tools are great.  Whoever was ragging on you for buying them are morons.  ::)



I know, I would use either but when I started buying tools I went with Milwaukee.  Both are great.  It's typically those hardcore fanboys.  Why is that guys drill not yellow...HEY  HEY!!!!! WE don't like yer kind 'rond HAR!

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2014, 12:37:21 PM »
my Craftsman tools only break when I abuse them. although I'm not sure Iv had any of the Chinese stuff

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2014, 12:46:40 PM »
A guy I used to work with went to exchange a Craftsman 3/8" - 7/16" box wrench after it broke.  The salesman asked him how it happened, and he said "it just broke." Salesman gave him a new wrench, but I guess the guy felt guilty and said, "Look, I have to tell you, I did put a 2' cheater pipe on it."  The salesman smiled and said, "Good. That's what we like to hear."

This exchange did happen a number of years ago, though.  Like 30.

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2014, 12:51:06 PM »
I know, I would use either but when I started buying tools I went with Milwaukee.

Milwaukee has been the contractor's standard weapon for years, and they abuse them.  Ever hear of a Milwaukee drill being burned out after drilling steel all day long?  Probably not.

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2014, 01:02:26 PM »
A guy I used to work with went to exchange a Craftsman 3/8" - 7/16" box wrench after it broke.  The salesman asked him how it happened, and he said "it just broke." Salesman gave him a new wrench, but I guess the guy felt guilty and said, "Look, I have to tell you, I did put a 2' cheater pipe on it."  The salesman smiled and said, "Good. That's what we like to hear."

This exchange did happen a number of years ago, though.  Like 30.

A qyear or two ago I bought a craftsman punch, the guy told me that it if I was ever unhappy with it to put it in the vice and snap it off with a hammer and then come get a new one

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2014, 01:08:13 PM »
drill has to be dewalt. by far best drill on market. my sawsall and other power tools are milwuakee.

i have had my craftsman hand tools for about 6 years now. never had to replace any except for one ratchet. went to kmart (yes they sell craftsman now) and they replaced no problems

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Re: Tool time discussion
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2014, 03:26:33 PM »
K-mart is in the process of an extensive downsizing effort. I suspect that they may not be around for the long haul much longer.

This means that your Craftsman Lifetime Warranty is about to expire.
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