Like Tree0Likes

Tools

Reply
Old 05-06-2004, 12:18 AM
  #11
Registered
 
Chris L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Albion PA.
My Boats: 79 Old Town Canoe 2 seater
Posts: 225
Default

Lets not forget SK for the money a good buy and life time warranty also.
Chris L is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2004, 12:29 AM
  #12
Registered
 
Chris L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Albion PA.
My Boats: 79 Old Town Canoe 2 seater
Posts: 225
Default

Call #1-800-872-8066 This is phone number to a tool wholesale Co. called Weiss Tool Distributors Inc. They have terrific tool deals!! or www.WeissTool.com.
Chris L is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2004, 01:04 AM
  #13
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
BigSilverCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Joplin, Mo
My Boats: 2016 50' Skater Catamaran , 2003 41' Apache Cat, 2003 36' Cigarette Gladiator
Posts: 2,467
Default

just buy this and be done with it.
Attached Thumbnails
Tools-tools.jpg  
BigSilverCat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2004, 02:45 AM
  #14
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
carter38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Oklahoma/GLOC
My Boats: Cigarettes
Posts: 2,461
Default

I agree for the money its hard to beat craftsman plus the warrenty.
carter38 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2004, 06:51 AM
  #15
Registered
 
tanned fat looks better's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: the western shore of THE BAY OF KANSAS CITY
My Boats: Baja 270
Posts: 1,154
Default

You might check out the new Stanley tool sets..........they just got into that line. They look pretty good and are offering some rebates now.
stanley
tanned fat looks better is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2004, 07:19 AM
  #16
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
fastedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: richmond virginia
My Boats: 2003 34' SUPERBOAT Special, 2001 30'SUPERBOAT Y2K, 2001 YAMAHA JET BOAT, 1974 REGATTA JET BOAT
Posts: 1,348
Default

The Kobalt tools look nice, Craftsman best value, but nothing beats snap-on, My father , a mechanic and service station owner for life, years ago put a craftsman wrench on a bolt and said to pull it, then put the snap-on wrench on the same bolt, you can literally feel the difference in the two wrenches, the snap-on gives you more pulling power and is more comfortable in your hands.
__________________
"If Things Seem Under Control, You're Not Going Fast Enough"
Mario Andretti
fastedy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2004, 07:35 AM
  #17
Registered
 
HyperBaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lewis Center, Ohio
My Boats: 1990 Baja 190 DSR
Posts: 3,606
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Chris L
Lets not forget SK for the money a good buy and life time warranty also.
That reminds me. Throught school I get a very good discount with SK, Craftsman, Mac and Snap-On.
HyperBaja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2004, 09:05 AM
  #18
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Austin, TX
My Boats: 1976 Cigarette 28SS
Posts: 359
Default

I've always been a firm believer in buying the best tools on the market. The biggest argument I hear is that if it has a lifetime warranty it must be just as good. P'shaw!

Taking the heads off my old HP465 I went through every Craftsman socket I had that would fit the bolts. They split like rotten banana peels. Finished the job, and many others like it with Snap-On. With Snap-On stuff I've never broken a tool and never rounded off a nut or bolt head. Warranty's are fine if you've got the time to go back to Sears in the middle of every project to replace busted tools.

I also agree with previous comments about comfort and feel. I work on my stuff because I enjoy it. Fine tools and the pride of ownership enhance that enjoyment.

Like Dad always said, "Take care of a good tool and a good tool will take care of you."
JohnJan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2004, 09:23 AM
  #19
Registered
 
Roger 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Kankakee Illinois
My Boats: 1993 Cigarette Top Gun
Posts: 3,702
Default

Snap on at the shop, home, truck, boat and wherever else I happen to be working at the time.
Roger 1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2004, 11:54 AM
  #20
VIP Member
Platinum Member
 
wwwTOPDJcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Vestal/Binghamton NY
My Boats: 1992 450hp Senza Spectre 25'
Posts: 3,477
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by HyperBaja
Go air! Buy a compressor for less than 100$, air ratchet, impact, die grinder is all you will ever need, just working on small stuff.

Craftsman is what we have used forever. Lifetime warranty, why not.

there is NO air compressor for <100 bucks that will run REAL air tools, what are you using a dentist drill


and if it don't say Continous Duty rated, It's junk.
cast iron twin or better, at least 12Ga power cord. if it has a fancy plastic cover and looks cool it prob junk. If you can pick it up and put in your truck without help or at least a back ache afterwards it prob junk too.

Last edited by wwwTOPDJcom; 05-06-2004 at 12:00 PM.
wwwTOPDJcom is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bruin_d
General Boating Discussion
20
06-08-2008 01:10 AM
THEJOKER
General Boating Discussion
12
12-08-2007 05:54 PM
Zanie
General Boating Discussion
13
06-05-2003 02:56 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.