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Old 05-06-2004, 07:04 PM
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Snap On it is all I own and liked them so much I became a dealer in 1988 problem was I had trouble with management did it for about 1 1/2 years and are still the only tools I will buy. At the present time I have about $200.000 of their tools and equipment spent $10.000 last month.
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Old 05-06-2004, 07:57 PM
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My dad is 77 and has been wrenching all his life. All his tools are Craftsmen. I don't remember him ever breaking a socket, and you can believe we've pounded more than one undersized socket on rounded off bolts. I'm 48, and the socket wrenches and stuff are all the same one's since I can remember. I started helping him wrench when I was around 7. Watch the sales from Sears, I got a heck of a deal on a big set. Know how I found out about the sale? I was at my dad's borrowing a tool as usual, when he pointed out the big tool sale at sears.
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Trivia question, which board member said he did not bother with tools but carried Astro Glide and a cell phone?
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I have a bunch of craftsman stuff too... strong... but sometimes the flanks of the wrenchs are too big to get into a tight area... same with the sockets.... It's reasonably priced stuff that is gauranteed for life... can't go wrong... but they just don't always work because of their size. Plus it has only been lately that they offer offset wrenchs.. or swivel sockets..
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Old 05-06-2004, 09:05 PM
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They have had swivel sockets for a loooong time.
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They have had swivel sockets for a loooong time.
I must be older than I remember.... .. but you have to admit... snap-on has a lot more "professional" tools than sears.... I know with their new series they have upgraded the appearance... but I have all the weird size snap-on stuff... the stubby wrenchs.... the offsets... the swivel head socket wrenchs.. crows foot sets... swivel allen head... etc etc... it seems the more I buy... the deeper in projects I get... and the more tools I have to buy to get out... Plus... you guys get by with mostly inch sets working on only boats... I have inch.. metric... and.... stand back... whitworth.. and some british standard... and a few british association... talk about weird stuff... couple that with flared tubing sets in metric and inch... and the specialty tools only for Rolls and Bentley...
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Choice #1

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Snap on is my first choice too... but I won't take a torch to a snap - on wrench to customize it for a special job.
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