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post #1 of 37 Old 01-31-2006, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tool thread!

For those of you that wrench on your own ride, what brand of tools do you have and are you loyal to that brand?
I ask because I have a very small collection of Craftsman tools and have an oppurtunity to buy a large collection of brand new Snap-On tools for a good price?
Has anyone used snap-on before and how did you like them over different brands? I have heard they feel better in your hand and feel much more durable feeling than other tools?
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I personally think all handtools are the same, as long as it has a liftime warranty what's the difference. I like Craftsman just fine. I think Snap-On is overpriced. Power tools and pneumatic tools are a different story though.
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Snap-on is high quality stuff, if the price is good snag em! My and my family's #1 choice is snap-on, then craftsman

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Yeah it's a great deal and brand new from the dealer people. I may have to go for it, I will be making a living with these tools before too long.

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IMO theres no reason to pay any more than for craftsman. you break - they replace
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I have Snap-on and Matco tools and let me tell you there is a big difference if you use your tools every day like I do. Snap-on has free replacements too if they break. Go with Snap-on, yes they are expensive, but worth every penny and will last you a life time.
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Snap-on makes great tools, but I personally went with Craftsman because they are better priced and still carry a lifetime warranty.
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Snap On and Mac Tools are the best, but Craftman is great for the average home wrencher.

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I own both Craftsman and Snap on. If I had the money or the oppurtunity, I would definitely spring for more snap on tools. Their quality just can't be beat. I especially love my ratcheting snap on screwdriver. I treat it like a child and never leave it out of my sight

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Yeah, figuring these tools will determine wether or not I eat after I graduate is incentive to spend money now and get the right stuff rather than have tools break at work and not being able to finish a job/get paid.

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im a mechanic so like ian work with tools all day long. i have snap-on and mAc tools. love them but very expensive. if your doing just home stuff then go crafsman. but if your doing it for a livng snap-on, mac, matco etc

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Yeah I am in school to become a mechanic right now, I have around 2.5 years until I graduate but I will have projects between now and then and why buy 2 sets of tools? Until then I will keep the snap-on's at home and when I start working I will take the snap-on to work and build on my small collection of craftsman

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I have Craftsman, I like their tools and thier return policy is very good as well.

Snap-On is killer, but I just can't afford that stuff.

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I do quite a bit of work on quads and dirtbikes "We only got 11 at the house" so I usually use my craftsman, havent used snap on as of yet but damn they sound nice. Lifetime warranty is my biggest concern.

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There is no denying the quality of Snap-On and Blue Point, there just isnt. But when it comes to basic tools like wrenches and sockets, its just steel. All my basic wrenches, sockets, and ratchets are craftsman or craftsman pro series, I have never had an issue, and its all lifetime warranty. For specialty tools on the other hand I ALLWAYS go Snap-On. I wouldnt be caught dead with a pair of craftsman safety wire pliers. I also prefer to go with snap-on for sensitive tools like torque wrenches, and all of my ratcheting wrenches are Snap-On or Blue Point as well as my drive swivel ratchet.

For most do-it-yourselfers, and people who just want to tinker with your own car, craftsman tools will easily handle the job.
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