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12-23-2007 08:02 PM
Chevrolet4x4s Those HF tools are pretty tough aint they.I dont figure ill be purchacing many tools for a while though,I got a heck of a deal on some a while back(over 300 sockets some metric some standard mac snap on craftsman proto and others,ratchets(snapon,proto etc ),wrenches,screwdrivers,plumb bobs etc)they were rusty but the price was great,free, so a couple litres of coke later the sockets and wrenches cleaned up nicely still got a few screwdrivers to clean up and a bucket of tools/bolts that I gotta go through and pick out the tools I'll get and post a pic sometime if I can remember

Shane
12-22-2007 09:02 PM
Rob Keller
Stress tested update

Well I have been using this set for a while now I have used a 2 foot cheater pipe on the 1/2" sockets & my IR 231 double anvil impact .

Plus used my Snap On FAR72B & have not even chipped the chrome ...yet.

I am still trying!!







I did bust a #2 1/4" Phillips bit .

I also went to get a 11/16ths deep 3/8th to find there was 2 ~13/16ths so I went to HF & they fixed it right up.{gave me Xtras too.}

Oh & one more thing about 3 weeks after I got it I checked online & sure enuf it went down to $120.
Printed it out .
Went back with my Receipt & got to buy fiddy more dollars of stuff with the cash I got back.

gonna wait until it goes on sale again & buy a 2nd set!





Rob
11-11-2007 07:17 AM
Rob Keller 1st Report:

So far so good
on the + side

~ It has just about what you need to not have to walk back & forth Even E torx & T torx up to T 70

~ All the tools have a good feel to them the rachets are fine toothed & not sloppy the sockets have a good "ting" to them when tapped together ,

~I used a couple on my Snap~On Air ratchet & it did not break of blow the chrome off
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~ On the - side the box is a bit of a PITA to open & close it has foam inserts between the segments that either have a static charge or go flying away into the breeze.

~I will have to do something Innovative with this,

~The little sockets & think I will cut the back of the plastic out & put some kind of magnet to hold them in there I have not done it yet but the potential for it to become a big mess fast is very real.

~I am not too crazy about the latches they will wear out relatively Quick I am sure

~ Its Heavy

So far so good a Very good organized bone yard set.




11-10-2007 11:41 PM
lumberjacknooj Heeeey- that set looks pretty good. I have the 155 piece Craftsman set in the plastic case, with a set of screw drivers, torx bits, and maybe pliers in the extra space. It does most of the tasks that I go after (nothing too serious).
That one seems to have a good bit more usefull stuff in it. Ya can't beat a good portable tool kit, as long as the tools hold up and they don't fall out of place in the case.

Let us know what you think about 'em, once ya put 'em to use.

Nooj
11-02-2007 03:55 AM
Rob Keller
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.NutCase
WOW that is the cheapest crap I ever seen, I would stay away from those tools.
You know I said to my self the same thing until I opened it & twisted the ratchet It was better action than a New craftsman .

I have found some really junk ones like the "Winn Dixie: drill bits that melted in the chuck

$175 .worth not taking my Snap on sockets outta their draws {& out of place} {I guess Mikey don't love me no more}

A trip to sears or HF what is the Diff? I am going to bust one just to see how their return policy works

It has E torx & up to T~ 70 torx! for what I am using it for it Will be just OK {i hope} I got 30 days to beat it up!

I wish the wrenches went up to bigger sizes thou.


If I had kids this would be a good starter kit.

I'll be back with a report






R
11-01-2007 10:30 PM
Chevrolet4x4s OOH SHINEY Pittsburg tool Lifetime warranty (there 1/2 inch torque wrenches are great too) So Howmuch did that kit set you back.
Shane
11-01-2007 10:09 PM
Mr.NutCase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Keller
Got a sweet kit whether it turns out to be a good one well time will tell.
Found this @ Harbor Freight was just shopping around but it was the last one on the shelf So I sucked it up

This is just what the Robert ordered

YO! Whadda U Think Ova Thea Mikey!





R


WOW that is the cheapest crap I ever seen, I would stay away from those tools.
10-31-2007 07:40 PM
Rob Keller one more pix







10-31-2007 07:39 PM
Rob Keller
Yes! Yes! Yes!

Got a sweet kit whether it turns out to be a good one well time will tell.
Found this @ Harbor Freight was just shopping around but it was the last one on the shelf So I sucked it up

This is just what the Robert ordered

YO! Whadda U Think Ova Thea Mikey!





R
10-29-2007 12:32 PM
Brimstone You could always do what I did - assemble your own road/junkyard kit:

- Set of double open-end wrenches (1/4" - 1" and metric equivalent)
- 3/8" ratchet (Husky flexible-type)
- 3/8" breaker bar
- 10" 3/8" extension with built-in swivel
- Small kit of sockets (Craftsman. Has 1/4" and 3/8" up to 3/4" and metric equiv. in 6 and 12-point)
- set of socket adapters
- One each standard and phillips screwdrivers (long-style)
- Screwdriver kit with replaceable tips (Companion and Workforce both have a nice 40-piece set that comes in a plastic box)
- Ratchet attachment for 1/4" screwdriver bits
- Nutdrivers, 5 ea of standard and metric
- Allen wrench set (will be replacing this with the "swiss-army knife" folding style eventually)
- Folding set of torx wrenches (T10 - T50)
- Allen and Torx wrench sets that fits on a 3/8" ratchet
- Cold chisel / long punch
- 3 lb ball-peen hammer
- 8" Linesman pliers
- 6" wire cutters
- 10" Channel-locks
- Hack-saw blade holder and some 32-TPI blades
- 10" pry-bar
- Folding utility knife
- Canvas sack with handles (for any loot I find)

. . . I think that's everything . . .

That right there is my standard load-out for whenever I go to the junkyard. Everything fits neatly into an old canvas backpack of mine - wrenches on the bottom, socket set in the middle of my back, long stuff off to the side, small stuff in the smaller pocket in front. This usually covers anything I run into that I might find interesting - if not, I'll be back with the necessary equipment (Fer instance, lately I've had a 0-1" and a 1-2" micrometer, with a 6" dial caliper thrown in as well). Once I get some others things finalized (I want to make a better backpack first), I'll also be including a 1/2" breaker bar, set of drill bits and a breast drill (ratcheting Yankee #1555).

Oh yea, a bottle or three of Gatorade as well. Planning on making a bottle holder that I'll be able to strap to my leg for a totally hands-free experience .

- Mike
10-28-2007 08:14 PM
Rob Keller Wow Mikey











Run Outta Brownie Mix???







Next you going to tell me my Suburban is a SUV?






Quote:
I been buying tools at swap meets and garge [You Spelled Garage Wrong] sales for so long that I now have partial sets of tools from almoat [ This One Too]every manufacturer known to mankind..
Yea me too a lot of tools found in the cars I was wreckin'

Found 2 BIG sets of Channel locks in the road a few weeks ago



I cant stand the guy's who I had to work with that looked like Donkey Kong scooping everything they own around & around & around like they are making scrambled eggs in their tool box .



Blood dripping everywhere hands & face looks like a scabby Crack hound because they use a crescent wrench for every thing ,hammer, nut driver, beer bottle opener 1/2" Breaker Bar .

Which is fine but don't drip your blood on me.

I got more important things to do EVEN IF its nuthing than looking for that F*^%$&king 5.5mm socket cause of Ford & their better Ideas

{remember I have CRUSHED more cars than I have fixed }


A place for everything & everything in its place.

Thank You Very Much.


Quote:
The guy that I rent space to has one of those husky sets...it seems so ....shallow. I pick up one of the tools and they just lay there in my hand, saying

Send Us to Rob He will Save us from the Evil Mikey







Quote:

{To George Thorogood's Tune "I drink alone" }

I work alone..... all by my self....I work alone..you know when I work alone I prefer to be my self's


I still Love Ya thou Mikey Really I do



Rob
10-28-2007 04:17 PM
NEW INTERIORS
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
I hate tool sets...With all of those wrenches and sockets with the same logo it just seems so...regimented and structured..

The guy that I rent space to has one of those husky sets...it seems so ....shallow. I pick up one of the tools and they just lay there in my hand, saying nothing...their little eyes are blank, they have no ability to channel the feeling of the fastener up into my conciousness and the image of the project dissappears ...leaving me with a cold dark emptyness that makes me want to .....EAT!


Yes, eating will fix me up.



I been buying tools at swap meets and garge sales for so long that I now have partial sets of tools from almoat every manufacturer known to mankind..So when I go to the junky, I get out my grandfathers old craftsman toolbox that he bought in '63, pitch a bunch of mismatched wrenches and screwdrivers and whatever other tools that call me from their drawers...."TAKE ME!!!Take me, oh puhleeze, mikey pick me...I'm clean too


Then when I get to my job, they are all happy to have been rubbing up against each other in a big toolbox tool orgy, (I have some really good HOT box wrench on box wrench action videos, PM me), and are all ready to have some nut busting FUN!!

Pfft. tool sets.


Hope this helps,
Mikey
Mikey that was some funny stuff,You can make someone roll!!!!
10-28-2007 04:05 PM
dinger
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
Hope this helps,
Mikey
Helped me out with a good laugh! I'll take the video, it would make a good xmas present...
10-28-2007 10:12 AM
powerrodsmike I hate tool sets...With all of those wrenches and sockets with the same logo it just seems so...regimented and structured..

The guy that I rent space to has one of those husky sets...it seems so ....shallow. I pick up one of the tools and they just lay there in my hand, saying nothing...their little eyes are blank, they have no ability to channel the feeling of the fastener up into my conciousness and the image of the project dissappears ...leaving me with a cold dark emptyness that makes me want to .....EAT!


Yes, eating will fix me up.



I been buying tools at swap meets and garge sales for so long that I now have partial sets of tools from almoat every manufacturer known to mankind..So when I go to the junky, I get out my grandfathers old craftsman toolbox that he bought in '63, pitch a bunch of mismatched wrenches and screwdrivers and whatever other tools that call me from their drawers...."TAKE ME!!!Take me, oh puhleeze, mikey pick me...I'm clean too


Then when I get to my job, they are all happy to have been rubbing up against each other in a big toolbox tool orgy, (I have some really good HOT box wrench on box wrench action videos, PM me), and are all ready to have some nut busting FUN!!

Pfft. tool sets.


Hope this helps,
Mikey
10-28-2007 01:49 AM
dinger Crescent has a nice set, I've got one, I use it for the wecking yard visits. Not too expensive, probably made in China, it works well for a spare box in the trunk. http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/S...htm?E+coastest
I've got the 148 piece set, now discontinued, they used to be about 70 bucks.
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