Originally Posted by MARTINSR
I am always blown away by the figures guys throw out there that they have in tools.
I know that a mechanic has more specialty tools, many more sometimes.
I know that some guys have tool boxes full of tools they don't use.
I have made a living for 35 years with my tools and I have $12500 including the box! Most Snap On or Mac, all quality tools, and I don't "need" any more. How is it I can do this and others need fifty grand in tools?
A bodymans tools havent changed a whole lot over the years....On the other hand a mechanics tools Have to be updated every time some engineer thinks up some crazy new way to design somthing plus all the differnt tools for differnt models. For instance: I just changed the clutch, flywheel and pressure plate in my 70 bug and had to buy a special tool to hold the flywheel while torking the nut .... I'd hate to spend the money a good , top notch mechanic does on tools.