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Old 02-10-2004, 05:08 PM
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So, where do you buy your tools?

Was just wondering where everyone looked for or bought their tools. Online or favorite stores or stores online.
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Old 02-10-2004, 05:17 PM
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99% of what I own comes from snap on. Course I have a $310 week tool payment also.


Heavy equipment mech, I work them hard.



I broke this 3/8 long handle ratchet, no pipe.
It is proudly displayed on the truck, He strapped it on a board.
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Old 02-11-2004, 03:37 PM
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What, were you too far away from the tool box to go grab a bigger ratchet?
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99% of my tools came from Snap-On also, but I don't have near that kind of payment. Currently it's $40. a week, but I've been paying between $40. and $100. a week for 34 years come June. I've busted a few over the years. Also have some Mac, Matco, Proto, and specialty tools for Curtis-Wright, Prat and Whitny, VW's and Porsches.
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:46 PM
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It was the only tool that would fit, I don't remember when I did it or on what machine.


Ive broke the heads off of about 10 mac ratchets, I quit using them
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Old 02-11-2004, 06:15 PM
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Everywhere and anywhere. Car shows, auction, Harbor Freight, Sears, Snap on, Mac. I buy where I can get the best deal. My tool box has junk all the way up to the best. There is also a big tool truck from Cummins industrial tools coming around the area setting up at the local convention center Friday and Saturday. I also just received my new HF flyer in the mail too!
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Old 02-12-2004, 10:21 AM
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Sears or cheap *** crap from Harbor Freight

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99% of my tools came from Snap-On also, but I don't have near that kind of payment. Currently it's $40. a week, but I've been paying between $40. and $100. a week for 34 years come June. I've busted a few over the years. Also have some Mac, Matco, Proto, and specialty tools for Curtis-Wright, Prat and Whitny, VW's and Porsches.

I financed a big box through the truck.
I pay him off all the time.
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I financed a big box through the truck.
I pay him off all the time.
That's what I'm paying on now. I bought a used KR1000 and KR1100 combo to go along with the one I got when they first came out . I sorta ran out of room.
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I suspect most of us who aren't professional mechanics have a mix of good stuff and junk,depending on our budgets and how much we use a particular tool. Lots of Craftsman stuff doesn't seem to be as good as it used to be, but you can still walk into Sears with an old rusty bent up screwdriver you found in the street and they'll give you a new one. Speaking of that, how does that guy who sells new Craftsman tools in bulk at the car shows get his stuff?

One thing for certain, no one ever was disappointed by buying the best.
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Old 02-12-2004, 09:09 PM
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All my tools are like from walmart or canadian tire. i got a wally mart rachet just awhile ago and it broke within the day i got it.... ive went through so many. they are like disposible lol.... all the sockets crack and split apart broke 3 rachets and 2 sockets and 3 adapters in a day and half when a friend and i striped a car right down to the frame. ahh o well

when i get some money ill have to get some "Real TooLs"
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Old 02-13-2004, 05:01 PM
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I have snap-on tools they are the best, but I have a good woman that seems to buy me new tools when I think I need them, and she gets them from QVC, Sears tools and better kits than from Sears with more variety and styles, and what makes them even better is the price is alot better than Sears price with the same warrenty from Sears
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That's what I'm paying on now. I bought a used KR1000 and KR1100 combo to go along with the one I got when they first came out . I sorta ran out of room.
I bought a KRL7003 bottom and KRL1203 top chest.

I traded in 3 mac boxes and 3 mac chests, a old snapon with drawers front, side and a door in the back. and 2 old snap on chests.
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Old 02-13-2004, 07:21 PM
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i buy from those crooks called snap on
30dollars for a 3 dollar wrench give me a break
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