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Old 03-19-2013, 10:34 AM
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People don't consider as being a very demanding physical job,but it is and there is a hell of a difference doing it for a living vs as a hobby.In tools too.Home use tools are fine for what they are used for,but to have tools in your hands from 8 to 12 hrs a day the pro line tools like Snap-on have subtle designs that just seem to fit your hands better and do improve production when working flat rate.Time is money for sure.Not unheard of for a "A" mechanic to have from $75,000 and up in tools and a box.Only way to move from place to place is with a tilt back flat bed truck.You do work for the payments to the Snap-On tool guys that normally stops by once a week for his payment and to try to sell you more.The design of today's cars is a endless tool purchase.The car makers do try in design to run the mom and pop shops out to support their dealerships shops and parts.So it is a must you stay current with tools.
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