Originally Posted by Kevin45
Your only 18, s don't expect to have the same expensive setup as a person that has been in the business for the last 25 years. He started out with cheaper tools and worked his way up as he could afford it. And also remember that after you get out of school, does not guarantee that you will have a job to make the monthly payments on a $7000 S.O. box and $10,000.00 worth of tools.
I don't do it for a living anymore but I'm pretty sure any pro wrench twister who has been at it a decade or more has ten times that in tools if they add it up.
I was a Craftsman guy when I started out too.
oldred is right. Cheap tools are way too expensive in the long run.
Get what you need to get by but stuff that lasts longer pays for itself in the long run. I, too, like Snappy and Matco. Get a good relatonship going with your rep. I used to buy up his trade-ins. He loved us(We paid in Cash). Much greater bargaining power like that. He warrantied it, too.