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View Poll Results: When do you buy tools?
I buy them when I need them 30 65.22%
I already own all I need 4 8.70%
On inpulse when the truck comes/I walk by the tool section 12 26.09%
When I break them because they were made in china 0 0%
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:13 PM
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tools are a drug to me. I buy off impulse. I have tools i have never even used before. One time i walked up to my snap on man and gave him a list of 15k in tools i needed. The next week i had them. My tools r all paid off now. My tool bill for the longest time was a 1k dollars a month

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Old 11-23-2007, 02:50 PM
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Never met a tool I did not NEED ..

Been buying them for 40 years. Have a pretty good collection of stuff ... only buy the good stuff ... no Harbor Freight junk.

Yard yards ... are great ... and I have a friend who works for a lawyer ... cleaning out estate homes. He always finds cool stuff ...

I got a Wilton vise for 5 dollars.
I have bought complete roll around tool boxes FULL for 5 hundred. I have bought 3 snap on 's and two Macs ... for 5 hundred each. FULL ... from the guy over the years.

I pick thru the box and keep the best ... and sell the rest ... for a sizeable profit. Now I have two MACs top and bottom roll arounds ... FULL ...

One of the BEST tools I have ever bought is a MasterCool Hydraulic flaring tool. I bought it new ( ouch ) but it is worth it ...



At almost $300.00 ... it is not cheap ... but it makes perfect flares ... first time, every time.
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:33 PM
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Deuce, nobody likes a bragger. Unless they are willing to give out names.....LOL!


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I like Deuce, he's one of my faaaavorites.


I know another place I get stuff is when folks give old unwanted stuff away. Some are trades, some are straight up donations.
Someone just gave me one of these...


It was taking up room in their shop, and they thought I could do something with it...they did ask me to help them with a JR dragster frame for their grandson.

I can do that.


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Deuce, nobody likes a bragger. Unless they are willing to give out names.....LOL!


In a while, Chet.
Unfortunately ... he too far away to HELP you ... with a great deal. I would share my source ...

More unfortunate is the fact that now as I have gotten older and less physically able ... I cannot really use the neat tools I have



Just bought this neat 37 degree AN style flaring tool ( Imperial Eastman ) off eBay for $24.95 plus 5 dollars shipping a few days back. It lists for $115 from Godman Performance ... where I get a lot of my brake fittings and stuff. The flaring tools looks brand new ... never used. I needed one ... like I need another heart attack ... but I could not help myself and got it.
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Ha Ha Deuce! I was just funnin' with you anyway. My wife keeps me on a very short leash when it comes to tools. Bought for a great price or not, she's very seldom "impressed" when I tell her I need another box (my subtle hint to her I picked up another tool). She really hated me when I came back from Iola....


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I don't buy much in the way of tools any longer. I sold my drag bike due to a bad back and so far what little progress I've made on my rod has been done with what I have.

Besides my wife won't let me buy a Haas VF-2 mill for the garage. Yes Paris, there are more fish in the sea, but she's a great cook.

I don't buy anything from Harbor Freight that you hit, like hammers (AKA Ford Wrench) or punches, etc. I do have ten of their die grinders set up with various carbide burrs, sanding and finishing discs. And, I don't put any oil in them as I do some fiberglass work and don't want oil contamination in the glass.


By the way, if you find a Snap-On tool in my box, I can assure you it belongs to someone else...... I can't afford those things.
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