I have always been a big advocate of buying good name brand tools and I still would NEVER recommend the cheapies for some one using them to make a living, however, do we really need Snap-on for the home garage? Since I sold out and retired in January and let a lot of my tools go with the shop I have bought a LOT of HF stuff, some really good, some not so good and some just plain junk. I thought it might be interesting to hear about other's experiences with these tools, such things as tool life, performance for the tool type as opposed to name brands, possible safety hazards due to poor quality and of course warranty. I have made my living with Snap-on, S&K and several others and I would not have then, nor would I now, attempt to use the cheap import tools to make a living. I realize that for some people the price of the HF stuff compared to "good" tools can make the difference between owning a tool or doing without and for that reason these things may be a real bargain if we can sort out the good from the bad. How about it what do you guys think, can these things be a bargain or are they a waste of money and should they always be avoided?