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Old 06-05-2007, 07:08 PM
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Extra Money=New Tools

So i have decided to buy all new tools. I have alot of hand tools but there all handmedowns. Im going to keep them but would like newer and more. So i started to look at Craftsman, Mac, Husky, and yes snapon. I know i want a large set, and i looked at craftsmans 2,000 pice kit. Also a 66inch 16 draw bottom draw, with a 66inch 14 draw top box all in forest green. I also have a good friend that works for snapon and said that there is a way i could get almost 50% on all tools and boxes. He said snapon is doing somehting for kids just out of school going into mechanics, and there offering some disscounts for them, What do yall like, Maybe some of the tecs can fill me in on what you like. anyhelp would be great.
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:15 PM
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Bobby, are you looking at Air tools too? Or just ALL the basics. Sounds like you are looking to spend a pretty penny. But, you will have one heck of a nice set up once you get it all.
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I have always been a big fan of craftsman and snap on tools. IIRC for a few years they were both made by the same company
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IMO Snap-On, Mac, etc are too pricey unless you are using them everyday to make a living. Craftsman is more reasonable and still has a lifetime garauntee.
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Go Snap-On.
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:45 PM
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I just baught the craftsmen today, they were having a huge sale.. im happy.
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:52 PM
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I personally own all snap on and matco, and love them.

When I was a tech starting out I used craftsman, but found frequent trip to return them got old so I traded up. Craftsman will work great for a long time at home but not in real world shops. BUT they are expensive. My techs at the shop mainly use matco because of customer service and if you are making payments Snappy's payment plan is kinda rediculouse. Maybe you can cut a deal with your friend though.

airtools, snap on 1/2 gun, IR everything else.

Tools are like trucks, if you take care of them they will take care of you.
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id just go craftsman for all your tools since its not like an every day thing but would get snap-on ratchets because their gearing is so much better and a lot closer!
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Bobby, are you looking at Air tools too? Or just ALL the basics. Sounds like you are looking to spend a pretty penny. But, you will have one heck of a nice set up once you get it all.
Im mainly looking for hand tools, specialty tools and a new chest. I have mosly snapon airtools as it is. I sold a trailer i had no use for, and i had some money in the bank. so i figure theres nothing better then new tools.
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I have a nice two bank tool box with a stainless steel top as you can see in the picture above when i started as a tech i bought craftmans tools but slowly but surely i am getting more snap-on and mac tools i think the important thing is that your tools have a lifetime warranty...
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