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Earning a living for over 25 years working on cars and have used many brands: Snap-On, Mac, Matco, Cornwell, SK, Waterloo, Napa, etc and I actually prefer Craftsman...believe it or not.
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Craftsman Hand tools

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Earning a living for over 25 years working on cars and have used many brands: Snap-On, Mac, Matco, Cornwell, SK, Waterloo, Napa, etc and I actually prefer Craftsman...believe it or not.
I have only heard 2 mechanics ever say that.....Just curios but why?
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I just got a 260 piece craftsman tool set came with a nice box too. I picked it b/c it has a lifetime warranty and sears isn't to far away, and it was only 200 bucks.
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I just got a 260 piece craftsman tool set came with a nice box too. I picked it b/c it has a lifetime warranty and sears isn't to far away, and it was only 200 bucks.
I have the same set. It's a 300 piece by now.
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well let's see foreign crap that causes bloody broken knuckles and puts an american out of work. or good ol american tool's like craftsman, snap-on, mac you be the judge.
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i have that drill set....X2 for awesomness
Ha those drills are GAY. At work when we see trades people with those things we ask them how they like their Hair Dryers/Baby drills.

^^^ they are great for building decks and bird houses tho....

Below is a real drill. Professional Contractor Grade.


^^^ the only power tool line i'll use, toughest tools out there. I have used my Ridgid to drill/screw through grade beams, iron, steel... anything Almost everyday! going strong for 3yrs. Lifetime warranty too. And enough torque to break your wrist.
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i like force for hand tools.
but dewalt is my main election for power tools or makita

and for other power tools prolly go for any good deal and treat t with kindness :P
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snap on, matco, mac, and professional grade craftsman. the regular craftsman ratchets suck, ive broken every size ratchet they make and all i work on are freakin motorcycles, dirt bikes and quads. sanp on is expensive but they are definetly worth theur weight in gold, matco is a little cheaper and they are really good with thier warranties so you really cant go wrong
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snap on, matco, mac, and professional grade craftsman. the regular craftsman ratchets suck, ive broken every size ratchet they make and all i work on are freakin motorcycles, dirt bikes and quads. sanp on is expensive but they are definetly worth theur weight in gold, matco is a little cheaper and they are really good with thier warranties so you really cant go wrong
I x2 that...craftsman pro isnt terrible...but its still not a snappy. As far as breaking tools Ive broken every brand.
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I have only heard 2 mechanics ever say that.....Just curios but why?

I have sets of Snap-On, Matco and Mac wrenches that will "round off" slip and flex on really stubborn fittings, then I try the craftsman wrench and it breaks the nut loose with no drama involved. And that's just one example.

Not hating on other tool brands, just saying that craftsman has worked great for me.

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Built my civic with craftsman, will work on my truck with craftsman, sears is done the block and I personally have never broke a tool, I have only worked on things for two years now though.
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i work as a diesel marine mechanic, and all my co-workers most of the young ones use snap on, its a hot rod mechanic thing, i myself have a few of snap on's specialty tools, but mainly stick to craftsman and husky, the yachts i work on have bottomless bilges, and i would rather drop my 12 dollar huskey 9/16 then a 70 dollar snap on, imo but one thing good about snap on is thier pay as you go policy, i bought a special socket for injectors, costing a near 150 bux, but paid what i could a week and soon enough it was paid off. its all on your budget
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ps.... i was breaking loose a coupling the other week ( it connects the flywheel to the gearbox) and snaped a snap on 1/2 drive stubby extension, woot woot, i mean having a 3/4 breaker bar could of helped, but it was all brute strenth
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Ha those drills are GAY. At work when we see trades people with those things we ask them how they like their Hair Dryers/Baby drills.

^^^ they are great for building decks and bird houses tho....

Below is a real drill. Professional Contractor Grade.


^^^ the only power tool line i'll use, toughest tools out there. I have used my Ridgid to drill/screw through grade beams, iron, steel... anything Almost everyday! going strong for 3yrs. Lifetime warranty too. And enough torque to break your wrist.

Ha ha. to each their own. I dont do contractor work at all and i really just like it for around the home and my own auto related stuff.

I do understand though. It would be like me making fun of someone that buys a spray gun from Home Depot instead of a *****in Satajet 3000 1.2 RP. Or like me not understanding why people think its weird to have 6 different spray guns that cost $600 a piece.
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I think anything Snap-On makes is the best.
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husky makes sum pretty good tools too! gotta get the professional grade ones tho
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I have mostly Craftsman and some Snap On for hand tools. For power tools all I have is DeWalt.
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craftsman hand tools and millwalkee power tools
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