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shopping for tools?

Where do you guys suggest? I wanna get a craftsman tool chest setup but not sure if im stuck going to sears and having them rob me on it or not. Lemme know.

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you pay for what you get with tools.

I highly recommend spending the money and going craftsman. Their hand tools have a lifetime warranty and are nice. Snap on is another way to go.

I want Moparboyy's snap on setup.

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Where do you guys suggest? I wanna get a craftsman tool chest setup but not sure if im stuck going to sears and having them rob me on it or not. Lemme know.
Bluelight special FTW!

Kmart sells craftsman now, not sure if there's any difference on the price however.

As far as others w/lifetime warranty, i think it's called duracraft, Farm and Fleet sells those and they're pretty cheap.

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If you go to a Kmart/Sears they get sloppy with pricing. I got a nice Sawzall miss marked for $30.

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Hey, stop by my work. I work with a bunch of tools.

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Why not look on craigslist for used toolsets. i just checked it out and there is some good stuff on there. I can't wait until I have a garage so I can get an awesome fully loaded tool chest.

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go with either of these: Home Depot = Husky replacement warranty
Lowes = Kobalt replacement warranty
Sears = Craftsman Replacment also

If your not a MOPAR kinda guy than Snap oN / Matco etc not needed..

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+1 on creigs list or ebay... i go towards matco than snap on.. our snapon guy is a joke of a dealer and matco has stepped it up a notch.. they have some nice tool carts that hold a lot for a starter setup
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90% of my stuff is snap on, mac, or matco, including my 6 foot tall snap on tool chest, but then again, many moons ago I was starting a promising career as a technician. you don't need to spend the kind of money I did with those drug dealer types in the big trucks, that would come around bugging me for money every week.

Many good tools can be had by craftsman, and they are fine for the home shop. I do keep buying their sockets cause I loose them like crazy so they are cheap to replace.




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Why not look on craigslist for used toolsets. i just checked it out and there is some good stuff on there. I can't wait until I have a garage so I can get an awesome fully loaded tool chest.
Buy used...mechanics/car mechanics get HUGE discounts after graduating, thus having their own complete tool sets, and because many of them don't get good jobs or eventually want to do something else, they'll sell their near-new tools for almost nothing. Their loss is your gain
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Save big money @ Menards.

srsly, they haz cheap tools there with lifetime warranties also. Seeing that you don't plan on becoming a tech and will probably only use this to hit things, i say go cheap.

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Ok so im gonna go craftman since im only looking for basic garage and home needs so no need to spend insane amounts of cash.

Ill def check on CL and see what i can find, thanks guy

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Save big money @ Menards.

srsly, they haz cheap tools there with lifetime warranties also. Seeing that you don't plan on becoming a tech and will probably only use this to hit things, i say go cheap.
na, i dont want cheap tools that ill have to replace, i have stuff from home depot (mitre saw, ect) Its just im getting ready to redo my kitchen, living room and garage and i wanna get eveyrthing the way it should in the garage tool wise.

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na, i dont want cheap tools that ill have to replace, i have stuff from home depot (mitre saw, ect) Its just im getting ready to redo my kitchen, living room and garage and i wanna get eveyrthing the way it should in the garage tool wise.
HAAHAHAHAHAHA you're kidding, roight? Remodel a kitchen, yourself? Dude, i'd like to see this. Please send me an invite so i can watch the mayhem ensue.

And as i said, cheap tools, don't matter son, lifetime warranty. I have a set of cheap tools that i have had since like '00 and i use them for mc or cage work and they work fine. It's the guy that's handling the tools that needs to be replaced.

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HAAHAHAHAHAHA you're kidding, roight? Remodel a kitchen, yourself? Dude, i'd like to see this. Please send me an invite so i can watch the mayhem ensue.

And as i said, cheap tools, don't matter son, lifetime warranty. I have a set of cheap tools that i have had since like '00 and i use them for mc or cage work and they work fine. It's the guy that's handling the tools that needs to be replaced.
um dood, remodeling a kitchen isnt hard. I redid my entire basement, plus i use to be an electrician so ive worked construction jobs before and learned from alot of other contractors. Its just about framing everything out and getting measurements right. The hardest part is gonna be the cabinets and moving the doorway over. Aside from that its just basic drywalling and framing

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http://sktools.com/ is all I use. I have two of their 6 foot high tool chests. They are made right here in Chicago. Pricey though, but the same quality as SnapOn if not better.

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