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Alright you tool nuts. Where do you get all your tools,I have decided after loosing the tools in the garage fire last year that its time to replace them.


That and the fact it was a pain in the ass to change a battery in a monte carlo (nice chevy hide it under everything) with having everything i needed.

So input online local but i plan on spending a ton t get everything in one shot

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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It depends on the brand of tools you want to get. There are a few great online tool stores, but they typically carry only a couple brands.

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Not Harbor freight!!!!

Sears, and some of the industrial catalogs like J&L, C&N. I also have some Snap-on, and MAC tools.
McMaster-Carr and Granger are overpriced but are necessary sometimes.

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As far as hand tools are concerned for home, craftsman. Nothing like going into sears and replacing your old, used, and abused tools for brand new replacements for free. Quality is great, warrenty is the best, and prices are good. They are always putting tool sets on sale for some really good prices.

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Almost all of my stuff is Craftsman. I've been accumulating tools for YEARS though. I only buy stuff when I can get it for a great deal.
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I usually shop sears, but I like using snap-on ratchets.
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For home use , Sears is the best choice. They will replace anything . If you want to spend the big bucks , Snap-on is the way to go . I think Husky and Kobalt is ok too . There is always a Home Depot or Lowes nearby.

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+1 for Craftsman; lifetime warranty and unless you wrench for a living you don't need to drop serious coin on the Snap-On/Mac/Matco stuff.

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Craftsman Professional is a good choice. I have a few ratchets and a set of wrenches that I have been using for years. Any of the big brands like Snap-On, Matco and Mac are the way to go for for specialty tools. I personally wouldn't buy them if you weren't going to be using them day in and day out.

Also, check out this guy, he may be the final word on tools...

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Also, check out this guy, he may be the final word on tools...

https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...ad.php?t=87111

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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For home use , Sears is the best choice. They will replace anything . If you want to spend the big bucks , Snap-on is the way to go . I think Husky and Kobalt is ok too . There is always a Home Depot or Lowes nearby.
Snap-on makes some of the Kobalt line and if I remember some of the Husky stuff too. At least they did at one point.

You can't go wrong with Craftsman, just use the right tool for the job and all tools will work great.

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If you are going for cheap, try American Science and Surplus. I picked up a 52 piece ratchet set for 14.95. I think they buy weird random stuff from places that go out of business and sell them for super cheap. I saw they had buffing wheels, drill bit sets, air compressors, etc. Worth a look
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IF you have ***regular* access to a Snap-On guy and a trust fund..... Snap-On.


For the rest of us..... it has to be Craftsman..... reasonably priced great tools
with a kick-ass warranty that you can enforce practically anywhere.



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I get stuff like sockets and whatnot at Sears.
My ratchets are Snap-on, along with a few other bits. The dual-80 ratchets are so f'in sweet. Well worth the $40 premium over the Craftsman stuff.

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Pro Tools - Snap-On/MAC
I have none, far too expensive for what I do. If I used them all day every day, they would be the only way to go.


Home/Weekend Warrior Tools
Sears Craftsman - Lifetime Warranty, Good Quality

Specialty Tools -
Suzuki, Aprilia, Honda, MotionPro, etc...

Nice to have and convenience tools -
Harbor Freight
Low quality, but they'll do the job if you only use them once in a blue moon

Power tools -
Home Depot - Rigid (lifetime warranty) Best value as far as I can tell.

I also have Milwaukee, Makita, Dewalt power tools.
All good products, but I like the full range and interchangeability and warranty with the Rigid set I got.

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Low end air tools suck, get good ones. Wide variety of brands.
I have an industrial Campbell Hausfeld compressor and range of their air tools

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Does Sears really just simply swap the tool out?

I thought you needed original recept and they gave you hassles hoping you'd give up.

I have some low end MAC ratchets that a absolutely hate. I'd like to try a real ratchet someday.

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Does Sears really just simply swap the tool out?

I thought you needed original recept and they gave you hassles hoping you'd give up.

I have some low end MAC ratchets that a absolutely hate. I'd like to try a real ratchet someday.
Yes, bring the broken tool and they give you a refurbed one or a new one if no refurbs are available. No receipt required.

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Yes, bring the broken tool and they give you a refurbed one or a new one if no refurbs are available. No receipt required.
+1 ive brought in the peices of shattered sockets and have been handed new ones straight off the shelf no questions

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Contact BS636 on here. He will give you the CLSB Discount on Armstrong tools. If you are not familiar, they are owned by Danaher. They own the following companies:

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I use snap-on, mac, matco and S-K. I have some craftsman as well. but not much. When I buy tools I go for quality as I want them to last. and I would never buy a tool from a place like Harbor freight. that shit be whack yO!




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I just picked these up a couple weeks ago. they are BADASS!!


http://www.skhandtool.com/Default.as...e=10&pid=89900


then I picked these up to replace my craftsman fractionals as they sucked.

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oh more show and tell,

Check these out. these are awesome for working on bikes. tons of leverage for wheel bolts etc and 4 sizes in 2 wrenches.
http://www.skhandtool.com/Default.as...e=10&pid=89252




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Snap-On is what I have and use tool boxes and tools. Have set for garage and trailer.
I give a lot away as the wife works with them and I did many years ago as well.

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Does Sears really just simply swap the tool out?

I thought you needed original recept and they gave you hassles hoping you'd give up.

I have some low end MAC ratchets that a absolutely hate. I'd like to try a real ratchet someday.
Just bring in your tool, even its it still works and they will still swap it out. I brought in a screw driver on my last trip and the handle looked like a dog chewed it some, the tool itself was perfectly fine. I thought it looked ugly and wanted the shine of a new one. Brought it to sears, they opened the glass case and let me pick the identical tool or one closest to mine and that was it.

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Just bring in your tool, even its it still works and they will still swap it out. I brought in a screw driver on my last trip and the handle looked like a dog chewed it some, the tool itself was perfectly fine. I thought it looked ugly and wanted the shine of a new one. Brought it to sears, they opened the glass case and let me pick the identical tool or one closest to mine and that was it.
+1

I worked at Sears Hardware years ago. I don't think we ever denied anyone a tool return for any reason.

Most of my stuff is Craftsman but I have my share of cheap sockets and wrenches too. They work fine and I usually lose tools long before I break them. I'm not a tool snob at all.

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Hmm tool fever atm

Wink I figured you had quite the collection in there

Well it looks like Ill be making contact with one person on here and shopping in sears for that wonderful tool warranty

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