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JAG1

Snap On tools are the best

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1 minute ago, Mopar1973Man said:

I should take a picture of my toolbox full of sockets. The two red box were my old toolboxes that a gave away to a friend but the tools all went into the black Husky. I'll have to shot a picture of the top of the box. I love this toolbox it just tall enough that I can roll it over to the front of a truck and sit on the radiator support.

 

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Id like to make or buy one of those work carts that you roll over the engine bay and lay on top of.

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No bash here.... as I have some Harbor Freight contamination in my tool box. I think it might be wise to buy the more expensive grade at harbor freight if two grades are available.

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4 minutes ago, JAG1 said:

No bash here.... as I have some Harbor Freight contamination in my tool box. I think it might be wise to buy the more expensive grade at harbor freight if two grades are available.

If I was going to use it every day I might consider a higher quality model.... same with hand tools. I have a craftsmen tool box and the majority of needed hand tools that my Grandfather gave me for my birthday. Couldn't be happier with the set.:thumbup2:

26 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

 

Topside creeper... 

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Think I could weld something like that for cheaper than a Harbr freight model?

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Might be able to make it clear the fenders better too, with another bend.

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I work on Cat and Volvo mainly, mining equipment I have a variety of tool brands but the stuff that gets the most use/abuse is snap on. I bought a SO roadchest when I was 18, still in the work van today and its 39 yrs old cost £800  now its £3500 I earned less than £50per week when I bought it so it is actually cheaper today than it was 39yrs ago. Bought a hammer about the same time SO have replaced that at least 6 times over years. 3/4 drive 5ft ratchet same age..... never had a kit in it no chrome on it now.... I could go on 

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I just got majorly ripped off. I needed a 17mm crowfoot to get 2 injection lines loose on a 92 Dodge. They always say shop local. $50 for a set of metric crows feet. If I would have waited and just gone down today I can get the entire set for mere $9 in Ontario OR. Yeah it might be Harbor Freight but $50 for crows feet is just sick and wrong. At the time I needed them so I ate the bill but now kicking my own tail for it.

 

I gave up on expensive tools long ago. I use to make sure to buy quality Craftsman tools (Sears). Just no sense in it. Most of the time they argue about if it failed or was it abused or used improperly and failed.

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Reason I like Snap-on is because they have all the specified sockets and specialty wrenches like the VE pump wrench I sent you Mike. That thing works like a charm and can't buy it at the common places.

 

Harbor freight..... every socket set I looked at had some of the sizes missing. Even O'Reillys said to me, ''Oh you'll never need a 9 mm socket, thats why we don't sell that size....... I.E. Broken wheel bearing.... on the side of the freeway.... 1:30 in the morning... tow truck driver says, '' do you have a 9 mm socket so I can get the driveline off? :thumb1: Yep I just happen to have one from Snap-on :thumb1:. Good he says. I had my huge truck camper on the back so it couldn't be loaded on the flatbed, it had to be dollied.

 

I found an old broken Snap-0n torque wrench, around 2 or 300 bucks now a days, they fixed and tested for 10 bucks. Its a very nice torque wrench now. 

 

I also needed a gear wrench with very small ratcheting clicks because of a very tight space. Sap-on guy says, ''is 85 clicks okay?'' Sheesh the thing is like swiss watch, It works so beautiful

 

I only go to Snap-On when a specialty item is needed and when other places have no idea what your talking about :think: and when you get there is like Christmas inside the van of theirs.

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2 minutes ago, JAG1 said:

Reason I like Snap-on is because they have all the specified sockets and specialty wrenches like the VE pump wrench I sent you Mike. That thing works like a charm and can't buy it at the common places.

 

Harbor freight..... every socket set I looked at had some of the sizes missing. Even O'Reillys said to me, ''Oh you'll never need a 9 mm socket, thats why we don't sell that size....... I.E. Broken wheel bearing.... on the side of the freeway.... 1:30 in the morning... tow truck driver says, '' do you have a 9 mm socket so I can get the driveline off? :thumb1: Yep I just happen to have one from Snap-on :thumb1:. Good he says. I had my huge truck camper on the back so it couldn't be loaded on the flatbed, it had to be dollied.

 

I found an old broken Snap-0n torque wrench, around 2 or 300 bucks now a days, they fixed and tested for 10 bucks. Its a very nice torque wrench now. 

 

I also needed a gear wrench with very small ratcheting clicks because of a very tight space. Sap-on guy says, ''is 85 clicks okay?'' Sheesh the thing is like swiss watch, It works so beautiful

 

I only go to Snap-On when a specialty item is needed and when other places have no idea what your talking about :think: and when you get there it is like Christmas inside that van of theirs.

Same here.... used and abused got to be snap on..... was changing a cutting edge on a loading shovel yesterday 18:1 torque multiplier shattered a 1 1/2"  no name socket. Didn't shatter the next one I picked up which was SO 🔩

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Yes agreed on the cost but for every day use for a job they are cheap. Buy once and forget. only problem is thieves

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10 hours ago, wil440 said:

Yes agreed on the cost but for every day use for a job they are cheap. Buy once and forget. only problem is thieves

You nailed on the head there. If I had to use my tools everyday to pay the bills I would spend the money on them. For my use HF or Northern tool and the like is where I shop. Now specialty stuff is a bit different, sometimes you just have to pay the price if you need it.

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What do you mean Dripley? I heard the whole eastern half of the United States goes into recession till you make another bank deposit and things get rolling again .:lol:

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13 minutes ago, JAG1 said:

What do you mean Dripley? I heard the whole eastern half of the United States goes into a recession waiting till you make another bank deposit and things get rolling again .:lol:

If the eastern half of the US is waiting on my pay, we are in deep doo doo.

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3 hours ago, dripley said:

If the eastern half of the US is waiting on my pay, we are in deep doo doo.

Dang..... I thought you'd get kick out of my comment there Dripley.

 

I'm getting proficient with my new detector..... anyone care to post ideas for good areas for metal detecting and possible good targets

 

Dripleys yard has too many pull tabs.

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20 minutes ago, JAG1 said:

Dang..... I thought you'd get kick out of my comment there Dripley.

 

I'm getting proficient with my new detector..... anyone care to post ideas for good areas for metal detecting and possible good targets

 

Dripleys yard has too many pull tabs.

 

Some guy has or had a blog of stuff he found.  For vacations he goes all over world finding goodies.  Canadain guy, so he went to Cuba (alright for them I guess) found real old Spanish coins...just interesting to me.  

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46 minutes ago, JAG1 said:

Dang..... I thought you'd get kick out of my comment there Dripley

Oh, I did. Its the other 150 million folks that just found out they have live off my check too that didn't.

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there is one other thing to consider...... when I'm either long done with tools or long done here they are still worth a good amount although my 4 kids and 11 grandkids and counting not one is on my page so I guess ebay or they go with the ram :burnout:

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2 hours ago, wil440 said:

there is one other thing to consider...... when I'm either long done with tools or long done here they are still worth a good amount although my 4 kids and 11 grandkids and counting not one is on my page so I guess ebay or they go with the ram :burnout:

That's what I think about too. There is a lot of work that behind a lot of those tools and them kids may never know or appreciate what you did.

2 hours ago, 015point9 said:

 

Some guy has or had a blog of stuff he found.  For vacations he goes all over world finding goodies.  Canadain guy, so he went to Cuba (alright for them I guess) found real old Spanish coins...just interesting to me.  

See I messed up thinking we were on the metal detecting thread. Dang I'm getting old.

 

Anyhow, I would love to do that someday on historical sites. One gold coin can be worth what a Snap-On tool van is worth.

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I have snapon mac Marco cornwell broken them all. I'm no longer working in a shop. So big names mean nothing chuck it in sage brush and roll on. I've chucked some snapon sit wtf out out there.

 

I can buy 3 sets of cheap stuff and have spares I cant afford 1 snapon but I still did. Used to be competition you don't want be guy in shop who's tool box is full of craftsman and Pittsburgh tools. Now i wish i was huge waist of money

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Totally agree... I've used all the big names at some point and broken every one of them at least once. Now I typically just buy the harbor freight stuff. Craftsman, Snap-on, etc are expensive and don't last any longer than a HF socket either. 

 

I was trying to loosen a blue loctite bolt on my calipers and it took all 5 of my sockets (which failed) and where of name brands. Then went out and bought a cheap HF socket set put the cheater bar back on and pulled with everything I had the socket held up and the bolt came free. 

 

 

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We might do alittle more wrenching than the normal forumn goers.

 

As a kid I got sucked into the snapon fan boy stuff. I've literally broke them all lots replaced lots not replaced because I now have no luck tracking down trucks. One biggest waste of money I've ever done.

 

I to run lots of harbor freight.  I have a set of Pittsburg wrenches that feel damn good.  I've cleaned the 1 1/8 1 1/4 to better fit between hydraulic lines. Even lacking alot of material the open end is holding up to my abuse.

 

I've got some snapon and mac sockets but mostly Pittsburgh also full sets of torx mak and female and just orderd a set of poly drives to work on the vw engine. 

What I have would cost like 10 grand if all snapon. 

 

Snapon box was given to me by the owner of a shop I worked at. I'd never buy one. 

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All I know is if I need something no one else has, I can get it from Snap On. They are all A okay in my book. When no one else sold a 9 m socket and as another example a VE rotary pump wrench because they are never requested, I went to Snap On. I placed the socket it in my truck just before a long trip south. Guess What?....... I got stranded with my 3400 lb camper on I-5 with a broken wheel bearing. Guess what the tow truck driver needed and did not have in order to disconnect the rear driveline? A 9 mm socket...... well for some reason I just happened to have one and he says, '' you do?'' Yep right here.... is Snap On Okay? He says that's just dandy and was drooling over it. (Slight story embelishment) but did however save my can at 1:30 am.

 

Now I sent that wrench for the VE pump to Mopar1973Man since I sold that truck and all he can do is tell me it gonna break :thumb1:. Okay go get one at Harbor Freight then :punish::stirthepot: Rascal Head :lol3:

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