Tools!

Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by Silverback, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

    Well not like the ones on TW :) But the ones you use to fix stuff.. namely your rig. Rob showed me this very slick open ended ratcheting wrench (Alden wrenches IIRC http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00925791000P?prdNo=5&blockNo=5&blockType=G5 ) and I thought it was slick as snot. When I went looking for a set I stumbled across these. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00950501000P?prdNo=16&blockNo=16&blockType=G16 Ratcheting line wrenches.. how awesome! Now Santa has two things on his list for me. :)
     
  2. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    Lol, I think my Christmass list is prob 75% tools this year.
     
  3. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    I admit it, I have a tool fetish. Taking me to sears is like taking a woman to a shoe store. While mechanic tools are my biggest obsesion, I also have a thing for wood working tools and any kind of saw or power tool. Those ratchting line wrenches look awesome. I'll try to wait untill christmas.
     
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  4. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    I hate to say it but I think the majority of my tools have come from harbor freight, I seriously think I might have purchased everything in their inventory at least once.
     
  5. fsbrain03

    fsbrain03 Well-Known Member

    A couple of weeks ago, I made my first trip to Harbor Freight and picked up some jack stands. Awesome place.
     
  6. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

    I'm with ya Rob.. I have a tool fetish as well. I'm gonna try hard to hold out until Christmas for those Alden and ratcheting line wrenches.
     
  7. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty much everything they sell is a piece of trash. Good for a couple uses and that's it. The only time I buy anything there is if I don't plan on using it very often, or if it's a tool that's so easy to make, even the chinks in the factory overseas can do it.
     
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  8. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

    I bought my tool cart from there and I'm happy with it. But for tools, no way.
     
  9. bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

  10. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Nice Baker, I have the three battery Mikwaukee charger & love it. I am really stuck on Milwaukee power tools, they are awesome & last forever.
     
  11. bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

    i got hooked on craftsman when i was working at sears several years back. the wife didn't like that every week i came home with something new. employee discounts rock, even if it's only 10%. i don't buy near as much now though.
     
  12. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

    X2 again. I'm a big Milwaukee and Bosch fan. I've lost count of the number of Bosch powertools I own.
     
  13. bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

  14. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    Guess that doesn't apply to tool carts?? lol
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    That is pretty sweet!
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010
  15. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

  16. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Nope, that falls into the "even the chinks can build one" category
     
  17. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

    Yeah I was pretty impressed with the quality of the carts there. Thick steel.. hell I think it was thicker than the ones Sears had on the floor when I looked there. Roller drawers.. not bad for under $200.
     
  18. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Several years ago I spend a small fortune on my Blue Point (Snap -On knock off) tool cart. It has been very good to me, I have it loaded a to the gills with probably alot more weight than it was designed to hold, but I still feel that I over paid for it. I am happy with ALMOST all of the tools I got from Snap-On (exception being my 1/2" impact), but I won't buy anymore of their stuff simply because they are so over priced.
     
  19. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

    Those open ended wrenches are great, but make sure you get a lifetime warranty on them. We use them at my work daily and they will wear out with use. You can tell when they wear, because they will begin to slip. I have a couple scars from using old ones.
     
  20. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    Figured but I felt like bustin your balls, I'll prob get mine from there too...once I get a garage
     

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