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So I need to buy my first tool set......

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    Question So I need to buy my first tool set......

    Been having to borrow tools here and there to do little work on the cars and have decided it's time to buy my own tool set. I'm Not looking to spend a ton of money on tools. Anybody have any suggestions? Ive been looking at this

    http://www.alltradetools.com/EN-632.htm

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    That looks decent. Also get on Northern Tool . com. They have really good prices and a very decent quality of tool.

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    Whatever you do, DO NOT buy your basic tools off Matco, Snap on, or Mac. A wrench is a wrench.... a chrome socket is a chrome socket.

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    go to sears and buy a Craftsman 200 piece set for $99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Whatever you do, DO NOT buy your basic tools off Matco, Snap on, or Mac. A wrench is a wrench.... a chrome socket is a chrome socket.
    Ok cool thanks a lot, I know your a mechanic, so your opinion means a lot thanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSANE View Post
    go to sears and buy a Craftsman 200 piece set for $99.
    This is how I started. I've purchased a ton more tools since (not all Craftsman) but for a DIY'er home tool user the lifetime warranty on hand tools coupled with locational availability for returns (yes, you will try to use a screwdriver as a pry bar) can't be beat.

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    plus with a craftsman take broken wrench to nearest sears store..get new one...no questions asked

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    The greenish flimsy plastic case looks gay, but the tools are as good as the expensive ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    This is how I started. I've purchased a ton more tools since (not all Craftsman) but for a DIY'er home tool user the lifetime warranty on hand tools coupled with locational availability for returns (yes, you will try to use a screwdriver as a pry bar) can't be beat.
    Ok guys I'll look into craftsman, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86 IROC-Z View Post
    Cheap shit from k-mart.

    The greenish flimsy plastic case looks gay, but the tools are as good as the expensive ones.
    AND, Kmart now sells Craftsman. Bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86 IROC-Z View Post
    Cheap shit from k-mart.

    The greenish flimsy plastic case looks gay, but the tools are as good as the expensive ones.
    lol is that really true man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Whatever you do, DO NOT buy your basic tools off Matco, Snap on, or Mac. A wrench is a wrench.... a chrome socket is a chrome socket.
    Seriously? Guess I'll have to tell my dad that one. He's wasted thousands and thousands of dollars apparently.

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    I have many craftsman tools. I swear I run over my 5 pound hammer at least 1 time every 6 months with an excavator and destroy it. They ask no questions. The big three tool companies are more for professional's ( mechanics ) that enjoy getting bent over, raped and pillaged of their money's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korndawg View Post
    Seriously? Guess I'll have to tell my dad that one. He's wasted thousands and thousands of dollars apparently.
    Go, tell your daddy. Tell him he wasted his moneys. Dude, I work at Caterpillar. I have wrenchs and impact sockets up to 2 1/2 inchs. I saved THOUSANDS by not buying off those fuck tards and their gay trucks. See my post below....

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    My dad had been a GM mechanic for 27 years and owned his own shop for the past 5, I'm quite sure he know's his shit when it comes to tools. He's owned them all and always goes back to Snap-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korndawg View Post
    My dad had been a GM mechanic for 27 years and owned his own shop for the past 5, I'm quite sure he know's his shit when it comes to tools. He's owned them all and always goes back to Snap-on.
    Well, thats fine and dandy. Never did I say they were bad tools. Never. They ARE great tools. But they ARE way over priced. All im trying to tell this dude is not to buy off matco ans snap on trucks. Thats it. Your taking it alittle personally for some reason.

    Anyone who disagrees with the pricing being outragous on the snapon/Matco/Mac trucks has obviously never been a mechanic.

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    Oh, your right, they are spendy as hell and if anyone just needs to buy a basic set is dumb to spend that much. Mac/Snap-On are for pro's, not for beginners/hobbyists. But to say they aren't better and that a 'wrench is a wrench', is pretty far out there. Quality costs money.

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    lol is that really true man
    Yep. Cost about $35 and I have never broken any piece.

    ...and all of you should know how often I need to use them

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