View Poll Results: What Tools Do You Use?

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  • Craftsman

    92 69.17%
  • MAC

    21 15.79%
  • Snap On

    47 35.34%
  • Husky

    14 10.53%
  • Dewalt

    20 15.04%
  • Ingersoll-Rand

    22 16.54%
  • Matco

    16 12.03%
  • Makita

    10 7.52%
  • S&K

    4 3.01%
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What Tools Do You Use?

This is a discussion on What Tools Do You Use? within the Tools forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; 99% Craftsman (just as my father used who was an auto mechanic most of his adult life). I also have ...

  1. #21
    XTrooper
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    99% Craftsman (just as my father used who was an auto mechanic most of his adult life).

    I also have a small handful of Snap-On, MAC, and Kobalt (from Lowe's) tools thrown in the mix.

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by keliente
    I use Craftsman because they are supplied by sears, so if something breaks, I can go down there and get another one right away.

    While I don't doubt the quality of the tools sold on the trucks at work (Snap-on, Matco and Mac) if I break something, sometimes I can't wait a week for the guy to come back and replace it.
    x 4598672049867203405134975871826293865

    Craftsman hand tools, Ingersoll air tools for me.

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    i do body work for a living and prefer snap on hand tools but also think highly of mac and s&k. you wont see any craftsman in my box. there good hobby tools but if you use them everyday they dont seem to last very long unless you get lucky and find the older craftsmantool but as far as rachets go snap on ONLY

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    you may want to add s&k they are pretty good. don't see proto either.thanks

  5. #25
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    i use snap on hand tools, dewalt power tools(4 3 speed drills, 1 hammer drill, 1 1/2" battery powered impact wrench 2 redipicating saws, and 1 large 1 small rotor hammers, and a bunch of wood tools), and lot of hand me down air tools. i use miller welders(mig,tig,arc,and spot) and plasma, and hoods. and a kreepster to top it off

    http://www.mygaragestore.com/detail.aspx?ID=54

    my lathe and mill are from grizzly, and my pipe bender is costom made and "protable"(it wieghs 400 ponds in the 5'x4' case along with the acessories.

    i refuse to by craftsman due to the fact that tehy screwed me to many tims when thir product broke. i had several tools such as a torque wrench with a 2 foot arm and the arm bent when i was using it. they called it "abuse" and after arguing the gave me back a crappier version of what i brought with me claiming that it was the replacement model. i also had a scewdriver with a 5/8" hex nut driver for a tip and the handle rotated off and they claimed that i use a wrench even though there were no teeth marks.

    i have had very few problems with snap on and the ones i have had are heavy use. i have had a couple of problems with dewalt such as main gears in the recipicating saws wearing out and slippin, along with 2 of the drills but i just took em down to the service center a mile away and they had em fixed by the end of the day no charge

    me, my father, my grand fathers and his father all have been iether iorn workers, or carpenters so tools are a way of life, im not just buying a tool for one job

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    Craftsman-most are hand me downs from my dad. my favorite rachet is a 40 year old snap on. it's shorter fatter and just sits in your hand perfect

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    The Neighbor's.

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    I use alot of diff. kinds, but I perfer craftsman and snap-on.

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    '69 Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by badass67
    The Neighbor's.
    Now theres a good idea

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    1981 g-Body

    My Uncle sells Mac Tools for a living, so i get a good deal on them. I got a bit of Snap-on and Craftsman too.
    Those 3 are the only way to go.

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    we use a lot of craftsman & miller products.....the little cordless electric makita impacts work well too

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    Have mostly craftsman, some snap-on tools and some tools my father kept with him from the beginning of time which are so old the manufacturers name fell off of it...

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    Strap On.....I mean snap on!

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    Craftsman manual tools... since I don't have room for all the air equipment.

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    I mainly use Craftsman tools but have bought some GM Goodwrench tools from the auto parts store when Sears was closed.

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    Started with Thorsen.. then worked into some Craftsman for hand tools.. the newer hand tools are Snap-on and going to stay that way. IR air tools... IMHO they are some of the best bang for a buck. and for power tools DeWalt all the way. I have really kicked the crap out of them and they keep wanting more.

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    I own mostly Craftsman.
    They work well for around the house repairs, and are easy to exchange if needed.

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    i have snap-on, mac, a lil matco, and craftsman. my impact gun is craftsman and its the best gun i have had yet, albeit its a rebadged ingersoll rand. craftsman wrenchs suck period. they are too short and the finish sucks. snap on and mac make the best in everything. but, the craftsman arent inferior enough sometimes to negate the fact that they are a ton cheaper and have the same guarantee. i have never broken a crafstman impact socket and they are a ton cheaper. i lost a matco semi deep 3/8 the other day and it was 13.83. thats right almost 14 bucks. now i think i have a set of 8 mm through 18 shallow 3/8 craftsman for the same price. as far as wrenching professionally, theres sense in using the premium stuff. the common guy wont ever get deep enough into a project to need anything better then craftsman unless your really good at working on cars. believe it or not though the snap on and mac guys do have stuff on sale and thats when the best buys happen. i got a sweet pry bar set for 79.99 and anyone who has seen snap on pry bars will understand. this includes the biggest pry bar they make. any mechanic that gets his or her hands dirty uses a pry bar jus about every job lol it also works as a good weapon for an annoying tech in the bay next to you lol

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    I have all Snap-on because when we were in Germany this tool truck used to come around selling stuff and I would stock up..

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    I have a little bit of everything...but i have 120+ piece husky socket set, but then a mismatch of air tools, lots of generic stuff cuz even if they break or I need to make a special situation tool its only 1/5th the cost out of my pocket lol. I've got just about every tool for every situation though over the years.

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