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View Poll Results: Tool Set
Snap-ON 5 19.23%
Mac 0 0%
Wal-Mart 0 0%
Craftsman 18 69.23%
Kobalt 1 3.85%
Matco 2 7.69%
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:19 AM
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Hello I'm planing to buy a new set of tools. Any ideas where I can find a good set, or vote which one is better?
Old 06-08-2007, 03:34 PM
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Buy Craftsman. Good price and last longer.
Old 06-08-2007, 05:14 PM
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Snap-on is probably the best on the market.
If you are looking for tools to use in your garage at home craftsman will work fine. They have a lifetime warranty and are easy to get replaced. They don't carry as much selection as mac or snap -on but they usually have enough to get the job done.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:17 PM
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I have a lot of Snap-on and Craftsman stuff... but I recently bought a small Kobalt set for a portable toolbox (for my vehicle) and I must admit they seem like the real deal. Not sure if they would hold up to heavy mechanic use but they are really nice for the occasional car project.
Old 07-23-2007, 10:12 AM
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None of the above. I get Great Neck from Auto Zone and JC Whitney. Inexpensive and durable. As hard on equipment as I am, I have learned to appreciate tools like those.

I can't begin to tell you how many of the rest of those I've broken over the years.

Also it's a good idea to get your hands on a set of striker wrenches. They're made to be hit with a hammer to free up stuck nuts and bolts. Add a little heat and you're in business.

Wrenches and sockets are just the beginning of the tools you need.
Old 09-03-2007, 10:53 AM
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:58 PM
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i have craftsman and they have held well. the cheap ones are alright but the wrenches on those things are weak. i went with craftsman because of the lower price for good tools and the warranty

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Old 12-13-2009, 05:39 PM
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For home mechanic use ive found CRAFTSMAN work very well and I love the fact I can get them at KMART now.
Old 05-13-2010, 10:23 AM
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For home use Craftsman is the way to go. You can usually find some decent starter sets in a molded plastic box on sale for dirt cheap. You can't beat the warranty either. Break it, bring it to Sears or Kmart, hand it to the guy at the counter, he hands you a new one, and you go on with your life. No questions asked
Old 07-11-2010, 05:10 AM
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I have had great luck with all my craftsman stuff. not the cheapest stuff and certainly not the most expensive, but for doing your own stuff and tinkering around, they really do the job well and hold up to a decent amount of abuse. heck, if they dont hold up they will replace it, can't beat that deal!
Old 03-10-2011, 06:21 AM
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Craftsman. Great prices for lifetime warranty tools. Join the Craftsman Club and get extra discounts at times and find out about all the tool sales.
Snap-On are real pretty, but so are the prices.
Matco and Mac tools are quality as well, but you cannot beat the convenience of Sears.
Kobalt - OK for the sometime DIYer. They are getting better.
Walmart - I don't think so.
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