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Old 03-18-2021, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by drowning shrimp View Post
I heard that the Snap On guy in your area is one of the highest grossing dealers .
Got this from the next guy North.
that's interesting. kinda surprising, but he does have a pretty captive market down here.
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Originally Posted by MDHunter View Post
Ya’ll know that Snap-On doesn’t make anything. There is no Snap-On manufacturing plant. Snap-On is just a retailer, just like Craftsman was, rebadging other makers tools, and selling at 30-50% markup. There’s a good post on Garage Journal forum, on who actually makes Snap-On tools.

I have a buddy who is a die-hard Snap-On customer, he laughed at my Precision Instruments Torque wrench, until I showed him that Precision Instruments actually makes Snap-On torque wrenches, and sells them for 30% less than Snap-On.

I have Snap-On, Cornwell, Williams, Proto, Apex etc.… tools in my shop. I prefer Proto. BUT… I’ve been buying Tekton lately, seems like quality tools at a decent price. I haven’t tried their customer service yet, haven’t needed to… but the reviews are positive.

You’re wrong!

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Old 03-19-2021, 05:24 AM
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Tool trucks are the crack dealers of the tool world. They will hook you up with ridiculously overpriced boxes and tools and you will be making weekly payments higher than your mortgage. Take a few hundred and make a trip to HF for boxes and good usable tools. It's usually not the tool quality,but the hand holding it that determines success.
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Originally Posted by muskamoot View Post
Tool trucks are the crack dealers of the tool world. They will hook you up with ridiculously overpriced boxes and tools and you will be making weekly payments higher than your mortgage. Take a few hundred and make a trip to HF for boxes and good usable tools. It's usually not the tool quality,but the hand holding it that determines success.
Break your hand due to a broken ratchet/wrench , etc. and I’m sure you’ll rethink that comment!
Professionals in the business don’t use quality tools because they like spending $$$$!
Old 03-21-2021, 06:10 AM
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Here's a link on who makes what tools.
The Truck Tool Equivalents Thread 2.0 - Expanded with Part Numbers - The Garage Journal Board
Old 03-21-2021, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by muskamoot View Post
Tool trucks are the crack dealers of the tool world. They will hook you up with ridiculously overpriced boxes and tools and you will be making weekly payments higher than your mortgage. Take a few hundred and make a trip to HF for boxes and good usable tools. It's usually not the tool quality,but the hand holding it that determines success.
Unfortunately it's all about appearance many times. Break a ratchet? You don't put a cheater bar on ratchet. Break a wrench? I save my thinwall stuff for less stringent work.
Old 03-22-2021, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by muskamoot View Post
Tool trucks are the crack dealers of the tool world. They will hook you up with ridiculously overpriced boxes and tools and you will be making weekly payments higher than your mortgage. Take a few hundred and make a trip to HF for boxes and good usable tools. It's usually not the tool quality,but the hand holding it that determines success.
Well, when you're working on airplane props that can buy two of your trucks, and landing gear that could buy your house, you don't use harbor freight shit lol. At home, yes I do. But I think if I had a shop working on my airplane that takes me up in the sky, I'd rather see Snap On and Mac and Craftsman tool boxes than a harbor freight box

I'm provided most of the tools I need up at work to do my job and they are all Snap On, however there are some smaller miscellaneous tools that are complete JUNK that I wanna purchase my own to use at work.. One guy at our shop buys stuff off the Cornwell truck, I was just wondering with my post what others thought about them.

But at home, yes I agree... I'm fine and dandy with Pittsburgh!

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