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Offline Luke

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*The official tool thread*
« on: July 31, 2012, 08:57:18 AM »
 I tried searching for something like this on here, and found nothing. So figured it would be kinda cool to have a thread like this, since ya know, we all work on cars and need tools to do so? Hah.

No matter what you're using, Craftsman, Harbor Freight, doesn't matter. Post in here about what tools you use regularly, what's your favorite tool, and why you chose the brand you did.

Also, what tools or anything tool related (boxes, engine stands etc) that you plan on buying, or want to buy.

Ps. Pics would help a ton. Everyone loves pictures.  :P

I'll start. I plan to get the Matco Tools 1/2 Flex-head 88 tooth ratchet soon. It'll match my 3/8 Flex-head.(I love that ratchet)

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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 09:46:07 AM »
Have mostly Snap On and Caterpillar (snap on) stuff in my box.  Really I think most of the big tool mfg's make pretty close to the same stuff, you just really have to establish a good relationship with your tool truck guy because that makes all the difference in the world when you are trying to get things replaced for warranty or items ordered quickly.  I've dealt with a few tool guys that I feel almost ran a Ponzi operation because items would take forever to come in.  I'll post a few pics of my setup later. 
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 10:36:18 AM »
I have a great snap on guy (bill barker)
I have a ton of craftsman because they are more of an entry level tool company.
I am slowly replacing it all with snap on though.
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Snap 3/8 cordless impact this is amazing at work.
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 11:17:10 AM »
Yeah, I agree I started out with a lot of Craftsman aswell, but I'm doing the same as you and replacing them with better/higher quality tools..... So b18C_R_EG you're a Diesel tech? Where do you do that at.


That would be a nice box to buy, Snap-On seems to have the most customization available when it comes to boxes. I'm plain Jane though, and just wanna get black box aswell. For example I couldn't see myself with a lime green box. Haha.


I want to get this, its a badass 3/8 impact. 300ftlbs.
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 11:33:51 AM »
I had some cheap Pittsburg (harbor freight) brand tools and was using a ratchet and totally snapped it. Will never use them again haha but I borrowed some of my buddies "husky" tools and love em! Sorry, don't have any pics.

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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 12:22:54 PM »
I work for ace disposal they are a local garbage company. Yeah a lot of The people here have boxes that are 6ft by like 8ft and cost almost 10k+ I'm like damn that's a lot of money. I like our snap on guy cause he usually comes after our Matco guy and I can say well Matco has this tool for this price and get a better deal through snap on.
That is a nice impact gun I used it the other day on some rusted to shit bolts it didn't even struggle taking them off.
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 12:56:57 PM »
IR makes most of the Matco/Mac impacts.  You're better off getting those online or even through Sears.  Same gun, just branded different.
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 01:14:47 PM »
IR makes most of the Matco/Mac impacts.  You're better off getting those online or even through Sears.  Same gun, just branded different.

I know. My Cornwell gun is an IR Titanium.... But in a Tuxedo.  ;D
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 05:03:46 PM »
i won a blue point basic tool set and a matco cart at weber state earlier this year, but i also already had a basic 100 piece channel lock tool set. the blue point tools are nice but the channel lock ones work just fine too. i'm not completely sold on expensive tools yet. i did use my amazon gift card to get a makita 4.5" angle grinder and a dremel 3000 recently and am happy with both. right now the only thing i need on a regular basis but don't have is a good 1/2" breaker bar. any recommendations?
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 05:54:29 PM »
As promised pics of my setup

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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 05:58:41 PM »
looks awesome. is that your personal set or is it work related?
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2012, 05:59:22 PM »
Used to be work, but now I'm in sales so it's in the garage now.


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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2012, 06:01:55 PM »
As promised pics of my setup




Looks like $15k-20k right there. Hah.
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2012, 06:07:46 PM »
Nah, I think my main box was only like 7800 and the roll around was like 1400.   I went with a lower model box so I could get a larger box.  If you notice I don't have the heavy duty casters like the one b18c posted
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Re: *The official tool thread*
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2012, 06:12:01 PM »
Nah, I think my main box was only like 7800 and the roll around was like 1400.   I went with a lower model box so I could get a larger box.  If you notice I don't have the heavy duty casters like the one b18c posted

Huh, my Co-worker has the same setup. He said the lower one retailed for 9k alone.


Maybe I miss understood.
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