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yes snap on.. they have so many unique tools that no one else has that comes in handy on some projects.. also the new snap on instinct screwdrivers are amazing, a lot of times my buddy will be using a craftsman screwdriver and spin out, so he'll come and get my snap ons and it will take it out with no problem

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We tighten the center canvas on are draper then cut about 4,500 acres then went to tighten it again and there was that crappy matercrap wrench sitting on the frame under all the straw. A cheap wrench will never be lost.

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Snap-on. End of story.

I've owned lots of brands. Snap-on is the best. And you can get them online now I see. No more looking for trucks or convincing the driver to come by the farm once a year.
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For hand tools, Snap-On rules! They are very, very pricey, but as someone mentioned, those are the ones to get, along with other jobber-sold vendors such as Matco, Cornwell, MAC and others. S-K is also very good.
I agree about Milwaukee for power [electric] stuff, IR and of course, Hilti for air-powered.

Craftsman, Kobalt, Evercraft, Vise-Grip, Crescent, Klein, et cetera, are all very good, upper consumer grade to light-duty mechanics grade. I have plenty of those, because I cannot justify S-O, Matco, et al of their level.

Thorsen, Pittsburg, stuff made in China and Taiwan, and such, still have their place.... the common household, do-it-yourself auto/machinery repairs and the like.


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Oh hey, I broke one of my cheap new screwdrivers after five minutes of use. I sure showed me, huh?
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I have some Snap On and S&K.

I don't buy the cheaap tools, although the salesmen always push them. It's worth more to me to have a tool that won't break wehn I really need it.

I don't buy craftsman. Sicne they don't make their own tools, you never know what brand you're actually buying. I like to know what I'm getting.
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Snap On (end of story) Up untill 10 days ago i made a living spinning spanners. And my snap on tools have gone the distance and never let me down yet. Sure they are pricey proberly even more so over here in N.Z but i think there worth it. Someone once told me a poor man buys his tools twice i think it is quite a good quote.
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I heard that black and decker bought milwaukee, has anyone heard anything on this?
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no but i have heard that mac makes stanely
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Quote:no but i have heard that mac makes stanely

I've never heard that, but I did have a Stanley ratchet fall apart on me Saturday. I thought the wrench just slipped off the bolt and out of my hand, but then I noticed its guts still attached to the socket hanging off the bolt. Picked up a free Craftsman today to replace it.

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