They've been around for a couple months now. They aren't the true Snapons, actually rebadged second tier Snapons, the Bluepoints I believe they are called. I was all about getting a set, until I saw the made in China and Taiwan decal on them. Suddenly getting a lower priced set of Snapons didn't seem to be the case. I'll probably end up getting a few sockets or wrenches to fill holes in my box, but I'm not going to purchase the full set.
Why does CNH feel compelled to start selling additional products like this. I know JD does a lot of this too, rebranding something with their name on it and selling it for more money.
I guess if I was in the market for wrenches, I'd get them from someone who's focus is on wrenches, not somebody who does something completely different. Even if they were true snap-on products, could you even give a broken one to a snap-on guy to get it replaced?
Quote:I noticed an ad the other day in my weekly Midwest Ag Journal for CaseIH tools. Maybe I missed the memo on this as bad as I did about Claas over in one of the CAT threads, but when did CaseIH branded tools show up on the market? I assume that they're being made by someone else and simply rebaged CaseIH?
Stanley makes most of the rebranded tools. They make some of Cat's, all of Deere's hand tools, Stanley owns MAC tools and Proto Tools too. I have seen alot of common tools being sold under the Stanley, MAC, PROTO names to know that many of these tools are the same, just rebranded and sold through different dealers with a price increase for each. They are probably making CIH tools too.
I use a lot of MAC tools because they are significantly cheaper than Snap-On. I did start with a nice set of Craftsmans. The 475 or so piece set from them was only about that much in dollars. Snap-On wanted a few grand for basically the same set, but those Craftsman tools got me by pretty good. I still use Snap-On for specialty tools I just can't find at Sears or NAPA.
I do have a lot of NAPA tools. Their house brand is Evercraft and I have not researched to see if they are actually made by Stanley, but they are good tools.
I consider Craftsman, Kobalt, Stanley's store-bought line, Evercraft, and those re-named ones from dealerships to be upper consumer or home shop grade tools. If you really pay attention to Craftsman's, they are not labeled for professional shops. That's not to say they won't work in a shop, but I really think that is a warranty issue.
The true professional-grade tools are the MAC, Cornwell, Snap-On, Matco and other jobber-sold brands. Proto and S-K also fall into this category. I'm sure there's more I just can't think of.
the tools are bluepoint from which I understand is the tools snap on buys from other suppliers. There is a lifetime warranty on them but you have to bring them back to the dealer. Snap on wont touch them. They seem like there pretty good tools, at least comparable to craftsman. In the same price range too.
Hey everyone, I am back and talked to them about the shirts. There is no way on the internet to see them, they are just in a book at our dealership. We can order them and ship them to you if you want them. We can get everything on the Case IH site, plus a few other shirts. I believe that there is a camo (long sleve), a white shirt with Black Case IH with a red underline (short sleve), White shirt w/ Grey Case IH with red underline (short Sleve), grey shirt with black Case IH and black underline, and there may be a couple more, but I cannot remember. To order any, call Rother Bros., Inc. at (405) 375-5349. Talk to parts and they will get your information and send it to you when it comes in. They are located in Kingfisher, OK, if you would like to stop by instead and look at the cataloge. Any questions, PM me.
My wife and I have axial-flow shirts,haven't found any more for a few years. For other Case or IH shirts,go to "binkleyhurst.com",shirts change year to year.
From the home page go to toys,check on the side.