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Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Pallet Pete, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. bfunk13

    bfunk13 Minister of Fire

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    I have always had good luck with Craftsman tools.
    Unless you want to spend the money on Snap-on or the higher end stuff.
    I have returned 3 tools to Sears in my career with no questions asked. Broke a wrench, socket driver and a crescent. All replaced.
    I guess it depends on what you are using them for, if i was a full time mechanic i might look at the higher dollar stuff.

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  2. jharkin

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    So then the question is - are there any American made tools that are reasonably priced for us weekend mechanics who cant afford SnapOn ?
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    Even some of Snapon is made outside the country. Taking the US made out of the equation, I would go with Craftsman, Kobolt or Husky.
  4. Pallet Pete

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    Armstrong is US made but it is in the SnapOn price range.

    Pete
  5. brian89gp

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    SK is made in Illinois. Cheaper then SnapOn but better quality then Craftsman (in my personal experience).
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  6. greg13

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    S-K Tools are a great choice too, I forgot about them. They were about belly up a few years ago but I understand they are still making tools. I think they changed their return policy to where you send the broken back to the factory rather than where you bought them.
  7. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    They got bought out by Ideal a year or two ago. Ideal makes (some or all, don't know) their tools in Illinois too.

    I have a small box of Craftsman tools to return still, bent wrenches and cracked sockets. I am just as hard on my SK tools and after 3 years have not had one failure.
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