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WHAT'S IN YOUR TOOLBOX?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TURNA, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. TURNA

    TURNA Comic Book Super Hero

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    Just wondering is there am actual store front that sells tools made in the USA anymore?

    Home Dopey China
    Lowes China
    Sears China (for now) Hopefully Stanley will start making them in the USA soon.

    I know a lot of the China stuff has improved over the years.

    But I just want a darn tool with MADE IN USA in it.
     
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  2. wonderboy24

    wonderboy24 Royal Smart Person

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    i have craftsman in my box. would like snap on. but the price difference i could put it in my car.
     
  3. O. D. Showtime

    O. D. Showtime Royal Smart Person

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    I have a fair bit of older Craftsman, along with some SK Wayne stuff my father gave me. My kids started buying me Dewalt sockets.ratchets which I like quite abit.
     
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    pagrunt Royal Smart Person

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    I have alot of older USA made Craftsman tools, Lisle tools, some Japanese stuff I got at Pep Boys in the early '90's, a USA made Mr. Goodwrench licensed wrench set, & of course some crappy China made Craftsman stuff.
    Just comparing the Craftsman USA, Japanese ('70's), & Chinese tools you can see the lack of quality in the Chinese stuff. I also hope Stanley brings Craftsman back home (hope that deal included all the US based tooling & machines used to make them.)
     
  5. ssn696

    ssn696 Comic Book Super Hero

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    I have mostly Craftsman from the 80s and 90s. Now I stop by garage sales and pick up partial sets to replenish my supplies when things break or wear out. I have not ventured into a Sears in about 6 years.
     
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    L67ss Royal Smart Person

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    Hell snap on has a lot of stuff made oversees
     
  7. mobileaudio25

    mobileaudio25 Master Mechanic

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    Not enough lol....

    Lots of craftsman some harbor freight. I'm not a full time mechanic anything I use less than 5 times I'm going to harbor freight. Rather spend money on the Malibu than on the tools to build it!
     
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  8. Mhael

    Mhael Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    I noticed awhile back when I was at Menards that alot of their in house Masterforce brand hand tools say they are made in the USA. Stuff like wrenches and screw drivers, I didn't look at the sockets or ratchets, so I am not sure about those...I'll take a look next time I am at the store.

    Edit: According to their website the ratchets and sockets are USA also.
     
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    I have 2 well actually 3 boxes. Home is all my Snap-On Cabinet and tools I got when I did maintenance for my old employer. They went under, I kept the tools as part of my ( cough cough before the sheriff comes to liquidate the assets ) severance. 2 weeks before xmas and the bastard cut me a paycheque and 4 years of vacation pay that bounced !!! In that I keep some of my dads old Gray stuff I got when he passed and all my specialty crap like benders, cutters, die & tap sets.
    Then I keep a small toolbox together for junkyard runs and wrenching in the driveway which is mix of Canadian Tire stuffs ( guaranteed for life ) and Snap On stuffs from yard sales. In there is a full rail of snap on torx sockets, and allen key sockets.
    Then at work I have all the leftovers. I mounted a garage sale box top on top of a 36" pan drawer cabinet. Cheap hammers, leftover sockets, mostly harbor freight and Princess Auto stuffs. As well as all my "other" 1/2" bits and pieces from yard sales as my "good " compressor is at work. I pretty much have 2 or 3 of everything because of the work I do both at home and at work and on the road for work :/
     
  10. Ve8r

    Ve8r Apprentice

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    I guess I'm a bit of a tool snob. Luckily when I was in tech school Snap on had a deal with the school where students could purchase tools at nearly half off.
    That is how I ended up with a lot of my stuff......so here goes.
    Snap on 3 bank KRL series box with top hutch in Lime green. I also still have my original Snap on tool chest that I started out with that is covered in racing stickers.
    Mostly all Snap on tools with some Matco and Mac thrown in the mix.
    I do have some Craftsman and SK stuff, but that is relegated to tool bags in the trunk of my car and truck.

    Friends and family used to give me a hard time about what professional tools cost, by that was because they didn't earn a living with their hands.
    Most people who have earned a living with hand tools will tell you the inexpensive stuff costs you time, money, and get you injured when it fails.
     
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