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what do you use? and why?
 

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Husky :thumbsup:

Craftman :eek:

Wal-China tools : :(

Chicago/Harbor Freight::)

I break some of all except husky. I'm trying hard to break em....
 

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Mac
 

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Craftsman
Harbor Freight
Northern Tool
Klein tool (mostly electrician tools)
and a bunch of Made in China that I have no idea where they came from
My hunch would be China? :rofl:
 

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Most of my tools are snap on.
Lincoln Mig Welder
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The ones that fit!! I'm not worried about high dollar tools, I ain't got that kinda bread!! So far, I've had real good luck with WM Stanley brand tools!! IDK, they work for me!!
 

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Snap-On (mostly for specialty stuff)
Craftsman
Mastercraft
Mac

Others too, but the majority is the above mentioned.
 

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Have a lot of Craftsman Tools, and a lot of cheap chinese tools. Been buying Thorsen tools lately from Tractor Supply, darn good tools.
 

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I have some snap-on, for what I really need to count on (at work, that is). So all my 1/4" drive sockets are snap-on, and my larger 1/4" ratchet is snap-on, along with all my torque wrenches and small ratcheting box-ends. My sidecutters/duckbills are all snap-on too. Oh, my open-ended offsets (4-ways for the old guys) are snap-on, since they're the only people who make 'em.

Mac makes some really nice torque wrenches too, I wish I had bought their small (30-200inlbs 1/4" drive) one instead of the comparable snap-on. Don't own much mac stuff though.

Knipex makes the HANDS DOWN BEST pliers avaliable. I have 2 of their adjustables (fake crescent wrenches), and plan to buy the third along with some of their other stuff. They work freaking awesome.

I like craftsman for my regular wrenches and less-critical sockets (3/8" and 1/2" drive). And for larger ratcheting box ends (gear wrenches).

I have some chinese tools. Namely my die grinders and a few other crap air tools. I don't like them, but they seem to work okay.
 

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I have some snap-on, for what I really need to count on (at work, that is). So all my 1/4" drive sockets are snap-on, and my larger 1/4" ratchet is snap-on, along with all my torque wrenches and small ratcheting box-ends. My sidecutters/duckbills are all snap-on too. Oh, my open-ended offsets (4-ways for the old guys) are snap-on, since they're the only people who make 'em.

Mac makes some really nice torque wrenches too, I wish I had bought their small (30-200inlbs 1/4" drive) one instead of the comparable snap-on. Don't own much mac stuff though.

Knipex makes the HANDS DOWN BEST pliers avaliable. I have 2 of their adjustables (fake crescent wrenches), and plan to buy the third along with some of their other stuff. They work freaking awesome.

I like craftsman for my regular wrenches and less-critical sockets (3/8" and 1/2" drive). And for larger ratcheting box ends (gear wrenches).

I have some chinese tools. Namely my die grinders and a few other crap air tools. I don't like them, but they seem to work okay.
The only good duckbills I've EVER seen are Snap-On. Mac used to be better, but in recent years their product has gone waaaay down hill. Not sure why? As for the Gear Wrenches, I've got a set of those too...Just FYI on the gear wrenches though, weather you're buying them from Sears, Snap-On, Mac or whoever...they're all the exact same wrench made by the same people. So, don't pay the inflated Snap-On price. Get 'em somewhere else!
Never heard of Knipex...I'll have to check them out!
And my faveroite cheap Chinese tool are the bestest brand EVER...
POWER FIST Tools!



Awesome......
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The only good duckbills I've EVER seen are Snap-On. Mac used to be better, but in recent years their product has gone waaaay down hill. Not sure why? As for the Gear Wrenches, I've got a set of those too...Just FYI on the gear wrenches though, weather you're buying them from Sears, Snap-On, Mac or whoever...they're all the exact same wrench made by the same people. So, don't pay the inflated Snap-On price. Get 'em somewhere else!
Never heard of Knipex...I'll have to check them out!
And my faveroite cheap Chinese tool are the bestest brand EVER...
POWER FIST Tools!



Awesome......
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Proto used to make duck bills, mac still makes 'em , and snap-on... I think that's it. It's not like anyone uses duckbills anymore... Gearwrenches are all the same, but snap-on's own clearanced box ends (not got an idea what they call them) are snap-on and they have a much smaller head than the gearwrenches - meaning they'll fit in most places. The drawback is they have less teeth, so you have to swing farther. However, there's been enough times that I've been so happy I owned them that I don't care how much they cost.

Nobody has ever heard of knipex! They're crazy swiss or german tools or something, but they're invaluable in my opinion! Snap-on used to sell them rebranded as their own for huge money (strap-on pricing), but they're actually well priced for the quality if you get them elsewhere.
 

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Proto used to make duck bills, mac still makes 'em , and snap-on... I think that's it. It's not like anyone uses duckbills anymore...
What?

I (and everybody in my shop) use duckbills every single day...Duckbills are our most often used pliers...

Unfortunately, my current Snap-On guy is a real prick, so that persuades me to buy other stuff...But for things like thin wall sockets and some other things, Snap-On tools are the only way to go...
 

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Really? Okay, that's weird. What do you do for a living? I use my duckbills a reasonable amount, but that's normally because I always carry them but they're the wrong tool for the job. The only legitimate uses I have for them is cotter pinning and lock wire. Not that I don't do a lot of that.
 

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Really? Okay, that's weird. What do you do for a living? I use my duckbills a reasonable amount, but that's normally because I always carry them but they're the wrong tool for the job. The only legitimate uses I have for them is cotter pinning and lock wire. Not that I don't do a lot of that.
I work on helicopters....everything gets lockwire! I would probably never really use them for anything outside of work though...
 
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