Forum Index
Jeep Horizons HomeLinksJeep Horizons Tech Write-upsJeep newsLand useContact

 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Snap-On Craftsman same tool?

Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Tool Time
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Billy's89XJ
Member


Joined: 03 Jul 2004
Location: I'm the Charlie Browniest

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:37 am    Post subject: Snap-On Craftsman same tool? Reply with quote

I've been told that they are the same, thats why they have a lot of the same stuff and everything looks like each others?? Which I also believe is the same company making Kobolt (Spelling?) tools at Lowe's??
_________________
"GODZILLA" More than a Jeep, it's family!!


Last edited by Billy's89XJ on Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:46 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
1fox2go
Member


Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Location: Fishersville, Virginia

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad said craftsman is a little bit cheaper...hes broken countless craftsman wrenches....that was back in the day tho...they could have merged or what not
_________________
96 Cherokee 7.5 inch TnT long arm Locked F/R, D44 rear, 4.56s, 35x12.50 Muds/36x12.50 TSLs
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
DozerDan
What the deuce?
What the deuce?


Joined: 03 Jan 2004
Location: Where im at

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definately not the same.

I do not know if they share a parent company or not, but I do not think so.


Snap on as a much more kick arse warrenty, if you dont like it for ANY reason they replace it. Only downfall is the snap on truck doestn stop at my house everyday, and he is definately not around at 8pm on a fri night.

Craftsman HAND tools have a lifetime warrenty if they are broken. So if it still works but is just messed up they can hassel you about replaceing. But thats not a problem as there are many ways to break a tool in the Sears parking lot Wink


For the average do it yourselfer craftsman is the way to go imo, sears is always around, and they make a decent tool.

Kobalt/husky are also decent brands but I dont like the feel of them. Not to mention you have to send in for a warrenty claim.


I use 95% Craftsman. When they break I get a new one. when I dont like them any more I break them.

Dan - uses tools alot
_________________
Fabricator for hire.... contact me for info
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
Billy's89XJ
Member


Joined: 03 Jul 2004
Location: I'm the Charlie Browniest

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use 95% of Craftsman tools too. I also have some SK goodies, along with a few Mac, Snap On, and those oh so great made in tiawan tools too. rofl rofl
_________________
"GODZILLA" More than a Jeep, it's family!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
DozerDan
What the deuce?
What the deuce?


Joined: 03 Jan 2004
Location: Where im at

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vic's89XJ wrote:
I those oh so great made in tiawan tools too. rofl rofl


I prefer 'made in china' I like little children making my tools working 22 hr days. (j/k for all those with no sence of sarcasm)

I like tools like that to keep int he YJ, go ahead steal them I dare ya haha
_________________
Fabricator for hire.... contact me for info
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
ThePhantum
Pissed-Off Admin
Pissed-Off Admin


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Location: I knew it...I'm surrounded by Assholes!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I'm using 95% craftsman hand tools, including most of my impact sockets (some are Ingersol-Rand). There's the odd NAPA, Kobalt, SK, etc. floating around from when I needed some size I didn't have and rather than deal with going to the mall, it was quicker to get it from the autoparts store.

China, Tiawan...it doesn't matter. It's all little asian kids making our tools for slave labor rates...that's the point.

DISCLAIMER - The above comment, while off color, should in no way be taken seriously. It's a joke people, lighten up.
_________________

97 XJ Sport with a bunch of stuff
Quote:
Never argue with idiots, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
hatchetjack
Member


Joined: 18 Jul 2005
Location: LA (Lower Alabama)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:53 pm    Post subject: Tools Reply with quote

Many of the tools that Craftsman sells are made by Easco. I have many of each, and they're identical, even to the trim lines on the ratchets. I'm sure other people make tools for Craftsman also, but i believe Easco makes the majority of their hand tools.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Drake69
Member


Joined: 26 Mar 2004
Location: Stormtroopin....

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EDIT: Wisely deciding to re-edit this post in the name of "forum decorum".

Continue on.
_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Brad The Best
Member


Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Location: Kamloops B.C Canada

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use about 55% snap-on 20% westward 10% proto 5% mac ,s.k and the rest craftsman . or atleast thats how my good box is set up the other is full of craftsman .

ive broken craftsman and i have broken proto , the rest just haven't broken proto is actuallly a really good brand but i had a ratchet blow up .


i personally like westward alot , there cheep(ish) and stronger then craftsman and have a perfect warantee .

i don't like husky.

craftsman and snap-on aren't even close to being the same brand
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
cksport
Member


Joined: 17 May 2007

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use craftsman exclusiviley in my opinion they are the best
i hace craftman tools that i inhereted from my grand father that are over 45 years old and i use them every day i will never use anything else
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
5.9 andy
Member


Joined: 15 Feb 2007

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i my self use my dads old tools, its a mixed bag,
bunch of craftsmen
cheep asian crap

however most of my stuff is actuly old USN (united states navy) tools my dad stole from the ship he served on when it got decomisioned.
all and all i think he made off with about 175-200 LBS of sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, and other tools i cant think of.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Glowyrm
Member


Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Location: Long Island NY

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If memory serves, most Navy stuff is S&K. Or at least in the last 15 yrs.
_________________
'87 XJ Chief w/tow pack. Dana 30/44 f/r
3.5" lift 4.88 gears NP242 t-case
Numerous junkyrd doodads
31x10.5's
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
jeepmedic
Member


Joined: 27 May 2007
Location: Danville, VA

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mostly what ever wal-mart has. Cheap and I lose alot of my tools to the kids room never to be seen again.

5.9andy for the record your dad did not steal them he "found them" eyebrows
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
5.9 andy
Member


Joined: 15 Feb 2007

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, my pop's "found them" in a ship that he served on.

and it was definatly more than 15 years ago.

he entered the NAVY just before they instituted the draft for the Vietnam war, and he was in for just under 4 years. so that should give u an idea as to the tools...mabe. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Glowyrm
Member


Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Location: Long Island NY

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

probibly still the same. Remember, contract go to the lowest bidder. Oh and made in the US with US steel.

Nuclear reactors made by lowest bidder, huh. Now you know where my handle came from. I don't need a nightlight. Mr. Green
_________________
'87 XJ Chief w/tow pack. Dana 30/44 f/r
3.5" lift 4.88 gears NP242 t-case
Numerous junkyrd doodads
31x10.5's
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Tool Time All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Visit links4jeeps.com for write-ups, forums and clubs




Jeep®, Wrangler, Cherokee, Liberty and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler LLC.
jeephorizons.com is not in any way associated with or endorsed by the Chrysler LLC.
All other content is copyright Jeep Horizons 2004-2008.
Tech write-ups Links Discussion board Land use News Site Map Terms of Use

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group