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Snap-On Craftsman same tool?

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Glowyrm
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I test wrenches by dropping them on a hard concrete floor. If they sing, good metalurgy and tight grains. If they clunk, bad metalurgy or cracks in the metal grains, therefore paperweights. Softer metals, or not heat treated metals will clunk too. Better chance of rounding of the flats. You can use this to check for crackes in sockets too.
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drew42
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of my tools are Craftsman . I don't have a problem replacing worn or broken tools because the Sears Hardware that I bought most of them from have good service. Very Happy But I did hear that the Snap-On tools were the best .
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5.9 andy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx glowyrm... ill remember that drop test.
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

older craftsman tools were of better quality , the old square handle breaker bars can take a 9 foot snipe i swear .

the new craftsman stuff is cheep and is all made in china . Sad

snap on is great, however my 1/4"ratchet cost me 140$ , so for the average person just get the craftsman one for 20$ .

you buy snap on for certain things , like torque wrenches or dial indicators . you only buy snap on or mac stuff because no one else makes that specialty tool that they make .
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