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Old 09-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #121
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Can someone recommend a GOOD socket wrench? Mine never seems to undo a damn thing someone tightens with a Snap-On wrench.
Craftsman if you break them they replace them for free

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:19 AM   #122
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Craftsman if you break them they replace them for free
Just took a couple of my dad's to Sears today. They actually refurbish them for you. They might replace them if you have the newer ones, though. His were about 10 - 15 years old. I'm assuming they don't want to upgrade you to their redesigned models for free
They replaced his breaker bar and 15MM socket with new ones off the shelf. But they were practically identical.

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:29 AM   #123
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Craftsman suck. I have broken quit a few, and if I go into sears wearing my uniform, they ask for receipts- only 90day warranty when used professionally. They do tell ya that one upfront. (So my buddy walked in and swapped them for me).

Best way to build- go to a pawn shop and get the Matco, snap on, Cornwell brands cheap! As in HF cheap a lot of times. If they break and your not a mechanic, simply return through the company website, or flag down a truck at a shop near you. (Or ask when the trucks come) most shops don't care if you show up and hop on a truck to have your tool replaced.

You can also ebay the tools too. Most are slimmer, have better approach angles, are more exact in size, which prevents rounding off the nuts or bolts.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:37 PM   #124
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Im curious if anyone has ever tried out their winches??? the price at $299 seems great for a 12000 pound winch.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:03 PM   #125
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Craftsman suck. I have broken quit a few, and if I go into sears wearing my uniform, they ask for receipts- only 90day warranty when used professionally. They do tell ya that one upfront. (So my buddy walked in and swapped them for me).

Best way to build- go to a pawn shop and get the Matco, snap on, Cornwell brands cheap! As in HF cheap a lot of times. If they break and your not a mechanic, simply return through the company website, or flag down a truck at a shop near you. (Or ask when the trucks come) most shops don't care if you show up and hop on a truck to have your tool replaced.

You can also ebay the tools too. Most are slimmer, have better approach angles, are more exact in size, which prevents rounding off the nuts or bolts.
I got a mech set of Task Force wrenches about 15 yrs ago when I started a new job. I was on a budget so $120 and a lifetime warranty had to do. Those are now my Jeep tools. I've used them under water and in the mud with cheaters and not once have they ever skipped. My pretty craftsmen wrenches stay in my garage since I've caused those to skip with no cheaters. For a great reliable wrench I swear by my Task Force ratchets. I use them on our Caterpillar motors with my 4' cheater all the time.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:24 PM   #126
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I bought a $100 CM starter kit to get me going.
1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 up to 19mm, 3/4 sockets and wrenches. Everything else I own is from HF.
Well..... I wanted a name brand torque wrench so did go Craftsmen
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:02 AM   #127
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Im curious if anyone has ever tried out their winches??? the price at $299 seems great for a 12000 pound winch.
I have one of the 1200 pound winch. I've never had a winch before so don't really know how to compare it haha. Every time I needed it it worked though. About the only gripe I have with it is where the cylanoid sits its low, and if you get your cable spooled in a mess it has a tendency to rub the cylanoid box.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:03 PM   #128
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I have had great success with these HF tools :

4" Cutoff wheel ( 8 years old seen plenty of use only con is it gets pretty darn hot )

Ball joint service kit ( Changed plenty of Bushings/Ujoints/Balljoints with it )

Sawzall (on my 2nd one after about 5 Years )

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Old 09-26-2013, 09:49 AM   #129
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I love HF! My theory is buy from HF if it lasts you saved money, if not then you know you need to get a good one. I have their electric impact gun and it works great even the most stubborn bolts (after bees wax). The ball joint kit works great too and so does their 4 1/2" angle grinder. Add to the list their cut-off wheels and little chop saw for cutting my arrows. As you guys can see I go there first.

I will say though that I will not use their sockets and wrenches because of the tolerances and stripping issues. I use only snap-on wrenches because of them never breaking on me. Other than that HF is my go to store.

Oh I only buy my snap on tools from eBay!
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:32 AM   #130
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I love HF! My theory is buy from HF if it lasts you saved money, if not then you know you need to get a good one. I have their electric impact gun and it works great even the most stubborn bolts (after bees wax). The ball joint kit works great too and so does their 4 1/2" angle grinder. Add to the list their cut-off wheels and little chop saw for cutting my arrows. As you guys can see I go there first. I will say though that I will not use their sockets and wrenches because of the tolerances and stripping issues. I use only snap-on wrenches because of them never breaking on me. Other than that HF is my go to store. Oh I only buy my snap on tools from eBay!
I don't have their reg sockets but use their impacts with 0 issues.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #131
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I work at Harbor Freight, and I just want to say that I find this thread to be extremely funny!
Personally, I'm not a fan of anything except for the impact sockets at my store. I see way to many returns of everything else
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #132
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I work at Harbor Freight, and I just want to say that I find this thread to be extremely funny!
Personally, I'm not a fan of anything except for the impact sockets at my store. I see way to many returns of everything else
Hey what do ya know I work there to got truck day tomorrow at my store
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #133
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Hey what do ya know I work there to got truck day tomorrow at my store
I used to work truck at my store (except we got them on mondays so it killed the week). Since school started though I had to switch to a cashier truck was so fun!
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:47 PM   #134
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I used to work truck at my store (except we got them on mondays so it killed the week). Since school started though I had to switch to a cashier truck was so fun!
My store isn't a big one so I do pretty much everything haha you know that off road light kit have you got much feed back about them we hardly sell any
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:00 PM   #135
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My store isn't a big one so I do pretty much everything haha you know that off road light kit have you got much feed back about them we hardly sell any
We sell a few of them. I have a friend who uses them and they work pretty well. Not too bright so I wouldn't go offroading with them, but good enough for looks. Haven't gotten one back as a return though
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Hmm well guess that's answers that haha
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #137
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Haha that's Harbor Freight for you
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:21 PM   #138
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At some point I'd like to pick up a set of are tow hooks
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #139
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Those seem pretty nice. Cant see them breaking easily
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #140
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IF you have Moles i suggest the MOLE MILLfrom HF....... it works awesome nothing more than a small windmill with a marble inside putting vibrations in the ground to drive the little rats away on a side note blades are very sharp so kids be careful and the bearing does not like high winds i packed mine with axle grease that helped
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #141
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I bought their colored impact lug nut sockets, which have a liner so they don't screw up custom wheels and chrome lug nuts. They appear to be good quality and are working well so far. It's tough to beat the price too.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:44 PM   #142
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Im curious if anyone has ever tried out their winches??? the price at $299 seems great for a 12000 pound winch.
I have a buddy that bought one and says its great. It also seems to have some pretty good reviews FWIW.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:29 PM   #143
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The 90 warranty on their winches would lead me elsewhere. I'd go engo for a cheap winch with a decent warranty.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:32 PM   #144
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I've never had a problem with the 1/2" drive impact Allen sockets. Awesome for the price.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:31 PM   #145
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I just bought this guy for $40. Other than it is a little loose in the hitch it is great for the price. And tailgate opens perfectly. Also, I've made 15+ dump and home depot runs with the fold up trailer-it is awesome(for the price)!
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:20 AM   #146
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I just bought this guy for $40. Other than it is a little loose in the hitch it is great for the price. And tailgate opens perfectly. Also, I've made 15+ dump and home depot runs with the fold up trailer-it is awesome(for the price)!
I've been looking at those for a while but never pulled the trigger. I just need something for light camping equipment when the kids are with us.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #147
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GET IT!!!! But not without a coupon!!!!
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:59 AM   #148
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I don't buy anything over there without my 25% off coupon!
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Is there a $40 coupon specifically for the rack? http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-...ier-69623.html
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I found out I had a store near me and had to go check it out. Left w/a 3 ton floor jack and a few other odds & ends.

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