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Old 11-03-2009, 12:14 PM   #31
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I don't put a lot of faith in "well you see its a lot stronger b/c its forged differently"...since I've been able to break them all.
LOL, you da man!

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Old 11-03-2009, 12:28 PM   #32
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I hear ya, I have tools from every kind of manufacturer and I ahve broken, dinged and screwed them all up one way or another, F' it I'm just gonna go get another craftsman and stop wasting my time...thx for the input everyone, I knew I was going to get 20 diff opinions

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ide call josh, he may have a used 3/8" thats $80, the same cost as a craftsman one. he has a lot of used tools, with lifetime warrantys no matter what, even 25 years from now when and if it breaks.

all in all, if someone needs a tool and doesn't plan on using it much, or wont leave it out in the rain over night, or wont get coolant on it, or wont drive over it, or wont break the tools internals, or doesn't count on the tool to get rebuilt, or doesn't need a real snugg/sure fit to prevent stripping and rounding im sure kobalt is a fine tool.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #34
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LOL, you da man!
Not trying to sound like a "badass". I'm just stating fact. Back in my shop days I broke snap-ons, craftsman, mac, cheapo-junk, etc. expensive do last longer than extra cheap crap. but mid level (what I call kobalt and craftsman) and high end (what I call snap on) are close enough that the extra $$ isn't worth it (esp when dealing with basic hand tools). This is purely based on what I've seen while under vehicles. I do believe in a good torque wrench. I wish Kobalt was still made by CDI. if it was I'd own one. but since it isn't (so we believe) I'll continue to not own one...until I can prove otherwise.

I've never broken a Kobalt (primarily because I've only used a couple wrenches from them.)

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all in all, if someone needs a tool and doesn't plan on using it much, or wont leave it out in the rain over night, or wont get coolant on it, or wont drive over it, or wont break the tools internals, or doesn't count on the tool to get rebuilt, or doesn't need a real snugg/sure fit to prevent stripping and rounding im sure kobalt is a fine tool.
pretty bold statement. I'll leave it alone. but that's pretty bold

Used snap on Torque wrench for 80.00. I'd buy it for that, for the reasons stated by Mudslinger.
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I will call Josh, thx Mud.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:17 PM   #36
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@ mrcarcrazy - i know you weren't trying to be a badass, that statement just made me laugh b/c I've broken my fair share too.
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@ mrcarcrazy - i know you weren't trying to be a badass, that statement just made me laugh b/c I've broken my fair share too.
oh ok. cool. Just hate it when others come on the interwebs extra arrogant, so wanted to make sure it was known that was not my intention.



I've been out of the game too long to be arrogant. haha
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yeah ive broke a few snap on tools, mac tools, craftsman etc. they all break but some have better backing and are more enjoyable to use.

i didn't mean to be so bold, i just want to hugg
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yeah ive broke a few snap on tools, mac tools, craftsman etc. they all break but some have better backing and are more enjoyable to use.

i didn't mean to be so bold, i just want to hugg

I'm suddenly feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
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he does that to people, shit now I want a hug
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:53 PM   #41
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I know this threads getting old but I found one on sale for $53 today. It goes up to 100 ft/lb. Is that high enough ya think?
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I know this threads getting old but I found one on sale for $53 today. It goes up to 100 ft/lb. Is that high enough ya think?
What are you using it for?
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anything that may arise, mainly lug nuts, diff covers, etc... I need to do pinion seals at some point in the near future as well, I think those torque up to 180 though but I can't remember. I forgot about that maybe I should go higher. just curious what takes more than 100 ft/lb on a Jeep anyway?
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Yeah, a bigger one would be nice. The highest torque value for general maint so far on the jeep was 175ft/lbs.
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175ft/lbs huh? Wow.

^his wife told him that when she came out and got that bolt tight enough
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175ft/lbs huh? Wow.

^his wife told him that when she came out and got that bolt tight enough
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anything that may arise, mainly lug nuts, diff covers, etc... I need to do pinion seals at some point in the near future as well, I think those torque up to 180 though but I can't remember. I forgot about that maybe I should go higher. just curious what takes more than 100 ft/lb on a Jeep anyway?
I torque my lug nuts to 105 ft lbs. You need to find one with a higher rating. An ideal torque wrench would have a range of 10 - 200 ft lbs.
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UPDATE: Kobalt made in USA, Lifetime warranty...

So, I was @ Lowes looking at light fixtures, and I remembered I wanted to revisit the tool section.

Apparently Kobalt torque wrenches are made in the USA, and have a lifetime warranty....so does CDI (aka snap-on) still make them? They haven't changed appearance since last time I looked at them...

I found this both interesting and noteworthy. If they are infact made by CDI Its a heck of a deal.
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