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Old 05-25-2008, 03:02 AM   #21
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Ben I think we have the same box, mine is black though.
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i've got the $300 harbor freight box, it's not bad but when i get my own house i'll be buying something much bigger, i have too many tools
Apparently the quality of those HF boxes is surprisingly excellent.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:42 PM   #23
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Black must look nice.

I decided that instead of filling the new box with my old (mostly craftsman) tools, I'm going to purchase new tools instead. Been watching ebay all weekend and so far have picked up
gearwrench metric set, reversable, offset
gearwrench meteric set, no offset
misc snap on "speciality" type wrenches
crafstman midget metric set (I've never seen midget wrenches in other brands)

This week I plan to also pick up fullsize and stubby metric wrench sets. Deciding between SK, Mac, Matco, and Snap On. I work near the ghetto, so I'm wondering if any of the local pawn shops will have something. I'm also going to see if the Snap On man will do me any better than $100 for the standard 6 piece screwdriver set that he quoted me on a couple weeks ago.

Next month I'll start getting socket sets.
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My next door neighbor was a head tech at BMW. He has his huge box which he had at BMW plus his BIL who was also a tech and worked for him. I've got probably $15K worth of tools (mostly Snap-on) at my disposal.

Me, I've got a crappy Craftsmen but a decent set of everything to disassemble a Miata.

Oh yea, and the 4-poster.

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$15k doesn't buy much snap on. A big box itself can be $8-10k. If he was a mechanic for a long time I'd wager he's got no less than $50k worth of tools. If not more.
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Friend of mine is a Ford Mechanic and is always in debt to snapon. Toolbox alone was 20k...basically the same box as Nascar, pneumatic wheels and wired for power.

I will probably end up with the semi nice ss box from samsclub for just over $1000.
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watch your local craigslist. there's almost always a good sized used Snap On, Mac, or Matco box there for the same price as a new Sams or Sears box.
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$15k doesn't buy much snap on. A big box itself can be $8-10k. If he was a mechanic for a long time I'd wager he's got no less than $50k worth of tools. If not more.
Hey I'm a Harbor Freight man with an occasional foray into Sears.

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Old 05-28-2008, 11:17 AM   #29
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Today I got:

-Snap On standard length metric open/box combo wrench set, 8-18mm (used)
-BlackHawk (Mac) standard length double box reversible ratchet wrench set, 8-19mm (new)





Also got another set of these at the end of last week. These tiny little things are phenominal for getting to bolts with limited clearance. $16/set at Sears. One of the best tool investments I've ever made.
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Looks like a nice box. What are you going to fill it with?
That's a great pick-up line.
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:05 PM   #31
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Aghh, I've got a problem that probably requires counseling. Maybe even electric shock treatment.

Just picked up this Snap On 6-20mm deep 6 point 3/8 set (used) from ebay. I had to--It was only $71!! (about $280 new)

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When you don't have enough time to use the tools you own...buy more!
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:22 PM   #33
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Got a 4 piece snap on plier set and a Mac 1/2 drive socket set, 8-32mm
As well as various other sundries...

Still want/"need" to pick up Mac's extra shallow 3/8 metric socket set. Pretty cool set if you ask me.
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Got my metric 12 pt 3/8 set. Mac 7-23mm
Going to get their extra shallow set for my 6 pt set.
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its an addiction
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Today I got:

-BlackHawk (Mac) standard length double box reversible ratchet wrench set, 8-19mm (new)


Got my blackhawk set today, they really are the most badass wrenches I've ever owned. Thanks again for the heads up.
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Those blackhawk wrenches earned their salt yesterday, I love them.
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Yeah they are really nice. Their chrome finish isn't up to SnapOn standards, but their ratcheting mechanisms work extremely well. Better than Craftsman/GearWrench.
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Added
-13 snap on screwdrivers, including a 12" shank small flat tip that I needed to get to the carb float bowl dump screws in my bike
-snap on metric allen key set in metal selector box
-craftsman metric 1/4 socket set
-snap on 1/4 sae socket set
(below items are paid for but not yet received)
-a gearless, ball bearing 1/2 MAC flex head long handle ratchet
-a 55 year old snap on 1/2 standard handle ratchet with new guts. I thought the old bird was really cool
-3 piece MAC hose pliers set. those things are awesome for getting cranky rubber lines off
-MAC 12" flex head 3/8 ratchet




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Old 07-04-2008, 09:38 AM   #40
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Next thing I need to get



For the adapters and extensions, I've decided to go with this craftsman 21 piece set. It's $70 list, just waiting for a sale. I already have snap on u-joints, but having a second set can't hurt.

Future purchases will be specialty type pliers and a few different hammers. A snap on 2' breaker bar is high on the list. I also have small and large 3/8 ratchets but do not have a standard 7-8" ratchet for my new box (I do have a heavy as **** Husky in my old box). So I'll need to get one of those. Might also get a long handled 1/4 ratchet. IMO, 1/4 stuff is under appreciated, but I like it for doing certain work such as tightening bolts into aluminum.

Then it's time to get to the air tools. I got a compressor from my dad that I need to pick up.

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