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Old 09-14-2011, 07:34 PM   #26
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Snap On is not exclusive to the USA anymore and hasn't been for a while. Many think the Snap On brand is USA and the Blue Point is overseas...not true.

Country of Origin can be found on their website.....here's an example made in Taiwan.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....e=&dir=catalog
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:42 PM   #27
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you pay for the quality of tool. as a professional tech working on some of this communities cars i use the best. Snap on and matco fill my box.

ive bowed out craftsman wrenches, ive broken multiple craftsman ratchets, and ive cracked open craftsman sockets.

my snap on and matco gear doesnt let me down, and lets me do my job quick and clean on your cars. the only thing in my box that i use regularly that is not snapon/matco is screwdrivers because well, there screwdrivers and they break and get lost constantly
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:57 AM   #28
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Precision Instruments

I use Precision Instruments torque wrenches. They're basically the same tool as snapon minus the label and you can get them for half the price. PI use to make them exclusively for snapon before they started selling to the public, unfortunately they only make torque wrenches (American made since 1938). I have a lot of craftsman hand tools as well but wouldn't recommend their torque wrenches.

http://www.torqwrench.com/
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:57 AM   #29
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:30 PM   #30
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I have broken too many finger nails using craftsman. Won't touch that shit anymore. I use blue point now for the last 10 years, just for home wrenching. My company heat treats(hardens) all the snap on tools and torque wrenches. Good quality and you get what you pay for.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:03 PM   #31
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Being a former machanic, I use mostly Snap On, I find there is a difference and you do get what you pay for.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:25 PM   #32
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Snap-on won't replace my torgue wrench?
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:29 PM   #33
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Snap-on won't replace my torgue wrench?
Your right if out of warranty - but they will fix and recalibrate it for u for $$$.
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:32 PM   #34
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My Snapon... box fairly new - as Snapon gives tech school students a 'nice' discount - some grads do not pursue their original dream. Hence, a deal when they sell their stuff.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:02 AM   #35
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23 years and counting for me, and @ 80 % is filled with Snap-On, the rest is mac, matco,cornwell, and yes craftsman. all have there respective places. i prefer Snap-On. My opinion they are simply the best!
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:13 AM   #36
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I work in an environment where if we break a tool we can't go down to the local store, we can't really mail it in, and there damn sure aint no Snap-on Matco, or any other trucks that will show up... Offshore Oil Drilling

My Primary Tool... Proto Professional Grade... Price is right, quality is second to none... There are some as good but none better in my opinion... and I buy everything I buy in groups of at least three... Not due to breakage, but due to them ending up in the really big blue tool box, or in someone else's tool box... If it isn't locked up at all times, it will sprout legs and walk off... The drill crew has no budget for tools so they are forever begging borrowing or outrigt stealing them... So... Everything in Threes at least...
What, no Snap On boat?!
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #37
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I've used Snap-On, Craftsman and Mac tools. For your common tools such as sockets, wrenches, ratchets, screw drivers, there is little difference in the quality IMO. For example, a set of craftsman professional series metric wrenches costs $69. The same set from Snap-On costs $239, and I for the life of me can not tell the difference.

Where SnapOn shines is with specialty tools that few others offer.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #38
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #39
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Mac and Cornwell for me. More reasonable for the same quality tools. Also always found it funny that Gear wrench and HUSKY made all MAC,CORNWELL AND SNAPON Gear wrenches.
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