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Old 09-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Where could I get cheap but nice tool sets.

I have a 1994 Chevy Camaro V6 3.4L Car. I dont really have any tools at all because I am fifteen and my dad doesnt like me messing with his tools. I need Jack stands that are reliable because I need to change the transmission mount and then Im not sure what other tools a person needs for fixing a car maybe a socket set alen wrench etc I really dont know what are the most common used tools for fixing a car and I am looking to find cheap but reliable tools because I wont be working on the car much but that occasional time when I do I would like tools. If you know of a tool kit or Jack stands along with a Jack and all of the Jack stands and Jack have to be reliable. I am looking to spend like 75 bucks for Just the tools and I will spend what Is needed for a reliable set of Jack stands and Jack. I know that seventy five bucks Isnt much but I dont have a whole lot of money to spend. Thats why Im trying to find a tool set deal. Thanks for the help. Then.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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Most of the tools we have both in the house and in the garages are Craftman (Sears). They are always on sale and they are guaranteed for life. I'm sure there are better - but they work great for me.. Good Luck.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:15 PM   #3
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Can't go wrong with Craftsman. Some of it is a little pricey, but their kits are pretty reasonable and you definitely don't wanna skimp on jack stands unless you are really skinny and won't get crushed like a bug if your car slips off em
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:25 PM   #4
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Craftsman is great quality stuff, but it is pricey. If you're looking for cheap (not that cheap is bad, cheap is just...well, cheap) then Auto Zone is where you want to go. They sell 3 ton jack stands, I believe it's like $30 for a set (could be wrong). Then they also have socket sets. IMO, you're going to want the biggest socket set you can afford. I only say that because the big sets come with all the fun adapters and U-joints. Trust me, the ONE time you need to use that U-joint adapter makes paying the extra cash worth it.

All that being said, I do have something else I want to say. Please don't take this as offensive or anything, this is just my opinion. If you are asking what tools are needed to work on a car, you may want to start off with a *smaller* job than changing the transmission mounts. Maybe change your own oil once or twice, etc. I mean everybody has to start somewhere I know. My first *big* car project was installing AAC halos, so I do understand the idea of "go big or go home". Just be careful not to bite off more than you can chew.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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Costco. For a little more than your $75 budget, you can get this



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Old 09-23-2011, 09:29 PM   #6
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:38 AM   #7
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Try Craigslist or eBay for Craftsman or Snap-On tools also!
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:46 AM   #8
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:44 AM   #9
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:31 PM   #10
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craftsman, cheap, and lifetime warranty. HF sucks unless one time use. Kobolt tools too, from lowes are good, got some from there too.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #11
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I started with Craftsman 10 yearts ago for the reasons jrisebo pointed out...cheap and lifetime warranty. I haven't had a single problem with them.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:15 PM   #12
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In case you're still looking for a tool set, I just picked up a 227 piece mechanic's tool set with box for $99 at Lowe's. I dont know if the Lowe's in your area will have the same deal, but its worth a shot to check. It comes with literally everything you need to wrench on a car.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:02 AM   #13
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In case you're still looking for a tool set, I just picked up a 227 piece mechanic's tool set with box for $99 at Lowe's. I dont know if the Lowe's in your area will have the same deal, but its worth a shot to check. It comes with literally everything you need to wrench on a car.
If you walk around in the tool dept, they have the same one I think, different packaging, for $59, seems to be last years model and they are clearencing it.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:07 AM   #14
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If you walk around in the tool dept, they have the same one I think, different packaging, for $59, seems to be last years model and they are clearencing it.
Really? That's awesome! and I thought the $99 one was a good deal, lol. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:59 AM   #15
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That Kobalt stuff sucks from I have seen and used of it..
Yea, its not everyday mechanics use stuff, maybe a bit less quality than sears, but there seems to be more lowes than sears anymore, so returning a broken tool is not a big deal.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:32 PM   #16
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I have a 1994 Chevy Camaro V6 3.4L Car. I dont really have any tools at all because I am fifteen and my dad doesnt like me messing with his tools. I need Jack stands that are reliable because I need to change the transmission mount and then Im not sure what other tools a person needs for fixing a car maybe a socket set alen wrench etc I really dont know what are the most common used tools for fixing a car and I am looking to find cheap but reliable tools because I wont be working on the car much but that occasional time when I do I would like tools. If you know of a tool kit or Jack stands along with a Jack and all of the Jack stands and Jack have to be reliable. I am looking to spend like 75 bucks for Just the tools and I will spend what Is needed for a reliable set of Jack stands and Jack. I know that seventy five bucks Isnt much but I dont have a whole lot of money to spend. Thats why Im trying to find a tool set deal. Thanks for the help. Then.
Go to the Pawn Shops and look for Craftsman Tools, Snap On etc. When you gain experience with what are good vs bad tools you can look at Harbor Freight. A lot of Harbor Freight tools are fairly good like jack stands on sale for $15 for a 3 ton set but until you know what to look for I would stay away from Harbor Freight and stick with name brands like Craftsman, Snap On. The general rule with tools is you get what you pay for.
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