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Old 08-24-2005, 03:18 AM   #1
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What are universal joints for? Thoes things that attach to a ratchet on one end and a socket on the other and they piviot but what are they for?
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:24 AM   #2
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To reach hard to access bolts.
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To reach hard to access bolts.

Yes, but when you try to turn the ratchet, the socket either doesnt spin or slip off. The joint sucks I think it doesnt work. What is a good tool company set to buy? Can I buy snap ons?
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:30 AM   #4
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Craftsman.
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Craftsman.

Where can I buy it? Is it cheaper to buy tools at the flea market? Snap on is better.
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.....Flea market? Are you crazy. Just go to Sears. Snap-On is good but I would take a Craftsman over it. But, w/e you want to buy I guess.
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.....Flea market? Are you crazy. Just go to Sears. Snap-On is good but I would take a Craftsman over it. But, w/e you want to buy I guess.

Do I need to get any inch sockets for working on cars except for spark plug socket? Or are the cars now all metric? And snap on cost more and are better and look better.
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:53 AM   #8
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craftsman sucks!
I work with tools every day... and we have snap on and mac... and I love them both... snap on is about twice the price of mac... so when its time for me to get my own tools... theyll be mac.
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craftsman sucks!
I work with tools every day... and we have snap on and mac... and I love them both... snap on is about twice the price of mac... so when its time for me to get my own tools... theyll be mac.
And Craftsman sucks because....?
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Old 08-24-2005, 04:01 AM   #10
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And Craftsman sucks because....?


Im with you Slip - we have a lot of tools on the farm, majority of them are Craftsman, we have some OLD-school Snap-On sets though....

Never had a craftsman snap on me yet...and i'm talking massive inch and a half wrenches that are almost two feet long, that im probably applying several hundred pounds of torque to at peak moments...
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And Craftsman sucks because....?

Because they break all the time, I’ve had 3 break this year so far (2 box wrenches, a socket wrench). They’re heavier... about twice the weight of the Mac tools... and almost 2 1/2 the weight of Snap on. The socket wrenches come in one size of tooth (how many clicks you get per rotation) and both Mac and Snap on have various sizes.

For a home mechanic craftsman is fine... but if your working all day with them snap on or mac is worth the extra money for them.
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Because they break all the time, Iíve had 3 break this year so far (2 box wrenches, a socket wrench). Theyíre heavier... about twice the weight of the Mac tools... and almost 2 1/2 the weight of Snap on. The socket wrenches come in one size of tooth (how many clicks you get per rotation) and both Mac and Snap on have various sizes.

For a home mechanic craftsman is fine... but if your working all day with them snap on or mac is worth the extra money for them.


maaan thats what the craftsman lifetime warranty is for....then again...never snapped one...
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maaan thats what the craftsman lifetime warranty is for....then again...never snapped one...

Mac and Snap on have the same warranty... only ive never broken a mac or snap on.
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Old 08-24-2005, 04:09 AM   #14
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Mac and Snap on have the same warranty... only ive never broken a mac or snap on.

lol guess you just havent been lucky with the craftsman


and i was referring to the fact that illusion34 is 14 and doesnt have a charger or a stang to put a system into....now about how i listen to my music lol
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snap-ons break as much as craftsman, the only reason i like snap-on is because the store comes to the back of the shop, and i dont have to go into a store and deal with some idiot
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