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Old 09-04-2005, 01:04 AM   #31
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So weight doesnt matter how good of a quality they are? I thought that the heavier the tool was, the harder or better quality it is?

And im just wondering, when you guys use a ratchet with an extention and socket, and your loosing a bolt, you use the ratchet handel to get the torque to loosen it but after its loosen, it is slow to use the handel, so do you guys just take off the ratchet and spin the extension with your fingers? I think that way is faster. What techniques do professionals use?



weight means crock all - its all in the forging/tempering process is where the strength lays.

done that myself CE....in the end i usually get rid of the socket and use my fingers(if the bolt isn't sticky)
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Old 09-04-2005, 02:17 AM   #32
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I would much rather have craftsman tools over snap on or mac. There alot cheaper and may not be the same quality as the more expensive stuff but if something breaks you can just get it replaced for free. In the 5 years Ive been using craftman Ive only had a few sockets break. Some of the stuff is made by the same companies. The company that makes snap on boxes make craftsman professional and there made with the same materials.
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:45 PM   #33
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I would much rather have craftsman tools over snap on or mac. There alot cheaper and may not be the same quality as the more expensive stuff but if something breaks you can just get it replaced for free....
Same thing with Snap-on and Mac except they actually come to you instead of you having to go to Sears.

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.... The company that makes snap on boxes make craftsman professional and there made with the same materials.
This is not true. Snap-on makes their own boxes and that is it.

Sears professional boxes are made by Waterloo which also makes boxes for themselves and Cornwell.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:51 AM   #34
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Same thing with Snap-on and Mac except they actually come to you instead of you having to go to Sears.


This is not true. Snap-on makes their own boxes and that is it.

Sears professional boxes are made by Waterloo which also makes boxes for themselves and Cornwell.


snap on and mac will only come to you if your an honest mechanic.....backyard mechanics dont count - especially not farmers.
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:38 AM   #35
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And im just wondering, when you guys use a ratchet with an extention and socket, and your loosing a bolt, you use the ratchet handel to get the torque to loosen it but after its loosen, it is slow to use the handel, so do you guys just take off the ratchet and spin the extension with your fingers? I think that way is faster. What techniques do professionals use?
If the bolt's loose enough, I'd use the socket on it and spin it with my fingers....as this way, especially on small nuts/bolts, it's easier to twist a socket on a bolt, than the bolt itself
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:04 PM   #36
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snap on and mac will only come to you if your an honest mechanic.....backyard mechanics dont count - especially not farmers.
That is also not true. These dealers will go where the money is. If you're buying tools then they will stop by you.

It is true that they will not normally stop, especially on a weekly basis. However, if you make an arrangement with them to stop monthly or so and actually buy something from them, they will start stopping at your location.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:39 PM   #37
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That is also not true. These dealers will go where the money is. If you're buying tools then they will stop by you.

It is true that they will not normally stop, especially on a weekly basis. However, if you make an arrangement with them to stop monthly or so and actually buy something from them, they will start stopping at your location.


somehow i cant see that applying to a farmer.
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If the bolt's loose enough, I'd use the socket on it and spin it with my fingers....as this way, especially on small nuts/bolts, it's easier to twist a socket on a bolt, than the bolt itself

Thats what I do
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