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06-24-2011 05:07 PM
jthill524 My main tool set. I've rebuilt/worked on many of engines with this set and wouldn't trade them for a brand new set of any other brand.



06-24-2011 03:36 PM
kanuck69
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
I bought my daughter a set of Stanley tools .
Stanley is the parent company of MAC Tools. Did you know that?

So Stanley is great stuff & reasonable. No crazy "Brand Name" prices.
Where I was working a couple of years ago we did some work for MAC Tools & they approached my boss about bartering the work. We did close to $600 worth of work & got a handfull (literally) of wrenches & screwdrivers.

Who knew I'd ever own a $40 5/8" wrench. lol
06-24-2011 03:10 PM
OlHossCanada X2 to the 6 point sockets. Forgot to mention that myself.
06-24-2011 02:49 PM
Knifemaker I bought my daughter a set of Stanley tools at Wal-mart...sockets, open end wrenches, a Stubby 3/8 drive rachet and a normal size one, set of allens and a set of screwdrivers and a hammer for about 50 bucks.

Some of the Harbor Freight stuff is crap...some not. But then I personally don't think you should buy weird brand tools. Most of my stuff is either Craftsman on Lowes " Kobalt" brand.

I suggest 6 point sockets ... They last longer and won't bugger up bolt heads.
06-24-2011 02:47 PM
OlHossCanada I can`t comment on this socket set specifically, but I have stripped out or broken cheap sockets just using hand powered handles in the past. If you have to loosen nuts and bolts that are really tight, the cheap sockets may not be up to the task. I bought Craftsman tools years ago, and have been very satisfied with them for 99% of what I use them for. A couple of times I have needed a Mac or SnapOn open end wrench to fit into a tight spot.

Look for the word "Vanadium" embossed on the tool to assure yourself of a quality steel alloy.
06-24-2011 01:59 PM
vulcanpower Great deal if anyone's interested:

14 Piece Metric w/ Raised Panel Combination Wrench Set
Item: SKU 93736
Availability: In stock
used coupon code: SHOP20 (-$3.00) Remove
1 (x) $14.99
Discount: -$3.00
$11.99

14 Piece SAE w/Raised Panel Combination Wrench Set
Item: SKU 93735
Availability: In stock
used coupon code: TOOL20 (-$3.00) Remove
1 (x) $14.99
Discount: -$3.00
$11.99

52 Piece Socket Set
Item: SKU 35338
Availability: In stock
used coupon code: SUMMER10 (-$1.00) Remove
1 (x) $9.99
Discount: -$1.00
$8.99

25 ft. x 1" Tape Measure
Item: SKU 47737
Availability: In stock
used coupon code: FREETOOL (-$3.99) Remove
1 (x) $3.99
Discount: -$3.99
$0.00


Subtotal $32.97
Shipping (HFT - Standard Ground (3-7 Business Days)) $8.99
Tax $3.62
Grand Total: $45.58


...Not bad for a 14 pc SAE wrench set, 14 piece metric wrench set, 52 piece socket set, and a free tape measure .....
06-24-2011 12:47 PM
kanuck69 These are nice. Not a bad price either.

$24.99


If your on a budget, these aren't to bad. $14.99


Totally, for what you pay, Harbor Freight is great.
06-24-2011 12:27 PM
vulcanpower
Most cost efficient metric set?

I have some spare cash and was hoping to buy a metric set from harbor freight. Cost efficient and compact would be awesome. Socket/Wrench combination would be awesome. Any ideas? I'm not limited to HF.

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