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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 10:40 PM
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Wire-Wheels at one shop I worked at the owner reffered to the Snap On man as the Land Shark.

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When I was being tortured by working in Harlee dealerships I was always astounded at the way the mechanics would run into the Strap On truck considering how little they were being paid.
I ventured in once to see about getting an unusually small Allen socket - $48.
HA!

They're really nice tools but for the price they keep them.
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I bought nearly all my Snap-on tools second hand. I used awards from work to buy of few sets and a some ratchets new from the Snap-on dealer. Everything else has been from here and there at swap meets and private sales. Over the years I have built quiet the collection. I love tools and tool boxes. Snap-on are excellent tools!

Weird story - One time in the classified sales was a lady selling a rare racing model Sea-doo on the trailer for $500. The Sea-Doo engine top-end was taken apart and all the parts in boxes. The complete engine compartment was full of tons of Snap-on tools and super high dollar aftermarket engine parts. This Ski was tricked out. Her husband was a Snap-on dealer and he had killed himself a 6 months earlier and she was super pissed that he left her in a financial mess. She told me the price was firm at $500 and I had to take everything ! I was hooking the trailer up to the truck and she even brought two more huge tubs of more Snap-on tools and said to take this crap with you! "Sure, I can do that"

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Years ago when I was working, our aerospace company bought out a big company back east. They were moving all the tooling and equipment out here to AZ. One morning I was walking past the huge dumpster that was for scrap metal. There was a kid with a great big three tier shelving cart full of all kinds of tooling. He was taking inventory tags of the tooling and throwing the parts into the dumpster. Being the curious type that I am I needed to check this out. Low and behold were all these Snap-on tools. Combination wrench sets, Blue-point adjustable wrenches in every size, breaker bars in all sizes, speeders, some ratchets, pullers, several pliers types, tons of stuff. I told the kid I would take those off his hands - His only big concern was that I had to take the tags off and give the tags to him for the inventory count. "no problem, I can do that!" Three boxes of Snap-on tools.

The killer was that the kid said he had been doing this for the last week----

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My tools were never bought for anything but work. The cost of tools was a working expense. I was making a living. I have been retired now for 10 1/2 years. My working life was garages, factories, machine shops, engineering maintenance depts. etc. no glamor, but made a solid living and a excellent retirement. My kids all have the same motorhead gene. That is a tool you are born with. I alway felt Snap-On was for the pretenders. ...J.D.
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Mr. Wire-Wheels, I do not understand that logic? I am not trying to be confrontational or disrespectful. I just do not agree to that last statement what so ever.
Most people that are tool users appreciate high quality tools. Those of us that are tool guys know good tools, junk tools, quality and top quality tools. I understand that tools are expensive and Snap-on tools are extremely expensive and I always considered them to be over priced. But I also know that they are some of the highest quality tools that can be had. It has never even crossed my mind that people who own Snap-on are anything but guys that just wanted the best and were willing to pay for them.

Not sure I should have just said all that, but I did anyway. Again, no disrespect in any manner intended. Just difference of opinions.
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Mr. Wire-Wheels, I do not understand that logic?
Sorry. I meant no offense. It is just that the mechanic's business is just that...A business. At the end of the month, it is not about how fine a tool collection you have. It is about putting food on the table. Now that I am retired, I can buy what ever I want, but when you are feeding your family. You have to be able to balance cost with necessity. That is all I was saying. The perception that you have to pay that much for the tools of the trade to get quality is pretty much marketing hype and not the reality. ...J.D
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Well some mechanics I have known swore by Snap On stuff. They claimed the tools fit the fasteners better. I don't know if was true or not but that's what they thought and they were the ones selling their soul to the Land Shark. They I always felt Snap On had a quality product and a 3M price (MUCH MORE MONEY) .


In the early 80's I did purchase any socket or wrench they had for the old Brit stuff and a click style torque wrench. I was at one store where our Service Manager was on real good terms with the Snap On guy. He sold me a real nice used top box for not a lot of money. Other than that my other boxes are 2 tops and 3 bottoms and one other roll around bit. Bought some, inherited one set, and got one bottom out of the trash. Hand tools are assorted mostly Craftsman or S-K.


When I was working at one place as a maintenance mechanic I used to a multi drawer carry around in my trunk. The old Ford and IH tractors and dirt carts I worked on didn't needs a lot of fancy tools.


On a personal level I always liked S-K tools.


I can also say anyone that buys that "Triumph Special" box for the ultimate enthusiast garage is not some one I would get along with for various reasons. Not to mention I can just hear the Mrs K (aka THE BARBARA) if I would tell her I was spending $2800 plus for a tool box..

Edit: I just googled Snap On tool box #KRSC46H (that's the part number without the TRIUMPH LOGO). Its ONLY $1965.00 so you are paying over $600 for the Hinckley LOGO. I think some people in Atlanta think they are still in Milwaukee.


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I don't think that would "snapon" to either of my Triumph's

Had plenty Snap-Off though; turn signals, foot pegs, mirrors...



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