if you have a Lowe's nearly or a Home Depot you might look at the Kobalt
(lowes) or Husky (HD) brand... I like the Kobalt better, nice finish, fit
your hand.. pretty well made...at least as well as the latest Crapsman. I
buy them when they are on sale. My box is full of Crapsman with a few good
snap-ons. I'm not brand loyal but will usually try to buy industrial...
Williams, Proto, Armstrong at the flea markets and yard sales.
I don have a set of Cresent tools in a molded case that I use as a travel
set for repairs at my daughters house out of town... in fact I bought her
the same set... decent occasional use tools for homeowners stuff... no
mechanic would use them for fear of being laughed at for not being 'truck
give em a look...
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Andy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 4:53 PM
Subject: [Shop-talk] hand tool recommendations that don't break the bank
> Anyone have any hand tool recommendations for tool buying on a budget?
> I'm outfitting a 2nd toolbox for the race car trailer. The budget doesn't
> allow 'real' tools like snap-on, mac, matco, etc. I'd even rather not
> stretch it to Craftsman.
> What I'm looking for specifically is a set of screwdrivers with machined
> tips that would include #1, #2, and #3 phillips, plus the usual range of
> flat heads.
> I'm also looking for a set of six point 1/4" drive regular and deep
> sockets in metric and sae. I found ok versions for this one at HF though.
> Any favorites in the bargain bin set out there?
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