I remember that thread!
kobalt is made by williams, which also owns snap-on. kobalt is not made by
and the mac/craftsman/husky tools do not all use the same forgings. I have
some mac ratchets that do not have a comparable (older) craftsman
model--they're just too differently shaped to come off the same forging/die.
and like he said--you can't get the mac ratchet mechanism anywhere but mac.
well, the *really* old craftsman stuff is pretty nice--like 40-50 years ago.
but everything that's stanley craftsman from the mid-'80s on, not as much.
now the new craftsman stuff is obviously matco. it's just not polished. I
don't like matco, but if I did, I'd just shop sears instead. the kobalt stuff
I've seen does not seem to share any snap-on stuff.
-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Todd Walke <email@example.com>
> I've kept this post since it appeared on the list in 2003. It was
> a repost of a message from 1999 off some other list from a guy that worked
> at Stanley:
> Then again, IBM once didn't see Microsoft as a
> serious force in the personal computer business.
> Hmmmm.... Regards, Greg Hutmacher (now back in lurk mode)
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