I have my third 1/2" Craftsman breaker bar. I broke two of them trying
to force the Center wheel nuts off the rear of my daughter's 65 VW. (I
hope the Sears sleuths aren't eaves dropping). I used a 3 foot long
pipe to extend the bar and broke 2 handles, and a socket. My daughter
took the car to a friend who broke his air impact wrench. I bought a
3/4" drive and socket and again the pipe before finally coaxing the
thing off. All that to do a rear brake job.
Yeah, there's nothing like the re-assurance of knowing that if it
breaks, it will be replaced without question.
Allen Nugent wrote:
> At 10:33 18/02/98 -0600, you wrote:
> >FWIW Craftsman now sells this design of socket (cam-lock or
> >some such trademark). Unlike Metrinch, I can walk into Snears
> >and give my "This Craftsman hand tool no longer provides me
> >with complete satisfaction" speech if I ever have problems...
> Yes, I miss Craftsman tools. I've had my 1/2"-drive socket wrench since '79.
> I once raised my Mazda with it (jack on the end of the handle) to undo my
> crankshaft pulley nut. If it broke, I could have got it replaced ... but it
> Tools of similar quality cost a lot more in Oz.
> Allen Nugent
> Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
> University of New South Wales
> Sydney 2052 Australia
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