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Old August 17th, 2013, 10:35 AM   #21
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I look for old USA made tools at garage sales, pawn shops, swap meets, etc. Most air tools are rebuildable.

I have never worked at a shop that had a 'tool truck' stop by.

If I need a specialty tool that's not going to get used much, I go to HF. I've been surprised that some of the stuff is pretty decent, although the electric tools are woefully underpowered.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #22
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Edit.....I could get you a discount if you were interested in Tekton.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 10:41 AM   #23
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I may have to take you up on that. I planned to order their 3/4 inch drive stuff and some smaller stuff
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Old August 17th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #24
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Blue point is a completely different company. Many people think its a snaps on's cheaper line but that's false. They just sell it like many other brands as well.

I'll take a pic of te ratchets later in if I remember to

Really? Blue Point is a completely different company that snap on just "happens" to sell?

You are a complete fucking retard.
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I may have to take you up on that. I planned to order their 3/4 inch drive stuff and some smaller stuff
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Old August 17th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #26
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All of this I agree with. Blue point stuff is outsourced and now some snap on stuff is too. Is there any tool maker that still makes their "vise grips" in the usa? I see that snap on makes theirs in Spain.
I believe vice grip brand vice grips are still US made
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Old August 17th, 2013, 12:24 PM   #27
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Blue point is a completely different company. Many people think its a snaps on's cheaper line but that's false. They just sell it like many other brands as well.

I'll take a pic of te ratchets later in if I remember to
Blue point is some sneaky bastards, they snuck their tool box on snapons website.
http://www.snapon.com/tool-storage/krb-tool-storage.asp
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Old August 17th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #28
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I believe vice grip brand vice grips are still US made
Nope...Irwin makes them in china now.
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Blue point is some sneaky bastards, they snuck their tool box on snapons website.
http://www.snapon.com/tool-storage/krb-tool-storage.asp
That tool box in the link is over 12 years old. My dad has one for home use. I have looked at the newer blue point toolboxes, not carts, and they seem to be the same as a low end so box
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Blue point is some sneaky bastards, they snuck their tool box on snapons website.
http://www.snapon.com/tool-storage/krb-tool-storage.asp
More importantly they were able to sneak their way into a merger with the Snap-On Wrench company to become Snap-On Tools, Inc.

Buy hey, Blue Point is just its own company that the Snap-On man chooses to sell.
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Just cause its on the truck doesn't mean it's snap on. Any way you look at it there is no comparison in the tools side by side. That has been proven.
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Just cause its on the truck doesn't mean it's snap on. Any way you look at it there is no comparison in the tools side by side. That has been proven.
Stop.
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More importantly they were able to sneak their way into a merger with the Snap-On Wrench company to become Snap-On Tools, Inc.

Buy hey, Blue Point is just its own company that the Snap-On man chooses to sell.
For years, snap on sold their wrenches under the blue point name. snap on didnt really have wrenches for quite awhile. My grandfather has some of the way older blue point wrenches. I also found it interesting that snap on tried selling their tools at hardware stores before the tool trucks originated.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #34
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I don't have any Matco tools but a good chunk of Mac and a lot of snap on. I picked up a set of precision torque combination wrenches from the Mac man. Just like a lot of tools in that truck, they are rebadged from another company. Taiwan made Facom wrenches. I really like these wrenches! Reasonably priced for a tool truck set and don't dick up fasteners like some other cheaper wrenches. They even say MAC on them!
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