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  • Dewalt

    2 10.00%
  • Kobalt

    0 0%
  • Craftsman

    5 25.00%
  • Snap On

    6 30.00%
  • Metabo HPT/Hitachi

    0 0%
  • Porter Cable

    1 5.00%
  • Harbor Freight brands

    1 5.00%
  • Milwaukee

    2 10.00%
  • Bosch

    0 0%
  • Black and Decker

    1 5.00%
  • Ryobi

    1 5.00%
  • Ridgid

    0 0%
  • Makita

    0 0%
  • Skil

    0 0%
  • Other

    1 5.00%
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    I used the Neiko torque Adapter to rebuild my shovel.. Because I didn't have a wrench that went that high at the time. It is this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The quality seemed good and I roughly compared it to my clickers on the low end of the scale, and it was accurate. Or, it matched what I had, anyway.

    It seems like a good tool. Quality seems good. I'd buy it. I think highly of their brand so far.

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    Edit--I do like the Milwaukee brand tools and have the impact/drill combo, built a shed, remodeled a bathroom, use it at least 4-5 times a week for assembly and drop it probably once a month. It's held up great under winter use just keep the battery indoors when not in use.
    Stuff I've broke: USA craftsman box end wrenches, a crescent wrench, and all my 1/4in drive ratchets--so I've gotta fix all that. Haven't broke any 3/8 drive stuff or half inch, nor any sockets. My JET spindle sander is also been a raging pile of shit from day one, haven't hardly replaced paper and the table is all ready broke. Any heavy equip. definitely try to buy heavy duty USA used.
    I tend to buy USA and like Mac/Snapon/Williams tops, second is Craftsman, third is HF tools--most of those are 1-3 star tools and only have those because it's the only game in town because they put the USA supplier out of business.
    Last edited by seaking; 09-30-2021 at 2:16 PM.

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    With my Metabo miter saw I bought, I built a workbench out of some old porch wood I've been saving. The wood would've cost me what I have in the saw if I bought it these days. It just needs sanded and a coat of paint, some casters, hooks for hanging stuff and a vise put on it. Click image for larger version. 

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    I still need to pick up a sawzall, a drill and an impact and I'm pretty much set for a while anyway until I decide what to get next.

    Hopefully people just starting out can use this thread to pick tools if they need to. I'm not sure if any of you all watch these Projectfarmvideos, but if you can't decide on a tool/product l, I always see if he's got a video about what I'm looking for. Here's one: https://youtu.be/xtZ2jh_J7XE

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    Anyone have any experience with Cornwell tools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7and7is View Post
    Anyone have any experience with Cornwell tools?
    In the old days, post WWII, a top brand, right up there with SnapOn. I don't know how they rate now. I've got some Cornwell from my dad's tool set.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7and7is View Post
    Anyone have any experience with Cornwell tools?
    Yes.. A lot, actually.

    They were a great tool. I have a bunch of them still from decades ago when I painted cars.

    The selling point back then was they actually made them. Claimed to have their own foundry.

    But, I dunno what has changed in the time since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7and7is View Post
    Anyone have any experience with Cornwell tools?
    I have a 1/2" drive flex head ratchet with the long handle and it's great. Got it about 12 years ago from my otherwise pretty worthless son-in-law for Christmas so it's the only Cornwell tool I have. I'd definitely be on the look out for used tools from them, they are a little too pricey new for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7and7is View Post
    Anyone have any experience with Cornwell tools?
    I'm wondering this too.

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    None since I buy for the task.

    Working for Uncle Sam it was Snap-on of course (when their military rep didn't disappear, one was useless for years) but I got Lista tool boxes which are easily better than Snap-on or Vidmar. If I got rich I'd have Lista outfit my house, shops and everything else. They're so good auction buyers gobble used ones up to refurb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    I've been driving around with my big 1/2" drive Snap-On ratchet waiting to find a truck to get it fixed, they are getting hard to track down.
    Saw a truck in one of the local mom and pop repair shops. The guy was amazed at the old ratchet and fixed it on the spot. Love SNAP-on, lol.

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    I couldn't figure out if the original question was about power tools or hand tools?
    For hand tools, I have a bunch of mostly antique Snap-On and some Billings, Williams, Plomb & Proto (inch sizes), some of my favorite tools are the ones from my grandfather and great-grandfather. (They were both machinists at Wright Aircraft, and later at the GE turbine plant, and had some really nice stuff-It's really cool to keep using those artifacts from the golden age of American industry). My great-grandfather rode Harleys to work for most of his career. He rode a J model, a VL, then a UL, then later he had a Pan.
    For metric tools, I predominantly use Hazet, with a little Stahwille, Facom, and Koken. I have some antique Britool for Whitworth sizes. For screwdrivers I have a ton of Wiha, but I use my Witte the most.
    For power tools, I like Fein and Metabo, and I've put a ton of mileage on my trusty Bosch palm sander for roughing out polished aluminum parts.
    For air tools I use an Ingersoll Rand impact and also a bunch of no-name stuff.
    Last edited by alfajuj; 02-26-2022 at 6:07 AM.

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    SK tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfajuj View Post
    I couldn't figure out if the original question was about power tools or hand tools?
    For hand tools, I have a bunch of mostly antique Snap-On and some Billings, Williams, Plomb & Proto (inch sizes), some of my favorite tools are the ones from my grandfather and great-grandfather. (They were both machinists at Wright Aircraft, and later at the GE turbine plant, and had some really nice stuff-It's really cool to keep using those artifacts from the golden age of American industry). My great-grandfather rode Harleys to work for most of his career. He rode a J model, a VL, then a UL, then later he had a Pan.
    For metric tools, I predominantly use Hazet, with a little Stahwille, Facom, and Koken. I have some antique Brittool for Whitworth sizes. For screwdrivers I have a ton of Wiha, but I use my Witte the most.
    For power tools, I like Fein and Metabo, and I've put a ton of mileage on my trusty Bosch palm sander for roughing out polished aluminum parts.
    For air tools I use an Ingersoll Rand impact and also a bunch of no-name stuff.
    that's a great explanation

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