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Craftsman Tool Help Immediately!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by clubba68, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. clubba68

    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to be picking up a set of Craftsman tools today (last day of sale) and was wondering from you guys what would be the best starter kit to pick up. All I have is cheap tools right now and need a nice set that has pretty much everything I need in it for a reasonable price <$200 range. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
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  2. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    with what you said. let common sense take over, get the largest set you can that includes, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2" drives, wrenches, allen keys etc, screwdrivers and the like..
     
  3. SCJimmy

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    with what you said. let common sense take over, get the largest set you can that includes, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2" drives, wrenches, allen keys etc, screwdrivers and the like..

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    Yeah, what he said.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. Confedneck

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    with what you said. let common sense take over, get the largest set you can that includes, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2" drives, wrenches, allen keys etc, screwdrivers and the like..

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    Yeah, what he said.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    yeah, and what he said too! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif, hey get me a 1/2" clicker torque wrench while you're out? thanks pal, i appreciate it, really do /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  5. HarryH3

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    The 248 piece set is a great starter set of tools. This weekend it's on sale for $149.99, 50% off the regular price! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    There are a LOT of sockets in that set, so you might want to look at the clip-on socket holders. That's how I keep mine in order. I found that the ones with the handle on the end won't fit in most tool boxes. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    I think it is like the 215 piece set, that will you get you a good start.

    Keep going back for the extra's when you do not have something. I always buy instead of borrow when I do not have something. When I am about 80, then I might have it all....
     
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    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah I got that same set last year for the same price. Heck of a deal /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. k5guyva

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    I picked up the 173 piece set for $99. Fewer sockets and wrenches, but still a good deal. 50% off MSRP.

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  9. tomseviltwin

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    I just got the 60 piece mechanic set for $29.99 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I'm just gonna add a couple peices and keep it in my truck for roadside fixes and pick-n-pull trips.
     
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    I was looking at a craftsman set up here, $199 for 199 tool set, but instead of regular wrenches it has accelerator wrenches. Are these any good? I had never seen them before.
     
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    I jsut bought a 253piece set in a plastic case for $179. Had 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 drives all sorts of crap like screw driver and bits and sockets for it, a very large selection of allen wrenches, torx socket set, and wrenches up to 7/8 I also bought a humangous set of channel locks and wrenches from 15/16-1 1/4 (i think) well worth it. I had a competent set of tools now. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    my recomendation....before you spend the time and put all 200 and some sockets/wreches/allens into the plastic case, through the plastic case in the garbage and buy a real tool box. it will be worth it in the long run.
     
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    Or you could be really cheap and just buy 1 each 1/2" and 9/16" wrenches and the same size sockets with short and long extension because with a K5 that is almost exclusively what you will use /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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