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Sears is 'set to sink'

Discussion in 'Economics & Finance' started by DoglegArms, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Willy Leadwell

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    Ingersoll rand is junk if you're buying anything less than their expensive, American made industrial stuff. All of their air tools and compressors less than 20hp are pure garbage.
     
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    I don't use most of my hand tools on a day to day basis- but when I need them to work, I do expect them to be up to the job. Most of the combination wrenches I have are Craftsman with some other stuff mixed in. No failures to speak of, but I did buy the dang things (at least partially) because of the warranty. As the ones I have break, I will be looking for replacements. Something other than the brands on the list above.
     
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    Blackhawk, Stanley wrenches are kind of like Bluepoint. Bluepoint is farmed out to meet Snap-On specs. Snap- On last I heard still makes their own. ( I retired in 2013) so have not kept up.
     
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    With Snap-on and Mac, the tolerances are alot tighter. Snap-On has a good Flank drive also. Its the small things.
     
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    LOL !!! At "Wack and Pecker"....

    I'm not a tool operator, but my Ryobi stuff has been pretty good, esp. the 18v batteries on their tools...
    My Buddy uses Bosch tools all the the time, and that seems to be pretty good shit.
     
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    I've been very happy with my blue point socket sets I got years ago. I used them professionally for several years and never had any issues. I think they are good for the average person who can't justify snap on money for home project tools.
     
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    Craftsman will probably become Stanley.
     
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    Maybe I missed it, but I'm fairly certain that DeWalt should be on the Stanley-owned list as well.
     
  9. Willy Leadwell

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    Yep. Porter Cable as well.
     
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