Hello everyone - apologies if this is not the right forum list, but it seemed most appropriate given the question... My son (26) has a new part-time opportunity to perform small-engine repair for a professional shop, but he must furnish his own tools. He currently does not own any tools, so he is starting from the ground up. He also may be doing light repair work/maintenance on pickup trucks as well, with the same tools. Unfortunately, he only has $500 - $600 max to spend on acquiring basic hand tools. So, high-end professional hand tools like Snap-On are way beyond his budget. He's looking at Craftsmen and Kobalt. I have a boatload of craftsmen tools, but most were purchased in the 70's and 80's. Now that craftsman is no longer owned by Sears, I don't know if they are any good or not. Apparently Kobalt (Lowes) has a lifetime guarantee. I suppose used is an option, but I do not know where to look for a complete set of used tools from a quality manufacturer - I looked on Ebay, but mostly what is offered are specific tools here and there (from the major brands). So, hence my questions: 1) What would you all advise for him to acquire an initial set of tools for $500 - $600? 2) Are there any good websites for quality used tools? Thanks for any help/advice from the professional mechanics out there!