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Torque wrench test #5347755 02/12/20 01:41 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck_O5U1Tyz8

This is great. Some one needs a huge price cut.

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Right!
I saw that video last year when it came out and I like his reviews. I'm not watching the video again so, I can't remember how many different test the guy did but in my mind, it a test of ONE example.

So, I agree & disagree with you. Yes, Snap-On tools are a lot of money but, there is(I believe) more built into the price of their tools that we may not think about. I don't buy them simply because I don't need tools that well made(reputation) nor do I want to spend that kind of money.

I don't think we'll ever see a price cut on Snap-On Tools. My neighbor has a Snap-On franchise and he says that Snap-On is completely aware of Harbor Freight better line of tools and they feel ZERO threat(at this time). And on this end, this is just ONE guy saying this so, IDK what other Snap-On distributors are saying. They may in fact feel a threat in certain areas of the country.


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Re: Torque wrench test [Re: Char Baby] #5347814 02/12/20 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Char Baby
Right!
I saw that video last year when it came out and I like his reviews. I'm not watching the video again so, I can't remember how many different test the guy did but in my mind, it a test of ONE example.

So, I agree & disagree with you. Yes, Snap-On tools are a lot of money but, there is(I believe) more built into the price of their tools that we may not think about. I don't buy them simply because I don't need tools that well made(reputation) nor do I want to spend that kind of money.

I don't think we'll ever see a price cut on Snap-On Tools. My neighbor has a Snap-On franchise and he says that Snap-On is completely aware of Harbor Freight better line of tools and they feel ZERO threat(at this time). And on this end, this is just ONE guy saying this so, IDK what other Snap-On distributors are saying. They may in fact feel a threat in certain areas of the country.

Maybe Snap On will wake up one day. They feel no threat now, time can change things, quickly sometimes. They make good tools no doubt, but in cases like this there are better options for a lot less money.


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Re: Torque wrench test [Re: demarpaint] #5347819 02/12/20 05:52 AM
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And I definitely agree with that! smile


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Originally Posted by Char Baby
And I definitely agree with that! smile

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Re: Torque wrench test [Re: demarpaint] #5347821 02/12/20 05:59 AM
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The one thing that always comes to mind with Snap-On Tools beyond their lifetime warranty(which most other brands offer as well) is that they deliver. You never have to leave your workplace. And IDK what different distributors offer in terms of discounts to good customers/technicians who buy a lot of tools.

I also don't know exactly(w/o asking my neighbor), how the warranty works, paperwork involved, time to wait etc. If I were a distributor, I would have warranty paperwork ready for when I pulled up to my customers shop and the tool ready to had off to them.


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Re: Torque wrench test [Re: Char Baby] #5347829 02/12/20 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Char Baby
The one thing that always comes to mind with Snap-On Tools beyond their lifetime warranty(which most other brands offer as well) is that they deliver. You never have to leave your workplace. And IDK what different distributors offer in terms of discounts to good customers/technicians who buy a lot of tools.

I also don't know exactly(w/o asking my neighbor), how the warranty works, paperwork involved, time to wait etc. If I were a distributor, I would have warranty paperwork ready for when I pulled up to my customers shop and the tool ready to had off to them.

Convince is always a plus, as is good CS. One has to determine how much that's worth though. I couldn't justify 4X or more in some cases, obviously some people can. FTR I own some Snap On tools and have nothing against them.


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Re: Torque wrench test [Re: Exhaustgases] #5347841 02/12/20 06:41 AM
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Obviously HF is buying these from a high quality torque wrench manufacturer in Taiwan. I do like the etching on both barrel and handle, it appears to be a good quality tool.
No Snap on hate here, the tools I have from them are great and treasured.

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Originally Posted by Char Baby
Right!
I saw that video last year when it came out and I like his reviews. I'm not watching the video again so, I can't remember how many different test the guy did but in my mind, it a test of ONE example.

So, I agree & disagree with you. Yes, Snap-On tools are a lot of money but, there is(I believe) more built into the price of their tools that we may not think about. I don't buy them simply because I don't need tools that well made(reputation) nor do I want to spend that kind of money.

I don't think we'll ever see a price cut on Snap-On Tools. My neighbor has a Snap-On franchise and he says that Snap-On is completely aware of Harbor Freight better line of tools and they feel ZERO threat(at this time). And on this end, this is just ONE guy saying this so, IDK what other Snap-On distributors are saying. They may in fact feel a threat in certain areas of the country.
I'm a semi mech at UPS. We also have a trailer side. Younger guys getting into the field aren't buying tool truck brand tools like the senior mechanics.


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Good tools will no turn a hack into a good mechanic but good tools will make a good mechanic more efficient and happier. Nothing wrong with old Craftsman at all but the new stuff is just crap.


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Re: Torque wrench test [Re: Trav] #5347846 02/12/20 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Trav
Good tools will no turn a hack into a good mechanic but good tools will make a good mechanic more efficient and happier. Nothing wrong with old Craftsman at all but the new stuff is just crap.

All good points. I'm hoping Stanley B&D will turn the Craftsman name around. Their new tools for the most part are crap.


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Yeah, I'm just a shadetree. I do most of my own repairs and once in a while I'll help a friend or family. So, I only need Craftsman, Stanley, HarborFreight, Husky etc. I even have some of my DAD's remaining Snap-On tool, Cornwell & MAC. But, there are only a few of these in my collection of tools


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I have Craftsman 3/8 and 1/2 inch Digitork wrenches which show the exact torque in a window in the handle. Why do these new models still use 50 year old style micrometer adjustments?

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Snap On Revenue in 2019 was 3.7 Billion Dollars. Here is a chart for the last 15 years. They seem to be holding their own against Harbor Freight. smile


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HF is and never will be a competitor for them.


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