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General Discussion Board / Re: affordable wrenches and sockets
« Last post by Uncle Buck on Today at 05:07:30 AM »
Thanks for the good advice. What about ATD or Sunex. My Daughters boyfriend is an Auto Mechanic and he says the Snap on truck sells these.

Affordable and the Snap-on truck are not words found in the same sentence. I suggest forgetting about the truck and what the driver has to say about affordable tools. Last I knew Sunex sockets at least were good tools. Personally, I still like Gearwrench as an affordable alternative new and used name brands I like even better.

I suggest checking with fatfillup here for good used sets at fair prices.
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General Discussion Board / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Rural53 on Today at 03:23:07 AM »
After a long week, there was petrolhead head heaven here this afternoon. They closed The Strand off for the ceremonial start of this weekend's Rally New Zealand.


Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC of Hayden Paddon, a New Zealander who drives for Hyundai Motorsport in WRC.


Chrome wrapped Evo 9 of a fellow offroad racer.


V8 Hillman Hunter.


Wide range of cars




Ford Escort


More offroad racers, in a Evo 5.

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General Discussion Board / Re: affordable wrenches and sockets
« Last post by PaulBee on Today at 02:17:02 AM »
Thanks for the good advice. What about ATD or Sunex. My Daughters boyfriend is an Auto Mechanic and he says the Snap on truck sells these.
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General Discussion Board / Re: affordable wrenches and sockets
« Last post by skfarmer on Today at 01:05:56 AM »
2 inch?

that is a big order and won't be cheap no matter what. i would stick with a god known brand of wrench for sizes up to 1 1/4  and then maybe fill in with the cheaper stuff for larger. hf is a player there but i like the looks of the large wrenches from northern tool better.  a little more money but much nicer finish. i would not be ashamed to have them in my arsenal.

sockets in that range will be at least 3/4 drive. again, check out northern tool, they have some  pretty decent stuff that is better than the hf offerings in many cases.

used is a great route but it sounds like he needs the stuff to get work done sooner rather than later.
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I'm selling a Proto  Professional No. 5453 3/4" drive to 1/2" drive chrome adapter in very good condition. $ 12.00 shipped. I can take PayPal , Postal M/O , cash.
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Electrical topics / Re: Let's see how to leak check capacitors -
« Last post by DeadNutz on Today at 12:43:02 AM »
Thanks Ray for helping to keep us safe.
Stokester, thanks for the advice. My sister and her husband bought a house 2 years ago. Their friend who was hired by the bank to clean everything out knew that they were going to buy it so he left a bunch of electrical equipment there. There are two bench style setups loaded with HP oscilloscopes, HP wide range oscillators, Lambda regulated power supplys and plenty of other electronics in them. There is also a separate vertical cabinet stack with more stuff. Since my BIL died it is up to me to find a buyer for them and I was going to try and power them up but think I will wait until I find somebody who knows what they are and how they operate.
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General Discussion Board / Re: affordable wrenches and sockets
« Last post by J.A.F.E. on Today at 12:34:37 AM »
All things are relative and not a lot of money can mean many things - good also may mean different things. Wright, Williams, SK, Proto, Urrea and many others make some very good tools. Used may be an option depending on how fast they are needed and personally that would be my first choice if possible.
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General Discussion Board / Re: affordable wrenches and sockets
« Last post by ken w. on Today at 12:28:13 AM »
If you watch Ebay you can get some pretty good deals on SK Tool socket sets. Wrenches over 1 1/2" are pretty pricey on name brand ones. I bought most of my big wrenches used.
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General Discussion Board / affordable wrenches and sockets
« Last post by PaulBee on November 23, 2017, 11:47:18 PM »
One of my students just got a good job with a big company. He doesn't have a lot of money but he needs a decent set of SAE Combination Wrenches to 2" and sockets as well. Only problem is he used to be a racing motorcycle mechanic and he likes good tools. Can Anyone suggest an Affordable Brand?
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General Discussion Board / Re: Chic with a Bic
« Last post by Uncle Buck on November 23, 2017, 11:04:20 PM »
This is all I can think off lol




Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.


VERY GOOD CALL MUDMAN!  beerdude
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