If you’re in the market for tools...

BoldlyGoing

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Oct 9, 2017
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#1
I was just in Home Depot- they’ve got almost all their mechanics tools on clearance.

These aren’t like extra super-duper heirloom quality pieces, but for something to keep in the Jeep that you won’t sweat losing on the trail, they’re probably worth it.

I picked up a set of metric and SAE box end wrenches for $20 each, and a new speedy lug wrench w/4 sockets for $14.
 

Boinked

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Jul 7, 2018
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Mesa,az
#2
I was just in Home Depot- they’ve got almost all their mechanics tools on clearance.

These aren’t like extra super-duper heirloom quality pieces, but for something to keep in the Jeep that you won’t sweat losing on the trail, they’re probably worth it.

I picked up a set of metric and SAE box end wrenches for $20 each, and a new speedy lug wrench w/4 sockets for $14.
I have been in the process of switching all my tools over to husky. As my craftsman break.
Now that craftsman is cheep Chinese crap!!!!!!!!!!.
I have found that Husky tools are strong enough for normal people. Its not snap on. But then again I don't need a 2nd mortgage to by one socket.
I can't comment on the warranty because I have not broken anything (going on 2 years)
 
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BoldlyGoing

TJ Enthusiast
Oct 9, 2017
475
447
Atlanta, GA, United States
#3
I have been in the process of switching all my tools over to husky. As my craftsman break.
Now that craftsman is cheep Chinese crap!!!!!!!!!!.
I have found that Husky tools are strong enough for normal people. Its not snap on. But then again I don't need a 2nd mortgage to by one socket.
I can't comment on the warranty because I have not broken anything (going on 2 years)
I seem to lose them faster than break them.

I swear my garage eats sockets.


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Boinked

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#4
I seem to lose them faster than break them.

I swear my garage eats sockets.


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You are preaching to the choir. I can lose a tool without moving. (At home)
It is amazing that at work where every tool is marked and must be accounted for at the end of shift. I don't have a problem and never misplace things. (Knock on wood)
 

Kathy

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May 27, 2017
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#12
I seem to lose them faster than break them.

I swear my garage eats sockets.


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I swore Dave’s tools were being eaten also. He says that he’s never had a problem with missing tools before I came around. I just ignore him or become slightly offended. Then , when he was fixing my sons jeep, he found his socket in my sons Jeep from when my son got a flat one night and I went to help him and brought along Dave’s socket set, jack, and other tools. Oops! Busted, red handed. He sent me a picture to verify it.
So now he has set me up with my own sets and tools so I don’t need to use his. I guess that is positive reinforcement if I’ve ever seen it, huh?
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Boinked

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#13
I swore Dave’s tools were being eaten also. He says that he’s never had a problem with missing tools before I came around. I just ignore him or become slightly offended. Then , when he was fixing my sons jeep, he found his socket in my sons Jeep from when my son got a flat one night and I went to help him and brought along Dave’s socket set, jack, and other tools. Oops! Busted, red handed. He sent me a picture to verify it.
So now he has set me up with my own sets and tools so I don’t need to use his. I guess that is positive reinforcement if I’ve ever seen it, huh?
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You know I did the same thing with my wife. She has her tools and i have mine. It works out for the best.
 

Kathy

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#14
You know I did the same thing with my wife. She has her tools and i have mine. It works out for the best.
Yes, I think it will. But of course, he still has way more tools than me and I always seem to need something that I don’t have yet :). Dave bought his co workers tool boxes when he retired, so now I got Dave’s tool box so I have a place to start acquiring new tools. I may hand to take a run to Home Depot! I need a reliable torx wrench.
 

RussTJ

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Nov 22, 2017
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Bridgewater, MA, USA
#15
I swore Dave’s tools were being eaten also. He says that he’s never had a problem with missing tools before I came around. I just ignore him or become slightly offended. Then , when he was fixing my sons jeep, he found his socket in my sons Jeep from when my son got a flat one night and I went to help him and brought along Dave’s socket set, jack, and other tools. Oops! Busted, red handed. He sent me a picture to verify it.
So now he has set me up with my own sets and tools so I don’t need to use his. I guess that is positive reinforcement if I’ve ever seen it, huh?
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Last year I was missing my two 25' tape measures from the garage. I asked my son & son in law and no one had seen them. I went out and picked up a couple at Home Depot and then naturally the originals reappeared. I now have four. Things could be worse.
 

Kathy

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#16
Last year I was missing my two 25' tape measures from the garage. I asked my son & son in law and no one had seen them. I went out and picked up a couple at Home Depot and then naturally the originals reappeared. I now have four. Things could be worse.
We have an abundance of tape measures, but never can find a single one when we need to measure something. It’s funny how that happens.