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What does everyone have for socket and wrench sets?

I think snap-on is pretty much the best out there but I can't see spending that kind of money.

For the most part I have SK Tools, a few Craftsman and some Stanley.
 

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Craftsman,mostly, as I can return em with little to no problem....and one or two of Crappy Tire's professional series.
 

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craftsman and a few odd ace hardware combo wrenches(I thought disposable until ace took back a broken one like sears)
 

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I have a husky socket set. i dunno, it works. I don't use it that often though.
That british guy Trimix-Lecy has the set-up if you are in the market for insulated stuff.
 

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I have a husky socket set. i dunno, it works. I don't use it that often though.
That british guy Trimix-Lecy has the set-up if you are in the market for insulated stuff.
I saw that. He's got a hell of a setup huh.
 

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Craftsman.

Until I get into the really big honkin' combo wrenches needed for pole light anchor bolt nuts. Then it's whatever brand to local tool shop has at the time I buy it.
 

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I just posted something about having to replace my ratchet and sockets and everything so here's my two cents:
I went to Sears and bought a 3/8 drive ratchet set...the 35$ joint that comes with like ten sockets in a black plastic case. I got in my car, opened it up, put a socket on and i could spin the socket by hand both ways (granted with a little pressure exerted), but the point is the bearings/gears/whateverthehellisinthere were shot right out of the box. I took it back and got a refund, went straight to HD and got Husky stuff. Craftsman disappoints me time after time. I wanted to buy American and do the craftsman thing...but i just can't take that kind of disappointment. I never had a problem with Husky stuff...yea i know it's not the best, but at least it will take a little while before it breaks. Not right outta the box.:censored::censored::censored:
 

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I just posted something about having to replace my ratchet and sockets and everything so here's my two cents:
I went to Sears and bought a 3/8 drive ratchet set...the 35$ joint that comes with like ten sockets in a black plastic case. I got in my car, opened it up, put a socket on and i could spin the socket by hand both ways (granted with a little pressure exerted), but the point is the bearings/gears/whateverthehellisinthere were shot right out of the box. I took it back and got a refund, went straight to HD and got Husky stuff. Craftsman disappoints me time after time. I wanted to buy American and do the craftsman thing...but i just can't take that kind of disappointment. I never had a problem with Husky stuff...yea i know it's not the best, but at least it will take a little while before it breaks. Not right outta the box.:censored::censored::censored:
I bought a Husky set of channel lock pliers, and they were crap....right out of the box. So there ya go. There is crap everywhere.
 

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I bought a Husky set of channel lock pliers, and they were crap....right out of the box. So there ya go. There is crap everywhere.
Well, you probably knew that before you bought them.
Anyway, the products I've bought from Husky overall, are on the same level as Craftsmen. Pretty much not very good, to say it nicely.
 

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Some Husky tools are crappy, like many of their pliers.

However, their socket set is very solid. I bought a 50 piece set for $30 many years ago and have been using it hard ever since.
 

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I have the husky socket set.
I don't use it much so it was perfect for the price.

I also have the Husky ritchey ratchets 1/4" - 3/4" and they were also great for the price.
 

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I have mainly craftsman. Though I do have some old "industro select" that were dads, These wrenches are 45 + years old and tough as hell. I have beaten on them with no mercy and their just as good as new.
I also have bought some Kobalt wrenches from Lowes that I have beat on and they are holding up fantastic.
Pipe wrenches are strictly Rigid brand. The old steel ones not the aluminum ones. My 3' and 4' pipe wrenches have come in handy many times over the years.
 

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I have a ~20 peice Craftsman set that I constantly opened upside down and spill the sockets all over the place. I finaly marked the bottom "open other end, stupid".
 

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I have a ~20 peice Craftsman set that I constantly opened upside down and spill the sockets all over the place. I finaly marked the bottom "open other end, stupid".
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