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I really wanted to buy something tonight, so I came up with the idea abou getting a good socket set. I went with Craftsman because of the lifetime gaurantee and because everyone I've talked to said they are damn good quality, so I hope they are. $60 for a 96 piece set. I was going to get a 254 piece set that was on sale for $200, but that seemed a little overkill for my needs. Anyway, I'm excited.





Now I see the second pic isn't so good, oh wells.



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looking good, super. those things come in handy
 

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There is nothing like having the right tools. It makes working on a car so much easier.. I have an old set of Craftman's, the only problem is the 10 mm seems to walk away alot :)
 

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A good set od socket is a must.

I bought a case of sockets like that to replace my old set. The one thing that I found out that I liked the most but disn't expect to was the spinner handle (like a screwdriver that you can put the socket onto).
 

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One note of caution...

Don't open the box upside down!! I know this sounds basic, but I've done it a few times with my Craftsman socket set when I was in a rush. Sockets all over the place, takes 10 minutes to put them all away!

That's the last socket set you may ever buy. They will last longer than you.

-Roy
 

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I'm with you super. I have a full set of tools in the car at all times. I guess it's a throw back from my Camaro days, but I always want to be prepaired.



Look to the left of the pic, and you can start to see the tool bag that is bursting at the seams. I have everything from a small socket set, to a drill, and all kinds of wiring equipment.
 

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I picked up a tool kit from Target for like $25 that has all the basics - socket set, needlenose, sidecut, and adjustable pliers, screscent wrench, screwdrivers, you name it - all in a nice little canvas bag. Some duct tape and I'm prepared just in case. Of course, I have my nice stuff at home for really working on the car.

-Roy
 

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Excellent James, looks like you got some good tools. So does this mean you're going to be doing some modifications? It seems like new tools usually inspires work. :)
 

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Good job James. I only buy Craftsman for my tools. The deep well sockets are the best! Plus you will be able to give them to your kids - haha
 

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I still have my dad's old tools, some were Craftsman. I break new tools easy. I can take a 3/8 inch ratchet from my dad's set and break loose a nut or bolt without breaking the tool. Only thing he did not have was metric tools.
 

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I forgot to mention that my old det as jst sockets, and the new box has a good selection of metric and sae sockets, also a selection of open-box end wrenches and diffrent screwdriver tips.
 

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Craftsman are the best, unless you are a dedicated mechanic and can afford Snap-on, Matco, etc. That's an excellent set Super. When you're looking to build your tool collection here and there, check Ebay. I've gotten a lot of my Craftsman odds & ends from there.

hehe. it always starts with one 96 piece tool set... now I have a Craftsman roll-away full of tools... it's one of my favorite things.
 

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I got mt fathers toolbox when he passed away, and most of it was craftsman. Unfortunately he didnt use them much and most of them were in pretty bad condition. A visit to Sears and I was able to exchange quite a few of them them with comparible replacements,
 
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