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Re: Cheap tools.

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03-11-2013 05:35:28

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This one is exactly 30 years old,

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03-19-2013 14:32:41

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 Re: Cheap tools. in reply to CH(Upstate,NY), 03-11-2013 05:35:28  
Hi with Most of this modern stuff you will be lucky to get parts in 10 years. or it just won"t be worth fixin. I fix heavy equipment and only own 1 snapon socket all the rest of my tools are mid range price stuff. Guys I know have spent thousands on high brand stuff and are still paying for it. snap on warranty is no good when a wrench falls in a hole on a machine and you can"t get it back lol. With my cheaper tools I have lost the odd one and broke the odd one or 2 doing dumb stuff to get out of a pinch. I have tools i bought back in 1990 when I started out from school, they are paid for 100 times over and still earning good money. Don't be hard on some of the cheaper stuff it can be as good as or better than the top end brands, I just avoid the 2 dollar stuff .
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03-15-2013 05:27:47

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 Re: Cheap tools. in reply to CH(Upstate,NY), 03-11-2013 05:35:28  
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A 30 year old drill press owes you nothing. Neither does Sears.

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03-12-2013 04:50:06

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30 years old. Oh. I was under the impression is was a new one or a couple years old. I have to say, that's different.

I'm still using a Kanady-Otto (sp?) that pre dates at least Korea if not WW2.

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