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Places To Buy Tools

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If you are just starting out Sears, Canadian Tire and Princess Auto are your best bets. Snap On is overrated and overpriced. The only Snap on you should by are there torque wrenches. The rest can be bought from other suppliers a lot cheaper, with the same warranties, and just as good of guaility. Also be warned that snap on 1/4" 12 deep sockets have a ridge in them( the machining for the 12 point doen't go all the way to the bottom of the socket) this will cause the socket to ride up on the stud. SK and Gray are machined all the way through and do not have this problem. To understand the idea that you will need some different tools for specific jobs I offer the following example. The nut over the crosshead bearing on a Bell 212 is a 5/8" 6 point nut. If you try to us a 12 point it will not come off. You will round it or your socket off. Solution- Sears 3/8"drive 5/8" 6 point socket. Price $2.99. Works great lasts long time. Best of luck to you and good luck in school.

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