December 2, 2005I am a millwright, welder/fitter and been using craftsman tools for over 20 years.Never have I had to replace one,they are used daily and sometimes very hard. As for a car mechanic Snap on might be better for you ,because they are a more refinded tool steel. Smaller diameters on the box end wrenches, and sockets. That might help you get into the tighter spots with the new cars and trucks.
Forums : Garage & Tool : Snap On or Mac? (3628 Views)
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December 30, 2005i was a pro mechanic for 4 years....ONLY I MEAN ONLY buy the big "S.O."
January 26, 2006I just got my new box designed locally and it should be done in about 6 weeks. They are backed up with the Nascar teams getting new equipment right now...
I bought a bunch of snap on stuff and have recently been VERY VERY disappointed with them. Not the tools themselves, but the service. Our dealer quit, snap on won't send a rep out...not even a regional guy, and I have 3 drawers of broken sockets, extensions, impacts, meter, and air hammer.
I spent 13 grand in tools with them last year and am thinking of getting rid of them and buying matco since the dealer and company have helped me every time I have asked.
January 27, 2006Well that sure does suck. I guess they must have too much money and don't need to make anymore...Snap-On that is!
Yea tool spending is very addicting! The only way i get through the truck now, is to NOT get on it in the first place It's nice not oweing them money for a change!
January 27, 2006Both make very good toolboxs, but if it were me, I would purchase Matco, since they support NHRA Drag Racing.
February 2, 2006Snap-on, Mac, and Matco all support NHRA. Matco has more parent company money to spend on racing which has nothing to with actual tool sales
February 6, 2006Well, I finally got the Industrial rep from Snap on to come down to the shop. He was a little overwhelmed when I handed him a box of tools that were broken.
He tried to sell me a box to for 1500 bux I told him that I already had a new box coming but if I could swing it I would buy it and sell it
October 29, 2007i know this topic is old as dirt.but i wanted to say do not ever buy mac tools.my wife was a mac tools distributor.i have seen and heard alot of horror stories with mac tools.i do have a mac tool box but mostly snap on tools.i got the box at dealer cost because of my wife.but mac tools are worse than anybrand out there.btw i wouldnt use craftsman tools for everyday use they arent machined well and cant handle stress.i would go snap on or matco.
October 30, 2007I have alot of Craftsman, Snap On, and Matco stuff. Like it all. It all will get the job done.
January 16, 2008I say Snap-on. After you're in the business for a couple years you'll see why. Better tools and better service is what I've experienced.
February 3, 2008I liked reading this thread.. all the pro snap on..
Im thinking of becoming a snap on distributor... about to make a seperate post of the subject..
May 4, 2008between the 2 i'd say snap-on no question, bought some mac gasket scrapers and pick set and the handels fell off! BUT I'M MORE A MATCO MAN. best tools out there being a professional tech i use them every day and if something does break my matco guy doesn't hassel me about warranting it and the tools just feel of a higher quality
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