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Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-20-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 23,399
Views: 3,597,100
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

Well shit, good quality across the board. That's a keeper.:rocker:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-18-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Anybody Use Husky?

Love my 3/8" & 1/2" torque wrenches (Matco/Armstrong/Gearwrench rebrands).

Husky is at least the equivalent of some of Matco's Silver Eagle stuff...:D
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-16-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23,399
Views: 3,597,100
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

Every Matco and Snap-On truck I've been on (in 2 different states), the drivers have had Gearwrench sets "He got a deal on" and was flipping, so I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Armstrong if...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-16-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,387
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Lowes kobalt customer service

That's very different from what I experienced. Walked right in with some old style Danaher era ratchets and traded them out for new fine tooth ratchets. No questions asked. That was a couple of...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-16-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: champion generators

Microlite? Emerald? Is it an flathead? I love those damn things, insanely well built. We have an OLD Studebaker made one in the shop right now, and an iron block CCK that goes into an Alis Chalmers...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-16-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: champion generators

All of those are minor variations of the same cheap 1 lung Chinese box store gensets, just with some different cosmetics.

They're also sold as Generac, Onan, Honeywell, etc. We seem to have one...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-15-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Need a armstrong 10994 1/4 flex ratchet in 88 tooth

The Craftsman RPs are also the sloppiest 36 tooth design out there. My 24 tooth ancient Williams Superratchet is 10x better.

The current Williams USA 36 tooth ratchets (Snap-On guts) are insanely...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-15-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23,399
Views: 3,597,100
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

I have the same set, they fit great. Not as sharp of edges as my Bonney stuff, but yet to have them spread on me. They are from the Danaher era.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-11-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,272
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Disappointed in SK Warranty (edit: customer service)

They are old stock, before Ideal bought the company (and brought it all back to the USA). They are listed in the closeout section of the Epstein's website, and are a long time discontinued set of...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-08-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: torque wrench

Last I saw, they still hadn't swapped the 1/4" over to the Apex/Danaher style. It was still the Taiwan round head style. I bought a 1/4" USA Gearwrench for just that reason.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-08-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Gearhead sockets @ Pep Boys (pics)

Yep, nothing in the Northwest either. I still use the coupon for online when ordering parts.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-08-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: torque wrench

Other than minor cosmetic differences, they are the same tool. The scale is mislabeled on the HD website (shocking, I know). They are the same torque wrenches between Husky, Gearwrench, Armstrong...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-08-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23,399
Views: 3,597,100
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

I'm sure they do, but the Gearwrench set I have crammed in that SK box has done me just fine for years now.:bounce:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-08-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23,399
Views: 3,597,100
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

GJ member "rapid robert" gave me a killer deal on his SK 1/4" case he wasn't using. Needed to get my 1/4" impact sockets off of the rails bouncing around my tool bag on service calls. Fits the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-08-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Matco Silver Eagle tool quality How is it?

I've used their master bit socket set, and it was great for an import set.

Food for thought; This picture was posted on the "Truck Tool Equivalents 2.0 Thread". Member ordered a Silver Eagle...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-07-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 41,019
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: The Truck Tool Equivalents Thread 2.0 - Expanded with Part Numbers

Excellent finds! I'll add them to the list.:rocker:


To everyone that wants this thread as a sticky, feel free to send a message to the Mods. Would love to get it up there so we can keep it from...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 7,523
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-03-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: USA kobalt ratchet

That's what I did with mine. Massive upgrade.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-03-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Armstrong 3/8 ratchet

How many damn broken ratchets do you have?!:lol_hitti
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-03-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,523
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Metric 12pt Socket Usefulness?

There's a reason I'm selling my 1/2" drive Metric 12 point Williams sockets. Bought years ago, and have never needed to use them.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-03-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: USA kobalt ratchet

Best chance is finding a rebuild kit for a standard Craftsman Raised Panel Ratchet, or trading the ratchet in for a fine tooth model at Lowes.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-02-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Flare nut wrenches

This is the way to go about it.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 02-28-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 23,399
Views: 3,597,100
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

I'm not sure why, but I've been using more and more coarse tooth ratchets lately (when I do use them, versus just using the cordless impact). Love the smooth feel of my Williams ratchets over the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 02-27-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,627
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Selling gearwrench tools, how would you go about it?

Metric will always move faster on eBay than SAE, and mixed sets can bring down the overall value (or bring lots of low ball bids from the people looking for just Metric).

I've had good experiences...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 02-27-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23,399
Views: 3,597,100
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

I have those same sets of Williams. No regrets after selling my SAE Snap-On set that they replaced. Absolutely love them.
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