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Tool Crib / New Craftsman 3/8" drive "quick release" extension set -
« Last post by goodfellow on January 20, 2018, 04:07:58 PM »
I needed a new locking extension set for quite some time. I'm currently using a nice HF Taiwanese set, but the retaining collars are sometimes too bulky to get in tight spaces. Since I really love the 1/4" drive Craftsman extension set, I decided to try the 3/8 drive version. Admittedly I was a bit leery of Chinese Craftsman, but after the set arrived and I used it for about a month, I really like it. Fit/finish is top notch -- better than many US chrome sets and definitely a deeper shine.





More streamlines than the HF version -- BTW, the Taiwanese HF versions are excellent tools, just the business end was a bit bulky for some of my uses.





The retention is excellent with many different socket manufcaturers -- I tested SO, MATCO. MAC, Cornwell, Vulcan (Williams) and new/old US Craftsman





The chrome is perfect when compared to some pristine 1970's US made Easco Craftsman exctensions

 

For $24 delivered, the price is right and the tool is definitely VERY useful in my work.

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Sorry to hear about the job -- but we've all been there. It also seems that if you're a male over the age of 40, getting a new job is almost always a crap shoot. Companies want young and inexpensive workers; they're supposedly better for the bottom the line. One of these days they'll wise up to the fact that older workers are in most cases much more efficient and dependable.
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Shortly after I posted this, i got the blow off email
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Yesterday I finally got an interview at DOW chemical. The biggest employer in Midland. I had been hoping for employment there when I first bought the property in 1998. Moreover, much more so when I moved in unemployed in 2010.
Unfortunately, it seems like you need a PHD to be a janitor there. The 3-hour interview with five people went well, but I really do not know.
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Congrats on the bike! -- enjoy

I hate cardbs as well, but I enjoy working in them every now and then.

I am getting to the point where all I want to do is change the oil and put gas in them.
Restoration bodywork is ok, and the occasional repair, but I am sick to death of what our current gas does to small engine carbs….


That I absolutely agree with. The gas eats those things from the inside out.
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Congrats on the bike! -- enjoy

I hate cardbs as well, but I enjoy working in them every now and then.

I am getting to the point where all I want to do is change the oil and put gas in them.
Restoration bodywork is ok, and the occasional repair, but I am sick to death of what our current gas does to small engine carbs….
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Congrats on the bike! -- enjoy

I hate cardbs as well, but I enjoy working in them every now and then.
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I purchased another toy this weekend.
it has about 1/3rd the power of my old dirt bike, but i will NEVER have to deal with a @#$%& carburetor again.
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General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas!!!
« Last post by fflintstone on December 25, 2017, 08:47:21 PM »
merry Christmas to all.

this is what I got.
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General Discussion / Merry Christmas!!!
« Last post by goodfellow on December 22, 2017, 09:59:48 AM »
Wish everyone on TaG a very Merry Christmas, and all God's blessings for the New Year!
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