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Tips, tid bits, and tricks on tools
« on: February 13, 2011, 02:45:15 PM »
First thing first do not buy in to labels or warranties if a tool is good it will last it's life span.  Warranties do not add value to a tool they are a marketing gimmick to get you to over pay for a decent tool.

Screwdrivers are disposable wasting money on them is just foolish there are plenty of great brands at great value pricing , tool truck screw drivers are a massive rip off.

Brand loyalty is a foolish exercise in being a sheep ..... sheep are led to be sheared/ slaughtered.

Buy a tool once never intend to 'upgrade or replace later with a higher quality/ more expensive tool.   

Old tools cannot be compared to new tools even new tools can not be compared to tools that are a few years old. Manufacturing is constantly shifting, quality is changing in order for companies to have higher profit and or dividends for share holders. No longer can you count on a company to make a quality tool  for a fair price , executive greed is undermining that. ( all products)  Buy/ manufacture  it cheap and sell it for as high a profit that the market may bare this is the new cooperate edict .

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Tips, tid bits, and tricks on tools
« on: February 13, 2011, 02:45:15 PM »

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Re: Tips, tid bits, and tricks on tools
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 04:34:03 PM »
You are preaching to the choir here, AP, Rusty and GF have all stated as much in other threads.  And you all are right.
The point of screwdrivers being a wear item, pliers as well.  A good piers will last many years but only the first few will be its best.  All the toolboxes in the shop I am at have two pliers of each type, one generally new and the other to loan out.  Loose and floppy joints as well as worn teeth.

I just can't figure where to place ratchets, they wear out with use but last a long time if well lubed and adjusted all their working lives.