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  • Where do you buy grinders and other shop tools

    Do you have any preferences as to where you purchase hand grinders, clamps, air compressors, and other general shop tools. Is Craftsman the way to go given their warranty?

  • #2
    On electric power tools craftsman's warrantee isn't any better than anyone elses. Be sure to buy a Commercial or Industrial grade tool if you plan on using it much. Some cheapo type tools can burn up in less than a week of good hard use. On Hand Tools Wrenches Pliers etc.. craftsman does have a good warrantee if you want to go complain about it when its broken.I don't like to stand in line and hope they have another of whatever it is I just broke. I prefer to spend a little more on tools the average joe cannot normally break. "Snap on, Proto, Mac etc.. On air tools it's usually a limited 90 day type warrantee you need to ask the salesman to show you in writing. Especially when at my sears the salesmen" 20 yr olds" Usually know less about their stuff than I do.
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    • #3
      I'll buy a Sears hand tool if it's the only solution. I prefer tools from the same guys that GlenB mentioned. I spent 32 years in electrical construction, and I learned the hard way that you get exactly what you pay for in tools. Stick with recognized brand names, and you'll do OK for compressors, power tools, etc. There are exceptions of course, but when you buy from outfits that don't manufacture, like Sears, you're getting whatever the lowest bidder happenes to make. I do have one pretty good Sears table saw, and an antique, bulletproof, 295 amp Sears buzz-box.

      Brands I use: Jet, Porter-Cable, Milwaukee, Makita, Campbell-Hausfeld, Ingersol-Rand, Delta, and one VERY old Belsaw 910 surface planer.

      Be well.

      hank
      ...from the Gadget Garage
      Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
      Handler 210 w/DP3035
      TA185TSW
      Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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      • #4
        I only buy industrial grade tools and most often I order them from Amazon.com, they're usually cheaper and they pay for shipping if your order is over 25 bucks???, most tools arrive in a week.

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        • #5
          Glen,

          Off the subject, but years ago I worked down in the Antelope Valley, and on the road to Two Rock (can't remember the highway number) there was a place called the "Hungarian Sausage and Meat Factory". I recall that they made some KILLER sausage. Ever heard of it??

          Be well.

          hank
          ...from the Gadget Garage
          Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
          Handler 210 w/DP3035
          TA185TSW
          Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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          • #6
            flap disk's

            i found theas on e-bay. i dont know if you have tryed them but they are the bomb. if you havent tryed them and want to try first i found them at walmart for about $5.00 my welding shop caries a similer type for about $9.00 on e-bay you can get them as low as $2.30. you should try 1 they are great for everything from paint removal to grinding welds.
            thanks for the help
            ......or..........
            hope i helped
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            • #7
              ooops !!

              sorry i forgot the link LOL

              http://stores.ebay.com/Pioneer-Abras...isplayZ2QQtZkm

              enjoy
              thanks for the help
              ......or..........
              hope i helped
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              feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
              summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
              JAMES

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              • #8
                Hey Hankj
                Probably in littlerock somewhere on the 138. They have lots of fruit stands. Could have a sausage joint also.
                I have never heard of the place. I'll look next time i drive through the area.
                Dynasty 200DX With TEC Superflex 9 & 17 Torches,
                Hypertherm 30A Plasma
                Rincoln SP130T Mig

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                • #9
                  MILLWAUKE AND METABO,stick with these and you cant go wrong.

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                  • #10
                    Glen,

                    Exactly!! Littlerock!! Two Rock's a place up here near the coast. Called my bud in Agua Dulce - he says it's still out there. Check it out - you won't be disappointed.

                    Be well.

                    hank
                    ...from the Gadget Garage
                    Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
                    Handler 210 w/DP3035
                    TA185TSW
                    Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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