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What brand name tools do you swear by?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Fire-Starter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    I like Craftsman and Dewalt..Dewalt makes great saws and drills! I like craftsman for the other stuff.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The Bosch Litheon power driver is one of the best-designed power tools I have ever used. It makes me want to buy a lot of other Bosch tools, and I would too if I could afford it.
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Craftsman and Stanley hand tools. Mostly Makita power tools.
  4. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
  5. I use and have had good luck with Craftsman and DeWalt.
  6. +1 on Bosch.

    I've got one of their 36v Litheon drivers, a corded rotary saw, and one of their 5" grinders. All great tools
  7. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Makita and Bosch. But no Makita jigsaws because of the relative rarity of their blades.
  8. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Love Craftsman. Like Bosch and Irwin.

    Hate Kobalt.
  9. troy2003


    Aug 29, 2007
    Craftsman-mainly because Sears is open 7 days/week and usually gon't ask a bunch of questions about broken tools.I have an s/k socket set and that is my favorite socket set ever.Also becoming a huge fan of Wiha
  10. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Microsoft. :bag:
  11. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    And that's how we can tell you've lost your mancard. :p
  12. toytech


    Mar 22, 2004
    San Leandro
    Snap-on, Stahwille, Hazet, Makita, KTC, to name a few.
  13. xbrandonx


    Sep 27, 2008
    Same here. While they're not the best, they're also not the worst and its much easier to track down a sears then a Snap On/Mac truck.
  14. Hi.

    In no particular order.

    Bosch, Fein, Scheppach, Festo, Hilti for light duty.

    Bridgeport, TOS, Colchester, South Bend for heavier stuff. (Biesse Rover49 some day)

    Esab & Kemppi for welding.

  15. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'm right with you. Throw in some Klein and you've got my tool collection.

  16. flakeh

    flakeh Banned

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada

    All my snap-on mechanics tools broke too easily.
  17. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Oh, lots of Irwin stuff too.
  18. Brim


    Nov 20, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    I like Bosch. I've used their hammer drills, 18v power driver, 10v lithium driver, etc. Great stuff.
  19. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Why, because of which part... Micro, or Soft? :D

    Actually, the tools that I own are a hodgepodge, and many are decades old. I have a second hand Craftsman table saw from the 60's, and bought a Craftsman wrench set when I got my first car. All of that stuff is good. The motor stopped on my saw, and it was my wife who suggested opening it up to see if sawdust had gotten into the contacts. Problem solved.

    My Craftsman circular saw and router are rather cheap. Both were bought "just to get a job done." I would buy slightly better tools today. With those tools, the stability and accuracy of the adjustments are important.
  20. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    haven't heard Proto yet . I like Proto

    Bosch ,mac , fluke ,yellow jacket, dewalt , porter cable , klein ,ideal , love my Milwaukee impact,,,,

    sears pissed me off a few years ago over a free shipping deal gone sour, I will never buy from sears again.

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