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Old 11-25-2006, 08:30 PM   #21
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Here is a website about where tools are made and by who

If you read about the Lows tools, i think i might be buying them now

http://www.team.net/www/morgan/tech/whotools.html
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Here is a website about where tools are made and by who

http://www.team.net/www/morgan/tech/whotools.html
Yep... I was right as usual. :P
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Haro, that label doesn't mean all their tools (or even that one) are manufactured in the USA. There are loopholes all over the manufacturing and import markets. Subcomponents can be made there, with final assembly here, or vice versa.

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Haro.. to try and address your topic. I personally like a click torque wrench and on your question of inch/lbs or ft/lbs.. there'* 12 inches in a foot.

To address the tool quality that has come up. Choose the tools you want. Personally..I like Snap-On, I find they out perform many other brands including MAC, hands down.

Can I afford to fill my box with Snap on? No way.. Craftsman is my usual tool of choice due to number of locations, price and ease of return policy if I abuse them. I have some Harbor Freight tools as well.

I'm a firm believer in not using a 12 point socket unless you are removing a 12 point bolt. Having worked with both, the difference is almost never rounding a bolt head.
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Here is a website about where tools are made and by who

http://www.team.net/www/morgan/tech/whotools.html
Yep... I was right as usual. :P
You have been wrong or off-base more times than humanly possible lately. Read my reply above, and the one in 92-99.
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http://www.team.net/www/morgan/tech/whotools.html
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Haro - the in-lbs wrench is for work on the Uim/Lim, oil & tranny pan, valve covers, some water pumps...

I wouldn't get that 75ft-lbs wrench, its not high enough to work on much suspension stuff, but should be fine for engine work. If you work on suspension stuff get the one that goes to 150, 200 being even better. Wait for a sale if you need too.

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Haro - the in-lbs wrench is for work on the Uim/Lim, oil & tranny pan, valve covers, some water pumps...

I wouldn't get that 75ft-lbs wrench, its not high enough to work on much suspension stuff, but should be fine for engine work. If you work on suspension stuff get the one that goes to 150, 200 being even better. Wait for a sale if you need too.

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agreed, if it was me, i would get a 3/8 drive in/lb wrench for the smaller stuff, and a 1/2 drive ft/lb wrench for the bigger stuff. that will co ver MOST needs aside from some convieniecne of having the 3/8 ft/lb and a 1/4in wrench
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not that this really has ne thing to do with the topic but i work at sears and get a very nice discount on tools and close out tools
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