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Any one have any luck with them I have a three ratchets 1/4,3/8,1/2 and seam to be the only ones to last. Thinking of buy other husky stuff just wounder if its any good or if I'm lucky with what I got. Since I dont seam to hear anything good or bad about the name. Thanks hende
 


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I personally like husky alot. I've had nothing but good luck with their tools as well. I heard their newer tools are being made somewhere new, and quality could drop, but since the quality has been so good in the past, I don't have any of the new stuff to worry about.

don't quote me on the outsourcing, its just hearsay from a couple friends. Could be fact, could be snapon lovers trying to get me to pay 10x what I pay for tools lol.
 

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For home use they seem to be fine. However when being used all day they dont hold up. Guy I used to work with blew up his impact in 2 weeks, and his tool box started to fall apart not to long after.

Given the choice I would probably take a set of Craftsman over Huskey, even though they have started making tools in China.
 

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For home use they seem to be fine. However when being used all day they dont hold up. Guy I used to work with blew up his impact in 2 weeks, and his tool box started to fall apart not to long after.

Given the choice I would probably take a set of Craftsman over Huskey, even though they have started making tools in China.
I like Craftsman hand tools. Break and get a new one no questions asked. Kobalt and Gearwrench seem to fall in the same boat. The prices are reasonable and they all usually go on good sales from time to time. My uncle is a mechanic and he uses Snap On and Craftsman. I have used Snap On, Mac, and Cornwell and they are definitely superior.

I guess they way it has to be approached is if the tools are used for you to make a living, it lessens the blow on the more expensive tools (Snap On) for instance. You need something reliable that will last year after year and that helps reason the high cost. For a weekend mechanic, you don't abuse the tools as regularly and a Husky set would work just fine.
 

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I guess they way it has to be approached is if the tools are used for you to make a living, it lessens the blow on the more expensive tools (Snap On) for instance. You need something reliable that will last year after year and that helps reason the high cost. For a weekend mechanic, you don't abuse the tools as regularly and a Husky set would work just fine.
Working on my trucks/tractors doesn't pay that well, so I mostly use Craftsman and Gearwrench.

I have decided to start phasing out their ratchets for Snap-On ones though. They are expensive but I get sick of one with any kind of wear kicking into neutral or reversing on me. :annoyed:
 

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I mostly only have Crafsrman. As a rule, if it's something I will use a lot, I buy Craftsman. Otherwise I buy Kobalt, or HF. That said though, my best ratchet is still out of the very first set I bought at True Value nearly 20 years ago; Master Mechanic. I have busted a few Craftsman ratchets while this one leeps going. I have a Husky torx bit for seat belt bolts, and it's good.... but i don't use it very often.
 

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I have a lot of everything, where snap on and mac and matco are good, my husky stuff is almost to par. My craftsman ratchets dont last more then a few months with the way I work on various projects. Husky has surprised me though. I brought home tools from my dads shop while cleaning it out and I started using the husky tools. The ratchets are stronger, they have more teeth, and feel more durable. Right now I have been using more of my husky stuff than craftsman. I feel like craftsman is making junk anymore, and my local mall with a sears has been refusing to return tools. They say "Leave them here and we will mail you new ones". Yea sorry your not losing my money in the mail so I just raised my voice slightly and they let me exchange them for the ones on the shelf. Husky, they ask no questions and you can grab whatever you need.
 

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I have been seeing alot of similarities in craftsmann tools and the ones that Harbor Freight sells. So much in fact I think they are the same. Plus both have a lifetime warranty. No questions asked.
 

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I can't help it, I love Snap-On. I'm one of those guys, sorry haha. I will burn myself out for weeks to get the cash for a ridiculously priced, brand new shiny for my toolbox. I don't trash other brands though, I really love Klein screwdrivers though. My snappy stuff will last forever, or be replaced, it just stinks that I don't work at a shop, I work at my garage so I need to find a truck to shop, or call a truck guy and go meet him.

I had some Husky stuff when I was a kid, it seemed to last just fine. There is just something about a big fat drawer full of Snap-On sockets and ratchets that makes me feel at home.

Pliers are just whatever to me. I have all the Snap-On stuff but I mostly use channel lock, vice-grip, Klein, Crafsthole, anything that looks like I can slam the handles shut on a bolt with a sledge hammer and they wont bend. (I don't really do that, but I imagine tools going through hell before buying them lol).

My 3/8 snap-on impact gun out guns my 1/2 central pneumatic gun. Both were new around the same time too, but im unsure of the cp model number and stuff, and I know there are different gun strengths in each size.

Precision measuring - Starret, mitutoyo.

I have a bunch of craftsman odds and ends from over the years of "I need this tool now" situations, they ROCK.

The more teeth a ratchet has, the smaller the teeth are, so strength is a trade off if they are both made of the same steel. I like fine tooth ratchets but I won't put all my might into a long handle 3/8 or bigger if there is a knuckle shredding situation, which is usually the time that need the fine tooth, when your in a tight spot.

Just a few of my choice brands there, but at-home mechanics, just doing your own stuff, Husky is a quality tool.


Kobalt has always pissed me off.
 

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Ive just got a few of the Husky wrenches, but they have been through some abusive situations with flying colors.

Id buy more if I had to.
 

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Husky, kobolt, craftsman do not last in the heavy equipment industry. Always breaking. We have mostly snap-on now for the simple fact when we break them snap on comes to us. Every week there is a pile of broken tools.

Around the house husky and the other are great though.
 

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I just had this conversation about what lasts with my buddy that owns and operates his transmission shop. He uses MAC, Snap On, Matco, Cornwell, and Craftsman. He has issues getting warranty replacement tools from Snap On, Matco, and Cornwell. MAC gives him a tool off the truck, the other tools on wheels trucks make him wait while they send it in. That's a big PITA when you are running a business. He is going to start using Craftsman more often so he can get it warrantied right away.

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I just had this conversation about what lasts with my buddy that owns and operates his transmission shop. He uses MAC, Snap On, Matco, Cornwell, and Craftsman. He has issues getting warranty replacement tools from Snap On, Matco, and Cornwell. MAC gives him a tool off the truck, the other tools on wheels trucks make him wait while they send it in. That's a big PITA when you are running a business. He is going to start using Craftsman more often so he can get it warrantied right away.

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With as much money as we spend with them. If they don't have it on the truck. Its overnighted and waiting at the gate when we arrive at 4am. Depending on what it is the longest we waited was 2 days.
 

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If you take a HF sales flyer to sears some of the tools are the same, just different branding. The universal wrenches that Craftsman has been Advertising for ever for $39, can be bought for $15 at HF
 


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