Where can I find good tools for a reasonable price?

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tank
January 14th, 2009 10:52pm
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Where is the best place I can find some good tools in Alberta without too much strain in my pocket??
steve-kuzer
January 15th, 2009 3:49pm
unless your buying used there is no real good way to get cheap tools. If you buy cheap you will regret it. Talk to your local Snap on and Mac tools rep. If you get a few guys in on it you can sometimes get volume discounts.
tank
January 16th, 2009 4:02pm
Thanks for the tip Steve
dave
January 16th, 2009 8:15pm
If people want to sell tools they will eventually be able to list them on this site. Also try sites like Kijiji and Craigslist.
vince-rodia
October 27th, 2010 10:59pm
I've bought more than half my tools over the last 20 years used From flea markets swap meets auctions yard sales etc, And I never have turned down a good deal because I already have an item because I have traded off tools for ones I needed Best story so far I waited 3 hours at an auction because I needed a valve spring tool for a flat head Bought a whole pallet for 5 dollars got the tool and sold the rest for 100.00
will-tilley
October 29th, 2010 4:22am
I tend to purchase middle of the road gear like Craftsman,Mastercraft,Ultra-pro although I have some Snap-on and Mac.As a field mechanic I find it much easier to modify a cheaper tool to get a job done.Just remember that tools don't make the mechanic.
geoff-bennetto
December 14th, 2010 12:23pm
I bought all of my tools from a lady on KIJIJI. She was getting out of the trade to to a serious illness. She sold me like 18k worth of tools for 2k!!!
ben
December 21st, 2010 6:25am
I have a mixture of tools from everywhere... started with Mastercrtaft for the basics (Canadian Tire has wicked sales all the time :laugh: )

I buy Snap-on only for the specialty tools you can't get anywhere else (like my 1 1/16" stuby...it's a wrench btw!)



But to be honest if you want really cheap tools that are really not that bad a quality AND have a life time warranty, I have only two words for you Princess Auto! :)



The quality of the tools they sell has been increasing as the company grows but they still keep the prices way down and they have great sales too! Now they're still not the best but... did I mention the life time warranty??? lol

Also they have a higher class of tool and a lower one... so you can get a set of wrenches from 1/4" to 1 1/4" on sale for twenty bucks! and go to town on them with a torch and/or a welder... and not feel the least bit bad about it... and I bet ya they'd STILL warranty it...



Happy Wrenching :)
ben
January 30th, 2011 2:13am
I mainly use westward, mastrcraft, and jet. I am very happy with them and the price is decent. I never know where i might be headed to fix something and i have yet to brake a westword wrench socket or ratchet. If you buy shitty tols it is your hands that will pay for it. Out in the middle of no where you need good tols. I remember welding a chain to my westword 3/4 ratchet and winching on it to get a 1 1/2 bolt out. Part of workinh in the middle of nowhere is being a redneck or bening inovative. Tools get abused but you need tools that will stand up
fred-malahoff
January 31st, 2011 3:35am
Dame strait on that one! westward and master craft are my choice off weapon for the job, also you if break or loose one you wont be crying the blues or spending half the [email protected]#$%^&ING day looking for it.however dont cheap out on air tools,prybars,screwdrivers or special instruments.

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