Had a set of snap on screwdrivers I bought in the late 80's that are my favorites. Unfortunately missing about half of them, all the phillips from the set minus a stubby are gone. Grips on those were a new at that time style.I've always preferred the classic screw drivers like this. Feels better in my hands. Anyone else?
My dad had a set of the Craftsman like in GoBlowSnow's pic. I have a few pieces from it left.Had a set of snap on screwdrivers I bought in the late 80's that are my favorites. Unfortunately missing about half of them, all the phillips from the set minus a stubby are gone. Grips on those were a new at that time style.
Have had a couple sets of the same craftsmans as you have pictured over the years. Doubt I could put together a complete set now.
lol, likely right. Tried to lay my hands on what I have left of them and am short 4 or 5 of them. But yeah can see in the pic which are the least used. No telling over the past 30 years where they may have gotten to. The little pocket set has always been handy too. Handles to me have a much better easier to torque grip than any others I have owned.you have the Philips stubby left most likely because you rarely use it
Not necessarily, depends on the size pipe you are using, I keep one that fits over my breaker bar and it also fits over all the 1/2 inch drive ratchets I own. Have been guilty maybe a time or two of using my long rectangular handled 1/2 drive craftsman with a piece of pipe. Afraid that is why it recently has quit holding direction. I will say this, the breaker bar with the pipe does give/flex, has had me concerned it was going to snap a number of times and had me re-choking up on the pipe, that 1/2 drive rectangular handled craftsman does not give or flex at all.It's easier to slip a cheater pipe over the round one, too
(I think that's how my ⅜" Snap-On met its demise years ago )
Looks like the reason for the 3 pack is due to being inclusive of drive sizes.There's a recurring meme here about 10mm sockets frequently going missing. I was checking out the tool aisle at Walmart recently, and I think I found the solution, 3-packs of 10mm sockets, in regular and deep
For the price they charge, it can't hurt to put couple packs in the tool box, just in case
No doubt, spread around in my garage are enough pieces to comprise the better part of a set of socketsFound that a lot of my stuff I replaced was not really missing at all, so ended up with extras to keep in other boxes.
lol. About the only issue I have with off brand or cheaper tools is those that end up causing busted knuckles or worse yet rounded off heads. Think hf gives a lifetime warranty on their hand tools, but sometimes the frustration caused by tools that do not hold up are not worth it.Now that I've jinxed myself, I suppose a rail of Harbor Fright sockets are in my future.
Agreed but I'll give you worse. We all get to pay for these critters acquisitions via higher pricing to make up for the theft... Everything in the store goes up in price to make up for the stuff that sprouts legs and walks out the door.The amount of theft at Walmart is crazy.... I usually look online to make sure they have something in stock before I go, but I've found that the on-line inventory levels for smaller stuff is usually not correct becuase people steal so much stuff! Nothing worse than checking to make sure something is in stock before you go only to find empty packages instead of acutal items! <sigh>