Neil Nelson wrote:
When warranty time comes, I don't have to stop what I'm doing, I
don't even have to say hi to the S-O dealer, I can point out what
I need serviced, he'll take it out to the truck and bring back a
new one. At Sears, I have to stop work, get in the truck, drive
to the Sears store, walk in, see if they have the piece in stock,
track down a clerk to open the cabinet, take the tool back to the check-out....
Which scenario is most likely to result in increased productivity?
It's Saturday afternoon, about 6 PM, and you just fractured a 1 1/8 socket using a breaker bar and 6' of black iron pipe. You're a little tense,
because you're trying to repair the hydraulic cylinder on a 10 ton dump
full of rapidly cooling hottop. Does you SO dealer make housecalls?
For a school research paper about hand and power tools in general and
Snap-on in special, I need to know, why people are buying Snap-on
tools, in contrast to other brands.
Do you buy just the quality, or an image the brand has, or additional
service compared to other companies, or convenience, or something
Or why don't you buy Snap-on and prefer another brand (like Craftsman
or maybe European brands like Facom or Stahlwille etc.)?
Does a higher price pay off on the long run? Are you a pro or had you
It would be nice if you could get me a rough overview or some other
comments, which helps me with my research paper. Thanks a lot and
I bought Craftsman junk in the beginning as a mechanic and discovered some very good reasons for buying quality over cheaply made crap... When you
use certain tools every single day and can't afford to have to be dealing > with broken equipment or destroying bolts on a customers vehicle. Let
alone fighting with "springy" sockets and wrenches to get the job done,
you buy a quality tool! So many don't understand this concept period!
The same rules apply to tool storage there is a difference believe me...
In my 1st year as a mechanic my Craftsman toolbox was falling apart from
the sheer weight of tools and wear n tear on a few of my common drawers.
What a waste of money!!! I then bought myself a nice used Snap-On KRL7xx series roller cabinet and after 3 years of use it was still like new...
I was outgrowing it rapidly every drawer was "FULL" to the brim and work became more difficult from lack of space and disorganization!!! So I
hit up my Snap-On guy for a good deal he was willing to give me $3,400.00 trade-in value for a box I paid $2,500.00 cash to him for 3 years before
now before you get all talking trash bout markup hear this! Not only did > that box hold its value well I was able to buy a matching KRL1xxx-series
chest & roller cabinet set for $8,400.00 which would have cost me nearly 12,000.00... plus I bought it on promo 10% off and he threw in a Snap-On jacket, vinyl cover, $285.00 Snap-On roll cart and $1,200.00 in tool $$$
for using Snap-On Credit! Also, very important to know but Snap-On Tools Credit isn't like a revolving credit card, you pay "Installment" just like
a student loan and when it's paid off your credit gets a very nice boost!
I went from having a credit score in the low 500's to a score in the upper 600's like 684 I believe once it was paid off!!! When I went to re-fi my house mortgage the loan broker told me that my Snap-On account gave me a
nice plus to my credit score and how the bank looked at my credit history! Not a bad thing at all... in fact it afforded me a 2% lower interest rate.
My refinance went from 8% down to 6% in 2008 the going rate at the time
was between 6.25~6.5% with good credit so... not too shabby. There is a time and place for Harbor Freight, Sears, Craftsman, Chin Foo, Stanley, Husky, or any other cheap crap tools... think motorcycle kit bag, young
kids, loaner set, around the house or in rare use occasions. But, if you try to work in a professional environment with that crap you'll be sorry
and it could cost you your job as well! Think about it!
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