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Old 02-25-2021, 12:05 PM   #76
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Yeh, I don't mind spending up to around $350 and I do have limited space so it won't be one of the big ones.

Thanks for tips, all, about bearings and removeable. I hate drawers that are hard to remove. Usually they are but you have to figure out how, at least in office furniture and kitchen cabinetry.

I saw the ones with the hinged top and the "bay". Not sure I wouldn't clutter that right up....
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:10 PM   #77
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Door #2 - That dewalt set looks pretty good.

Don't buy cheap tools (which I have and am telling by experience). When you're mid project and something breaks or doesn't work, that is the worst.

That said, I did build a "light" track set for my bike when I was racing and doing trackdays with harbor freight tools. That way if they got lost or someone borrowed them and i never saw them again, I was less inclined to care. And at the track everyone has tools if mine broke. (it had the bare minimum for me to work on little stuff in a small three drawer handled box).

Home set was craftsman, which generally were sufficient for my needs.

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Matco has the best ratcheting wrenches IMO
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Old 02-25-2021, 04:42 PM   #79
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:01 PM   #80
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Totally agree.
Have you bought one in the past 3-4 years? They’ve slipped a bit.

I bought Matco ratcheting wrenches when they first came out. What like 20+ years ago or so. And yup they are great.

Broke one a few years ago and had to warranty it. New ones are mad of Chinesium.
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A set is $1000 for the nice ones lol

That kobalt set with the flex head and 90 teeth for $55 is looking awfully nice lol. Course it's missing a few less common sizes.
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Have you bought one in the past 3-4 years? They’ve slipped a bit.

I bought Matco ratcheting wrenches when they first came out. What like 20+ years ago or so. And yup they are great.

Broke one a few years ago and had to warranty it. New ones are mad of Chinesium.
I just bought a couple of large flex head offset units. 21/22 and 24/25. I've already beaten on them a bit and they feel solid. Time will tell.

I do have a set of their OG ratcheting wrenches and they do kick ass.
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Yeh, I don't mind spending up to around $350 and I do have limited space so it won't be one of the big ones.

Thanks for tips, all, about bearings and removeable. I hate drawers that are hard to remove. Usually they are but you have to figure out how, at least in office furniture and kitchen cabinetry.

I saw the ones with the hinged top and the "bay". Not sure I wouldn't clutter that right up....

FYI, this weekend Harbor Freight has their 10% off no exclusions/20% off (inside track club) for single items. Their tool chests are usually excluded from coupons. You can occasionally find them on sale for ~10% off without this coupon so the ITC may be the way to go, I don't know. If you don't have a coupon they can usually be found here: https://www.hfqpdb.com/. They usually accept digital coupons. Heads up.
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:19 AM   #85
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FYI, this weekend Harbor Freight has their 10% off no exclusions/20% off (inside track club) for single items. Their tool chests are usually excluded from coupons. You can occasionally find them on sale for ~10% off without this coupon so the ITC may be the way to go, I don't know. If you don't have a coupon they can usually be found here: https://www.hfqpdb.com/. They usually accept digital coupons. Heads up.
Thanks. I may well do this. Not like we're goin anywhere exciting this weekend!
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There is a harbor freight coupon Android app that I use. Works well. No cutting coupons
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