~tc~ wrote:My wife and I met through four wheeling our trucks. All of her tools are HF. I can guarantee you if you have problems breaking Craftsman tools, you will be going through the HF with reckless abandon.
I actually don't have many hand tools from HFT as my main tools are American-made Craftsmans I got from Sears several years ago on a Black Friday sale. They serve me very well. However, I've noticed that even Craftsman has buckled and now most of their tools are made in China. For example, when my USA-made 1/4 inch ratcheting wrench's release button failed, I got it replaced with the same product, but it was made in China. The equivalent tool was no longer American-made unless you wanted to pay much more for a product from a different series.
Also, you can end up spending an insane amount of money on tools. Even Craftsmans are looked down on by the Snap-On crowd. However, I prefer not to be a tool to tools. A buddy of mine is a pro bicycle builder/repairman in Japan. He assembles custom carbon fiber bicycles for triathletes and cyclists. He really likes premium hand tools made in the USA, Switzerland, and Germany. I've gone with him to high-end tool shops in Japan to look at the stuff. Hell, they even had a radio show streaming in which all they talked about was tools, namely Snap-Ons. I was like, what the f...
I then looked at the tools. Imagine looking at a simple screwdriver and seeing that it costs $90. It's like the Bugatti of screwdrivers. Ridiculous.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS 6MT (Black)