What tools do you carry, always

From: Russ Blakeman <russ_at_rbcs.8m.com>
Date: Thu Dec 7 16:19:59 2000

Never had one break in the middle of a job, they just slowly work less
efficiently than new and I take them back. I have had rare occasions that
the tip of a phillips 2 has sheared off but I carry 2 or 3 of them anyway.
Sears Roebuck may not be in the UK but they are in canada under the name
Simpson Sears.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Tony Duell
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 3:09 PM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: What tools do you carry, always

> All of my "have to be excellent quality" tools including my vise type
> are Sears Craftsman. This way when I break them they give me a new one and
> can depend on them to be reliable as well . I use my vise grip pliers for

I'm not saying this applies to this brand (which is unknown in the UK),
but for me a lifetime warranty is not worth anything. Good quality most
certainly is (even if the warranty is 'if it breaks, too bad').

When I'm doing a job, I don't want to have to stop (probably with the
mechanism in some critical state) and go off and replace a tool that's
broken. Even if the replacement is free, my time isn't. Nor is the hassle
of losing 'the place' in what you are doing and have to go back to it.

I don't know what the warranty on most of my tools is. I've never had
cause to attempt to replace them...

I simply can't afford to buy cheap tools

Received on Thu Dec 07 2000 - 16:19:59 GMT

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