• 11-26-2012
    Jasontamu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    No, I didn't. Sorry. Just an off-track rant to a thread that was derailed already.

    lol...derailed.....

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/derailed.jpg

    ;)
  • 11-27-2012
    Toff
    This thread went downhill fast.

    I like cheap tools myself but rarely buy HF.

    For the amount I use my tools, cheap ones work fine. In a perfect world nothing would break or need maintenance and I would never need to use them.
  • 11-27-2012
    roadie scum
    HF = Bikes Direct, keep aiming high boys.
  • 11-27-2012
    Hpirx
    Went in to my local HF for the first time.
    Picked up a set of the T handled allens, the one both metric and SAE.
    Of course it was the last one they had and it was missing a wrench (SAE so Im kinda OK with it).
    The counter lady nicely threw in a cheapo LED flashlight for the trouble.
    I figure since I bought it f--kd up, I'm magically protected from further catastrophe!

    As for the Overall Tool Philosophy; not gonna buy mission critical stuff there,
    but OH BOY, an experimenters paradise!
    What, your gonna pay retail for your Pumpkin Trebuchet?
    I'm SURE I can come up with a hydraulic log lifter for trail clearing for under $50.
  • 11-28-2012
    NYrr496
    That article was hysterical. When I worked in my family business, I was a total Snap on junkie. I bought the big pry bar set, my Dad bought the HF one. I bought the big Snap on 3/4" drive set for 1800 dollars, my Dad bought the Pittsburgh set for 69.
    Oddly enough, I think he still has all that crap twenty years later. I don't think I would have trusted the safety of my hands to a Pittsburgh socket while torquing a Caterpillar flywheel bolt to 700 lb ft, but he always made a point of showing me his stuff did the same job mine did for a fraction of the cost.
    At least, when I leave my tools to my son, he'll inherit something worth inheriting.
  • 11-28-2012
    Jasontamu
    so....i got these tools yo.....

    trying so hard to keep this thread alive....lol..
    -J
  • 11-28-2012
    AZ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jasontamu View Post
    so....i got these tools yo.....

    trying so hard to keep this thread alive....lol..
    -J





    Why? It is inevitable that if it lives an artificial life span that it will turn into a flame war resulting in much butt hurt and mass banning.
  • 11-29-2012
    steiny
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hpirx View Post
    I figure since I bought it f--kd up, I'm magically protected from further catastrophe!

    OMFG! I was drinking water when I read that and started choking. That was awesome. :lol:
  • 12-01-2012
    aBicycle
    The real question isn't cheap or good. It's why isn't good cheap? Why isn't it?

    I've seen some of these American brands charge $30+ for a frickin wrench. A wrench!

    I have a pair of pliers that cost $20+. They're nice, but really? Why so spensive?