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My son just had his friend next to his parts store get one of my SnapOn hammers warrented.The plastic handle fell apart.Man its been like 25 years since I bought it but his friend said it was like a 200 buck hammer.IIRC cost me like 25 bucks when I bought it.Have to have my brass one warranted aldo as the plastic handle is falling off.Have to wonder if the ball peen was that much how much the brass one is.I do know the last bleeder wrench I bought was like 55 bucks in 05.Pricey but they do work.Rocky


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$200 is a lot for a hammer. Must come with a Snap On guy that does the work for you when you need it.

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Originally Posted by Neil
$200 is a lot for a hammer. Must come with a Snap On guy that does the work for you when you need it.

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VTW That's why i refer to them as SNAP OFF wink
Your lucky your son had the friend as the majority of the dealers won't warranty the tool unless you're a regular customer.
And as a side note
we have 3 rethreading kits. 1 Snap on 185.00?, 1 Mac tools 125.00, and 1 Craftsman 59.00.
They are ABSOLUTELY identical in every way except for the label on the outside. Even the inside label is the same as is the box and its grain patter. Are these Bin 1, 2, 3 tools or are they exactly the same?(Bin 1 is a higher quality) only the Manufacturer and the buyer at the 3 companies know for sure.
I even called Snap on and asked about the above and the individual spoke with was honest enough to say, I can't answer the question and can only comment that we are sourcing tools from everywhere wink



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But but butt I’m a mechanic. I need my Snap-on tools and toolbox. Lmao.


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Snap On tools are nice, but I am not sure they are Snap On prices nice.

Granted, I am not a professional mechanic who makes my living with my tools. So that may be the difference, I dunno. For me Craftsman does it just fine.

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Originally Posted by Neil
$200 is a lot for a hammer.


Not if you're NASA., laugh2


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I thought I'd heard everything, but $200 for a hammer is nuts unless we are talking about some sort of specialized slide hammer or similar.
I worked for a hand tool company a number of years back, who sold tools primarily toward the electrician and electronics market. Some of our product lines were top quality tools and we manufactured them. A number of the other tools we bought from other companies but they came with our name on them. Some lines like our screwdrivers and nut drivers which we made, I wasn't too impressed with the quality at all, and they sold at premium prices.
Other things which we bought, you could get the same tool with the suppliers brand name for much less, even though it was the same tool.
Snap on bought something from us, I don't recall what now, but my company wouldn't allow them to brand it with their name. I'm sure they sell a number of products they source from other companies. Trick is to figure out which they make and which they buy.
I worked with a former Snap On employee who told me that for a time Kobalt tools were made by Snap On, but that isn't the case now and it may have been 20 years since Kobalt was Snap On.
I've bought some Snap On tools before, but used. Their open end wrenches and flare nut wrenches are so much better than Craftsman since they are so thin and also supposed to have tighter tolerances, meaning less chance to round off a fastener. Over the years I've got a bunch of Snap On 6 point sockets too. I don't know if their tolerances are better, they certainly seem thinner. But again, collecting them over time buying them at swap meets and on eBay, I didn't have to spend a ton of money. Some have initials etched in them from mechanics who owned them previously, but doesn't bother me for my personal tool collection.
I just can't imagine being a new mechanic trying to buy all the tools and cabinets needed for their work. If they buy all new from the trucks, they'd almost certainly need to buy on credit and the monthly payments must be close to what a mortgage payment would be!

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I know a guy who, in 1992, paid $29k for his custom made Snap On box. Total waste of $.

I also watched the local Snap On guy, with assistance from a sheriff's deputy, repo a guy's box in the middle of the work day. That was awkward.

It's not up to me to tell people how to spend their money. I'm confident that if I was a tech, I'd spend my $ on what goes in the tool box, and a lot less on the box itself than what a Snap On box goes for.


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if i paid $200.00 for a hammer, i would like someone to wack me upside the head with said hammer ! laugh2
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Originally Posted by moparx
if i paid $200.00 for a hammer, i would like someone to wack me upside the head with said hammer ! laugh2
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If I paid $200 for a hammer, it's likely someone already whacked me upside the head.


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That’s where the Air Force sources their hammers

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Originally Posted by not_a_charger
I know a guy who, in 1992, paid $29k for his custom made Snap On box. Total waste of $.

I also watched the local Snap On guy, with assistance from a sheriff's deputy, repo a guy's box in the middle of the work day. That was awkward.

It's not up to me to tell people how to spend their money. I'm confident that if I was a tech, I'd spend my $ on what goes in the tool box, and a lot less on the box itself than what a Snap On box goes for.


We were talking about this very thing last week. Watching a full box get repo'ed and then sometimes seeing the tools come up for "sale" on the truck shortly after sent a clear message. And it was just the start of the embarrassment. The ridicule that usually followed wasn't pretty either.

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I have a snap on torque wrench that I got back around 1970. Couple years ago while torqueing the main on an engine build it locked up and would no longer klick. Took it to the snap on dealer. Was told it was to old to get fixed or replaced under their life time Warrenty. He offered to sell me one of his $300 plus dollar torque wrenches. Walked away an went to Harbor Freight and bought one of theirs for under $100. Works just fine. Not going to pay $300 plus for something I only use maybe five or six times a year. I guess their life time Warrenty isn’t lifetime after all.

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Originally Posted by Dabee
I have a snap on torque wrench that I got back around 1970. Couple years ago while torqueing the main on an engine build it locked up and would no longer klick. Took it to the snap on dealer. Was told it was to old to get fixed or replaced under their life time Warrenty. He offered to sell me one of his $300 plus dollar torque wrenches. Walked away an went to Harbor Freight and bought one of theirs for under $100. Works just fine. Not going to pay $300 plus for something I only use maybe five or six times a year. I guess their life time Warrenty isn’t lifetime after all.


might try calling Snap off, they may warranty it. But then again they may want to see proof of purchase. To me it would be worth a phone call to find out. If they pull the proof of purchase BS it would be good to know twocents beer

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Originally Posted by calmopar
Originally Posted by moparx
if i paid $200.00 for a hammer, i would like someone to wack me upside the head with said hammer ! laugh2
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If I paid $200 for a hammer, it's likely someone already whacked me upside the head.


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Originally Posted by not_a_charger
It's not up to me to tell people how to spend their money. I'm confident that if I was a tech, I'd spend my $ on what goes in the tool box, and a lot less on the box itself than what a Snap On box goes for.


iagree and will say that i have a craftsman roller bearing box bought about 1990 or so. It has served me extremely well including the last 20+ years when up to four people were using it daily in my business (I supplied all the tools & equipment).

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heh heh heh.....

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I just looked on Snap-On's website. The most expensive ball peen was a 40 oz dead blow for $151.

I don't work where there is a dealer anymore so I usually call their warranty line. I just tell them what I have broken and they send me a new one. I have never had to send the old one back in either.

I have a couple Snap -On torque wrenches. I don't think they get lifetime warranty. shruggy


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My hammer handle fell apart many years ago, no warranty because there is no part number..I said it was on the handle..got nothing

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