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Old 10-30-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
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Talking Anyone else a craftsman tool club member?

So.. anyone else here part of the Craftsman Tool Club? got my most recent mailer today... some good deals. Of course I spent $750 on air tools a few days ago.. but I did get 10% off when I used a sears card. Butif I had waited until next week I could of saved like another $50 on the compressor and $30 on one of the professional ratchets I bought.

Anyone else a tool club member?
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:03 PM   #2
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I thought you were just a tool.
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:06 PM   #3
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:07 PM   #4
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I just said Fuggit and bought myself a $20 store brand tool kit. It has everything I need*, and somethings I don't.









































*It's missing a lot of stuff I need, I'm just a cheap bastard.
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:07 PM   #5
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I'm a member but have never found the deals good enoguh to use my card there. Whenever I need tools I run out to Menards or Home Depot and can find comparable tools for less.

If I need something specialized that they don't carry I find Berland's House of Tools has EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE !! I think they are only in Chicago area but they kick a$$ ... not the cheapest but they don't carry the generic and off brands only contractor duty high end stuff..
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:07 PM   #6
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I am a tool...























your mom's tool!
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:09 PM   #7
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:10 PM   #8
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yeah ended up spending $330 on a compressor, then bought a $100 3/8" craftsman professional air ratchet 65ft-lbs/tq, and a $190 craftsman professional 1/2" impact wrench, 600ft-lbs/tq... I don't mind spending money if the stuff I am buying is good quality. almost alll of my mechanic friends use craftsman or ingersoll rand... but everyone told me they are very comparable.
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:10 PM   #9
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My dad is, I just let him buy stuff then I use it. They did send him an assload of stickers though.
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:12 PM   #10
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oh, and then in the future I'm going to get (in this order) cut off tool, die grinder, air drill, air hammer. then maybe some other air tools.. I already have tons of craftsman hand tools..
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:17 PM   #11
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Yep. But I find that the Gearwrench ratcheting wrenches are more precise and well made than the Craftsman, and off-set angled ratcheting wrenches I got from harbor freight for $11 are easier to use. I like their clearance Isle.
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:22 PM   #12
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yeah, not sure how i became one .. but it saved me a bundle durring fathers day weekend
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:23 PM   #13
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yeah ratcheting wrenchs rule.. I got the 7pc craftsman last black friday (when I got most of my handtools, ended up spending around $1k)... it was like $79 on sale, plus 10% off. although I know the gear wrenches are like half of that..
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:24 PM   #14
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:26 PM   #15
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speaking of your mechanic friends,


how long have they been mechanics? do they enjoy it? are they planning to open up their own shop? etc...


im thinking of taking a few classes to basically learn car 'stuff'. i just been hit by the automotive bug.


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yeah ended up spending $330 on a compressor, then bought a $100 3/8" craftsman professional air ratchet 65ft-lbs/tq, and a $190 craftsman professional 1/2" impact wrench, 600ft-lbs/tq... I don't mind spending money if the stuff I am buying is good quality. almost alll of my mechanic friends use craftsman or ingersoll rand... but everyone told me they are very comparable.
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:29 PM   #16
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one of my friends has worked at the local honda dealer for around 4 years. I actually know a few guys at the local honda place, cause I know them from car hang outs and from school. I know one of the subaru techs cause he was in boy scouts with me years ago... (I'm only 18)... At first I wanted to be a mechanic, but I just can't see myself being happy with that decision many years from now. its a hard job... you get very dirty, have to put up with bitchy uneducated customers. so for now I just work on my car (pulled the motor and tranny about 4 times, dont ask..) and work on friends and local members cars.
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:57 PM   #17
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speaking of your mechanic friends,


how long have they been mechanics? do they enjoy it? are they planning to open up their own shop? etc...


im thinking of taking a few classes to basically learn car 'stuff'. i just been hit by the automotive bug.
I had never even dreamed of lifting the hood much less doing anyting with my cars b4 my subaru. I was in the same boat your in now. And since then I have:

Changed my own oil
changed plugs and wires
changed fuel filter
changed out my o2 sensor.

And I'm looking into doing my own brakes.

You don't need all the stuff that these guys are getting either. Get yourself a nice metric socket set, ($50-$80 for craftsman) set of basic wrenches( dosn't spend a lot. solid steel is solid steel; $15), setof screw drivers (craftsman guarenteed forever; $20), and a nice color printer. (you'll be printing a lot of pictures and directions from www.scoobymods.com. ) I also use my cordless drill with socet adapter alot...becasue I'm lazy.

If you look at some of the stuff on scoobymods.com they will list what tools are needed for each mod/repair. You might take a look at what they have over there to get a good idea of what you might want to get.
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Old 10-30-2003, 04:15 PM   #18
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thanks for the advice man. i just ordered 2 books today off of amazon.com, one that is about how a car works, and another on car care and repair. i just recently bought a offroad mobile and so im planning to 'work' on it and do all the maintenance. after the last trip to the dealer, i dont ever want to pay another person for something that I can do on my own!



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I had never even dreamed of lifting the hood much less doing anyting with my cars b4 my subaru. I was in the same boat your in now. And since then I have:

Changed my own oil
changed plugs and wires
changed fuel filter
changed out my o2 sensor.

And I'm looking into doing my own brakes.

You don't need all the stuff that these guys are getting either. Get yourself a nice metric socket set, ($50-$80 for craftsman) set of basic wrenches( dosn't spend a lot. solid steel is solid steel; $15), setof screw drivers (craftsman guarenteed forever; $20), and a nice color printer. (you'll be printing a lot of pictures and directions from www.scoobymods.com. ) I also use my cordless drill with socet adapter alot...becasue I'm lazy.

If you look at some of the stuff on scoobymods.com they will list what tools are needed for each mod/repair. You might take a look at what they have over there to get a good idea of what you might want to get.
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Old 10-30-2003, 04:23 PM   #19
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yeah for basic stuff just get the basic hand tools.. thats all you need.

I only picked up my air tools after having pulled my engine and tranny multiple times. The reason I got them was to save time... of course you NEED a heavy duty impact wrench every once and a while...

air tools make you lazy... thats mainly the reason I got them, was just to save time and to make it easier... you don't NEED air tools for basic work, anyone who tells you you do it lying.
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Old 10-30-2003, 04:26 PM   #20
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Just take your receipt into the store and get a refund on the difference between what you paid and the sale price. If they won't, tell them that you will be back to return everything you bought and buy it again for the sale price.
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Old 10-30-2003, 04:31 PM   #21
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yeah I was actually planning on doing that later tonight. the only thing is the sale price is for the craftsman club thingy... so I will have to talk to them about it. who knows, I'll find out later tonight. I also want to check out the clearance isle and see what I can get for an extra 10% off when I use the sears card...
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Old 10-30-2003, 06:24 PM   #22
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they actually gave me $83.90 back.. shoulda given me about half that because of the 10% sale.. but who cares! I'm happy
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I am just waiting for this thread to turn into something involving rubbers, like the other one.

BTW B, I've gotten somoene the brand new titanium I-R 231 for I think it was $160 shipping.
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Old 10-30-2003, 06:31 PM   #24
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the what? pics? specs?


I forgot you had the hook up on air tools...

what do you still have for sale?


and do you accept the sears card?
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Did you show them your club card when they were refunding your money?
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