Fri, Oct 21, 2005, 8:04pm (EDT-3) email@example.com (Jay Pique) for
some reason asked:
Anyone have a source for inexpensive wrenches sold individually? I'm
putting together separate maintenance tool sets for each of my machines
and I'd rather not shell out for Craftsman (much less Mac/Snap-On).
C'mon Jay, you had to ask? Yard sales, garage sales, flea markets,
pawn shops (a last resport as far as I'm concerned), steal 'em from your
kids (then immediately paint them and deny even seeing their tools),
You live in Ann Arbor? I was born there, and raised about 16 miles
north. Too damn cold for me to ever live there again.
If it ain't broke, don't lend it.
- Red Green
===========Found all the time at Automobile swap meets etc.... tables after
tables of wrenches screw drivers etc.... majority of wrenches are
Craftsman for some reason... but all priced at 2 bucks or under
normally....3/8 in flare wrench that my son "borrowed" then lost was
replaced for $1.50 Sears price was 18 bucks just for that wrench...
Well, I found a couple of cheap wrenches. I was on eBay and saw a
couple of jumbos. One is a 1-1/2, 1-3/8" open end, and the other is a
1-5/8, 1-7/16" open end. Both are "Blue-Point". I bought the two of
them for $30 delivered to my door.
So now the arbor nut is off of the RAS (as well as everything else -
it's fully disassembled now). The wrenches seem, well, very
wrench-like. These suckers are heavy. While there's no mention of
Snap-On on them at all, it looks like Snap-On uses the term Blue Point
on some of their tools. IAE, if I bought them new at the price listed
on the Snap-On website they'd cost me over $300!!! (Craftsman would be
I'm wondering if they were really his dad's now, what with "Paul" being
etched on each of them.
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