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Old 07-27-2012, 06:54 AM   #1
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Kobalt tools

I made a post a few weeks ago about a craftsman tool set and got mixed opinions. I also found a Kobalt tool set with just as many tools for $199.

What do you guys think of this as a starter set?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_338518-22328-85183_0__


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Your just going to get more mixed opinions and semi duplicate threads lol
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I love cheaper tools
Kobolt is pretty decent quality in my opinion ya shit can break but it's so cheap
Can just grab another
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I have mostly Craftsman tools, but I do have some Kobalt items and have no complaints at all. They offer a lifetime warranty just like Craftsman, and there are Lowe's everywhere. For basic DIY work around home and the garage, they're a pretty good value.
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Your just going to get more mixed opinions and semi duplicate threads lol
LOL. I kind of figured that, but I wanted to get more opinions on different brands. I'm still kind of leaning towards the Craftsman 283 pc set for the extra $100.00. It includes more wrenches and sockets which I need, also includes handled screw drivers, etc.

I found this at sears, I'm about to purchase it also. It is a craftsman floor jack,
two jack stands, and a creeper. Not a bad deal.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-3-ton...3&blockType=G3
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Great great jack, I've had mine for over 3 years now covered in oil, mud, blood you name it Not a lick of a problem
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I have mostly Craftsman tools, but I do have some Kobalt items and have no complaints at all. They offer a lifetime warranty just like Craftsman, and there are Lowe's everywhere. For basic DIY work around home and the garage, they're a pretty good value.
x2. I would argue my Craftsman stuff is of better quality, but every now and then some Kobalt tools will go on sale and I'll snag them. Case and point the $20 impact and $20 air ratchet I got. They aren't IR's by any stretch but for $20 they work good enough.
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as previously mentioned, my low pro Craftsman jack $hit the bed last week.

Less tan one year old, need to get it replaced still...
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LOL. I kind of figured that, but I wanted to get more opinions on different brands. I'm still kind of leaning towards the Craftsman 283 pc set for the extra $100.00. It includes more wrenches and sockets which I need, also includes handled screw drivers, etc.

I found this at sears, I'm about to purchase it also. It is a craftsman floor jack,
two jack stands, and a creeper. Not a bad deal.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-3-ton...3&blockType=G3
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Great great jack, I've had mine for over 3 years now covered in oil, mud, blood you name it Not a lick of a problem
I had the same Craftsman jack for over 14 years and never had a problem. Once it finally died on me, I replaced it with a model similar to this one. Needless to say that was 6 years ago and I have had zero problems with it since then.

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as previously mentioned, my low pro Craftsman jack $hit the bed last week.

Less tan one year old, need to get it replaced still...
And with any mass produced item there will be a few defective models. It should have at least a one year or longer warranty on it. I would check into that if I were you.
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