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Old 11-03-2019, 07:50 PM
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Don’t know, I buy nothing based on warranty policy, in almost 50 years, I’ve warrantied probably tools on less than 5-6 occasions. I’ve broken plenty of tools, I just don’t warranty them, if I break something it’s because I either abused it or modified it to do what I needed done, not what I consider warranty issues.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:14 PM
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... if I break something it’s because I either abused it or modified it to do what I needed done...
That's what I say about the girls I've known. I was never worried about a warranty.
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That's what I say about the girls I've known. I was never worried about a warranty.
But then neither you nor I have probably never dated a girl who couldn't have kicked our asses if she had needed to.
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Getting older it seems My warranty is getting shorter.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:28 PM
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Getting older it seems My warranty is getting shorter.
When the time comes, Box it up and return to Manufacture for full warranty review and replacement.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:54 PM
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I’ve been using the Icon wrenches and sockets for about a month or two, they are a big improvement over the regular Harbor Freight wrenches and sockets.
Jack, not saying they aren't an improvement! But what little improvement there is does not warrant the high price... IMO.

When I needed a thinner wall socket I just turned down the original pro series sockets to thin the walls and have no issues with breakage.

There are a lot of tools at HF that could use improvement. but those improvements don't warrant the price hike due to the lack of QC

A better blow mold case? not so much of an improvement it all they have to done is do a better job of chroming or stamping as the socket material remains the same just slightly thinner.

But the comparison to SP-ON and or other name brand tools... HF hand tools are the best buy for the buck hands down and still a fair quality tool... they are not junk by any means.
I buy a lot from HF in the way of hand tools and only once in a while would i be disapointed
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:15 PM
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Jack, not saying they aren't an improvement! But what little improvement there is does not warrant the high price... IMO.

Compared to other options out there, the Icon pricing is not that high, sure they cost more than other HF offering, but they are a lot better quality wise, IMO, the pricing is reflective of the quality. If you find Harbor Freight’s pricing too high, that’s a scary thought.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:24 AM
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But the comparison to SP-ON and or other name brand tools... HF hand tools are the best buy for the buck hands down and still a fair quality tool... they are not junk by any means.
I buy a lot from HF in the way of hand tools and only once in a while would i be disapointed
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Default If you want to go for low price ,I recommend Husky.

I have pretty good luck with the Home Center brands and Duralast. I used to work for AutoZone and GreatNeck stuff would get returned broken often.Great Neck has a great chrome finish though. Duralast is the most expensive locally stocked tool but I have abused them and they seem like high quality.Their combination wrenches are about 1 inch longer than other cheapies. The chrome on duralast looks to be very thin. Husky at Home Depot is by far the cheapest and I have good results with them as well. You have to inspect them tool by tool because some times Husky looks like they left out a plating step and there is just nickel on them or if they are a bit holder the bit is crooked.Old school craftsman looks really good and used to be great for the price but I think that the makers are exploiting the old reputation and selling sub par stuff at a high price. I used Kobalt ratchets(1/2 the price of craftsman) at work and they have been holding up fine. A lot of times at HF on the clearance rack I see hand tool kits with a few pieces broken.

Edit: Oh I forgot, supposedly KD is making everyones mid range tools like GearWrench ,Tekton etcetera.

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