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Kate88
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Jun 8, 2017, 6:08 AM

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Hi! I am doing a research project and would love some honest opinions from auto mechanics on your experience/impression of Snap-on Tools. Thanks so much! (I hope this ok to post, if not please let me know and I will delete)
1. How much of a premium are Snap-on Tools? Is it worth it? Why/why not?
2. Why do you use, or not use, Snap-on products?
3. Do you think the franchisee/van dealer has a good business for himself? Why or why not?
4. Does your tool collection expand pretty consistently and do you expect that to continue? Do new cars require different tools to do the work?
5. Do you only have one Snap-on dealer calling on you?
6. How long has the same person owned the franchise?




(This post was edited by Kate88 on Jun 8, 2017, 9:36 AM)


Discretesignals
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Jun 8, 2017, 6:33 AM

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1) Snap off makes decent tools for the automotive repair professional. Professional tools are designed to take more abuse and outlast brands you would buy at the box store, hence the higher prices

2)I have a mixture of tools from MAC, Snap on, SK, etc.

3) That would depend who the dealer is selling too. If a dealer is trying to sell to a shop that has new techs that need tooling it may be a good business. I believe the internet is the demise of the mobile dealer. Buyers number one concern in buying tools is price and the same tools that a dealer sells on his truck can be much cheaper if bought through the internet. Our dealer states the reason his tools are more expensive is because we are paying for the convenience of having issues and returns corrected on the spot.

4) It is always expanding as vehicle require specialized tools. One of the majors is scan tools and diagnostic equipment.

5) Yes

6) 25 years or more.





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Kate88
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Jun 8, 2017, 6:44 AM

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Thank you, @discretesignals!! Smile


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 8, 2017, 8:58 AM

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Kate88: This doesn't copy properly to answer questions in listed # order as you posted is suspicious! Until then what shows is fine but appears you typed that in NO shade or color so you could change answers if expecting to be copied?


About Snap-On anyway while I think about this thread: Great quality and price plain too high. I had a one man tool truck show up and would deliver special order tools and assorted things sold as well.


Super handy but not alone that trucks come to the shops. Others will as well.


The one person I knew did acquire special tools promptly. That or pick up tools after hours at his location! All that good but long, long ago now specifically 1978 only as I stopped buying from a dealer with the warehouse desk and tools having a walk in counter nearby in Hopkinton, MA - I believe your location you should know of that and now gone.


Gone is another reason not to stick to just one brand of tool we need it now such that there are brands I have too many to list many companies out of biz by that brand anyway can't honor the lifetime warranty they don't exist.


It's no longer handy for me for assorted reasons but will if mandatory ask associated shops to order item XYZ if not available elsewhere.


The short of it is the price is plain too high vs competition for full sets of things.


All the brands in use are warranteed forever which is only as good as long as they are available or in biz. Been at this a very long time. Where did Cornwell, Proto, GM Goodwrench and others go?


Just FYI done with much more needed and if do find what I want at the parts stores, Home Centers, Local Hardware stores, Sears as needed while they last and yes Harbor Freight quality can be had just hit or miss.


The question on how much selling them makes? Supply and demand same as anything really if they aren't selling and making it, it ends simple as that,


Tom



Kate88
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Jun 8, 2017, 9:18 AM

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Thank you, Tom! I'm not sure what is happening re: the copy/paste problem. I copied my questions from a word doc on my computer.
Thank you very much for your thoughtful answers, they're very helpful. I probably should have noted in my original post that I am not affiliated with Snap-on.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 8, 2017, 9:29 AM

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Site issue maybe or IDK as site is trouble w pics for some including me as well.


Just FYI this is what shows when I copy/paste your numbered questions which go out of sight if not first responder so would do that. See>>>>


  1. How much of a premium are Snap-on Tools.  Is it worth it? Why/why not.


  2. Why do you use or not use Snap-on products?


  3. Do you think the franchisee/van dealer has a good business for himself? Why/why not?


  4. Does your tool collection expand over time pretty consistently and will that continue?  Do new car models require different tools to do the work?


  5. Do you only have one Snap-on dealer calling on you?


  6. How long has the same person owned the franchise?

^^^^^^
IDK what the heck that is or why?
Tom



Kate88
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Jun 8, 2017, 9:37 AM

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I edited my original post; hopefully the formatting is less confusing now. Thanks!


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 8, 2017, 9:48 AM

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I'll try again and remove this later or another moderator if works now.............


>Hi! I am doing a research project and would love some honest opinions from auto mechanics on your experience/impression of Snap-on Tools. Thanks so much! (I hope this ok to post, if not please let me know and I will delete)
1. How much of a premium are Snap-on Tools? Is it worth it? Why/why not?
2. Why do you use, or not use, Snap-on products?
3. Do you think the franchisee/van dealer has a good business for himself? Why or why not?
4. Does your tool collection expand pretty consistently and do you expect that to continue? Do new cars require different tools to do the work?
5. Do you only have one Snap-on dealer calling on you?
6. How long has the same person owned the franchise?



It worked!? Don't ask why - dang computer bull???????????? yours, the site's or mine?


Tom





Hammer Time
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Jun 8, 2017, 4:07 PM

Post #9 of 10 (460 views)
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It really depends on what you are buying.

When it comes to basic hand tools that are used every day like wrenches and sockets, It's worth the extra money to invest in snap-on.

When it comes to some of the specialty tools like hose clamp tools, magnets, mini electrical testers, compression testers and all those types of things, snapon doesn't even make what they sell. They just buy them from a tool manufacturer and put their name on it. You can find those type of things online at MUCH cheaper prices.

When it comes to scan tools, TPMS and other kind of high dollar electronic equipment, they are very good.



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Kate88
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Jun 9, 2017, 4:45 AM

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Thank you, Hammer Time. I appreciate the response!






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