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Sure - we all have our parameters when it comes to this stuff, and if you're using the tools to make your living it's easier to justify buying primo product.  For example, when it comes to electronic pliers, I absolutely won't touch anything but Snap-On because nobody else is even close e.g. I've been using their 710 flush cutters exclusively for nearly 40 years.  When there was a (really) good used tool shop in town I bought as many Snap-On, Mac, etc. "mechanic's" hand tools as I could, because they generally charged 1/2 the new price.  But if I can't find those deals, I don't have a lot of trouble with solid consumer-grade stuff, esp. Craftsman or others offering free replacement.  It's the normal cost vs. quality vs. time calculus, and it constantly varies with application and circumstance.

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When I used to wrench on airplanes for a living pro tools were the usual buy (Snap On, MAC, Proto, maybe Craftsman).  But now that I just tell people what to do to fix airplanes and only wrench on my car occasionally Harbor Freight or Kobalt from Lowe's is sufficient for my needs.  

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