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Where are all the old quality hand tools?

There are decades of good quality hand tools sold by the top makers, the buyers done working on cars, shops are closed and I keep hearing their kids are not into it and people are leaving the business.

But I check Craigslist, eBay, GarageJournal - I should see dozens of used sets at different makers and condition and price but I find maybe 1. Half of it is harbor freight stuff someone used for one job and is now trying to pass off. I even have a used tool shop nearby but they tonít have a ton of mechanic tools.

example, now I need a bearing puller (for a Honda) and I could get the job done with a $47 Harbor Freight kit but I would rather invest a bit more for well used American made quality but I just canít find them. I take pride in using good quality tools even though I may only need them twice in my life so buying off the truck doesnít make sense of me.

Maybe itís me but where are all the quality Snap On, Matco, OTC, Blue Point, etc. hand tools sold over the last 50 years?
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Oh I hear ya pal. I’m constantly trolling eBay for some vintage Snap On tools. One time a Harbor Freight 3/8 extension exploded on me while working on my brakes. I learned my lesson.
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Well it just so happens I have 45 years of buying Snap-On and other quality brands and am now retiring and selling. 2 huge Snap-On boxes that are full plus lots of equipment including English wheel and many other sheet metal forming tools. Wanting to sell all.
If interested please PM with your email.

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Steve (slcarr) is great to deal with. Just purchased a front clip from him. He has lots of SWB earlier stuff. Good luck with your sales and retirement Steve. Thanks Rob.
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