Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/17

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Subject: [Leica] Hand Tools OT
From: John Collier <>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 12:08:57 -0600

Yes a fair bit of Snap-On but also Mac (better 3/8 universal impact 
sockets), Craftsman (a nice standard ratchet), Proto, Hazet, Stahlwille, 
Facom, and other hand tool manufacturers.

Mechanics have similar beefs to Leica users. Steel prices are high and 
manufacturers are using a lower grade of steel to save money. This means 
the tools have to be thicker (also to save on warranty returns). I have 
some old Snap-On box ends that are about 1/8" thick. They are great for 
getting into tight places. These tools are all very expensive but they 
ges the job done and can take the day in and day out use that regular 
tools cannot. Again, very similar to photographic equipment.

John Collier

On Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 11:40 AM, Rei Shinozuka wrote:

> snap-ons, right?
> -rei
>> From: John Collier <>
>> As a mechanic I often get the customer commenting that the only 
>> reason I
>> am fixing their car is that they do not have all the tools I have. I
>> have been a mechanic for twenty years and I know better but I just 
>> smile
>> and nod my head.

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