Matco or Snap-On?

I am a honda tech in training and i want to know what tool company is better. I am already working at a Honda dealer so these tools will be used daily. Honda/Acura Techs @ a dealer let me know what you think.

Asked By: David B - 2/21/2008
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I second that Mac Tools comment Blueman,the one I used to deal with was a real jerk,and the Matco man skipped town due to some legal issues never to be seen again,(worked out ok cuz I owed him 75$ still)but our local Snap On guy is the best,great with warranty,personable,and and x tech that knows what tools we really... More
Answered By: Boris859 - 2/21/2008
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Craigslist! Both are about the same quality. SnapOn will probably cost a little more. Craigslist almost always has mechanics selling complete boxes and tools which will be the smartest way to start out.
Answered By: James L - 2/21/2008
either is just as good make sure that which ever you buy has a truck that runs by the dealership you work at so you can replace broken tools in a timely manner. if a truck runs at the dealership you can just take the tool on the truck and get it replaced. but if not you might have to find a dealer for the tool and take... More
Answered By: trible_ice - 2/21/2008
well matco are good tools and so is snap on it depends on what your buying or if you just want a match set for me i buy mac matco snap on cause if was to buy a set of wrenches off the matco truck its like 350.00 bucks and off the snap on truck snap on brand not blue point they are more like 425.00 depends on what you... More
Answered By: Naruto Uzumaki - 2/21/2008
I'd personally go with Crafstman by Sears. Sure Snap-On is great, but it is much easier to exchange a defective tool by Craftsman than it is with Snap-On. I've really never had problems with either of them, but you can even exchange a Craftsman tool if it's damaged from abuse/missuse. Snap-On is much more restrictive... More
Answered By: blackcobra487 - 2/21/2008
i was currently in the Skills USA competition for California regionals.. and our competition was in stockton.. the Honda training center.. I saw that Honda had alot of their own types of tablets and OBD's.. BUT i also saw some Snap-on tools.. you should stick with that.
Answered By: HustlerOne - 2/21/2008
i would say either are great, quality great...but it would depend on your tool guy, who is easier to work with, give you the best deal, have knowledge about what there selling..its there personality that sell the personally..I WILL NEVER BUY A MAC TOOL AGAIN...MY MAC GUY SUCKS...and even if a new one showed... More
Answered By: blueman2 - 2/21/2008
Between Matco and Snap-on i would definitely have to say that Snap-on tools are better for the long run. They will cost you a bit more however they don't break near as often as Matco and some of the other brands. Don't get me wrong Matco is a great tool, i have plenty of Matco tools myself, but Snap-On tools just don't... More
Answered By: Honda Jon - 2/21/2008
You won't find a quality advantage, they're both pretty evenly matched. In my area, Snap On dealers are easier to find when you need something new or something serviced, so that would be my choice. Pick which one you can get to the quickest if you ever need to.
Answered By: arc_angel_1972 - 2/21/2008
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