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Tools buffs: Crescent brand any good?

Zugzwang152

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I just got a Christmas present of a Crescent brand socket and screwdriver set. Is this brand any good as far as quality construction and durability go? How long can I expect them to last before they poop out, break or rust away on me?
 

AlienCraft

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Originally posted by: Zugzwang152
I just got a Christmas present of a Crescent brand socket and screwdriver set. Is this brand any good as far as quality construction and durability go? How long can I expect them to last before they poop out, break or rust away on me?
I have a set of CRescent nutdrivers that are chugging away.... 20 years old....look like new....

 

PlatinumGold

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here's a tip, generally when the name brand is used as a common name than it's pretty decent. skil saw, crescent wrench etc.

oh ya, vise grips are another one.
 

Wingznut

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Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
here's a tip, generally when the name brand is used as a common name than it's pretty decent. skil saw, crescent wrench etc.

oh ya, vise grips are another one.
Band Aids... Kool Aid... Q-tips... ;)

 

PlatinumGold

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Originally posted by: Wingznut
Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
here's a tip, generally when the name brand is used as a common name than it's pretty decent. skil saw, crescent wrench etc.

oh ya, vise grips are another one.
Band Aids... Kool Aid... Q-tips... ;)
ok, there are a ton of them

but it's not a bad rule to go by. tho skil is no longer what it used to be.
 

Zugzwang152

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Originally posted by: Wingznut
Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
here's a tip, generally when the name brand is used as a common name than it's pretty decent. skil saw, crescent wrench etc.

oh ya, vise grips are another one.
Band Aids... Kool Aid... Q-tips... ;)
Kleenex... Vaseline... :eek:



 

Lvis

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They're fine. I would use them with confidence. As stated above ,they are a brand name and have a reputation to uphold. It's unlikely they will break in your hands, as some of the no name stuff you can find all over will.
 

Shockwave

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Originally posted by: AlienCraft
Originally posted by: Zugzwang152
I just got a Christmas present of a Crescent brand socket and screwdriver set. Is this brand any good as far as quality construction and durability go? How long can I expect them to last before they poop out, break or rust away on me?
I have a set of CRescent nutdrivers that are chugging away.... 20 years old....look like new....
When you never use your tools, of course they will continue to look like new :p
 

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