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97 thoughts on “No repair today! snap-on vs harbor freight mechanics”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Derpasaurus Rex says:

    Ah yes, the goat finallee. Just what I needed to make my day.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ilberc Gross says:

    Let us think about it for a minute. Why would a tech buy HF tools? They needed something now. Why waste a drill bit when you can buy a set from HF and not care if they bust. Needed a socket size because yours stripped or after many years split? go to HF and buy a set until a truck comes by. HF basic tools are cheap and many times cheaply made however they still come with lifetime warranties. If you do not like the tools, give them away. Pretty simple. Like Ray there, many techs have tools from different companies. Besides, tools walk off sometimes. Why replace one pieces when you can buy a whole set. HF tools work great for me as someone that does not work with tools that much. Tools really need to fit two criteria, does it work and does it fit your style of work (IE is it comfortable). Just my opinions.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris McAtee says:

    Safety goat. Nice.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alex Day says:

    The tools do not make a good mechanic. Knowledge does. At the end of the day tools have to be bought by the mechanic and anymore even snap on does not have the same quality as years ago. I am a diesel mechanic and have almost all HF and Husky tools. Only a few items from snap on and those and special tools that not many company’s make.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars No Signal says:

    That will teach em hahaha

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Francis Sager says:

    Clearly Rainman Ray doesn't run with the big boys.

    Real mechanics use Hyper Though tools from Walmart! They're not just tough. They're HYPER TOUGH!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bernd M says:

    Good one Ray. LOL

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael's Productions says:

    James c seems very familiar with harborfteight tools to be able to spot that on a video. Lol I bet James has a few in his aresnal considring he seems so knowledgeable. 🤣

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ZStone21 says:

    How much space do you get at that shop guy?!?!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ikantspell4 says:

    Fairness I don't mechanic for a living but my harbor freight stuff works just fine. I even have beaten on lots of my cheap sockets with a 1/2 airhammerr and they've done better than you might expect.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Bates says:

    All is gearheads got tools from everywhere. The point is do you know how to use them you do. In fact I got duplicate tools cuz I can't find them half the time. I swear when I work at a car I spent more time looking for the wrenches that I do working on it. Really enjoy your videos

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xAnortonx says:

    Well good news is if you ever decide for a career change, you could slap a “snap on” decal on the dually and go from shop to shop having people apply for second mortgages to buy your tools 🥲

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sheryl Beasley says:

    A driver at work asked me one time if he could barrow a claw hammer while I was in the part locating rabbit hole at my roll away.
    I thought to myself, do I really look like a carpenter.
    I said no,go ask the boss,I overheard the boss say,do I look like a carpenter 😁

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samael Sandalphon says:

    Well you made me feel better about my collection of bulky plastic boxes, and also are making me feel like it's definitely going to get much worse, I have nowhere to store these damn things, they take up an atrocious amount of space, not to mention the occasional embarrassing Jenga moments.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregarious Antithesis says:

    Lots of Strap Ons

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert May says:

    Ray You need to come out with your own tool brand. Click-On tools for maximum Clickage!!!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 7s29 says:

    As long as a tool does the job, who gives a crapper what label is on it? I didn't realise tool snobs exist, but they do.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nino Titan says:

    if your arms are growing from your arse, brand name tools wont help you. Just saying

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cole Asmus says:

    Hey as far as tools go since I cant afford Snap On what would be a better than Harbor Cheap tools? I have some AutoZone stuff, do you think they are ok?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars livingdeadbtu says:

    What my mechanic friends say.
    Sure, craftsman and husky have a lifetime guarantee but snap on doesn't break. I am not making money when I am returning a broken tool instead of working on the thing I used to break the tool

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UberDAHnooB says:

    Sarbor freight
    * Dammit Ray, after this video you better lock your shit up and have sharks with fricken laser beams guarding it.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed R says:

    gotta love a real mechanic. someone who can go through his tools for 10 min that are worth more than your car.. not to mention the boxes

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Everhart says:

    Icon sockets and wrenches are Snap-on made at same foundry. just fyi just like Kobalt sockets and Wrenches are made at same foundry as Matco

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan Ragatz says:

    I was waiting for the prying tool that a while back you used and then said was one of the best things Harbor Freight sells. I think it had a head that could be locked into different angles. A few of my tools are Harbor freight as well, but most are not.

    Thanks for all the videos Ray, and greetings from the "Great White North" (Wisconsin in my case). On that note, in one of your "Out of the Shop" videos you had to fix a broken wire on a heater. I think I remember you saying in the video that you and your family were on vacation in Wisconsin, and I hope the rest of the trip was fun.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Bryant says:

    I've been a mechanic for close to 40 years. My Grandpa was a mechanic also and I have several of his 1940's Snap-on tools, NOBODY gets to borrow them!!!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tedmich says:

    File under "Offended Professional Mechanic" reads too many clueless comments..

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J UU says:

    James C. Go to bed your drunk…

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PAUL PALTA says:

    Calm down hey bro Ray just calmate miho…. We know who you are, u ain’t got nutan to prove to one ey essay! U know am saying bruh!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg F - Stormvejr says:

    Ray, so many tools. Maybe you could invest in some late night infomercial shopping and buy one tool that does everything lol. Cheers for the Tool box tour.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zero the Wanderer says:

    There's gotta be like… $100 worth of Harbor Freight tools there. Nice collection!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Taylor Fenoglio says:

    Milwaukee and snapon are personalities not tools

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Shackleford says:

    "We're not gonna worry about that drawer" …why do I suspect that the drawer with the tools you care the least about is probably going to be the one that actually does have a decent proportion of HF stuff in it 😀

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars peter goemans says:

    Why do you let yourself get triggered by such a troll….who cares what brand it is….if it works.

    Question…are those all your tools? i tought the tools are provided by the garage.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Troy Allen says:

    Just a few Harbor Freight tools that's not bad. I bought some and regreted it some broke sooner than they should have so I got a better brand tool.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Spongebob 66 says:

    Yeah idk people. Talking down on someone who uses off brand literally have nothing going on in life 😂 😂

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ozmaniac33 says:

    Me thinks James C is feeling a little silly right about now! lol……..ugh, tool envy! 🙂

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Ptak says:

    I worry about Harbor Freight Power Tools than anything else. Their hand tools are a bargain and are rather decent for the money.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garrett Meador says:

    Icon tools are actually really good. Haters gonna hate. But it’s the truth…

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! YWNM says:

    Tools are tools. It gets the job done it's a good tool.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimmy B says:

    I love it when arm chair experts get pointed out.
    Can't do it all the time or you'd never have any other content, but now and then it's nice to watch a good evisceration.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DeadEyeDave says:

    You have inspired me to go through my tool collection and get rid of things I have too many of. Among many other multiples, I found sixteen #2 Phillips screwdrivers, four of which were stripped to uselessness, and six others that had less than desirable handles. So I'm left with SIX of them I just can't live without. The neighbors have been invited to sift through the box and take whatever they want. Time to clean it up and get organized!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Little Timmy says:

    Had a 2005 Ford 6.0 Diesel decide oil needed to be in the coolant for that extra cooling, I had already replaced the Oil cooler and EGR cooler several months back so this time I decided to pull the heads and stud it. Went to HF and bought every tool I needed to rebuild the upper half of the 6.0 in my driveway. Not a single problem with any of the tools, they worked very well and cost a fraction of the big brands. Not being a mechanic as a trade but more of hobby so HF tools are just fine. Stay away from anything that uses Electrons, those items tend to fizzle out.

    P.S My F350 is running strong, nice and Shinny.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars frank davis says:

    hay ray I think you made your point

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Allen says:

    All of those tools and no metric adjustable wrenches?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clinton Witt says:

    If it makes my job easier I don't care about what the brand Ray and don't let the haters get to you

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Woodley says:

    Finally found out what the magnetic lights you use are, need to go order a couple.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nephillus says:

    So much H/F junk lmao. Come on Ray, lift your game!

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars K_Tech says:

    HF tools are "good" for the home gamer (like myself) that has a handful of vehicles and some lawn equipment to maintain. For someone that makes a living working on vehicles, I think Ray has a good, quality assortment of tools.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Kee says:

    I disappointed you did not showcase the Harbor Freight tie rod end separator.
    I specifically went and bought one of those scary SOB's because of you and yours. It's every bit as terrifying as you say it is to use, but the damn thing works.