View Full Version : How Long Has Your Premium Tool Dealer Been In Business?


Art From De Leon
03-04-2009, 01:53 PM
I asked my Snap On dealer today, and this is his 16th year.
The Matco Dealer, I know has been here 4 or 5 years, maybe more.
No MAC dealer.
No Cornwell dealer.

FNFS2000
03-04-2009, 02:49 PM
My favorite german tool store has been online since '99

jerk_chicken
03-04-2009, 02:51 PM
Which one is that?

FNFS2000
03-04-2009, 02:52 PM
ChadsToolbox (german tools in the US) I see your in the greatland...

jerk_chicken
03-04-2009, 02:55 PM
ChadsToolbox (german tools in the US) I see your in the greatland...

That's subjective.

krusty the clown
03-04-2009, 02:58 PM
my snap on dealer is new (company store).
matco 10 years
cornwell 14 years

T56 Impala
03-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Humm, I've been a member since 1999...... eBay that is. I have no idea how long my local Sears store has been around. 20 years?

skeletonizer
03-04-2009, 04:09 PM
My Snap On guy is MIA. I ordered a nylon lined 13/16 socket for fancy lug nuts from him about a year ago and had to track him down a month later. He said he had it and looked around the truck. Not finding it, he said he would order another and call me when it came in.

chirp chirp

chirp chirp...


About ten subsequent trips to Sears and the Napa store later I still have spent no more money on Snap On.

daveblank
03-04-2009, 04:21 PM
My 1st Snap On dealer has been doing it for 35 years that I know of. I went to school with his kids & that's how long I've known them.

My 1st Matco guy got started in 1990. Another got started in 1979 or 1980. He was with Snappy before that.

speed bump
03-04-2009, 04:23 PM
The one pawn shop better than 5 years, the other better than 15 years and the other about 5 years. Sears good question. Other locales long enough.


ChadsToolbox (german tools in the US) I see your in the greatland...

I don't think I will ever order another thing from chadstoolbox again. I ordered a set of Knipex 10" dykes on Feb. 11. Guess what I still don't have?

Kind of bad thing to because now I have to find place to buy Witte screwdrivers so I can try them out.

billymade
03-04-2009, 04:36 PM
I have been aware of my Matco guy since the mid 80s and my Snapon guy from the early 00s. Cornwell and Mac haven't had a truck around here for quite awhile....

zuspiel
03-04-2009, 04:41 PM
My SO guys has only been doing this for under 2 years. Seems to treat his customers right, so I hope he stays around...

I've had pretty good luck with chadstoolbox for Knipex pliers, BTW. Stuff always arrived quickly.

Merkava_4
03-04-2009, 05:19 PM
I have no idea how long my local Sears store has been around. 20 years?

Umm, I believe the thread title is asking for premium tool dealers.... :lol_hitti

jerk_chicken
03-04-2009, 05:25 PM
Hey, there are lots of beginners that thing CM is the shit. I was one of them, though I do know (and own) some pretty decent stuff they have in their line as I became more discriminating.

Merkava_4
03-04-2009, 05:28 PM
They make a good nut driver ... I'll give them that. :D

myslow2002gt
03-04-2009, 06:06 PM
The Snap On dealer at work has been doing it for 25 years I believe, maybe longer.

Titus
03-04-2009, 06:26 PM
My Snapon dealer is ebay. They have been around for 13 1/2 years. ;)

zuspiel
03-04-2009, 06:31 PM
Umm, I believe the thread title is asking for premium tool dealers.... :lol_hitti

The HF close to my house opened about half a year ago.
Northern tools has been around longer....

:lol_hitti

FNFS2000
03-04-2009, 06:59 PM
The HF close to my house opened about half a year ago.
Northern tools has been around longer....

:lol_hitti

now we're straying way off topic:headscrat

Uncle Buck
03-04-2009, 07:31 PM
Umm, I believe the thread title is asking for premium tool dealers.... :lol_hitti

To each his own, you picked your premium tool dealer, let the man pick his! :)

Sears is my premium tool dealer, never had any problems so far! Besides, the the thread asks about the dealer, not the tools! I have experienced premium Snap-on tools, but not dealers,(Snap-on service BLOWS and Sears is great, at least for me it always has been) hence my answer. :pimpflash

My premium tool dealer has been in business most of 100 years I suppose

T56 Impala
03-04-2009, 08:16 PM
Umm, I believe the thread title is asking for premium tool dealers.... :lol_hitti

I knew that was coming and should have expected you to chime in with it!

We won't argue about Sears. You don't like them about as much as I don't like Snap On.

eBay on the other hand...... I have been getting some screaming deals on there lately! Plomb, Wright, Bonney and VlChek. Now, even YOU have to admit that those are premium tools.

senlow
03-04-2009, 08:39 PM
My Snap-on dealer has been in business for 24 years.

vssjim
03-04-2009, 10:10 PM
Cornwell dealer has been around for 15 years, Mac = ten different guys in about 16 or 17years none for the last fiveish years, Snap-on guy is number five in the same time frame as Mac this one for 3 maybe years but on shaky ground now and Matco guy and his Matco guy father are not welcome in our shop.

Gregster
03-04-2009, 10:21 PM
About 10 years for my SO guy. Before that he owned an autoparts store with another guy. They were always fighting who would get the title of owner.... so my SO guy sold out his share to the other guy.

kythri
03-04-2009, 11:22 PM
My go-to dealer has been in business for 123 years. My backup, 15 years. :D

Hawk321
03-04-2009, 11:48 PM
My SO dealers been 6-8 month in buisness...now I don't have a local dealer...

Other toolshops here are in buisness for over 15 years...but not really premium.

autoace
03-05-2009, 06:54 AM
My Cornwell guy has been in business for 2 years.

Grainger is a good premium tool dealer!