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Old 01-30-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default The Truck Tool Equivalents Thread - Gathering Data

While searching for some good bang-for-the-buck tools, I've discovered that many of the tool truck brands can be purchased for about 1/2 price by going through their industrial line.

I'd like to use this thread to identify some of the most common brands and tools for easy reference.

Here's my (minimal) contribution so far.

Please add to the list. When we get a big enough response, I'll put together a master thread. Be sure to include an exact model number from the alternative brand.

The tool should be identical to the truck version, or at least 95% similar.


Snap-On
F80 Ratchet (1/4,3/8,1/2 80 tooth) - Bahco 6950,7750,8150
F936 Ratchet (3/8, 36 tooth) - Williams B-52EHA
FL936 Ratchet (3/8, 36 tooth, long) - Williams B-52EHLA
FLF936 Ratchet (3/8, 36 tooth, flex) - Williams B-52EHFA
1/4" versions are the same Williams model numbers with M- instead of B-
1/2" versions are the same Williams model numbers with S- instead of B-
Snap Ring Pliers - Craftsman 00950464000 - made by Strand. Same for Mac/Matco.
Locking Pliers - Grip-ons
Screw Extractors - Irwin/Hanson
Screwdrivers - many Williams models are identical ( need model # )
Deadblow hammers - made by Trusty Cook
Torque wrenches - CDI or Precision Instruments
Extractor Set E1020 - Ridgid 35585
Brake Caliper Press BTCP500 - Lang Tools #279
Mini butane torch TORCH6 - Portasol 012680040
Butane soldering iron YAKS32A - Weller PSI100K
Plier / pipe wrenches PWZ0 - PWZ3 - Bahco 140-147
Snap-On A1310A bearing set - Astro Pneumatic AP7824 / Lisle 12980
Allen T-handle rack AWSTAND - McMaster-Carr 53045A36
Riveter kit HP200 - Marson 39001
Bit wrench BTWSMPK - Kastar KAS5220

Matco
88 Ratchet - Armstrong Maxx 88 (11-992)
Screwdriver set SSPCO5C/SSPCG5C = WITTE 663865
Matco DBPS260 Double Brake Pad Spreader - Lisle 25750 Dual Piston Brake Caliper Compressor
Matco 1/2" Quiet Impact Wrench (MT1769QA) - Ingersoll-Rand Quiet Impact Wrench (IRT2135QTIMAX)
ProSwing Ratcheting Wrenches - Armstrong
Fan clutch set - same as Lisle LIS43300
Diesel compression test kit (DCT1553) - same as Star Industries Kit (STRTU1553)
Serpentine belt wrench set MSBT15 - Gearwrench 3680
Impact wrench SE210 - Florida pneumatic FP-739

Mac
24" 1/2" Drive Flex Head ratchet - Titan, different handle
Mac Tools 13-Piece Impact Driver Set (SID13BA) - Stanley Proto 13-Piece Impact Driver Set (J7099A)
Mac Tools 32 oz. Antivibe Ball Pein Hammer (BH32AV) - Stanley 32 oz. Antivibe Ball Pein Hammer(680-54-148)
Mac Tools 16oz Antivibe Ball Pein Hammer BH16AV - Stanley 54-146
Mac Tools 3/8" Air Impact Wrench (AWQP380) - Sunex Tools 3/8" Air Impact Wrench (SUNSX4335)
Mac Tools 1/2" Impact Wrench (AW612Q) - Aircat 1/2" Impact Wrench (ACA1100K) or Nitrocat 1200-K (ACA1200K)
Mac 24" 1/2" Drive Flex Head - Titan ratchet with Mac handle. Other models also.
Mac Air Hammer AH520 = Ingersoll Rand 116


Non-truck tools, but decent brands made by cheaper alternatives
Nupla dead blow hammers are rebadged for Armstrong, SK, Craftsman and a few others.
Craftsman Adjustable pliers (Sears Item# 00945433000 | Model# 45433) are the same as Knipex Cobras

User "Gotmayhem" is also maintaining an excel spreadsheet here that may or may not be more up to date: http://www.filedropper.com/trucktoolequivalent

Would love to see some more posted! Especially looking for screwdrivers, wrenches, and other basic hand tools.

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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Great thread! Just google for best price and get shopping!
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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When it is all said and done, there is only a handful of good tool companies and the same products cross different brand is pretty common. Look at Matco and Armstrong owned by Danaher, who also makes gearwrench, allen, napa, masterforce and craftsman wrenches. Stanley owns Mac and Proto, though the cross over is somewhat limited. SO owns Willams and even though Willams has been around longer the SO, their newer offers are mostly older SO designs, ratchets and screwdrivers being the main ones. Its good to dig, you may find some great deals we don't know about.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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I cant provide part numbers, but another guy at work picked up a set of Craftsman files. They appear to be identical to my Mac files. Both are a great set of files. I've had my Mac ones for over a year and use them daily. They cut just as good as his new ones.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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Great thread idea.

I've been told that the Craftsman thread roller kits are identical to the SnapOn ones.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:50 PM   #6
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Great thread idea.

I've been told that the Craftsman thread roller kits are identical to the SnapOn ones.
Yep, as far as i can tell all the re-thread kits are identical (matco, mac, snap on, craftsman) The plastic radiator hose pinch pliers from matco and craftsman are the same. 12 piece snap ring pliers are the same from mac to craftsman (huge price difference).

TRCOMBO-48 - Mac Rethread Kit
SPM6225206402- Kastar Rethread Kit

PK1250- Mac Snap Ring Pliers
00950464000- Craftsman Snap Ring Pliers

Im 99% sure that Irwin makes the taps and dies in Mac, Matco, and Snap On kits. So save a bunch by getting it right through Irwin.

There are a whole bunch of items that the trucks rebrand. Most all of it is good quality stuff, so theres nothing wrong with scoring it at a lower cost!
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:19 PM   #7
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Irwin/Hanson also makes the bolt/screw extractors that Snap On and Craftsman sell... Craftsman calls them consumable and won't warranty but SO will send new ones right out so on something like that, it may be worth paying double if you break them a lot.

OTC makes Matco's posi-lock pullers.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:35 PM   #8
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Snap-On
F80 Ratchet (3/8, 80 tooth) - Bahco 7750

Seems there are also 1/4 (Bahco 6950) and 1/2 (Bahco 8150) versions.
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OTC makes Matco's posi-lock pullers.
I don't think so.

My understanding is that Posi-Lock makes the pullers for OTC and Matco...and others.

http://www.posilock.com/History/history.htm

OTC is on my shitlist. Bought a bunch of stuff about two years ago, with genuine OTC branding--not the imported-junk "Stinger" label. Every piece was Communist Chinese except for one made in Taiwan.

I don't think OTC "makes" anything any more. It seems like the whole product line is bought-in, more often than not from the most reprehensible country on Earth.

(The Posilock pullers being a wonderful exception to the Made-in-China majority.)
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:56 AM   #10
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I don't think so.

My understanding is that Posi-Lock makes the pullers for OTC and Matco...and others.

http://www.posilock.com/History/history.htm

OTC is on my shitlist. Bought a bunch of stuff about two years ago, with genuine OTC branding--not the imported-junk "Stinger" label. Every piece was Communist Chinese except for one made in Taiwan.

I don't think OTC "makes" anything any more. It seems like the whole product line is bought-in, more often than not from the most reprehensible country on Earth.

(The Posilock pullers being a wonderful exception to the Made-in-China majority.)

I meant the Matco Autogrip/OTC Griplock ones... Chinese garbage.
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O T C hit the skids years ago ..
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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Anyone know if the Williams line of screwdrivers is the same as Snap-On?
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Matco Screwdriver set SSPCO5C/SSPCG5C = WITTE 663865 (different colors)
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Anyone know if the Williams line of screwdrivers is the same as Snap-On?
They are the snap-on industrial version. Basically the same minus the name and price.
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They are the snap-on industrial version. Basically the same minus the name and price.
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12 piece snap ring pliers are the same from mac to craftsman (huge price difference).
I have a 5 or 6(?) piece Craftsman set that I got on clearance for $32 (was about $90). ABSOLUTELY 100% IDENTICAL to SnapOn's $200 version (also Mac/Matco/Cornwall etc). They are all made by Strand.
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Nupla dead blow hammers are rebadged for Armstrong, SK, Craftsman and a few others.
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Mac rebranded a few Titan ratchets. I'm not sure if they have the full line, but the 24" 1/2" Drive Flex Head is just a Titan with a Mac handle. Nice handle, but not worth the huge price difference for an import tool. Kinda wish I'd known that before I bought it. It was also one of my first Mac purchases, and I didn't even think to check where it was made.
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I don't think so.

My understanding is that Posi-Lock makes the pullers for OTC and Matco...and others.

http://www.posilock.com/History/history.htm

OTC is on my shitlist. Bought a bunch of stuff about two years ago, with genuine OTC branding--not the imported-junk "Stinger" label. Every piece was Communist Chinese except for one made in Taiwan.

I don't think OTC "makes" anything any more. It seems like the whole product line is bought-in, more often than not from the most reprehensible country on Earth.

(The Posilock pullers being a wonderful exception to the Made-in-China majority.)

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Mac Tools 13-Piece Impact Driver Set (SID13BA)
Stanley Proto 13-Piece Impact Driver Set (J7099A)

Mac Tools 32 oz. Antivibe Ball Pein Hammer (BH32AV)
Stanley 32 oz. Antivibe Ball Pein Hammer(680-54-148)

Mac Tools 3/8" Air Impact Wrench (AWQP380)
Sunex Tools 3/8" Air Impact Wrench (SUNSX4335)

Mac Tools 1/2" Impact Wrench (AW612Q)
Aircat 1/2" Impact Wrench (ACA1100K)

Matco 1/2" Queit Impact Wrench (MT1769QA)
Ingersoll-Rand Quiet Impact Wrench (IRT2135QTIMAX)

Matco DBPS260 Double Brake Pad Spreader
Lisle 25750 Dual Piston Brake Caliper Compressor



Anybody know where I can find the equivalent to this impact wrench?

http://www.matcotools.com/catalog/pr...IMPACT-WRENCH/
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