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Old 06-16-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default How do you locate the Mac tool distributor in your area?

I went to Mac web site expecting to find a link which would allow me to locate the Mac tool guy in my area....no such luck.

Anyone know how to find this online or must I call Mac tomorrow?

Mac sure it making it difficult for someone wanting to buy their tools.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
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Mac sure it making it difficult for someone wanting to buy their tools.
you mean someone WANTS to buy thier tools? that's as rare as the lochness monster
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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Get a receipt and keep it!!
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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you mean someone WANTS to buy thier tools? that's as rare as the lochness monster
, I need to buy a master harmonic balancer installer set; getting tired of not having the right adapter at the worst time of a repair....

Mac seems to have the most complete installer kit I have seen so far, their part number is TP1330.

Hoping to find a Mac guy in the area with it on his truck....
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:41 PM   #5
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Get a receipt and keep it!!
How can I get a receipt if I don't know the Mac sales guy in my area?


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Old 06-16-2009, 07:46 PM   #6
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How can I get a receipt if I don't know the Mac sales guy in my area?
I'm telling you ahead of time!!
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:10 PM   #7
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i tryed to find one in my area [north ga] had a ratchet broke and my truck shop guys had some broke tools so i called trying to find a truck they told me the closet truck was in alabama and run over in ga to fort benning so good luck end up sending them in to get fixed
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:12 PM   #8
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toymn,

How far are you from Chattanooga? Mac and Matco have several trucks in that area.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:23 PM   #9
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matco and cornwell trucks come to shop every week and have a good sk dealer walk in store just wanted to swap mac tools without having to pay for shiping
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:24 PM   #10
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I went to Mac web site expecting to find a link which would allow me to locate the Mac tool guy in my area....no such luck.

Anyone know how to find this online or must I call Mac tomorrow?

Mac sure it making it difficult for someone wanting to buy their tools.
Call there 1-800 number and a distributor will contact you directly or they will give you the number for you to contact him.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:24 PM   #11
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Default Re: How do you locate the Mac tool distributor in your area?

I know there is a Mac guy in the area, have seen his truck at a couple of local shops.
If all else fails, I'll call up a shop and get the phone number.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:27 PM   #12
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Go to http://www.mactools.com/ Click on customer service call toll free number.
Ask for tool truck driver in your area's phone number give him a call.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:17 PM   #13
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Ask at a shop. I did this and thats how I got my Mac dealer.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:49 PM   #14
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How do you locate the Mac tool distributor in your area?
I try not to. I just have no interest in buying stanley tools.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:54 PM   #15
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To find a MAC dealer just, follow the China brick road!
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:03 PM   #16
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I needed some Mac ratchets rebuilt; I called them and they sent rebuild kits to me free of charge... there isn't a dealer in my area, either!
Also, the Mac rebuild kits come with a new cover plate; so everything is in the kit... all parts included! Which I thought was a nice touch!
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:05 PM   #17
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Call some local shops in your area and ask them what day and time he usually shows up. Thats how I found the snap-on and Matco trucks in my area
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Call some local shops in your area and ask them what day and time he usually shows up.
They'll tell you the day, but if you ask for a specific time, they look at you funny. If you can get the shop to narrow it down to morning or afternoons, you're doing good.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:51 PM   #19
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Default Re: How do you locate the Mac tool distributor in your area?

I contacted Mac Tools through their website and got a delayed reply of 60 days and their reply was that they do not have a dealer in my area. I live in the metro phoenix arizona area, so this answer was not accetable and I interpreted this answer as a lack of customer support.

Finally I pounded the pavement and spoke to several different shops and found a Mac Dealer. My current dealer is quite informative and willing to order what I need.

Hope you are able to find a dealer.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #20
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Update

Call Mac customer service this am and got the number for the local truck guy.
Nice fellow; has had this route for many years. I recall meeting him several years ago when I was in trade school.

Bought the Tp1330 kit and got the job finished.
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