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Old 01-29-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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These tools are priced very well, but how good are they?
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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Great neck tools are cheap quality.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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These tools are priced very well, but how good are they?
Great neck sockets and ratchets are fine. I have a bunch of them. The other stuff I don't have experience with.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:48 PM   #4
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:55 PM   #5
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I'm not crazy about the Greatneck stuff.
I think, even for the price, there are better options out there.

Personally, I would prefer Pittsburgh tools from Harborfreight to Greatneck.
Or spend just a little more and get Duralast from Autozone.

One of the problems with Greatneck is the hit-or-miss warranty.
I believe your supposed to have the receipt to get things replaced.
It depends on which store you go to though, I had a ratchet replaced hassle free once, then the next time, they wouldn't replace anything without a receipt.

The warranty is an important part of any tool, but especially cheap tools.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:14 PM   #6
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I'm not crazy about the Greatneck stuff.
I think, even for the price, there are better options out there.

Pittsburgh tools from Harborfreight.
Or spend just a little more and get Duralast from Autozone.


The warranty is an important part of any tool, but especially cheap tools.
one fo the few ratchets ive ever broken without really trying was a greatneck 3/8" dr.

for the price duralast would be my choice.


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Old 01-29-2011, 06:17 PM   #7
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I had some ages ago. Its junk.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:30 PM   #8
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I have the 1/4 drive set, torx set and some hex sockets. They have held up well with no issues.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:35 PM   #9
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i have the 1/4" great neck set does fine. also have 1/2" drive deep sets that ive used on an impact gun in a pinch a time or two, they have held up fine.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:38 PM   #10
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the few random greatneck sockets my dad had held up great and had very nice fit and finish their ratchets are a bit crude i too would just go duralast for ratchets i would take a gamble on their sockets though and if they suck replace em with duralast
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:10 PM   #11
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Tekton is new name for the MIT brand of tools, I own a bunch of Great Neck sockets never had an issue with any of them.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:13 PM   #12
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I just happened to see some Tekton stuff on Amazon. First time I ever seen it. I didn't know they were linked to MIT
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:09 PM   #13
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I had a set of Great Neck combo wrenches, they wernt bad at all, but that was years ago
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:30 PM   #14
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like the other guys said tekton is the new name for tekton tools. The tools are OK, nothing special and probably at the same qguality of great neck. Ive had good luck with their sockets, but things such as pliers and drill bits and such are lacking
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:03 AM   #15
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I pull Aircraft Maintenance and I have a complete set of Tekton. What people don't know is, that Snap-on did not renew their patent on tools and Tekton is using their design in sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, and pry bars. Get the MaxTorque wrench set. Those are cheaper, but have the Snap-on machined design. I use the gear wrenches (stubby's), Extra long wrenches, flare nut wrenches, angle open end wrenches, ratcheting wrenches, and the 91813, 91815, 91817 socket sets with holders. The in. lbs. Torque Wrench is awesome. Love the Tekton brand, and they are backed by Goodyear Engineering. Which, I'm a huge fan of Bill Brennand and Michael Goulian, two of the best pilots this country has ever seen. Goodyear makes a great Aviation Tire as well. I also have the Goodyear WRANGLER ALL-TERRAIN ADVENTURE WITH KEVLAR tires on my truck...huge difference over Big-O, will never go back. So I suppose I'm a Goodyear fanboy, but that's ok because they have great products and know what they are doing.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:20 AM   #16
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Copying snap on design doesn't equal snap on.quality
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:19 AM   #17
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I haven't used any Tekton stuff. Great neck is junk in my experience. They break under even moderate stress. HF is better than Great Neck.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:44 AM   #18
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I picked up a set of duralast sockets at AZ and about a third of them had giraffes stamped into them.i should have bought them for show and tell but didn't.
all the tekton ive used has been great,especially for the price.
not everything Chinese is junk.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:16 AM   #19
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I have a number of sets of Tekton impact sockets. I am very pleased with the quality.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:18 AM   #20
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I have a couple of Tekton sockets. They appear quite well made, but so often the material is the bugaboo. Who knows the quality of the steel? And the Lifetime Warranty is a joke. To claim it, you have to mail the tool back to Tekton along with the original receipt - it's only good for the original purchaser. Heaven help you if they decide you bought it from an unauthorized reseller. Who's the "original purchaser" anyway? The bulk wholesaler the factory sold to, the regional distributor they sold it to, the local warehouse they sold it to, the retail store they sold it to, the guy with the flea market booth who bought out the store's stock, or YOU??
Sorry for the rant. I've used the sockets a couple of times on light stuff and they worked.
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