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Old 04-05-2008, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Dubyagee View Post
I dip the allen socket tip in valve grinding compound to remove stubborn bolts. Craftsman doesn't have real sharp corners on their allen sockets.
That's a shame. Our basement and toolboxes are all full of Craftsman stuff; back in the day they were some of the best tools you could get - lifetime replacement was a safe bet because you had to work hard to need the replacements. When you did, they were (and still are, hopefully) hassle-free.

EDIT: I meant, some of the best tools you could get if you weren't in the market for the highest-up, extreme, "professional" stuff. For the average homeowner, and DIY customer, Craftsman used to be awfully nice stuff.

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1986 M-B 300SDL, retired due to rust and electrical problems. Donated engine to:
1987 M-B 300SDL, odo dead. New project.
1982 M-B 240D, odo stopped at 308,000
1982 M-B 300SD, 175,000
1989 Dodge Ramcharger, 87,000 - 4wd, 318
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