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Created On Wednesday June 07, 2006 16:34 Diesel Talk
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Note Wednesday June 07, 2006 16:34 View thread in raw text format
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Hi, I have been applying at truck centers and businesses for a job as an entry level diesel technician and am looking forward to start working pretty soon. I have had a few of the businesses tell me I would need my own tools, which I thought was absolutely understandable. I have a question though, what would be the best tools or the best tool kit to buy for someone like me who is starting out as a beginner technician/mechanic? One that would contain all the right tools and most likely have any one tool I can still get the job done without saying, "I can't finish the job because I don't have the right tool or size." I was thinking I will probably go with buying a Craftsman tool kit, but am not sure on which size/depth tool kit I should go for. Plus, I do not want to buy anything that is extremely expensive just to start out. I can always do that after I get the job or need to for some apparent reason. Can anyone provide any advice for me? If you can please do not hesitate to reply back. Thank you very much and I appreciate it.

Salvy

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Can anyone provide any helpful advice on the best tools/kit to buy for an entry level job??? Thanks a lot.

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Note Saturday June 24, 2006 02:24 View thread in raw text format
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hey, with just starting out, i'm guessing you will take the role of a service mechanic. I would go with a craftsman tool box, decent size. You can buy starter kits, with all the basic hand tools. I would not spend that much money on tools and the box. Once you get situated and start perform repairs, I would opt for the Snap-On starter kit, which comes with the tool box filled with tools for $5,000. (In PA that is) Hope this helps and good luck!
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Note Saturday June 24, 2006 15:06 View thread in raw text format
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ldsdiesel, thanks a lot for the reply. I was beginning to wonder if I was even ever going to get one since I posted originally almost three weeks back. I agree with the spending money part, I don't want to spend a whole lot just for a starting kit. Craftsman does sound good, but I was wondering what size tool set should I get (by that I mean "how many piece tool kit")? If I had to guess I'd say at least a 100 piece set, but preferably a little higher than that. Do you agree? Then down the road I think I surely will consider Snap-On. Again thanks for the reply.

Salvy

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Note Saturday June 24, 2006 16:30 View thread in raw text format
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hey, i would go with the craftsman 393 piece tool set!(600)$
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Note Sunday June 25, 2006 09:23 View thread in raw text format
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Thanks a bunch. Now I have a good idea of what I should get before I start work.

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