Snap On VS Blue Point – Made in the USA?

Blue Point VS Snapon

Snap On tools are world renowned for their quality and craftsmanship. Automotive techs may not like the price of their tools but cannot deny that Snap On is typically the highest quality available. Snap On Tools are are primarily made in the USA with manufacturing plants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Elizabethton, Tennessee, which manufacture their hand tools. While Snap On air tools are currently made in Murphy, North Carolina. But what about Blue Point? Are Blue-Point tools made in the USA by Snap On? Blue-Point tools are actually sourced from many different tool manufacturers. Surprisingly there’s not a lot of information about this online anywhere. We look at one particular Blue-Point tool number, as an example and answer many common questions when it comes to Snap-On VS Blue-Point.

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Lisle 48300 GM Rocker Arm Remover – Saves Threads!

Lisle 48300 USA BlogI loved my Lisle 48500 pushrod remover when doing intake gaskets on GM 2.8, 3.1 and 3.4 Liter engines found on a variety on GM vehicles like Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Chevy’s. The tool was thin and sometimes the spot welds would break if excess force was applied. Now Lisle has updated the tool to be much stronger and have a wider range of engines that it will work on. It saves thread wear on aluminum heads.

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Lisle 28600 Rear Disc Brake Piston Retraction Tool Info

Lisle 28600How many times have you started a project just to find out you weren’t prepared for the task at hand?  Well, if you’re anything like me you think you’re prepared and quickly find out that is indeed not the case.  There are plenty of automotive repairs that are simple enough that even an untrained individual can achieve success and save money.  Most do-it-yourselfers are quickly learning that they CAN do many jobs themselves. That’s just what I want to touch on today. I want to show how one little tool can help may people be successful, when it comes to a vehicles rear disc brake pad replacement.

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Lisle 55700 Fuel Injector Pressure Test Master Kit info.

55700How important is the fuel pressure in a vehicle? I’m sure you aren’t losing sleep over this question unless you’ve got a fuel pressure related issue, but in order for a vehicle to run properly, correct fuel pressure is crucial.  Not only for allowing fuel to get to the fuel injectors or carburetor, but to also maintain the performance level expected. Some drive-ability symptoms that may indicate a problem with low fuel pressure could be things like; stalling, lack of power when going up hill and backfiring when accelerating just to name a few.

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Lisle LIS14440 Water Pump Socket for GM Northstar

Lisle_14440_DLT_LThe water pump is a crucial part of your vehicle. It endures constant use and when working properly prevents your engine from overheating.  A leak here can cause serious damage to your vehicle’s engine.  Some signs  that you might have a problem would be finding coolant or water pooled under your vehicle. Water pumps have a weep hole that water can leak out of when the pump is failing. Another obvious sign of overheating, is seeing your temperature gauge reading go above normal. Continue reading Lisle LIS14440 Water Pump Socket for GM Northstar

Lisle LIS 65000 Deep Hole Aluminum Head M14x1.25 Spark Plug Hole Repair Kit

65000I think for the most part (if possible) we like to do our own auto repairs. Today, saving time and money is very important.  Having the proper tools for the easy jobs can  make life a little easier and definitely less stressful. That’s why I want to tell you about the Lisle LIS65000 Deep Hole Spark Plug Repair Kit.  Most of us are keeping our vehicles longer and regular preventive maintenance keeps us on the road.

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Lisle 31000 Magnetic Pick-Up Tool – Every Tool Box Needs One

magnetic toolThe little tool that can. Yes, the Lisle LIS31000 Magnetic Pick-Up Tool fits that description to a T and is one of the most important must have automotive tools that you could have in the tool box. This American Made  powerhouse of a tool can and will be a life saver in the event you would ever need it. Just imagine you’re under the hood and you just dropped one of the screws that holds the air box together.

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Lisle Tools 71200 5/16-24 Broken Stud and Bolt Remover

Lisle Stud RemoverBroken bolts and studs are one of the most frustrating things to deal with when working on a vehicle. Well, here we go. The truck isn’t running like it should and all fingers point to the manifold gasket.  Not the most difficult job to do, so you set aside the time to get this repair done.  You think,  this shouldn’t take long and then I’ll have the rest of the day to do something fun; Sound familiar?   Now, you have the truck on the ramp, tools out, everything needed right at your finger tips to begin.  All necessary items have been removed and your down to the crux of the problem.

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Lisle Specialty Tools – 15000 Engine Cylinder Hone 2-3/4 to 10-1/4″

15000There are numerous reasons as to why your vehicle has increased oil consumption and you would have to go through a check list to determine what it truly is. However, I would like to address one of the possible causes and introduce a tool that will make this very important repair an absolute must have.  Damage to the engine cylinders is a serious problem and once identified needs to be addressed immediately.

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Lisle 46700 Tie Rod Puller for Ford

 


Tie Rod logoCruising in your Ford truck music cranked and jammin’ to some tunes by Florida Georgia Line.   Swaying to the beat of the music, (you think) wow this truck has rhythm. But wait, the shimmy went out years ago, what on earth could that shimmy in the front end possibly be?  The steering wheel is shaking and you realize, it’s not the music or your seat dancing but a potential serious problem.  As a rule, besides uneven tire wear, one of the first signs that a tie rod is bad or starting to fail is “shimmying” or shaky steering wheel. This happens because the steering wheel is beginning to lose control with the wheels. The extra movement in a worn tie rod end can cause play that not only adds to over-all unresponsiveness of the steering; but is also dangerous because it can come completely apart.

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