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When we saw the above in our email, we immediately wanted to cut it out and paste it over our significant others’ bathroom mirror.  Kudos to Snap-on for realizing that a) we do love chrome, b) fire = good, c) tools are a great gift for Valentine’s Day (even if all your SO can afford is a socket or two)!

As far as we can tell this missive doesn’t represent any special sale or discount, just a reminder to give (and hopefully receive) the gift that keeps on giving: tools.

If you get a chance, let us know in comments what tools under, say, $50 that you’d love to receive for Valentine’s Day.


3 Responses to Snap-on: The Best Valentine’s Ad This Season

  1. nrChris says:

    In the “I don’t really need it but…” category, I have been eying the little Cobalt 3.6v Li-Ion screwdriver. More than anything, just because it is so small and good looking.

  2. Me says:

    Can I get a good impact wrench for under $50? If not, then I guess a nice heavy-duty breaker bar might work. (I have some suspension work to do on an old farm truck.)

  3. Paul says:

    If I was rich I suppose I’d blow all sorts of money on flashy tools, but that not being the case I’ll have to settle for filling in with what I feel are essential tools in my kit. I’m already pretty set on wrenches now too I’ll have to admit. Not all of them are Snap-On either. The rumor that I have heard from more than one place is that Snap-On dealers aren’t even honoring the warranty, unless you’re a regular customer of theirs. Something like they mumble, whats in it for me? As if reputation is not a valuable commodity. It’s made me think twice about my tool purchasing. Snap-On stuff is nice, but it isn’t as nice as their price would lead you to believe alone.

    Not to simply disparage Snap-On depending on which associate you deal with in Sears, well it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows there all the time either. Here’s to tools not breaking, and never having to travel down the slippery slope of warranties to begin with.

    I have had some genuinely defective tools in my time, but I’ll admit it the vast majority of failures I have been a part of have been totally my fault. Which is to say that with the proper techniques, and the right tools one should be able to avoid those situations for a lifetime. A true craftsman never blames their tools for poor workmanship.

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