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Kobalt 90 tooth ratchet set 3 @ 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 for $29.98 was $59.98

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Lowes in store and online Kobalt Ratchets set of 3.for $30 was $60 Seem to be very high quality. Makes my new Craftsman set looking pail in comparison.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-3...1000223633 Sold separately comes to $75+
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Just went to the store to see this, they are made in China, not Taiwan like the individual ones, will post pics latter
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Got one to Surprise my Hubby. Free shipping to boot. Thank you!
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Just went to the store to see this, they are made in China, not Taiwan like the individual ones, will post pics latter
Did not notice any difference?
Going to Lowes tomorrow. Will look closer.
I don't think there is a $45 difference in the China vs Taiwanese tools.
I bet Harbor Freight can't beat the deal.
$9.97 each? Still a great deal.
Still glad I got one.
PS. Guaranteed for life. Life!! Is it brakes then Lowes will give the one made in Taiwan. Win Win!!!!
Man I'm Goooood!!!!
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Did not notice any difference?
Going to Lowes tomorrow. Will look closer.
I don't think there is a $45 difference in the China vs Taiwanese tools.
I bet Harbor Freight can't beat the deal.
$9.97 each? Still a great deal.
Still glad I got one.
PS. Guaranteed for life. Life!! Is it brakes then Lowes will give the one made in Taiwan. Win Win!!!!
Man I'm Goooood!!!!
I still think is a great deal, just warning people this are not the same ratchets being sold individually
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I still think is a great deal, just warning people this are not the same ratchets being sold individually
But, I still Must admit "I'm Good!"
As a side, I don't understand the difference as of yet.
China or Taiwan? I may see it since people keep noting there my be something there.

I know there are things we will not buy from China like dog food, people food, toothpaste, cosmetic and such.

I will take a closer look at tools now.
Thank you.
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But, I still Must admit "I'm Good!"
As a side, I don't understand the difference as of yet.
China or Taiwan? I may see it since people keep noting there my be something there.

I know there are things we will not buy from China like dog food, people food, toothpaste, cosmetic and such.

I will take a closer look at tools now.
Thank you.
Speaking in broad generalities, Taiwanese made tools are typically better than Chinese ones, however when speaking of a specific tool it really depends on how that tool was manufactured, the quality of metals that were used, and the fit and finish of the final product. Chinese manufacturers are very capable of producing decent quality tools, so I wouldn't worry one bit about the country of origin if the tool performs well.
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I have the Taiwanese set from the 300+ piece kit on clearance from a couple months back. Not bad at all. Clear difference between these and the SnapOns from my dads set I used as a kid but sometimes you don't know you're spoiled until it's all over Smilie Would buy at this price for sure.
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Just went to the store to see this, they are made in China, not Taiwan like the individual ones, will post pics latter
COO is largely irrelevant, look more at the specific tool. These are not Craftsman quality, but what do you expect for a low price? These are fine for light duty homeowner use, but they won't withstand higher torque usage like suspension work on cars.
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50% off phony overinflated Kobalt tools is not a deal, I don't care where it's made. Lots of teeth on a 1/2" wrench is asking for broken teeth. Plus the handle design sucks. Hurts the palm when needing some force.
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COO is largely irrelevant, look more at the specific tool. These are not Craftsman quality, but what do you expect for a low price? These are fine for light duty homeowner use, but they won't withstand higher torque usage like suspension work on cars.
Do you actually have any evidence of this? I would say these are better than the standard Craftsman ratchets. They have low back drag, unlike the 72 tooth Kobalts the direction lever isn't reversed. Absent some evidence about the torque limit how can you claim they are not as strong as other 3/8th drive ratchets?

If someone is in the market for a ratchet set this is a good value but personally I like the Gearwrench based Husky ones better. You can also find some roto style ratchets sets (1/4, 3/8 only) for about the same price. Still these are good feeling and the price is right off you need them.
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Update:
Finally had a chance to get to Lowes. The set of 3 are not the exact same as the individual wrenches. The mechanism is different. But the photo online showed them as being the same.

Anyway, I still like the set but lesson learned on where it was made. I still say they are nicer then my old and new Craftsman.
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