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Wasn't sure where to put this, so I stuck it here. Mods please feel free to move if required.

Since the insurance company took a grand out of my claim check to cover my deductible, it looks as if I will have to adjust my expectations on replacing my tools that were stolen.

It seems I will not be able to afford to replace them all with the same brand products that I originally had.

Does anyone have any experience with Ingersoll Rand or Porter Cable pneumatic tools? Or have suggestions as to what brand is less expensive than MAC/ Snap-On, yet still of good quality?

These would be for recreational usage, not professional. But would also need to last.

Thanks in advance
 

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Try BluePoint, it's made by Snap On, same quality but you just don't pay for the snap on branding.
Ingersoll Rand is a rock solid tool, very dependable, nearly indestuctable, I drove cars and trucks over my impact wrench on more than 1 occasion and never had a problem,
The cheap Canadain Tire brand is Campbell Hausfield, reliable, but not top of the line, but they might be an only in Canada type thing.
 

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We use IR pnuematic tools at work (aka Sear Craftsman Professional). They are excellent. I would definitely purchase for my own toolbox.
 

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i would say craftsman. that's all the tools i have. plus if they break you get another one free if you take it back to sears. no questions asked :) well i guess some of the tools they won't give but that' sunderstandable
 

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IR, Portor Cable and Bostitch are what I've got. Any of them are good if you take care of them. Craftsman are probable just a relabeled version of one of them. You pay more for the name than for the product. My Dad is a professional contractor and has Bostitch guns that are very very old and were used on a daily basis. I don't know exactly what kind of tools you are talking about but when I bought a narrow crown staple gun, the Bostitch was much better made than the Porter Cable (The slide on the Porter Cable was flimsy). But I've got a Porter Cable brad gun that is great.
 

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Thanks for the input(s).

Looking at mainly mechanics tools- Impact wrenches, air ratchets, air hammer, etc, etc
 

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I do not recommend Campbell Hausfield, every one of their tools I have used sucked. Porter Cable is great, and Power Fist (from Princees Auto) is probably the cheapest in price I have found with decent quality.
 

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I think I am going to go with the IR.

I'll order them from Tooltopia.com- good prices and free shipping!
 
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