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Caterpillar Hand Tools

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Zewnten, Nov 10, 2021.

  1. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

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    The ratchets in the picture- the bottom one is a rebranded williams s-52/53 superratchet.

    The other ones are rebranded williams/ old snap on style/ ratchets, with a lower tooth count than the new snap ratchets.

    I personally like the williams stuff. I just bought two of their screwdriver sets for my girls tool sets I'm giving them for Christmas. They have the old square black hard handles that snap on used to use. USA made and not a bad price - I think they were around $55.

    https://www.amazon.com/Williams-100P-8MD-8-Piece-Premium-Screwdriver/dp/B002NH5F30?th=1

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  2. JLarson

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    We've always looked at the Cat tools and shop equipment like buying from Mcmaster Carr. Not quite sure what brand you'll be getting but it'll be something decent.
     
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  3. mekanik

    mekanik Senior Member

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    These are my only Cat tools. They are not Snap-on.
    They look a lot like my Proto wrenches that I bought in the 1980's.
    I acquired them in the mid to late 1990's.

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  4. Bluox

    Bluox Senior Member

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    Several years ago I ordered 4 slugging wrenches from Snap On and I got 2 snap On and 2 Williams.
    The dealer said we own Williams now.
    Dealer said Williams had always made those for Snap On and gave me a Williams catalog.
    These wrenches are the same as Williams metrics and their shiny AF wrenches are the same as the ones Cmark showed.
    My son worked for Cat and when they replaced some of his wrenches he got Snap on in cat bags with Cat part numbers.
    So I guess what you get from Cat depends on what they get.
    Bob
     
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  5. crane operator

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    Those certainly do look like proto wrenches. I like their beams, thick and kind of rounded, you can lean on them. Looks like the open ends have seen some use also.
     
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