Somebody wrote in, asking where to get mechanic tools for a new mechanic. I was in the Costco store today, and i saw a complete set of mechanic hand tools, including ratchets and sockets, box wrenches, open ends, and screw-drivers. Metric and American. For $100--plus tax!
Now, those tools looked pretty good, and would be the thing to buy, so if you bought them, and later on found you weren't "cut-out" to be a mechanic, you wouldn't be out a lot of cash. And, if you went into another trade, those tools would still be handy to have around. Also, if you became good at mechanical work, and the teasing of the older mechanics finally got to ya--then you could spend the big bucks and buy the great American made tools. (if there are any!)
You can also usually find good used tools at a flea market. by: Rustyj