My Father's Day Gift From Canadian Tire

giftI'm pretty sure we haven't hit Father's Day yet, because my kids haven't said a word about it, but I've already received a pretty kick ass Father's Day gift. It arrived this afternoon from Canadian Tire.

Since I was more than happy to give one of you a $199 lithium-ion grass trimmer / edger (details unveiled June 15), Canadian Tire was nice enough to send me a gift I truly needed. Hop in my time machine and I'll explain more...

My wife and I moved into our first place together in the summer of 1996. It was an apartment near Yonge and Bloor, and one of my first purchases in the new place was a socket set with screwdrivers and a few other essential tools. This thing was kept in a grey plastic case and was on sale for $34.99 at the nearby Canadian Tire. I've been using that set ever since, even though it's now missing a few pieces and a few other pieces are damaged. I really needed a new one.

And now, thanks to Canadian Tire, I have one. And not just any socket set, I'm the proud owner of a shiny new Stanley 149-piece Professional Grade Black Socket Set. This set not only looks cool, but it includes a quick-release ratcheting combo wrench set, six combination wrenches and ten bits. It really is awesome.

I'm off to find something to repair.

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Okay... I need a blog.....

Kitchener Andrew

I am sure I wil get hits by the 1s.

Nice new set, Mike. My first was from CT as well. If the old guy in the beard tells me it works.

June 9, 2009 @ 6:47 PM

james edgar

That is a nice set. I like the Black. I have a blog where's my set? CT I'm disappointed :(

June 9, 2009 @ 9:26 PM


Always the neutered, yet arrogant, wonder.

June 10, 2009 @ 8:22 AM

Mike from Lowville

Not too bad for free. My first set was Snap-On off the Snap-On truck. It was included in my apprenticeship set in the early 70's. I still have all my Snap-On tools. The guts of my spark plug ratchet had been replaced two or three times then finally Snap-On gave me a whole new one. My Torque wrench needed re-calibrated and they just replaced it. The CT Professional Grade are good but they change styles and finishes in their sets and getting replacements sometimes gives you mismatched pieces in the set. The other CT line of tools JOB MATE, are Chinese junk. Good for kids and some women.

June 10, 2009 @ 1:57 PM


Nice score Mike!!
Well deserved

June 10, 2009 @ 2:03 PM

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