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Old 08-11-2004, 05:17   #1 (permalink)
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Buying a good tool set

Ok, I have been offered from my dad a nice 21st present (albiet over due but hey what can ya do). He said I can spend up to $400, but it has to be something I can keep forever.

He suggested a ring or something, I held back laughter at this point because thats the last thing I thought he'd suggest. So basically he said think about it and get back to me.

Alas I got the idea of a toolset. But I have no idea of what to get. I basically have next to nothing at the moment except a couple of screw-drivers and a spanner..lol

I know Sidchrome is a good brand, but what else is there? What options have I got? Would it be worth my while chipping in a couple of hundered to get something better again?

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Old 08-11-2004, 05:23   #2 (permalink)
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You ain't gonna get much from $400, especially if you go for Sidchrome. I'd pitch in as much as you can, it'll be worth it in the long run.
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anything snapon is worth having, but mighty expensive. I have a mix of Stanley and Sidchrome in my work toolkit. they are good quality and wont wear out in a hurry. I lost my 14mm socket and replaced it with a cheapo one from home, i wore it out in a matter of weeks...

i recommend a good 1/2" drive socket set as well as a compliment of quality metric spanners. look after them and they'll last a lifetime.
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You ain't gonna get much from $400, especially if you go for Sidchrome. I'd pitch in as much as you can, it'll be worth it in the long run.
I was hoping that wouldn't be the case. I dont really care if its not a top of the line brand, as long as its built well and doesn't break then I am happy. Surely $400-600 bucks could get you something.

I know ive seen sets for thousands, but Id rather spend money else where. I just want something to start me off. I can always add to it over time.
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I dont think you would get a very big range in sidchrome without spending alot of dosh, for the type of work that you would be doing I wouldnt be buying top of the line gear and some of the lesser brands will last you a lifetime. Kincrome is an averaged price brand and is pretty good quality, if you spend between 500-$800 should get most of the tools you need.
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Mate to be honest anything with a Lifetime Replacement Garantee is good enough in my books.
Total Tools are good(made by Sidchrome), and alot of the other lesser known brands are very good aswell.
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Just don't buy anything from Bunnings lol, we busted sooooo many sockets from my $49.95 3/8 set taking an EF 4.0 head off.
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stanley socket set and some good quality screwdrivers and some spanners.
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My mates toolbox is worth 15 grand! snap on toolkit....

but he has a garage,
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For $400 i'd buy a small compressor, rattle gun and a set of impact sockets. Then just a set of ring spanners and a 1/2" drive ratchet and you'd just about be set.

Thats basically what I did and cost just over $500 overall.
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