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Old 07-09-2002, 05:10   #1 (permalink)
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Just wandering what everyones opinions are on Tool brands, reason I'm asking is I'm after some decent quality tools. Most of the people I talk to recommend sidchrome and kincrome, also a few have talked about KC Tools
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Old 07-09-2002, 05:28   #2 (permalink)
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go for snap on tools they are great and have a life time warrenty so if it ever breaks at all you can take it back and they will replace it for free
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n e 1 heard of "MOGY" tools ive got a spanner set that ive been using on my clevo now the motor has never been apart since it was built in 80, and i havent snapped n e of em (all the bolts are friggin tight) just thought i'd see what ppl think of em i think they are quite good (but i got em 4 free so i cant complain might even get more might get some of their sockets seewhat quality they are)
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Old 07-09-2002, 19:27   #4 (permalink)
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Re: snapon

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go for snap on tools they are great and have a life time warrenty so if it ever breaks at all you can take it back and they will replace it for free
As long as you like paying four or five times what they are worth. I have a friend who is obsessed by Snap-On tools, every tool he buys has to be Snap-On. He had a good set of combination ring/OE spanners from Repco, cost him about $120. He decided he didn't like them because they weren't Snap-On so he bought some Snap-On ones for $450, and he didn't even get as many spanners. The Repco tools have a lifetime warranty, as I think does Sidchrome, Kingchrome and many other brands. I bought the same set of spanners but JBS brand from Blackwoods for $100 a set and there is SFA difference between JBS and Snap-On . You are just paying for a name. Oh, and if they break you have to wait until the Snap-On rep sends the tool back to Head Office and they give the OK making sure it hasn't been abused before they will replace it.
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I have Sidchrome and have never had a problem. They were a 21st gift, ummm ........ a long time ago. I expect to be able to pass them on to my son. (He's 5)

The quality of Snap-On is fine but agree with others on pricing.
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Old 07-09-2002, 22:10   #6 (permalink)
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I use the Gedore range - ain't the cheapest thing around but they have put up with all the abuse I've ever given them. Have never broken anything yet which is more than I can say for the Sidchrome kit I've used in the past. It doesn't matter what the warranty id - I hate the inconvenience of breaking a tool while you are using it and for me the extra cost of the Gedore stuff makes up for that.
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I have to agree Snap-On tools are way overpriced...they are bloody good though. But like someone else said, Repco tools are a fraction of the price and also have a lifetime warranty. I use a few brands of tools at work like Sidchrome, Chesco, Kingchrome, Stanley, Cresent etc. They are all good quality IMO as none of them have ever broken. Even my cheap ass 1/4" K-mart socket set has lasted me for 6 years so far and I have put that through a fair bit of abuse. Basically, I'd just buy tools with a brandname that you've heard of before and something with a warranty.
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Old 07-10-2002, 05:21   #8 (permalink)
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Snap on tools are the go. It also helps to have a good dealer. Any socket or punch etc that I have broken gets replaced free. So what if you have to pay more.
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Old 07-10-2002, 06:16   #9 (permalink)
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i use my tools every day, i got a repco tool kit, and its good, i've got 3/8 1/4 and 1/2" socket sets, the only things that i've replaced so far is a 1/4 drive ratchit and will b replacing the 3/8 one soon, cos repco ones R SHIT, i've just got a snap on one, they might b more expensive but they last forever, it really depends on what your doing, and what your usage is going to b, no point having $5000 sitting in your shed when u could have done with $1000 of a cheaper brand, just imagine how far $4000 could have gone on ya car :)
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Old 07-10-2002, 07:37   #10 (permalink)
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Like they say you get what you pay for but there is a limit.Kingchrome,ProTo(Sydchrome),Repco,KC tools are all good names.You are more likely to loose tools then break them.Would you rather loose a $90 Snap-On Ratchet screw driver or a $30 one.But rule of thumb tools that you use alot such as 10mm 3/8,phillps screw drivers and the like it might pay to get a better brand as these get used alot.You will find out which tools wear the first after about a year of use.

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