Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Melbourne's West
Re: Tool kit recommendations around $400-$500 mark?
Unless the tools are good brands (read Hazet, Snap On, Dowidat - also read EXPENSIVE) I tend to keep away from new tools, especiallly those with unknown brand names or those made. You really get exactly what u pay for. Been disappointed a number of times - nearly lost knuckles too. I also tend to go to swap meets and buy the older ones. ```````
Agree with the old Sidchrome ones, but other good brands (apart from those listed above) are Gedore, King Dick (yeah, must have had different connotations back then!), Stahwille.
Try to get only the sizes you know you will need, this comes with experience. I have a shed load of sizes that have had little or no use from buying complete sets.
Avoid any second hand tools with the chrome peeling off - this slices you better than any razor!