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Quality Tools and Kits?

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How much cheaper is trade discount?

It varies a lot. I think it's cost + a percentage or something. I don't regularly shop there but I get trade through NZDF.

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Snap on sockets are a waste of money. Save 2/3rd and buy Koken, or Caterpillar sockets which are rebranded Snap On at half the price.

I've found that torx and hex sockets, it doesn't matter what brand, they all break. Snap On, Blue Point, Cat and Koken I've broken. Replaced no questions asked.

Snap on ratchets 80 tooth are well worth the price, easily the best out there. Once you e used these you'll never go back to Koken, SP etc.

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Stahwille rocks, had mine for 45 years

Koken is great - had for 35 years

Aigo also good - had for 25 years

Have some King Tony tools as well seem to be holding out well.

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S K Wayne 1/2 drive set imperial and metric in 18 years as a mechanic only cracked one 3/4 socket and that was when using it with a rattle gun, wrong application replaced it even when I told them what had happened.

Koken 3/8 drive set imperial, whit and metric have only replaced ratchet but due to abuse.

Sk for ring open ended spanners better feel and thicker material

Sidcrome ring spanners running out of money just a poor apprentice

Stanley screw driver set

Fuller side cutters, pliers, long nose, cir clip pliers interior exterior

Had a 6 draw tool chest as main unit but a smaller one for other items, volt meter, steel rule, slide verniers etc

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+1 for King Tony. I get all mine from Wairau Engineering Supplies in Albany. Awesome price point. Great quality.

Have some Stahwille spanners that I inherited which are just beautiful.

You'll break any 12-point socket if you gorilla it.

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Bump...

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I've been wanting a proper tool chest for some time and finally took the plunge. I got a Teng top box because I knew it would accommodate the existing Teng tool trays I had, it has the features I wanted and I don't think it looks half bad. Need more tools now. :ph34r:

Can you all see these pics? New web host for me (f&#k you Dropbox and Photobucket).

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You need a new hammer. Technicians don't have a builders hammer in their tool kit. They are also too light and don't have a good head shape 😀

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I use a sledgehammer when it comes to the car... ;)

 

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Is it an eastwing hammer or so crappy copy?

 

How much was the toolbox?

Teng is really good when it comes to trays.

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18 minutes ago, zero said:

Is it an eastwing hammer or so crappy copy?

How much was the toolbox?

Teng is really good when it comes to trays.

It's a quality framing hammer, I've had it forever. I can't remember the brand and it's a bit out of reach for me now.

I paid $420, I think retail is $500 but there's also a different model at around $300.

The trays are good and fit in this thing well, that's a large part of the reason I got it. It's been a plan long in the making and starting to pay off. I've migrated my trays from a Teng carry case to this now. I'm also looking at their EVA (high density foam) trays for my 1/4 and 1/2 drive needs.

 

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