Great bargain full toolkit.. Worth a look.

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  1. Gromett

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    they usually alright if you not usin em on a reglar basis, they are a diy quality so I would be careul :Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
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    me being a tool tart,i would not bother with them they are what they are cheap and nasty:RollEyes:
    i only ever buy
    facom
    craftsman
    snapon
    mac
    and halfords professional sometimes.
    been down the cheap tools route and nothing worse than a tool letting you down when you need it.
     
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    Brit tool any good chris?
     
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    I have loads of pro tools but they are all in individual boxes stacked in the back of my van. It is a pain because the one I want is usually all the way at the back. When I just want a screwdriver or a pair of plier it is a pain.

    I will put all the pro tools stacked in the back of the cupboard and have this at the front. I can then just yank this out for the vast majority of those little annoying jobs and only pull out the specialised ones when I need them.

    For instanced I have 4 sets of allen keys. One normal set, one extra long set, one tiny set and one supersize set. That is just the allen keys. 3 different sockets sets.... 4 different bit sets. The list goes on and on.

    This is perfect for the vast majority of the DIY jobs that crop up when you are fulltimer. Thought it might also suite those of you who do the long european trips..

    I liked it because of the wheeled box it comes with. I have had to drag my tools some distance in the past and this will just make it easier:thumb:

    I certainly wouldn't buy a set of these if I was using the tools day in day out. But for DIY maintenance of vans it looks good. I will report back if anyone is interested once it arrives.
     
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    yes rang:thumb:
    i have some old britool sockets that i have abused over the last 30 years and still good:thumb:
     
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    Got some at a local Auction recently, thought they looked Quality:BigGrin:
     
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    :Rofl1: whats wrong with Starwilly :Rofl1:
     
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    Yes would like to now what they are like.
     
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    Whenever I buy a tool kit like that its normally the case that's cheap as chips and is the first thing to fail, rendering the tools to become spread over 10 acres. :Doh: If the case is Robust Karl, let me know I might be tempted:thumb:
     
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    i love tool auction's but i always end up buying stuff,i never need or already have:Doh:
    if i walk into a good tool shop i can spent hours just looking and handling tools it a weakness i have,bit of a anorak when it comes to tools:Doh:
     
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    I use Snap-on or Halfords professional, sometimes Rolson, however, as has been said, for the occasional job on the MH, they dont look too bad. Check his feedback and any comments. Ive made my own set up for the MH, out of "doubles" etc that i have kicking around, the usual tool supplier at the shows (motorhome/landrover) has enough to make a kit out of, would probably do you a deal, and you will be able to "feel" whether you like them or not.:thumb:
     
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    I have a voluminous tool locker with everything from a temperature controlled soldering iron to a tree-felling axe to a leather faced mallet.

    What I find myself using, 90% of the time, is a cheap all-in-one DIY tool set, spanners and screwdrivers, that one of the kids was given as a Christmas present.

    It's interesting that the 17/42nds diamond-tipped knurling flange that was essential in your workshop becomes irrelevant when you need to really choose the important tools.
     
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    That looks like a reasonable tool set for the price, but I find one tool will suffice for most jobs .........




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    ........ the only problem is knowing just how hard to whack the subject:Wink:
     
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    i carry all sorts of hand tools in the van.
    for a basic setup you cant beat a decent combi spanner set.

    a couple of really high quality adjustable spanners and vice grips (not cheapies as they just tend to slip off and bugger what you are trying to undo )

    a decent quality socket set preferably with 3/8 and 1/2 inch drive although a 1/4 inch set can be advantageous.

    and lastly a screwdriver set, pliers , and side cutters.

    also you could find use for cable ties, gaffa tape and WD40

    probably the last things i have listed will be of most use as if it cant be fixed with cable ties and gaffa tape its scrap.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Some way to go yet then Chris.....

    I have a Hilka 46pc socket set in AF, metric and Whitworth :Eeek: , had a replacement ratchet and two sockets.

    still in its original box and bought it in 1975.....38 years old

    god only knows how many cars that has seen service on. :thumb:
     
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    Me too - they are alright :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    What do you do for fine adjustments

    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    i have a broom in my workshop that's 50 years old only had 10 new handles and fifteen new heads:Rofl1:
    joking aside a buddy of mine give me all his dads tools when his dad died and there are tools in there that must be 60/70 years old ,king dick spanners stuff like that, also got my dads old tools from when he was a jig and tool maker,mostly precision stuff.
     
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    Oh Chris - are you and Pete related? LOL

    We go on holiday. Oh look there's a market. I do not want more cheap Tshirts nasty jeans that don't fit nicely round my RRRRs or 53 pairs of knickers that will fall apart first time I wash them, for a fiver. I do not want nasty plastic sandals. I do not want ......

    But Pete wants to look at the tools and fishing tackle and then at the marginally more interesting kitchenware stall he will give me a lecture on why stainless steel pans are better and you should always buy eg Sabatier knives. yes. I know this. We already have them. The pans weigh half a ton empty and a whole ton when full of boiling water and eg spaghetti .... and we do have a Sabatier in the van. I may use it soon ...... :Rofl1:
     
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