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    Tool and Equipment Reviews

    Just an idea...
    As we all know there is a huge industry when it come to tools and specialist equipment.

    There is such a vast array of brands, i figure if you've had a good or bad experience with something post it up and provide everyone with some product knowledge.

    we do it with everything else, from coilovers to engine oils.

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    I know I woundn't survive without my Sidchrome extension bar, it's served me well over the past couple of years, cracking bolts off their compacted locktite and rusty seals to what i like to call persuasive engineering...

    Im after a cheep and cheerful mig welder at the moment, if someone has any information/experiance with them. hook me up!
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    sidchrome socket sets are good stuff

    screwdrivers i like the Lancer ones cos theyre good metal and comfortable to hold

    testing equipment i like Fluke, cant go wrong
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    I second the Sidchrome and Fluke. I beat the hell out of my sidchrome socket set (hit the handle with a hammer to crack the nut) and they still work like a charm.

    Although I hate their 1/4" ratchet. the direction selector always comes loose and won't stay in one direction, so it ends up locking both directions so you have to hold the selector lever to use it properly. Bit of a pain.

    Stanley screwdrivers are awesome too, the one in the black box with the clear handles, cheap and tough. I particularly like the big prybar they include, it has a convenient flathead shaped point that can actually be used as a screwdriver........
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    3/8" Drive Sidchrome is my favourite ratchet. I then bought a set of Stanley rathcet with shitloads of attachments, its great, but the ratchet has failed on me once. Must be bad luck but I had the store exchange it anyway.

    My stanley black and yellow screwdriver set is brilliant. Ranges from skinny short, to fatty short, to normal to long length. (technical names FTW!)
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    Used a Sidchrome socket set so solid .
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    Snap-on fo lyf.

    never breaks, never goes wrong, always does the job.
    "They are desmonds, i know cos i was there when dave rail-slid them all way up ellison rd like tony hawk"
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    snap-on is only avaliable via trade purchase if i'm correct ?

    can't remember but the superworks gold tools sold at supercheap are from one of the reputable companies and also have life time warranty as well, anyone have a set ?
    thoughts ?
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    at home i use the superworks gold as one of my socket sets they work fine and do the job...at work tho snap-on is all the way! but very pricey=( i would prob only buy snap-on tools for pieces that i pretti much would use 24/7, if not i wouldnt see the need to spend the extra money.
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    I picked up a set of Mechpro spanners from Repco last week (mechpro = repco's in-house brand, i think).

    Overall quality of the tools is impeccable, this is my second set, and compared to my first set (BOXER ), they are on par.

    Zero casting marks, smooth finish, breaker bar has tight tolerances on the fork...comes in a tough pressed metal case. Has imperial and metric sockets, extension bars (1/2 inch drive and 3/4 inch drive). Good value at $90.00.

    8/10.
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    sidchrome is where its at. My whole set looks brand new after 4 years of use everyday.

    I only ever managed to break one of those sliding socket handle things, and that was with a 3m long breaker bar on it and probably a bit of accidental heat treatment
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