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Old 12 March 2006, 13:32   #1
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Ribsters do you know where i can get a good tool kit? I have looked at snap on tools but they are to expensive. Thanks people
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Old 12 March 2006, 14:07   #2
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Ribsters do you know where i can get a good tool kit? I have looked at snap on tools but they are to expensive. Thanks people
To keep on the boat? Buy the cheapest you can from B&Q or Halfords and then throw em away at the end of a year - whatever you will buy will rust to buggery!
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I'm not saying buy Snap-on but thats what we use at work and i work on boats day in day out n thay will not go rusty. but halfords do a good set at 99 quid that have 1/2 drive and 1/4 drive sockets and all tools you will need on a boat.

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I've had Snap-On tools for years, not in a marine situation though, it might be worth the investment as most of there range comes with a lifetime warranty - worth checking the small print to see if they cover rusting.....
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Are Snap-on man dose. not shur about outers.


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Ribsters do you know where i can get a good tool kit? I have looked at snap on tools but they are to expensive. Thanks people
If it is to go on a boat then as people say a cheap set is best.

If not then again as someone has mentioned the Halfords pro range are brilliant. Despite what people will say they are just as good as the infamous Snap On. They also have a lifetime guarantee which is even easier to take advantage of although I have never used it. They are actually made by Britool.

Look out for special offers - I had mine in a sale - buy 2 full trays and get 1 free - also had a cabinet at a good price. Got loads of other tools of course - 3 good torque wrenches by Norbar and a mix of all sorts. king dick are pretty good but hard to find.

Mate of mine always used to swear by Snap On - now he's out of the garage trade he has realised they are no better or worse than any other QUALITY tool.

if you do want to buy snap On then buy just their traditional tools - their other stuff is an expensive rip off - things like compressors and Migs etc are just rebadged for silly money!!!
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Just another thought! What is your level of mechanical capability? What's the point in carrying a "garage workshop" around with you if you don't have the knowledge to use the contents? Work out what you can practically work on yourself and then assemble the kit according to that skill set!

I carry a basic kit which includes pliers, crimps and a set of combined ring and open ended spanners plus a filter wrench - snap on actually, and it's very good and cost about 7!

If something fundamentally goes bang then you ain't going to fix it at sea! So why carry weight for weights sake? All IMHO of course

Oh and I find Seastart far better than a set of tools anyway
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I think Snap-on tools are great but I left a Snap-on 3/8 drive extension on the boat last year by misstake and they do rust.

Buy cheap
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After working offshore as an engineer for over 15 years i've found out that what ever the make is ..snap on, britool, kamasa, or the mans off the market stall.... none float....
so buy crap!!!!!!
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Buy cheap, but do the ring test first. Drop a spanner on the floor, if it rings and bounces buy it, if it goes thud, put it back.

I have started to buy Teng tools. They are good quality and cheaper than Snap-On.
Also the only rusty spanner in my garage tool box is a Snap-On one!
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