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#13088 - 02/21/03 06:53 AM High Quality tools
Anonymous
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Does anyone know of a company selling high quality tools for mechanical purposes-For anyone knows about voyage in my landrover - to africa YES it is for that!!!

Thanks

Mark

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#13089 - 02/21/03 11:06 AM Re: High Quality tools
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www.screwfix.com i've never brought mechanical tools from here but i do get a lot of woodworking tools and supplies from them and they're a pretty good mail order company, cheap, very quick delivery, good level of service, good returns policy etc.
sounds like you deicded to go to africa in the end then mate, good choice.

take it easy,
stuart.

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#13090 - 02/21/03 12:05 PM Re: High Quality tools
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In the US I would recomment Snapon and Craftsman (Husky). Durable tools with replacment guarantee if they break.
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#13091 - 02/21/03 12:34 PM Re: High Quality tools
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BAHCO, Knipex,Hazet & Thor "soft" hammers......you can't go wrong.

Have fun

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#13092 - 02/21/03 12:52 PM Re: High Quality tools
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I do not know if you are a member of any LR lists and forums. There are good ones on the internet and from the ones I am involved in I can tell you that they will help you very much.

Sandvik tools are very good professional tools. They are made in Sweden. (My wife used to work in a Swedish company competing Sandvik <img src="images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />) I have seen them sold in UK.

They also have sets for different purposes. Not only mechanical they also produce other tools like saws, shovels etc. Maybe a good bargin maybe obtained if you buy a whole set.

IMHO never go for Draper, Stanley or alike. Nice shiny tools:)

Good luck with your trip.

Burak
Istanbul
76 Range Rover
70 Unimog Camper <img src="images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#13093 - 02/21/03 03:06 PM Re: High Quality tools
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Are Husky and Craftsman from the same manufacturer?

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#13094 - 02/21/03 04:12 PM Re: High Quality tools
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Home Depot used to carry Craftsman as their brand tools. Then they switched to Husky and claimed that they will exchange any Craftsman tool to Husky at no charge. I had a box of used Craftsman tools that I bought at Home Depot and brought it back and got Husky. Sales rep said it is the same stuff made by the same factory but under different names to prevent Sears and Home Depot from going at it. I see no difference, everyone insists its the same stuff made by the same company. But what the truth is I have no idea.

Matt
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#13095 - 02/21/03 05:05 PM Re: High Quality tools
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Cheers-very helpful-haven't bothered to go on the LR ftorums but will give it a go-can u reccomend one?

Thnaks to the rest of you guys very useful info and all will be taken into consideration!

Mark

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#13096 - 02/21/03 07:30 PM Re: High Quality tools
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That's cool. You learn something new every day. I'm a Craftsman nut but I do have a Husky socket set that hasn't failed yet.


Chris

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#13097 - 02/21/03 09:39 PM Re: Not Exactly
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Not exactly. Home Depot never carried Craftsman which is a trademark of Sears. However, the tools were made by the same company. Home Depot chooses to honor Craftsman warranty as a marketing gimmick. For some more or less correct info on what tools are made by whom, see http://www.team.net/www/morgan/tech/whotools.html .
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