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Amateur tools that aren't chocolate ?
I have been out the loop in terms of mechanics these past ten years and so need to know what new names there are out there that are affordable and dependable for the non professional mechanic.
Yes I do know about Britool, Elora and Snap-On, I used to have them when I worked professionally as a plant fitter so know what we are talking there but I no longer need that kind of quality along with their attendant price ( yeah, it's more about price), where I still mourn the loss of what I had, the culmination of twenty years of tool collecting, about six grands worth, all in Snap-On tool chests, I lost the lot and have hardly turned a nut since.
So what do people report, what names are out there and known to be dependable and affordable for the non professional mechanic as I won't buy tools where the maker won't dare to put their signature on what they make and as said what new names have come on the market these past ten years I don't know and I wish to avoid chocolate.
Oh and the chocolate, I broke an 18mm chocolate socket today, and very nearly my fingers, an inch of the socket circumference just sheared away, for me to view the construction to find what appeared to be a casting with the name Draper proudly stamped, yeah I know about Draper, but it's all I had.
Currently in DeKaye's garage:
2002 Kangoo Authentique 1.4 Petrol