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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Those parallel jaw Knipex are simply amazing. I've only seen the matte finished chrome ones before. The black finished ones are nice.

    Agreed, the 180mm one bought for a bike tool kit was more than R1k (as I remember it; much less if the wife asks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgrubber View Post
    Agreed, the 180mm one bought for a bike tool kit was more than R1k (as I remember it; much less if the wife asks)
    my biggest fear in life is that one day SWAMBO sells the tools and car parts for what I told her they cost
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullerza View Post
    my biggest fear in life is that one day SWAMBO sells the tools and car parts for what I told her they cost
    Why fear? Two scenarios:

    1) She sells them in a divorce settlement
    2) Or in a deceased estate clean-up

    Either way, why care what she gets?
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    Good point re: deceased estates.
    Is there a charity which could be bequethed tools / equipment for learnership?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rnieckau View Post
    Good point re: deceased estates.
    Is there a charity which could be bequethed tools / equipment for learnership?
    Does my garage count? I'm still learning...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgrubber View Post
    Agreed, the 180mm one bought for a bike tool kit was more than R1k (as I remember it; much less if the wife asks)
    Once you pop you cannot stopů
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    Quote Originally Posted by boerbok View Post
    Once you pop you cannot stopů
    Why are they so clean? Don't you use them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boerbok View Post
    Once you pop you cannot stopů
    There you go - you are now on my ignore list as well.

    Seriously, a beautifully made tool and fit for purpose really is pure art. And worth a lot more. At least my son will not have to break the bank one day......lucky bugger.
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    Im beginning to hate this thread . I suffer from performance anxiety every time I look at this thread and compare my cheap tools . It makes me feel very inadequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Im beginning to hate this thread . I suffer from performance anxiety every time I look at this thread and compare my cheap tools . It makes me feel very inadequate.
    Should we start a Pants Endowment thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Should we start a Pants Endowment thread?
    Well if you are packing a Ryobi drill then maybe you should start a pants endowment thread. Dont lie, this thread does tweak a bit of envy. And Im not the jealous type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Im beginning to hate this thread . I suffer from performance anxiety every time I look at this thread and compare my cheap tools . It makes me feel very inadequate.
    I know what you mean. I pop in here time to time still using the same pliers and screwdrivers I got in my first R300 Makro tool kit. Every now and then I look into some good stuff but get intimidated by the brands and price and close the page.
    Dont take anything I say as actual advice or fact. I dont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Well if you are packing a Ryobi drill then maybe you should start a pants endowment thread. Dont lie, this thread does tweak a bit of envy. And Im not the jealous type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Im beginning to hate this thread . I suffer from performance anxiety every time I look at this thread and compare my cheap tools . It makes me feel very inadequate.
    And it makes you so thankfull for your ingenuity and ability to achieve equal or better results without spending exorbitant amounts of money to do so
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    Default Re: The Tool Drool Thread

    This thread is named well. Good hand tools are expensive, but good power tools are next level. Not to mention those lathes... Drool-worthy indeed. Eendag as ek groot is...
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    Default Re: The Tool Drool Thread

    I have always (afterwards) regretted buying cheap tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK1 View Post
    I have always (afterwards) regretted buying cheap tools.
    I cant keep expensive small tools.They keep on walking

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    There you go - you are now on my ignore list as well.

    Seriously, a beautifully made tool and fit for purpose really is pure art. And worth a lot more. At least my son will not have to break the bank one day......lucky bugger.
    Where is best place to buy Knipex small tools ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK1 View Post
    I have always (afterwards) regretted buying cheap tools.
    I always regret buying expensive tools... well at least for a day or two after purchase that is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by boerbok View Post
    Over many years I got by with budget and hand-me-down hand tools. The last few years I started to invest in the better quality stuff.

    Christmas came early this year... This is the latest tool haul:

    Wiha screwdrivers




    Wera precision screwdrivers




    A nice Felo 1/4 inch socket set



    Another pair of Knipex minis (pliers and pliers wrench), for the motorbike toolkit




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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Those parallel jaw Knipex are simply amazing. I've only seen the matte finished chrome ones before. The black finished ones are nice.
    Quote Originally Posted by boerbok View Post
    Once you pop you cannot stopů
    I saw a guy raving about those Knipex Plier Wrenches on YouTube, seems they are designed to be a shifter replacement for loosening nuts and bolts?

    Knowing Knipex they probably work incredibly well.

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