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    Was wondering what the opinions are about the Mastercraft range and the value for money for the 166pc toolkit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimwel View Post
    Was wondering what the opinions are about the Mastercraft range and the value for money for the 166pc toolkit

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    I love mine and have never had any problems. Their garuantee is also very good.
    Quality tools that looks nice.
    Bought mine in 2006

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    Default Re: Mastercraft 166pc Toolkit - good buy?

    I would rather buy the Gedore set for the same price

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    Default Re: Mastercraft 166pc Toolkit - good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimwel View Post
    Was wondering what the opinions are about the Mastercraft range and the value for money for the 166pc toolkit

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    I am a big fan of Mastercraft tools. I think they are just the right quality for the right price for the more serious DIY guy.

    I have that same set, well probably a little bit different, from 10 years ago. Nice thing is you can easily replace individual bits and pieces if you need to. This is my go-to stuff.

    For serious precision stuff I use King Tony and Jonesway with SnapOn miniature torque wrench.

    Nothing more frustrating than an incomplete tool set.
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    Thanks.
    I am looking for a nice set to have in my cars for backup. Need to start looking at a good emergency toolset collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    I would rather buy the Gedore set for the same price

    https://www.makro.co.za/diy/gedore-6...l-kit-129439EA
    I have this Gedore at the office, and the Mastercraft at home.

    Both are doing the job. Not much between them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    I would rather buy the Gedore set for the same price

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    Default Re: Mastercraft 166pc Toolkit - good buy?

    I have few individual Mastercraft tools but most of my sets are Gedore.

    Not much in terms quality and that 166pc set has all the tools you need like allen key sockets and torx sockets where you would need to buy those separately with Gedore.

    To be honest the finish on the Matercraft feels better.

    Only advantage is you can replace individual tools from Gedore if any get lost etc. They have a comprehensive parts list.

    I even replaced the plastic tray inserts for my socket set.

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    Default Re: Mastercraft 166pc Toolkit - good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    I would rather buy the Gedore set for the same price

    https://www.makro.co.za/diy/gedore-6...l-kit-129439EA
    Thought about that as my dad is big Gedore proponent but there are a good few extras in the Mastercraft set (sockets and some smaller bits) that makes me lean towards it

    Thanks for the input
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    I have this Gedore at the office, and the Mastercraft at home.

    Both are doing the job. Not much between them.
    Been using the Adendorff spanners (MAC AFRIC 25 pce Combination Spanner Set)
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    for the last 6 years, no issues at all. I also have the Mastercraft 1/2 socket set, additional spanner and pliers, no problems here either.
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    I would love to get rid of my deurmekaar incomplete collection of 1970's tools inherited from family over time.
    One of those boxes would be perfect.

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    Default Re: Mastercraft 166pc Toolkit - good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    I would rather buy the Gedore set for the same price

    https://www.makro.co.za/diy/gedore-6...l-kit-129439EA
    Not quite the same. 60 piece vs 166 piece.
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    Mastercraft is underrated. I have both these and Geodore. Both are good. If I had to buy new again, I would go Mastercraft.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    Mastercraft is underrated. I have both these and Geodore. Both are good. If I had to buy new again, I would go Mastercraft.
    Ditto. In this class of tools it’s much of a muchness. I just prefer the feel and finish of Mastercraft. Especially their ratchets and sockets.
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    Look all tools are good if they are used correctly. I have seen gedore,starwillie and mechwrench sockets and scanners split or break because people abuse them by adding a long pipe to the handle etc to loosen a stuck nut or bolt.

    Midas life time guarantee tools are also brilliant.
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    I grew up in a time when Gedore was rated as cheap and sub standard, Mu uncle was a mechanic and srahlwille and snapon were the order of the day, if a pair of pliers was not crescent it was rubbish. Times have changed ? I fink budget restraints have forced us to look at "cheaper" brands in a different light, Stahlwille is still premium but wow the price makes your eyes water. Torque craft, Master craft nothing wrong with them, often they are put through much more abuse because the premium brands are so expensive and if a "cheapie" breaks it is ok.

    If you treat your tools with respect even the cheap ones can last a loong time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Ditto. In this class of tools it’s much of a muchness. I just prefer the feel and finish of Mastercraft. Especially their ratchets and sockets.
    I can vouch for their rachet spanners. I bought 2 x 10mm and 2 x 13mm rachet spanners quite a few years back. I used them on a daily basis, and knew that I would abuse them for final tightening as well instead of using a fixed spanner or socket. As such I bought 2 of each to have spares. To date they are all still 100%.


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    I would buy the one made in S Africa,

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    I have tested the Mastercraft lifetime warranty once and yes it is as they say.
    Worth the money, good tools and decent backup service.
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