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    Hi, this is my first post.

    Im quite curious to get inputs on the worth of this Stahlwille Socket set. Its has a patinaed resume and good provenance. It is 1/2" drive and contains both metric and imperial sockets. The bummer is that size 15 is missing and the size 13 and ratchet is gedore.

    Your inputs would be appreciated please.
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    Why want to know worth?

    I would use it....

    Edit. Stahlwille ratchet had flip over lever for direction change. They wore out and became unoperational. Thus the Gedore one
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    You get different people swear by different brands. H ere is my Gedore set that is over 30 years old and still does duty for me. Have changed 1 or 2 sockets as others wore out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wylie E View Post
    You get different people swear by different brands. H ere is my Gedore set that is over 30 years old and still does duty for me. Have changed 1 or 2 sockets as others wore out.
    I got the same Gedore set,
    … also +30 yrs old and none replaced
    though the plastic underlay has fallen to bits …
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Why want to know worth?

    I would use it....

    Edit. Stahlwille ratchet had flip over lever for direction change. They wore out and became unoperational. Thus the Gedore one
    I went to garage to take a pic of my Stahlwille ratchet, lo and behold it is gone, in fact I have very few ratchets left.

    My tools are being stolen, slowly but surely. Landscape artist comes to mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by julius caesar View Post
    I went to garage to take a pic of my Stahlwille ratchet, lo and behold it is gone, in fact I have very few ratchets left.

    My tools are being stolen, slowly but surely. Landscape artist comes to mind
    Very sad state of affairs
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    [QUOTE=Wylie E;4729834]You get different people swear by different brands. H ere is my Gedore set that is over 30 years old and still does duty for me. Have changed 1 or 2 sockets as others wore out.[/QUOTE

    That is a 1962MU set

    got mine in 1976 , 45years ago and have most of it plus many additions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by julius caesar View Post
    I went to garage to take a pic of my Stahlwille ratchet, lo and behold it is gone, in fact I have very few ratchets left.

    My tools are being stolen, slowly but surely. Landscape artist comes to mind
    Thats a bummer!

    On the ratchet ownership.....any spare 1/2" Stahlwille ratches perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushNomad View Post
    I got the same Gedore set,
    also +30 yrs old and none replaced
    though the plastic underlay has fallen to bits
    When I got mine I flipped plastic form over and filled with jointing resin you get for fixing cables. The plastic is long gone but resin lasts the age. This and all the extras in it as well.

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    I have 3 boys...need I say more
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Man View Post
    Hi, this is my first post.

    Im quite curious to get inputs on the worth of this Stahlwille Socket set. Its has a patinaed resume and good provenance. It is 1/2" drive and contains both metric and imperial sockets. The bummer is that size 15 is missing and the size 13 and ratchet is gedore.

    Your inputs would be appreciated please.
    To the right buyer and depending on the condition probably in the region R2000-R3000

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    I have 3 boys...need I say more
    Ha ha jup I have son who is now starting out himself. Uses my tools. I lo and behold gave him a brand new gedore set like mine including jointing resin inlay. Hope he takes care of it like I did mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Man View Post
    Hi, this is my first post.

    Im quite curious to get inputs on the worth of this Stahlwille Socket set. Its has a patinaed resume and good provenance. It is 1/2" drive and contains both metric and imperial sockets. The bummer is that size 15 is missing and the size 13 and ratchet is gedore.

    Your inputs would be appreciated please.
    Depending on the sizes it covers, and general condition of the sockets themselves, I'd maybe go up to 2k for it.
    The sockets are available at the Milnerton flea market or at Pawn shops.
    There is one on Voortrekker Road just past the Police Station towards Parow that has a big selection of stuff. You may even find a ratchet, and the repair kits are available to fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Man View Post
    Thats a bummer!

    On the ratchet ownership.....any spare 1/2" Stahlwille ratches perhaps?
    I'm sure I got a few worn Stahwille ratchets under my workbench amongst the imperial and American spanners you end up with and almost never use

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    Also have a set but it's imperial so thought it won't work here? Just sits in the garage, but was told it wasn't worth much. But I hang on to it for sentimental reasons.
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    When I was 23 and living in a flat in Kloof street (when it wasn't trendy), I rebuilt my Kombi in the flat's carpark. Above me lived a retired Dutch couple. One day he came down and gave me a Stahlwille set, well used but complete, as a gift. He said he'd gotten it when he was doing his apprenticeship in Holland, and said he saw I deserved it. I felt truly grateful and honoured.

    I treasured that set and hoped I would also pass it on some day. I did, but not with my permission. It must be one of the things I think about the most each time I go out to buy a new set or work with what have. This thread has just got me in the gut again. I don't understand how thieves think when they steal a man's tools (that he needs in order to pay the idiot thieves' social grants with.)

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    Hi it nice to hear how we have people who gift one another. Put good thoughts forward and make us feel good. Thanks to all on the forum that make this possible in the short time we have on this planet. Really grateful to all. Keep it up make one feel good.

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    Stahlwille was made in Vereeniging under license by Mitco Tools (under strict conditions and QC processes) in the 1970s and maybe later (when still at school and still living with my parents) .

    My dad was assistant manager of Standard Bank in V-town in those days and he was the go-to manager for Mitco Tools.

    He was at their factory one day and the boss man gave my dad a box full of mostly large size spanners. "Rejects" he said, mostly because of badly stamped size numbers on the spanners or other minor imperfections.

    After my dad died, our three brothers each helped ourselves to what we wanted. I took about six of them from 20mm upwards. I have two 24s, which come in handy when working on towbars, mostly to loosen or fasten tow balls, when raising or lowering them.

    I often wonder about the reasons they could possibly have had for giving them away, rather than adding them to the raw materials, re-melting the spanners to make more spanners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvcoller View Post
    Stahlwille was made in Vereeniging under license by Mitco Tools (under strict conditions and QC processes) in the 1970s and maybe later (when still at school and still living with my parents) .

    My dad was assistant manager of Standard Bank in V-town in those days and he was the go-to manager for Mitco Tools.

    He was at their factory one day and the boss man gave my dad a box full of mostly large size spanners. "Rejects" he said, mostly because of badly stamped size numbers on the spanners or other minor imperfections.

    After my dad died, our three brothers each helped ourselves to what we wanted. I took about six of them from 20mm upwards. I have two 24s, which come in handy when working on towbars, mostly to loosen or fasten tow balls, when raising or lowering them.

    I often wonder about the reasons they could possibly have had for giving them away, rather than adding them to the raw materials, re-melting the spanners to make more spanners.
    i was working for USCO in 79, there was as a scrap heap of steel and a lot of gedore spanners, but it was unchromed, reason was it was cast with the wrong steel mixture, causing it to splinter to pieces when used, i got a lot of them and still using it today.

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    Here are pictures of some of the Stahlwille spanners rejected because of the poorly stamped numbered
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