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    Fellow Frogger! Andreas's Avatar
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    buying tools

    can you recommend a brand, shop.
    just want something decent, 30-40 socket set or so.
    looked at kincrome at autobarn today and was $280 for the 40 piece, thought that was a bit much, but am willing to pay for quality.

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    Hi Andreas,

    NOOOoooo, not autobarn!!! Man talk about paying top $$$. I go to the local Sunday Market here, there's a tool guy that comes down from Melbourne. His kingchrome stuff will be 50% of the Autobarn prices. He usualy brings all the lastest 'Special' catalogues from Kingchrome with him (that are sent out by tool stores) and he undercuts there specials (not everyday prices) by a considerable margin.

    I've bought heaps of tools from this guy, if you ever have problems just go to the next Sunday Market & he exchanges them. Ask around your local area and findout where others buy there tools from. I've recently added a webpage on some of the tools I've bought if you look at my site. Sure there mostly cheap tools, but if you pick well chinesse tools can be plenty good enough.

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    i wasnt going to buy from autobarn anyway...couldn't wait so i went and bought some from bursons, much cheaper than autobarn, probably more than the market guy though.

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    Chase down one of those Snap-on Tools vans, pretty much the bees-knees in tools, but you pay through the neck for them
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    i'd love snap-on or sidcrome but i had to settle for something below that, still happy with my purchase though.
    i only wanted something basic to get me through minor car stuff, dont have any space to do any major work.

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    I like Fuller, who have some nice sets.

    Don't know where you get them in Melbourne though.

    I had one set which had both deep wall and normal sockets, ranging from 7mm to 19mm, was about $92 retail four years ago. Been stolen now of course...

    I've only ever broken one socket... a 3/8 drive 10mm one I tried to use to undo a very tight bolt with a 10mm Allen head...

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    Have a look at Aussie ebay tools section.
    i've got good quality tools at ridioculously low prices, such as 1/2 dr air impact gun for $50 inc postage and a socket set to suit 10mm-24mm for $22 inc post.
    a little trick i've learned is just watch the item until nearly end of auction time if price is still good then make your bid, it also helps to decide how much your prepared to pay inc post, then make your highest bid less the postage fee.

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