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Tools in Zürich

(No, not the hooligan type)

I need to buy some tools in or around Züri, specifically a socket set ~7mm-17mm, rachets, extensions, wobbles, universals, and the like.

Any ideas where I can find such things? I'm used to having a Sears or Home Depot handy, but that's not the case here. Thanks in advance!
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Old 20.08.2010, 13:46
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Re: Tools in Zürich

I would guess Jumbo will have all your looking for
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Old 20.08.2010, 14:02
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Re: Tools in Zürich

Or Hornbach in Lachen if you have a car and fancy a trip to SZ.
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Old 20.08.2010, 14:03
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Re: Tools in Zürich

Quality tools like Stahlwille, Knipex, PB, Futuro, etc. at Brütsch-Rüegger in Urdorf. No bargain-shop like Sears but professional services.
http://www.b-r.ch/holding/holding/st...rte/index.html
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Old 20.08.2010, 14:15
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Re: Tools in Zürich

Hornbach is pretty good but for you maybe Bauhuas at Schleiren (bet I spelt that wrong) would be closer, the tools are generally good quality and cheaper than Bau Hobby/Jumbo etc. Unless you by a brand from somewhere like Jumbo, I have found the tools to be very poor quality... I could do you a good deal on some splayed spanners and rounded sockets if you like ;-))

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Old 20.08.2010, 14:37
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Re: Tools in Zürich

the bigger places with cheaper offers (like kits that have everything)

- jumbo @ dietlikon
- coop bau+hobby @ oerlikon (zurich eleven)
- coop bau+hobby @ letzipark
- coop bau or OBI @volketswil
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Old 20.08.2010, 15:17
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Re: Tools in Zürich

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the bigger places with cheaper offers (like kits that have everything)

- jumbo @ dietlikon
- coop bau+hobby @ oerlikon (zurich eleven)
- coop bau+hobby @ letzipark
- coop bau or OBI @volketswil

jumbo Josefstrasse 225 kreis 5

I walk by it quite frequently; never been inside. I'm assuming it's got some cheap stuff from the look of it from outside.
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Old 20.08.2010, 15:36
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I would guess Jumbo will have all your looking for
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Or Bauhaus in Schlieren.
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Old 20.08.2010, 16:02
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Re: Tools in Zürich

Bauhaus in Schlieren and Hornbach in Galganen are "proper" DIY places - and both have broader product ranges at cheaper prices than Jumbo, Coop and Migros. With Jumbo being cheaper than the latter 2.
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Re: Tools in Zürich

If you are looking for choice, variety, better quality and more of the uncommon DYI tools, Bauhaus is the best place to go. The bigger Jumbo (close to Ikea in Dietlikon) is not a bad place. There, they also have metric size tools, including rachet sets. Most other places do not usually carry metric sizes (I could be wrong here - my information of DYI tool shops in Zurich area is about 5 yrs old).

Handheld electrical tools are expensive, compared to US. From personal experience, I spent the extra and get Bosch units (at the middle price range) and have been quite happy. The lower end rechargable stuff just does not have the battery life and if it is in a set, the tools (e.g different sized flat and phillips head screw bits) are pretty cr*p.

Good luck.

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Re: Tools in Zürich

You can also get good tools at Landi stores at pretty good prices.
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You can also get good tools at Landi stores at pretty good prices.

The garden tools there are very good.
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Re: Tools in Zürich

thanks everyone!
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You can also get good tools at Landi stores at pretty good prices.
Landi is great - cheaper than Hornbach for hand tools in the garden - and a great range. I have never seen so many different tree saws in one place.

They also have all the equipment should you need to hand-rear a calf

The biggest bonus though is that around 25% of the floorspace inside is dedicated to drink. With their FARMER own brand beer being perfectly acceptable - well I have only had the dark one so far.

DIY and Beer under one roof - what more could any real man need
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