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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

How about renting - Sharely.ch seems interesting.

They even had their sticker in Jumbo
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Old 04.01.2019, 15:12
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While it's hard to buy a bad wrench, beware of cheap sockets, which can crack or break or wear out quickly, same with screwdrivers.

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I once was to optimistic about an Aldi Wrench, it broke causing me to expose the bones in my knuckles.

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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

I had bad experiences with cheap tools in the past. What I try to do is to search online for used high quality tools (e.g. Beta, SnapOn, etc.).
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Old 04.01.2019, 17:04
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

I've seen a lot of Swiss tradesmen using Festool ... you should probably sit down, before checking out their prices.
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That's what I'm wondering too. There are two different interpretations of the term. Obviously, a tradesman would require the best that they can afford, and that would mean some serious investment in professional quality brands. For the naysayers, I've got an Aldi cordless screwdriver that I bought 20yrs ago, and it's still going strong. It outlasted my Bosch one by several years, which died (fell apart) when I was building the roof panel for a log store.
Regarding the Bosch comments, I tend to agree however I'm curious, were these the green coloured machines or blue?

The professional version is blue and I've noticed that when hiring tools and they happen to be Bosch, they are the blue variety.
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Regarding the Bosch comments, I tend to agree however I'm curious, were these the green coloured machines or blue?

The professional version is blue and I've noticed that when hiring tools and they happen to be Bosch, they are the blue variety.
Both are capable of doing their task and offer good quality for their money, now if you would need green or blue depends on the task.

If you are a pro with almost daily or heavy usage get the blue, if you use them little or only for light stuff the green will do.

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Regarding the Bosch comments, I tend to agree however I'm curious, were these the green coloured machines or blue?
I'm aware that the professional models are blue, and my cordless screwdriver was (amateur) green, as was my Bosch hedge trimmer, and that only lasted a couple of seasons too. I even had a Bosch tumble dryer which was more bothersome than it's price tag led me to believe it would be. Suffice to say, I'm not a fan.
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Old 04.01.2019, 18:09
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

I even have a cordless rattle gun that I got from some UK site for a great price (GBP 40 or so).

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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

Don't buy "cheap" tools unless you enjoy being frustrated.
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Old 04.01.2019, 21:59
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

I recently made some upgrades for my tool box at home and found everything I needed right on amazon . De - great deals on some Wera, Wiha, Gedore handtools.
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

Another place which just came to mind is Landi. Their Connex brand handtools have decent fit and finish and are EU made if I’m not mistaken. Their power tools are a Landi brand and appear to be typical China grade imports.

From what I recall, they have a slightly more industrial selection of tools, accessories, and hardware than Coop B&H or Migros DoIt.
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Old 06.01.2019, 22:19
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

I've had mixed results buying tool from www.banggood.com from which I have also bought a lot of electronic components in the past. I got a high quality vernier caliper complete with case for under 10 francs and some decent step drills for some incredibly cheap price and some other bargains. However, I also got a stack of small diameter so called high speed steel twist drills which were blunt, soft and bent. I also got a pack of five 150mm steel rulers where the ends had been cut short. I buy things there that I'm prepared to throw away if they turn out to be unusable and where I don't mind a long delivery time.
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