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Anyone know of a good place to pick up tools , hammers, drills, that sort of thing for the best price.
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

What quality?

Check Toppreise.ch, check the Baumarkts online.Lidl and Aldi also offer tools on a regular basis.
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

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Check Toppreise.ch, check the Baumarkts online.Lidl and Aldi also offer tools on a regular basis.

everyday use quality
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

Torque wrenches and the like, I get through work. I have five.

Standard stuff, at Migros, etc.

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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

Lidl's work tools offer began today https://www.lidl.ch/de/Aktion-35.htm?id=1231&week=1
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

For everyday usage I would stay far away from Lidl, Aldi and such, those are good for occasionally non heavy usage imho, no pro would get his tools there (unless it is something he uses once a year)

Good tools that can be used very often come with a price. You might want to look in France or Italy given your location. I would buy mine in Germany or just at Migros if I need something small or quick.
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Totally agree. My suggestion to the OP would be to ask one of the local tradesman where they buy their stuff. Yes the tools will be more expensive, but once you have used professional tools, you will understand.
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Anyone know of a good place to pick up tools , hammers, drills, that sort of thing for the best price.
From Jumbo to Amazon, anything could go - it is more a matter of tooling brand, than where you source them.
But sometimes, ordering from abroad and paying the damned customs fee is just the best and simplest thing to do.

You have not made very clear which tools you need, so here is a random search, assuming you will be doing some assembly:
https://www.toppreise.ch/index.php?s...F001DW&sRes=OK

As a general rule, price oftentimes corresponds to build quality/reliability,
and you won't be able to optimise against both without knowing well your use-case.
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

Migros Garden has everything you need as far as hardware is concerned. Bosch, B&D etc
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Everyday as a tradesman or casual use as DIY enthusiast/hobbyist?
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Germany. Almost half price minus 19% tax return.

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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.
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

OBI has a big range. Good tools are never cheap.
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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.
Cordless stuff can be hit and miss.

I normally buy the best quality I can afford, but there are times when I know I will only need a tool for a specific job, or only use it so rarely that it's not worth spending 3x as much.

I had a set of IKEA cordless tools which I bought just because I needed a cordless drill for a single task on a boat (This was when cordless tools were still a very new thing - it was 9.6v NiCad). The drill and the jigsaw lasted _forever_. When those batteries died I bought a Bosch drill - it didn't last a year.

I have a Makita drill, and a noname cordless hammerdrill I got in Jumbo about 5 years ago. Both are good DIY level. The hammerdrill in particular is impressive, it only cost 30 CHF, takes SDS bits, and I can only tire the battery out if I go hammer and tongs at it (like an 8mmx60 hole every 15 min) for half a day. I don't do construction stuff, so there is no point in my looking at Hilti stuff.

For DIY hand tools, Coop, Migros, Jumbo are at a pretty good level, but you have to stay away from the rubbish "Aktionen" (especially Jumbo).
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

Depends what you need. Germany can be cheaper, but Bauhaus, hornbach, Obi, Coop Bau&Hobby, Migros etc... First few are 'German' companies over here. Some have online shops so you can compare prices. Found that one item will be cheaper in one place, then another in a different place, so depending what you need best prices might be in different locations...

Also U.K - Screwfix and Toolstation
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Germany. Almost half price minus 19% tax return.
16% return, not 19%.

1 - 1/1.19 = 0.16

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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

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 have a Makita drill, and a noname cordless hammerdrill I got in Jumbo about 5 years ago.
You've reminded me... All the tradespeople I dealt with last year had a favourite brand. The landscapers loved Stihl, the joiner was a huge DeWalt fan, the kitchen fitters and electricians had Makitas. Nobody had Bosch, but they all had at least two spare batteries for their cordless tools.
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Re: cheapest place to buy tools

For electric and cordless tools Rhyner has had some good prices and has monthly specials on many things. They also have a walk in store where you can check things out in person. I've bought several Bosch blue tools from them at better prices than I could find anywhere else. They have a variety of handtools and consumables as well, but are geared toward the trades. I'm not sure how the prices compare for those.

https://profi.rhyner.ch


A company called Hasler sends me a catalog and it looks as if they have a decent selection of stuff at reasonable prices. I've never ordered from them though.

https://www.hasler.ch


Galaxus also lists a lot of tools and occasionally they have sale pricing that is very good. It just depends on how much free time you have to look for a deal. If you do have the time, some of the best values I've seen have been at the Brockis.

For convenience and price combination, Coop B&H would probably be a safe choice.
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