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    Koken tools

    Anyone using them? Heard their ratchets are good stuff.

    Broke my last cheap ratchet last night while working on the big girl, sheared it right off at the head and the handle hit me square in the head! No more shit ratchets. Safety must be worth the money!

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    Set I have gets a hiding and asks for more. Was a job where you should have been using a power bar though?

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    On the shopping list too

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    If you still have the bits for the old ratchet weld the head up and a big bar to the handle. Works great

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    Koken are ok. I do have a Barco set that I have really punished and it seems to take it as well . M10 for Barco reasonably priced I thought .
    they seem to handle a bit of mongrel activity .

    My foreman who trained / bashed me used to say if it was meant to have a fucking great pipe over it it would have had one when you bought you mongrel. Trained under fire all day for 5 years. Ha ha

    I broke a few power bars. Went on a course with some others came back at 5 found the bastards had broken into my car cut Gear lever and welded a power bar in there. F rs
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    Still got koken half inch drive set i got when i was 14, nothing broken some bits lost and Im pretty hard on tools.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    I have a JBS socket set. The reason I got it is because they have a lifetime warranty, no questions asked, with no receipt required.
    While I was doing structural steel I would swing my full weight off a 1m long pipe slid over the ratchet handle and newer managed to destroy or damage it. They are a heap cheaper than Kolken.. They are basically Sidcrome I think and they come in steel cases not the plastic shit ones!
    You can get them from Blackwoods.
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    SNAP ON

    buy once cry once

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Koken are ok. I do have a Barco set that I have really punished and it seems to take it as well . M10 for Barco reasonably priced I thought .
    they seem to handle a bit of mongrel activity .

    My foreman who trained / bashed me used to say if it was meant to have a fucking great pipe over it it would have had one when you bought you mongrel. Trained under fire all day for 5 years. Ha ha

    I broke a few power bars. Went on a course with some others came back at 5 found the bastards had broken into my car cut Gear lever and welded a power bar in there. F rs
    I got a Barco for 150 bucks and enjoy using it, have my 1967 sidchrome socket set. Bullet proof! Hate power built but have broken any.
    King Tony can fuck off easy to shag that. Stay wile real good but only the old shit. My two pence worth
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
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    buy once cry once
    Cry all the time after buying that over priced crap
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
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    buy once cry once
    There is also a difference between Paying over the top prices and getting a good product for a reasonable price!...
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    some of there stuff is drug money price but most of its not bad in the long run
    ie once you buy the cheap one and it breaks what do you do? if your cheap you buy another cheap one (like me)and what do you know add it up and you could of brought one snap on that has a real no questions asked warranty
    plus they do sexy extra long ratchet spanners

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
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    buy once cry for an eterntity
    Fucking spendy gear for nothing I can find over Koken. I had a bit of Snap On gear (found most of it in surplus US plant) and could not justify buying any.

    Most of my gerar is Koken and like Cam said I too have had it since my apprenticeship. Their socket set box liners are shit though. Fill them with expanding foam or silicon if you want it to hang around for anything more than a year.
    Teng is not bad (supposedly ex Stahlwille staff).
    The old Sidchrome was clunky but made for rough Australians so lasted.
    Stahlwille is a bit like Snap On. Pricey but good and I love/hate their ring spanners (super strong but really thin). Blackwoods got out of a bunch of it a few years ago cheap.
    Georde is nice if you can find it.
    JBS I think is re badged new Sidchrome and will work,
    I hate Powerbuilt but can't break the few bits I currently have.
    The Barco stuff looks good but I refuse to buy tools that are distributed by M10. Reminds me too much of Sears in the US.
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    I chucked one today with the ratchet lock rat shifted out
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    SNAP ON

    buy once cry once
    Buy once, don't Cry at all!

 

 

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