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u/kiweegie · 1 pointr/Tools

I've been doing something similar to yourself though less in a consolidating manner than just upgrading my tools. I have a lot of Wera kit and can't say enough good about them though I've heard equally good things about Wiha and others.

On the multi side, something like this kit might suit you.

I have this kit which has the same small driver handle but a selection of regular short bits. It has the added benefit of a small but strong and very well made ratchet handle and sockets. If you need something along those lines as well the extra cost is worth spending.

As for regular screwdrivers I have this set but you may find their regular non-insulated ones cheaper.

The blades are top notch and the handles I find very comfortable in the hand. Everyones different though so you're probably best to try some out in a shop somewhere if you can get hold of them.

u/bob_cock · 4 pointsr/Tools

GearWrench 35pc micro driver set I have one of these and it comes in handy all the time. I'm a professional mechanic and this kit always comes with me on service calls.


Wera Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set with Sockets - Imperial Basically a fancier more indepth version of the GearWrench set. I don't own one, but its on my list and would likely replace the GW set at work. I'd bring the GW set home.


Knipex Alligator Plier Set What can be said, Knipex makes the best pliers. You can grab hex heads, turn pipe as it grips like a mother, and any other thing your sweet little heart desires.


If you want to save up a little more cash, these Knipex Plier Wrenches are awesome or so I've heard Also on my list of stuff to get. These play a similar role as adjustable wrenches.

u/mjh215 · 1 pointr/Tools

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I noticed a glaring omission from your coffers.

Lineman's pliers, I'd recommend these Channellock's, or if you have a few dollars more their Code Blue line. They also have models with fishtape pullers if you need them.

Other things you could probably use are a good pair of wire nips. You won't find a better value than these Hakkos, A non-marring hammer/deadblow hammer is quite handy to have around. A pair of needlenose pliers. A variety of precision screwdrivers or an encompassing bit set, I like this Tekton Everybit set (confession, mine was a gift from Tekton rather recently but it is still an honest opinion)..

And where are your safety glasses, hmm?

BTW That is a nice selection of tools, this isn't really criticism, just trying to think of things you might find useful that you don't already have...

u/britishwonder · -1 pointsr/Tools

I know exactly what you're talking about. I have one that's not craftsman but some other no name brand. It has a clear handle and red top and bottom. It took me a long time to find a similar replacement online.

The trick to finding them is to search for Auto Loading Screwdrivers. This ones seems similar.

To be honest though I don't think many manufacturers make them anymore and instead do just the multiple bits stored in the handle style.

For casual use I love the little clear handle autoloading driver. But over time I've become very accustomed to this guy as well. It's a standard, multiple bits in the handle kind, but with a really nice feeling ratcheting action. Its the same one that Snap-On rebrands.

u/pnapod · 0 pointsr/Tools

I don't like harbor freight because they skip sizes and they don't have a complete set that I have found of metric and standard and shallow and deep well.

You didn't say what drive size you're wanting, but if it's 3/8” then I would recommend this gear wrench set off Amazon:

I bought it a month ago for $90 and it's on sale now for $65. It is a great set. Includes a nice case and both standard and metric deep/shallow. As well as a couple extensions and a universal joint. Also, one thing I like is the size is stamped on there in an easy to read label.

u/PhysicsDude55 · 1 pointr/Tools

Yes, those hex bits will work in a regular drill chuck, or a hex chuck.

I'd recommend getting this set, with an impact driver and drill. Impact drivers are generally easier to use for stuff like screwing in screws, and you can leave the drill for drilling. You'll want a drill with a regular chuck so you can use regular drill bits in it. I've never been a fan of the hex drill/drivers, I'd recommend getting an impact driver instead.

Hex shank drill bits are usually not that great. The Bosch ones are probably OK, but generally round shank drill bits are better, and by far more common.

Bosch makes good tools and good bits. I think you'll be happy with them.

u/rookless · 3 pointsr/Tools

I like a lot of Tekton tools, particularly their "Everybit" set. Great value, and it has a lot of security style bits you would need for disassembling electronics.

Other than the everybit set from Tekton, here is a list of tools I would recommend for general use...

  • Adjustable Wrenches
  • Large slip joint pliers
  • small slip joint pliers or linesman's pliers (or both)
  • Locking Pliers (Vise Grip)
  • 8in (or around that size) diagonal cutter
  • Hex keys
  • Some sort of heavy duty shears or scissors, (Yellow handle Wiss Snips are a good choice)
  • Straight claw hammer (personal choice, i think straight claws are more versatile than curved)
  • A Drill with a plug. If you're going to buy a battery powered drill than you don't cheap out.
  • Drill bits. Any cheap set should do, as long as it has a 1/8 in and 1/4 inch bit somewhere in there.
  • A utility knife and a few spare blades (I can accomplish great things with a sharp utility knife)
  • a small putty knife
  • a 1 inch wide chisel
  • Sandpaper (80 grit, 120 grit, and 220 grit.)
  • Gorrilla Glue
  • Super glue
  • A hack saw with a few different blades
  • Hot glue stick and a lighter (hot glue guns are for people with too much time on their hands)
  • Blue painters tape (Light duty, leaves no glue residue)
  • Duct Tape
  • assortment of screws, nails, fasteners and wall anchors.

    I could continue this list forever so I'll just stop here. I have specific brand recommendations for almost all the tools on my list, but I wanted to keep it generic so that you could do your own unbiased research.

    In addition, if you really just want to get your hands dirty, you can accomplish a lot with a good quality multi tool. I recommend the Leatherman Wave. The leatherman will set you back $60-$70 but I think they're more than worth the investment. If you buy a multitool, you could probably almost cut my list in half.
u/lavardera · 1 pointr/Tools

I'd never use an impact for that - mostly machine screws? I just recently shopped for and got a screwdriver and I feel like I looked at most of what's out there. Its sort of neglected by many tool makers. Here is what I found - more than likely you're looking at a 12v tool, I don't recall even seeing an 18v screwdriver (which is essentially a drill driver with an impact-like quick change chuck).

Milwaukee does have the biggest range - but I see you've not had the greatest experience with them. The single speed driver is limited to 500rpm as you've said, but they make a 2 speed, brushed, and brushless which may serve you better. If I was going to use one all day I'd get the brushless. You may already have some batteries and chargers, so it may make sense to stay Milwaukee. Plus you could get a 1/4 or 3/8 12v ratchet on the same battery which may be useful to you.

Other offerings are few and far between. DeWalt has a decent 12v screwdriver, but its only brushed, it uses a slide pack which makes it a bit bulkier, but the hand grip is a better shape as it does not have batteries in the grip - may be better for your hands.

Makita used to offer a 12v screwdriver in its white compact pistol grip platform, but its hard to find anymore. They don't seem to be doing anything with this line, as they also have their slide-pack 12v line, and I think this is just going to die on the vine.

Bosch seems to be paying attention to this however. They have a nice 2 speed driver, but brushed. They also make a right angle driver for tight spaces - same 12v battery. And they just started offering a 12v drill driver with interchangeable heads - so you can have drill chuck, a hex chuck, and offset hex chuck, and a right angle adapter. If you don't want Milwaukee then I think this one is your best choice.

Ridgid does not have a screwdriver in their 12v pistol form factor, but their drill is noticeably smaller than Milwaukee's and I suppose you could put a quick change chuck into the regular chuck - but makes it longer. Not brushless either. They do have a clever palm screwdriver on the same battery for tight places.

Beyond that - Metabo? Hitachi? Panisonic? I did not look at them.

u/SgtPackets · 3 pointsr/Tools

I've have tried and used the Stanly, Bahco, Wera and Williams (It was actually a Snapon. But the Williams and Snapon are basically Identical.) And would like to suggest the Megapro Ratcheting Automotive driver as the best Ratcheting screwdriver I have ever owned.

Really secure bit holding, and the magnet is very strong. Your bits become magnetic and the screw your holding on to. So you can easily screw them in upside down or pointing the driver directly down. The shaft does wobble slightly, but all the drivers on your list do have slight driver wobble. Even the very expensive Snapon driver I tried had it. It's just part of the design.

The only one I would recommend from your list is the Williams. As it's very well made and is basically a Snapon.

Hope this Helps :)

u/FrankyFe · 2 pointsr/Tools

MegaPro's "automotive" version of its ratcheting screwdriver uses the standard 1" insert bits:

Seems to have gone up in price quite a bit since I bought mine, but its a great driver.

If its going in your car, then I don't think you need a ratcheting driver so just a bit driver should be a lot cheaper.

Edit: I also got the Rolgear insert bit driver and its great too. I use it for fine work where the zero back drag really helps.

u/derek2002 · 1 pointr/Tools

While I can't provide any input on the products you have listed, I picked up a bosch 12v pocket driver at a pawn shop a few years ago. I can't say enough good things about it. Even tho it was used I have never had a single problem out of it or the drill and impact it came with for that matter. Very strong with 2 different speeds. Batteries charge quick. Feels great in the hand. A fine tool worthy or consideration for sure.

u/hscai · 1 pointr/Tools

The set you linked is a great set! Wera makes some of the best engineered tools for ergonomics and performance. It seems pricey (and it is...), but it's something that might outlive you!

As for your needs, your comment about "bits" is a bit confusing. There aren't "regular" bits. There are a variety of bits for a interchangeable screwdriver handle. Each has a denotation: e.g. T6 is Torx size 6; P5 is Pentalobe size 5; 1.27 is Hex metric 1.27mm; etc.

For example, this Wiha set has a variety of bits. Are any of those what you need? It does contain T6 like your original post specifies.

If you need to make a smaller purchase, Wiha has smaller kit sizes, especially ones without the ratchet.

Another great brand is PB Swiss. I'm not sure if they have a retailer/redistributor in your area, but if you're in Europe, you can order from their website with reasonable the shipping rates.

u/MoogleMan3 · 3 pointsr/Tools

There's actually two; this one has a similar handle to yours (same size), but the shaft doesn't come out and it doesn't lock bits in place. I like this one; it does the job.

But my favorite is this one and the 4" shaft that came with yours (I have the regular green and black version of yours). I love that it keeps bits locked in place and is still magnetic, and if I don't need to use the longer shaft, the built in holder makes it kind of a stubby driver. The handle is a bit smaller since there's no bit storage, but f3eels more solid than the versions with bit storage in the handle.

Wera is worth every penny.

u/NomarGarciaVega · 7 pointsr/Tools

Not op, but its nice that it comes with the wheels installed. Wish that there were swivel casters only in the middle and handle end.

The top drawer is able to hold hansen socket trays 1/4 through 1/2, also able to hold [this pliers organizer.]( ie=UTF8&psc=1)Still getting my garage in order and tools transferred from my smaller craftsman boxes. I'm liking it so far, one small gripe is that the long top drawer cant be pushed in from the corners, you have to push it in from a couple inches in.

u/i_lack_imagination · 5 pointsr/Tools

That one was on my short list of screwdrivers that fit what I was looking for.

Ultimately I went with Megapro 211R1C36RD 1-Inch 13-In-1

Mostly for the additional bit storage.

Reasons for choosing that is it looked like it had a smaller bit driver head so it would fit in tighter spots, and the extra bit storage was essential for me because I need phillips, flat, and torx security bits of a variety of sizes. I also have a small M12 impact that I like to use when I can and it helps when I have the bits that work with it, rather than some screwdrivers that come with the double ended bits. Instead of needing a separate bit storage case with me, I can keep them in my screwdriver which is already part of my kit wherever I go.

u/Connorthedev · 1 pointr/Tools

If you want a bit type, id recommend starting with this 23 Pc Husky ratcheting precision set which covers every computer/laptop need I've run into. Or this TEKTON Everybit set.

For individual type I recommend the TEKTON Brand. Here is a set that has the PH0-PH2 like you need and some other flat heads. Torx Here, Nut Drivers Here. Though you can filter the nut drivers into SAE/Metric or buy by individual need.

If you really need/want magnetic tips, sub that screwdriver set i sent with something like this Cause magnetic tips are handy. Another brand I highly recommend is Milwaukee for both insulated and non-insulated drivers

u/V-chalk · 6 pointsr/Tools

Here are some suggestions of good brands but substitute with lesser brand as you see fitted:

u/GoPetADog · 2 pointsr/Tools

So help me out here, I've had this Wera set on my Amazon wish list for awhile. At $65.99 for 30 pieces, you're spending $2.20 per bit.

That price is considerably more than comparable sets like this 40-piece DeWalt set that goes for $24.98 ($0.63/bit), or this 42-piece Milwaukee set for $19.98 ($0.48/bit). This means the per-bit price of the Wera set is between 3.5 and 4.6 times that of comparable sets made by two other major manufacturers.

Do you really get that much more life out of the Wera bits to justify the huge jump in price?

u/DesolationRobot · 2 pointsr/Tools

One thing you have going for you is that they're nicads and older tech with less actual tech built in to the battery. Newer LiIon ones the battery itself is pretty smart and I wouldn't trust 3rd party.

One thing you have going against you is that's an obsolete battery platform, so any money you throw towards it feels wasted.

If it's just the one drill, I'd shop for a new drill. Get something current-gen. Even a current-gen lithium-ion 12v drill will likely be as powerful as your older nicad 18v--and much smaller/cheaper.

If you had a lot of tools that were still useful, you could look in to a battery adapter to let you buy new LiIon batteries that you could eventually use in new tools.

If money is tight, though, I'm sure the 3rd party nicad will work just fine--they're really not that complicated compared to the new smart ones.

u/JONxJITSU · 1 pointr/Tools

What is your budget?

Here is my suggestion. Forget about getting hand screw drivers; IMO, waste of money unless if you are an electrician or need to pry something, they are bulky and waste time. I would suggest spend a few extra dollars and buy a electric screwdriver like this or an 12v impact like this with a bit set like this. Bit sets are great because your don't need to gave a bucket of screw drivers laying around and you with have every bit you need in a small form factor.

If our budget is tight check your pawn shops often and look for NEW or LIKE NEW versions of these tools. You can find them for cheap. Remember these tools will last you forever.

u/Rmsuchy · 1 pointr/Tools

What you are describing sounds like this:
GearWrench 9008 1/4-Inch Combination Ratcheting Wrench by Apex Tool Group

But this may be a better fit:
Neiko 03044A Mini Ratcheting Screwdriver and Bit Set, Pocket Size Close-Quarters ,1/4-Inch Drive by Neiko

Hope this helps!

u/grunthos503 · 2 pointsr/Tools

In your situation, I'd definitely look hard at the DCA1820 adapter.

Lets you use the new XR Li-ion batteries in your existing XRP tools.

There are also some knock-off clones of the DCA1820 on ebay and amazon for half the price or less, which are getting decent reviews and seem to work OK.

This will allow you to get much better batteries, and then start phasing in new tools as you need them.

u/silentsinner- · 0 pointsr/Tools

12v would be more suited for light duty mobile work like that. 18/20v would just be extra weight to haul around. Here is a good comparison of the different 12v drills:

I've got the Bosch drill and pocket driver and love them. Almost never use my 18v Dewalt tools any more. They reviewed the brushless version. I went with the brushed because it has more torque. $168 for the combo

u/slim_jahey · 2 pointsr/Tools

I've got the snap on version, but from a YouTube video comparing the Williams (also a snap on brand), they're pretty close in quality and cheaper.
JH Williams WRS-1 Magnetic Ratcheting Screwdriver

Edit; if the shank is removable like the snap on ones, gearwrench makes extra accessories for it. I got a 1/4 drive socket extension and flex extension for mine.

u/69_DirtyMoney_69 · 1 pointr/Tools

Amazon sells a nice set too. I've had it for like 2 years now. I painted them all bright red the first day.

u/Birguslatro · 1 pointr/Tools another great deal... scroll below for the other buying options. KK 27 RA is on sale for $28.96

u/maverickps · 2 pointsr/Tools

I have the bigger brother of the tekton you mentioned:

Since I drive an F150 with lug nuts that need 150ft/#. And as with most precision devices, they don't operate their best at either extreme.

The thing is solid, and all my tekton tools have been a pleasure to use. But I have read online as I am sure you have that spring types like the tekton can lose calibration A) over time, B) if you do not return to the lowest setting.

The Tekton would be fine probably forever, but if you bite the bullet now you can get the generic version of the snap-on for about 3X:

I came across this link on this subreddit about who actually makes the tools for snap-on, and you can find it here:

Since most snap-on are just re-branded. The 2nd wrench I linked is a split-beam and does not have the associated accuracy-over-time issues of the spring type ones.

That said, with the Tekton you can spend that other 100$ on more needed tools, then graduate to higher quality over time. Having a spare around is awesome.

u/Ordinate1 · 2 pointsr/Tools

These are better:

Pretty much the same stuff, but the neck-down sockets are better in the smaller sizes, because sometimes they need to fit onto a recessed bolt that doesn't have room for the larger socket. You also get a 21mm for large lug nuts.

If you look around, you can find it for about $60.

u/DeeJayDubbs · 1 pointr/Tools

I just picked up these off of Amazon. The Tekton set is a precision bit set.

TEKTON 28301 Everybit Tech Rescue (TM) Kit for Electronics, Phones and Precision Devices, 46-Piece

Sunex 9726 Mini Ratchet and Bit Set, 1/8-Inch - 1/4-Inch S2 Bits, 5/64-Inch - 1/4-Inch hex bits, 38-Piece

Boxer BX100 1/4" Tamper & Security Hex Bit (100 Piece)

u/Seitanist666 · 1 pointr/Tools

Harbor freight has a master set that has all the specialty bits. 1/4 bits are universal, there's a larger size used for impact drivers but they aren't common. My problem with the harbor freight torx is the metal used is very soft and they bend with very little effort. I highly recommend this set

I have the same set rebranded as Cornwell that I use daily and have never broken a bit. Matco also rebrands this set.

u/B_G_Skee · 1 pointr/Tools

Super small footprint

Have abused this one a lot. Good bang for your buck if you will use the sockets, both size and dollar wise. There is a little cut out with room for a short extension.

u/miltonisking · 1 pointr/Tools

You may just keep looking till you find a used one on ebay. They also sold a number of similar tools under blackhawk and challenger.

This isn't what your looking for, but it's my favorite pattern. I ended up buying the snap on version at a garage sale, but this is basically the same thing.

u/jacoblb6173 · 2 pointsr/Tools

Look into getting one of those plier organizers. I got one from amazon. Changed my life. Super cheap too. not an associate link

Also what brand are those hose pliers? I think I need some.

u/mrw009 · 2 pointsr/Tools

We have this set for precision work Wiha 75965 Precision Micro Bit Ratchet Steel Storage Box, 65-Piece

Very good connection between the bits and holder, and the bits have held up well. Metal box is nice to throw in bag and not worry about. Biggest downside is no tri-wing bits for MacBook Pro batteries.

u/81supporter · 1 pointr/Tools

I own a Bosch PS21 that I use every day at my job as an apprentice electrician. It has adequate power for everything I have thrown at it. I use it mainly as a driver. It drills quarter inch pilot holes in electrical boxes with no problems.

With the addition of a 4ah battery it will stand up on a flat surface and ride in a J-hook on my tool belt. The battery casings are ABS instead of nylon but so far have survived the inevitable drops.

I am buying a unibit with a 1/4" hex shank soon, not sure if that little drill is up to the task of running it but I will give it a try.

Bosch PS21-2A 12V Max 2-Speed Pocket Driver Kit with 2 Batteries, Charger and Case

Edit: added amazon link

u/jackicks · 2 pointsr/Tools

I’ve had a great experience with Tekton tools. They make all kinds of stuff that doesn’t break the bank.

Here’s a few notable mentions that changed the game for me:

Sunex 9726 Mini Ratchet and Bit Set, 1/8-Inch - 1/4-Inch S2 Bits, 5/64-Inch - 1/4-Inch hex bits, 38-Piece

Neiko 00244A Impact Socket Adapter & Magnetic Bit Holder, 4Piece Set | 1/4" Hex Shank with 1/4, 3/8, 1/2" Drive | CR-V

Grey Pneumatic (103RA 3-Piece Drive Reducing Adapter Socket Set

u/HappySailors · 1 pointr/Tools

Depends, I just yesterday bought a set of 3 channel lock tongue and groove pliers on sale for under $50CAD new (

And looked online at the equivalent of it for knipex and its 3 times the price (

I will probably still pick up the knipex ones later because they work great. But the big factor here is price difference

u/confusion_and_delay · 9 pointsr/Tools

Can't go wrong with Wera. I got this one on sale a few months ago and have been very pleased with it.

u/Spraypainthero965 · 3 pointsr/Tools

You'll want to have a 6-in-1 screwdriver, a 12V drill and impact driver and some pliers:

  • Tongue-and-groove aka channel lock style
  • Needlenose
  • Lineman's
  • Diagonal cutters aka dikes

    For the hand tools it doesn't matter what brand you get if you won't be using them every day. For the drill and driver I'd go with 12V Bosch or Milwaukee. This kit is cheap and reliable or you could go with this kit if you have use for the compact sawzall.
u/anonymousQ_s · 2 pointsr/Tools

Yep, but actually a good deal according to camel camel camel.

Here's the direct, non-affiliate link to Amazon:

And CCC:

Edit: It's no longer available but it was about $56.

u/yevinorion · 2 pointsr/Tools

I got this Wera bit set awhile back and it handles pretty much anything I need. I do have a separate DeWalt set of impact bits, that covers most of everything for my impact driver.

u/lepfrog · 2 pointsr/Tools

I have a wera 817r bit holder and really like it's versatility. The bit actually LOCKS in place, not only a magnet, so it pulls out very rarely. it can be used in both the stubby and extended positions, and the bit holder can be removed and put in a drill/impact driver which is a feature I use alot. for the same price you can get this one which has in handle bit storage, the down side is that the handle is significantly fatter and I prefer the feel of the smaller more standard size handles.

u/PM_YR_MOOSE_KNUCKLE · 1 pointr/Tools

You can also cut up a standard kitchen dish drain for the same effect, but this rack is stronger.

u/Cohnistan · 2 pointsr/Tools

This has storage but it's light and more like a regular screw driver, also the same one snap-on re-brands.

u/generally-speaking · 2 pointsr/Tools

I actually don't own one and I most likely never will. I got a couple of Knipex Cobra pliers as well as a Knipex Pliers Wrench instead and it's way faster and more comfortable to work with.

They grip so tight you can literally put one on a pipe and stand on it. Every mechanic where I work use them and I´ve never seen a single one with chipping, bad teeth or which has been bent.

u/PedroDaGr8 · 2 pointsr/Tools

My favorite kit, but likely well outside of your price range:

Wiha 75965 Precision Master Technician Kit

As for a more basic set, either Wera or Wiha are going to have solid tools. If you go for the cheaper Chinese made kits, you will find very low quality tips.

u/radiobrain · 1 pointr/Tools

in case you didnt know this exists... dewalt makes an adapter that allows you to run their newer cells in old nicad tools.

of course this would be more expensive than creating something yourself.

u/bassjam1 · 3 pointsr/Tools

If you plan on driving screws more often than drilling holes, I'd recommend an impact driver instead of a drill/driver. I have the 18v Bosch combo kit: impact and drill/driver, and I find that I use the impact weekly but the drill only gets used every now and then.

Getting both in a kit isn't much more.

As far as brands, it's hard to go wrong with Bosch, Makita, DeWalt and Milwaukee. Pick whatever has the best price this week.

u/dmscheidt · 3 pointsr/Tools

Rearranging things to fill in the new drawers. Finally can get the pliers in one place, or most of them. There are some in boxes and pouches, because that's where they should live, and a few that won't fit.

Big kudos to /u/PM_YR_MOOSE_KNUCKLE for recommending the pliers rack. Putting them on their side makes storage so much more efficient.

edit: some day, I'll remember how to link stuff

u/FickleBlacksmith · 1 pointr/Tools

According to the Amazon page

>>Set Includes:

>>5 In. ratcheting microdriver

>>1/4 In. square drive adapter

>>5 piece 1/4 In. drive 6 point SAE socket set

>>5 piece 1/4 In. drive 6 point metric socket set

>>18 piece 1/4 In. hex shank bit set

>>5 piece 5/16 In. hex shank bit set

So looks like 5 of the hex bits are 5/16" but the rest is 1/4".

u/Oregon213 · 6 pointsr/Tools

A little mini ratchet set solves these problems well. Usually if you need an offset screwdriver you also don’t have much room to work with.

Neiko 03044A Mini Ratcheting Offset Screwdriver and Bit Set, Pocket Size Close-Quarters ,1/4-Inch Drive

u/Statuethisisme · 1 pointr/Tools

u/NomadMoose posted the following link in a thread recently, Wiha are quite good quality, German company, but possibly not made in Germany.

u/RedditAccount2416 · 1 pointr/Tools

Eh, there are tons of offset screwdrivers out there.

I've used this guy plenty, as long as you don't have to put too much torque on it, it works fine

u/sejose24 · 2 pointsr/Tools

Lowes has the kit in Stock for $149 which includes an adapter, 2 batteries and charger.

Amazon also carries just the adapter for $37

u/coronarybypass · 1 pointr/Tools

I knew even before asking that German-made tools would be the most expensive, but I figured Japan might have something made and priced somewhere in the middle. It's hard to stomach buying top of the line for something that I'll only use whenever I have a phone or a laptop in need of repair... and with the way technology is progressing, DIY repairs might not even be a possibility in the future.

Between these two Wiha kits, which one would you buy?

u/goeslikehell · 5 pointsr/Tools

Those are nice torque wrenches. The split beam ones don't need to be zeroed out after each use so it's my go to for lug nuts usually. I have what is essentially the same wrench, just direct from the manufacturer Snap On uses, Precision. Precision Instruments PREC3FR250F Silver 1/2" Drive Split Beam Torque Wrench with Flex Head

u/whoismiked · 9 pointsr/Tools

I got it on amazon. This one is 30" wide and holds 32 tools, but they have shorter ones also.

u/Sneeko · 5 pointsr/Tools

I don't have the comparison you're looking for, but I have this DeWalt FlexTorq Impact ready set that I've been using regularly for over 3 years now, and I've only had to replace a single bit - and that was only because I lost one. It's held up to a lot of use, and I would absolutely buy another DeWalt set.

u/ski_it_all · 5 pointsr/Tools

The modern replacement is the plier wrench. Knipex is the go to but there are a few other copies:

u/mrtravis2772 · 3 pointsr/Tools

This driver and a lot of other Wera tools are still on sale by way!

u/RR50 · 2 pointsr/Tools

I think I’m leaning towards this one, but I’ve never owned a split beam torque wrench. Any downsides other than clockwise only?

torque wrench

u/SuperMessy · 2 pointsr/Tools

That's the ratcheting model I was referring too, unless there's a different model I'm not aware of.

u/nexgen23 · 7 pointsr/Tools

The GearWrench US semi-equivalent (a bit more $):

u/gatorb888 · 5 pointsr/Tools

Stay away from 18v, 20v is their new platform with all lithium batteries. Check out the DCD780C2 or the brushless version DCD790D2.

For accessories, try the new bits:

u/wastegate84 · 3 pointsr/Tools


Wiha 75965 Precision Micro Bit Ratchet Steel Storage Box, 65-Piece

u/Tunnelrat96 · 1 pointr/Tools

Possibly this one; I picked mine up last week and so far it holds my pliers... What more can you ask from it.

u/parth096 · 1 pointr/Tools

Williams Williams WRS-1 Magnetic Ratcheting Screwdriver

This is who makes it for snap on. It’s exactly the same, just missing knurling

u/mrrp · 1 pointr/Tools

Unless the Ridgid warranty has changed, it's pretty useless for the homeowner who occasionally uses a tool.

It's been a very good deal for me, though. When a battery goes bad I take it to the authorized service center and drop it off. A few weeks later I stop by again to get my replacement battery. (Even if they have a battery in stock, they can't give it to me if I'm invoking the lifetime warranty.)

The only reason I do this is that I have other batteries and I have other drills. It's only a minor inconvenience if the battery or the drill is out of service for a few weeks.

If I could only have one drill, it would be a Bosch 1/2" corded. Next I'd get the Bosch 12V driver/impact driver combo - relatively inexpensive and plenty good enough for just about anything a homeowner would ever use it for. It's $100 on Amazon:

u/DocmanCC · 2 pointsr/Tools

No, Pliers Wrench. Apologies for the mobile link.

u/tsammons · 4 pointsr/Tools

Grab a pair of Knipex pliers and be done with it. I used crescents until I learned from my mistakes (by rounding a few bolts). Made the investment into Knipex tools and haven't looked back.

u/RokStacker · -1 pointsr/Tools

Ive never had an issue with losing any of the bits, unless I forget to put them back in. The only other ones I can think of is a Wera Kompakt or a Crapsman Auto-Loader

u/1bentpushrod · 10 pointsr/Tools

Allen wrench / hex driver set. This one is overkill, but you'll probably not ever need another bit unless you lose them.

u/Flawed_Giroux · 1 pointr/Tools

I bought the first link (1/4th and 3/8th set) and 3rd link (wrenches and knife) so far you talked me into it lol. (all i have money for right now), i'll be getting impacts in the future but my impact gun is a 3/8th drive so i was thinking these

I mean i'll take any advice

I almost got lost on the costal tool site, so many good things on there