Quality tools that are cheap and used everyday
>>2035460Really, just the pliers and knife
>>2035468I was about to post this. Leatherman is a very good brand.
Bondhus does make good shit.
>>2035468>>2035580I hope you fags don't think leatherman pliers = substitute for any wrench < 3/8 in. and if it's bigger time for channel locks. I've seen guys to car "repair" like that... they round everything the fuck off and blame everything / everyone but themselves. /end petpeeve
Walnut headed thwacker
>>2035640Based and malletpilled
>a pocket planer>your brain >common sense although rare>opinel knifes>quality tools, expensive at first but will way outlast cheap shit, actually be good and turn out to make financial sense
Saved my ass so many times. Good for rusted old bolt and other odd things.
The manThe legend
>>2036073This shit is holding my car's engine block together.
>>2035605I’ve seen people do the same shit with an impact and properly sized sockets.
>>2036073>>2036238It's good for some jobs but not all. It is better in compressive strength applications (filling divets and resurfacing) rather than tensile strength applications (sticking shit to other shit that is being pulled apart). for tensile strength metal to metal applications, try loctite "metal and concrete" epoxy. I tried JB weld to hold a divorced choke bracket to an intake manifold (bolt broke off and extractor broke off in bolt, so it's mostly fucked). That repair lasted 3-4 years (pretty good, considering) then came apart; re-did the job with loctite, now on year 3 and seems to be holding tight.
>>2036251Yeah, some people can fuck up a job like it's their purpose in the world, even when given the proper tools and proper instructions. they just aren't "mechanically inclined".
>>2035460Wera HexPlus are cheap and better than Bondhus in every way
>>2035584>>2035460I got the 3pk of folders for my tool bag, on sale at Northern Tool for like $21. Feel better than my Craftsman, def better than the Chinese ones.
>>2036264Have you owned Bondhus or are you basing your opinion on Redditors who told you Wera is the super special best snowflake stuff ever made?
>>2036285Bepis please. I know that you think you are all knowledgeable because you sit and read reviews all day, but im actually a machinist, and we actually use socket cap screws all day long on our parts and on our machines.I have worn out countless hex keys.We have all sorts of brands laying around including Eklind and Bhondus. We used to just buy Paramount keys in bulk because they worked ok.We went to Wera Hexplus because they last way longer and they dont strip fasteners as quickly when they are worn out.We get it, you bought something therefore you think its the greatest tool on earth. And you feel like a snowflake because you think you got it on a good sale.And since its not reddits favorite, you get to feel like a contrarian too.Maybe there is a reason you arent taken seriously here.
>>2036291>>2036285Also of all the people in the world, you should be the one jerking off over the wera keys.They work like flank drive, I would have figured someone like you would have drooled over that. Everyone knows how much better flank drive is in real life.Espcially seeing how their low end extruded hex keys (not the high end multi colored, cnc milled ones) arent expensive.
>>2036294>low end extruded aren’t expensiveSo at that point you’re just a brandwhore because it doesn’t have the hex plus anyway. It’s like buying the $99 M12 impact driver kit and then shilling Milwaukee to everybody.I like shitting on Wera because they’re Playskool tools and they make a bunch of meme shit that Garage Journal unboxers love but tradies hate. They make some good drivers, but they’re not cheap and there’s plenty of other good brands in the same price range.I’m curious avout these Powerbuilt Zeon hex sockets. The other Zeon sockets have a goofy design too.
>>2036297>So at that point you’re just a brandwhore because it doesn’t have the hex plus anywayBepis bepis bepis...Did you not read the reviews close enough?Let me ask?>*Have you owned Wera or are you basing your opinion on your poor reading comprehension of tool reviews*Clearly not.The extruded keys have the same exact Hex Plus geometry as the CNC milled ones. Did you not even look at the description or the name of the product?I really am surprised you didnt know that, but I guess its not surprising. When you say stuff like>I like shitting on Wera because they’re Playskool tools and they make a bunch of meme shit that Garage Journal unboxers love but tradies hate.Its clear you just buy stuff trying to look cool to a certain crowd. Who that crowd is, im not really sure, but its a bit ironic.
>>2036297Also I do want to point out the irony of you calling anything "playskool toys" as you are sitting here lauding fold up hex key sets, that you have in your little dedicated go bag filled with cheap tools.
Pipe work: Channellocks Pliers $15/each; get twoFoldable Hex Keys: $10
>>2035460avoid Craftsman and Husky, they are made in China and they really bad in quality.
Tweezers, stanless steel ones, get ones that curve 90 degrees into a point, great for scratching, picking up small screws and dropping them, i almost used them more than hex screws on my old job
>>2036367Unless you can grab old craftsman from estate sales
>>2036301Yup, I was using some Wera Hex Plus today. They fit like a quality hex from another brand. The guy I was working with thought it was a torx because of the goofy shape.>>2036298Also Wera reviews are hilarious. 3/4 of them are Redditors who bought them because of other Redditors and Garage Journal or whatever blog. It’s like “Just got them today, 5 stars!”. And then a bunch of other reviews from mechanics and shit who actually use them like “Have had these for 6 months, the grips are peeling and the sockets won’t fit on my Snap On ratchets. I thought they would hold up better for the price, especially with how good the Internet told me they were”.
>>2036662Its ok Bepis. You dont have to lie, continuing to dig that hole deeper and deeper.Its perfectly reasonable to say "I dont like wera because of reddit, so I just blindly act like everything they make sucks. I think it will make people on 4chan happy because >leddit".Its better than scrambling with blatant lies and grasping at straws to save face.
>>2036280Are they ballend and hardened tips?
>>2037181>>2037172I don’t care much for Wera because a lot of their stuff is goofy meme shit, and their good stuff isn’t any better or affordable than good stuff from other premium brands without a meme tax.
>>2036280>I got the 3pk of folders for my tool bag, on sale at Northern Tool for like $21. Feel better than my Craftsman, def better than the Chinese ones.>Falling for the plastic meme and not getting the ol' tried-and-true Eklind brand steel cased folding hex keys... ISHYGDDT...
>>2035460+1 use them all day M-F Broke the ball off 1 and they sent me a replacement.
>>2036072RIP MAPP gas :(
>>2037436This post (and the conservation on the whole) makes your post here >>2036285 so much more ironic and funny. Especially as you continue to backpeddle.But here you go, you seem to have trouble understanding what an extruded hex key is. Its Wera, so if you are going to buy their unpopular extruded keys, you have to buy from a tool company who imports them, not a 3rd party jacking the price up from amazon.If you would have actually read some reviews about Wera, you would have known that my man.
>>2037933Small set, plus add shipping compared to Amazon shipped pricing on Bondhus, plus those gold and silver Bondhus are the premium coated ones.Pic related if you want apples to apples, the same thing without the ball is $14, and they’re not shitty chinesium.
>>2037933>>2037936Here’s another good set without a meme tax. There’s a reason OP posted Bondhus and not Wera when it comes to good AFFORDABLE tools.
>>2037938Im simply showing the actual street price of the vastly superior Wera wrenches. You were strawmanning by intentionally picking the wrong tools we werent talking about, hoping id just leave.Guess what? Some horse shit coating isnt going to do shit in a hex key. Being extruded like a flank drive actually does.I never claimed that the highest end premium hex key brand is going to be the cheapest obviously, but they are certainly reasonable if you buy their basic bitch keys. And they are comparable in price to your "high end" coated bhondus keys while objectively being better keys.You would never sit and jerk off some non flank drive sockets, yet because "muh reddit" you are doing it with hex keys.Even to the point you are pretending they are "chinesium" and intentionally comparing expensive keys that nobody was talking about.It seems like all you care about is "winning" this little argumentMe on the other hand wants other anons to know that the Wera keys actually exist and are the actually the king of reasonably priced but extremely high end keys.>There’s a reason OP posted Bondhus and not Wera when it comes to good AFFORDABLE tools.Is there a reason he posted the "Gold" coated ones that are double the price of the 2 sets you just posted?Is the OP pic invalid now?
>>2037938Also I love that you talk about "meme tax" while you lauded coated hex keys that were double the priceTalk about a fucking meme
>>2037945>vastly superiorReddit isn’t real life. Things aren’t automatically better because they’re pride colored or have a pony on them.
>>2037986Just another deflection. How surprising.4chan isnt real life, you dont have to lie your ass off to save face and look cool to anons.If those keys had literally any other brand name on them, you would jerk yourself off over them. But since you have made an ass of yourself every single time Wera has come up, you have to save face.But im not really worried about that, and I dont think any other anon looking for good hex keys is either. Being "reddit" is much of a concern to anyone else when buying tools.Ill let you have the last word, because I know how important image is to you.To everyone else, remember that if you want actual good allen keys that dont rip out fasteners the second they start to wear, Wera literally makes keys designed to not do that.All for the price of the "gold" bhondus keysIll post pic related again, actual modern improvements on hex key design
>>2037986this guy is false flagging
wiha vs wera?
>>2037992Post all the Wera marketing material you want but I've spent 17 years in manufacturing and maintenance settings of various industries and nobody uses Wera professionally unless they're new and fall for the meme. This board is fascinated with crap like Wera and hates anything that's not brightly colored plastic coated with a gimmick but it's really just overpriced weekend warrior tier tools.
>>2038439This board is chock full of neck beards with "engineering" degrees from I.R.Stupid University who have never picked up a tool in their life, all of them trying to convince you why the state of the art practices in use all over the planet simply won't work.
>>2038439Yea nobody really uses wera stuff other than the screwdriver. I do want to try their sockets some day. Bondhus is the undisputed goat for actual work use
>>2035460>>2036280>>2036301>>2037545>>2037436>>2037587>>2037933>>2037938>>2037936There are no good hex keys. They all round off or the balls shear on rusted set screws holding motor keys. The only good ones are the ones that you can buy a single replacement for the 2 actual sizes you use 95% of the time for your job.For me it's 1/8". I literally buy 6 at a time because if I have a set this little fucker is the one that is going to crap out or get left behind. Local small box hardware has them for $.60. I would rather have 6 okayish ones in a size I use constantly then 1 from a top shelf set.
>>2038512>buys 60 cent hex keys>complains that they round off screws
>>2038524I have rounded off hex keys from every price point and manufacturer sold in my state and the neighboring 2. I have twisted them into nice little twists. They are all crap. No exceptions. I buy the .60 ones to replace the ones I have destroyed. A badly stuck set screw will outperform the thing trying to turn it if it is a handheld L or T shape wrench. That's why I have an impact rated one set that fits my driver and if that still won't work a black oxide drill bit and a tap and die set with replacement set screws. But by all means if you know the holy grail of hex keys (long arm preferred) I will entertain novel suggestions.
What's a good recommendation for super glue or adhesive for around-the-house projects?
>>2038825I have had great luck with the Q-bond kit. Yeah it is a bit pricey, but that powder lasts for fucking ever, and the superglue itself has lasted me for a couple years now. I just make sure to re-cap the bottle with the little push pin looking cap and it seals it off really well.
>>2038860Does q bond have an accelerator for instant bonding?
>>2037545aahh both literal fucking cancer.this foldable shit is the worst ever.
>>2038439TopkekGood job. Nobody has ever seen a man pay his mortgage with Wera... unless he’s a blogger or youtuber doing unboxing videos and Wera is quite literally writing the checks.>>2039130I never said I didn’t prefer t-handles, or sockets even better, but it’s a damn 10” to-go bag. Works for that purpose.
>>20354606 in one screwdriver and a channel locks can fix most shit around the house.
I think it'd just be better to kill every manufacturer who uses hex screws
>>2038869Yes, it comes with a black and a gray powder that acts as a filler and instantly sets up when you apply superglue. Kinda like the baking soda trick.
I picked up a new SK 45170 for $30 on eBay, then joined SK's Socket of the Month club for $50/yr. Later I'll get an old box off eBay. Best ratchet I've ever used.After 12 months I'll have a pretty nice 13 pc set for about $100. A definite upgrade from the Taiwanese-made Williams sets I've got now.
>>2036294someone called? I have been summoned.I CANNOT imagine my life without HexPlus.The grips do slide off over time and the text gets rubbed off with use. I hit them with a heatgun once in a while, but it is the price to pay for good fitment. They make versions without the rubber grips too btw.Bondhus is also nice, I love the T-Handles for when I cant reach shit with the ball end of the hex plus keys.Any quality hex key will do you well honestly.But hex plus just hits different bros.
>>2039420Why won’t Klein make a 6in1 that’s the same overall size of thei 5in1? Fucking pissed me off to no end, everything else has the now standard super huge retard handle that won’t fit in your pocket for shit.
>>2039605Lenox does, they work fine. I keep about 4 of them for work. I'll lose the bits or abuse them anyway. The only klien drivers i own are thier excellent 5-1 stubby and the TB/DIN flathead