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Re: OT: Best starter mechanic's tool kit??
Posted by Name Left Blank (more from Name Left Blank) on Mon, 24 Dec 2018 10:46:21
In Reply to: OT: Best starter mechanic's tool kit??, MI-Roger [Profile/Gallery]
, Sat, 22 Dec 2018 18:27:03
I went this route a few years ago after getting frustrated with the mishmash of hand-me-downs and junky tools I had. I think you're on the right track with a quality set of the essentials. A set is so much cheaper even factoring in a bit too much redundancy and while it's fine to scrimp on things you use occasionally a good quality basic set is absolutely worth it in my book.
I got the below from Craftsman and think it's good value and looks quite similar to you Kobalt set. I got it in part because of the case though as I was tired of having unorganized tools, the plastic is light weight as I do have occasional to lug it around, and the top has ample room for extra tools beyond the set. I filled up my old tool box easily with less commonly used tools.
In addition to the set, I think the below are on the essential list for any home mechanic:
Breaker bar (looks like the kobalt set comes with one)
1/2" large deep socket set
3/8" ratchet with a flexible neck
universal joints/wobble extensions
Torx bits if working on European stuff and not in set
5 lbs hammer
I also really love my Gear Wrenches as a 'luxury' but Justin's recommendation looks super cool tool.
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Posts in this Thread:
- OT: Best starter mechanic's tool kit??, MI-Roger , Sat, 22 Dec 2018 18:27:03
- Re: OT: Best starter mechanic's tool kit??, Tom G , Mon, 24 Dec 2018 19:00:56
- Re: OT: Best starter mechanic's tool kit??, Name Left Blank, Mon, 24 Dec 2018 10:46:21 <-- Viewing This Message
- Also not a kit..., Justin VanAbrahams, Sun, 23 Dec 2018 12:44:04
- Maybe not necessarily a kit, Paul from Palmyra, PA, Sun, 23 Dec 2018 06:35:46
- Re: OT: Best starter mechanic's tool kit??, bobc , Sun, 23 Dec 2018 05:42:52
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