Level Chrome Light Weight Tools

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by far-flung, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. far-flung

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  2. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I think I bought my Vessel JIS screwdrivers from Levelchrome (although it may have been amazon). Many posters over on Garagejournal.com have mentioned levelchrome as a good place to buy Japanese tools.
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  3. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Do JIS screwdrivers come in different sizes, like Phillips #1, 2, 3? They all look like they're the same size on the Levelchrome site.
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  4. rjsurfer

    rjsurfer Been here awhile

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    Is that 8" adjustable good for replacing a bunch of open ends?

    Most of the adjustable's I have used just mar or strip the heads off bolts that are the least bit tight?

    Thanks

    Ron W.
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  5. Butters

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    As far as I know, they use the same sizing: PH00, PH0, PH1, etc. Apparently JIS screwdrivers will work on Phillips, but Phillips won't work so hot on JIS. If I recall correctly, the screwdrivers I bought (Vessel Megadora) aren't technically JIS screwdrivers, but conform to that standard. Several of the screws on my Strom don't have the JIS marking (the dot on the head), but my Vessel screwdrivers work much better in those than my Williams drivers.
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  6. traveltoad

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    I just placed an order with Level Chrome... the customer service was good.

    I'll post up once I receive the tools.
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  7. tlwood99

    tlwood99 Been here awhile

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    Nice review of a company just a few miles away. I will definitely check them out and appreciate the good info.

    But this:

    Why that's just being Texan. :D
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    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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  10. HydroDog

    HydroDog Been here awhile

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    I received my Lightool wrenches today from Levelchrome and would have to say that I would not spend the money again on the MotionPro Ti wrenches. I weighed the wrenches and compared them to the same sizes in my Craftsman set and also compared the same size Lightool wrenches in my MP Ti set.

    Lightool 10,12,13,14,17,19mm = 14 oz.
    Craftsman = 1lb. 9oz.

    Lightool 10,12,13,14 = 5.6oz
    MP Ti = 3.4 oz.

    The Lightools look like a quality tool you could use them everyday. For under $50 bucks I would buy again in a heartbeat.
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