Tool Review: Chapman Master Kit mini ratchet toolset

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by luckyducks, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. luckyducks

    luckyducks Been here awhile

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    In short, currently my most-used and mostest-favoritest tool. I use it everytime I work on the bike (from taking off the seat to rejetting the carbs on my Bonnie).

    My review is here: http://motopraxis.com/2013/11/chapman-master-toolkit/

    The only issue is is that there might be better options out there. Let me know what you think and if you have a better alternative, post it in the comments section.

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  2. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    I've lugged a set around with me for 20 years. GREAT tool:1drink
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  3. jjxlrider

    jjxlrider Part time adult

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    Looks like a really nice set. I have a home built kit with a screwdriver handle and several of those type of tips, not as complete and no T handle for breaking loose. I also have a Motion Pro kit with similar ends along with 1/4" drive sockets in common metric sizes. Your kit has the drive so all that's needed is some sockets for even more options.
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  4. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Got a set years ago as a gift.

    Quite handy.
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  5. luckyducks

    luckyducks Been here awhile

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    I do wish there were another row to have a few 1/4'' drive sockets.
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  6. gymply

    gymply Been here awhile

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    I bought one of these several years ago at Lowes:
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    GearWrench 85035 35 Pc MicroDriver Set


    For $25 bucks, I didn't think the quality would be that good but it has held up very well. I use it all the time in tight places. Obviously, the Chapman has a lot more bits to choose from. ​

    I don't know if Lowes still carries them, but here's a Linky to one on Amazon. ​
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