Wiha German Tools

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ausfahrt, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    Menards runs sales occasionally on Channellock, Last week everything was 15% off I believe. Great lifetime tool.
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  2. halo15

    halo15 n00b

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    Best screwdrivers I've ever owned.... Also have a couple of their wrenches - good quality, in the same league as knipex...
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  3. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    here's my screwdriver drawer. Mostly Snap-on with a few others thrown in... got a set of insulated Wilha nut drivers somewhere. very nice quality.

    nicest part about Snap-on screwdrivers is free replacement blades installed by Snap-on dealers. no need to baby em.. Snap-on offers more different types of screwdrivers than anyone that I'm aware of.

    most anyone can offer basics of small, med and large. but when someone needs say a screwdriver 20in long to reach deep into bowls of engine compartment. this is why pro's pay outrageous prices for Snap-on.

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  4. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Oy!! Wholly heck, man. That's a nice screwdriver collection...and lots of snap-on. Mmmm....I love the fact you can get a wrench on the shank of a quality driver. Gotta admit I was not a fan of the old-skool-kool plastic snapon handles, though. Sold them....have the wife trained well, too. 2 years ago, she bought me the metric T-handle soft grips...

    I'm jones-ing for a snap-on flex head 3/8" wratchet...the next 130 bucks I get that's "blow money" is probably headed to my local dealer.

    Tool-porn....can you really have too much?
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  5. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    here's a few Snap-on 3/8 & 1/4 wratchet handles ... shows a few of the configurations available from Snap-on. one never knows what god awful position is needed taking apart a vehicle.

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  6. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    I'm sorry....I'll be right back...I need a moment...............alone..................in the garage.

    I want that flex head with the angled handle.....oooohh...the short stubby 3/8th too. I need that one. Seems uber-handy for low-torque applications and tight spots.
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  7. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    I bought mine at a hardware store in Boulder, CO, and part of the reason I did was the way they felt to the hand.
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  8. gmiguy

    gmiguy You rode a what to where?

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  9. Warney

    Warney Been here awhile

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    Wiha has been known to hold a big sale at Christmas, with very limited time offers. I bought some of mine through Amazon but also got some on sale through Wiha direct at Christmas.
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  10. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    no question competition has been steadily growing. but others have a long, long way to go to even come close to myriad of different offerings by Snap-on.

    that's why Snap-on can charge say $15 for a screwdriver vs $3-5 by someone else. one also gets a lifetime warranty on refreshing blades. for pro-mechanics it's not a matter of if you will wear out your screwdriver tips... but when.

    have replaced my Snap-on screwdriver tips so many times with free blades. highly doubt Snap-on made much of anything on screwdrivers. on other tools like wrenches... yes as those almost never need warranty.
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  11. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Seriously, I decided to cut a chunk out of a screwdriver by arcing it across 220 in a stove a couple years ago...(don't ask...). Snap-on guy looked at me and said, "Yeah these things do that sometimes...." as he pulled the shank and replaced it for free.

    I'm a joe-homeowner, but love good tools.
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  12. mebuildit

    mebuildit n00b

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    I"m generally a Snap On tools guy. Lately I've been buying some Matco stuff. I use the Snap On and Matco stuff for the shop and carry not so expensive tools for my bike. that way if I lose one, it doesn't hurt so bad to replace one.
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  13. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    I have a ton of Wiha stuff. They make really superb screwdrivers and Allen key sets as well as knippers, pliers, nut drivers, etc. I've got some Wiha malet sets that are killer...

    Well, I got lots of Wiha stuff and am always watching for sales of their tools.
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  14. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Well the wife and I found ourselves in Germany this week and we visited a Globus Baumarkt which I guess is Germany"s version of Home Depot. I went straight to the tool dept. and thought of you guys.:D

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    They had a few Wiha tools but not many and they had a large "made in China" section.:(:

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    I ended up with a screwdriver set and may have to go back for the torx set before we leave for the states on Sunday.

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    I will post back if I succumb to the allure of the torx set. :rofl
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