At the risk of ‘out Peoeting Poet’ I’m in the market for some hex/torq wrenches. I have a folding set of Park Tool allens, a ‘spinner handle’ in my screwdriver set with bits, which can be a bit of a PITA swapping, and some small bits in my Tent Tools socket set.
The candidates are:
That first set looks lovely.
The second will probably do just as good a job though
Thanks, I already have the PRO version. (IIRC) it was about £90, I only use it for torque-ing though, I don’t use it as a ratchet.
I like the idea of the T handles but I also like the idea of having ball ends.
I would suggest looking outside of bike specific tools for this; specifically Facom.
I have 20 plus year old set of facom t-handles that are still perfect, a lot less spendy.
My question is around the P handle vs the T handle really. I’ll probably decide on brand later.
Facom tools are excellent
Also another brand to look out for are Hazet, they’re German but not that cheap
Apologies @FatPom this isn’t what you’re asking!
I don’t think you need to spend so much (& I like my tools), Draper Expert imo has the best value/quality ratio.
Decided to splash out a bit. Mrs FP wanted me to get the singing/dancing Silca Folio set but I went for these instead:
You know the Silca will be as good as you can get.
Indeed. Plus, I get to keep my membership in the ‘all the kit and still shit’ club.
Silca. That way you are sure to out-Poet @Poet . Their mini torque wrench set I have is sublime. Had to import it off kickstarter at the time.
I’ve got some B&Q bad boys.
I nearly went for the Silca set that are in the wooden box (£140) as the come with a Torx adaptor but they also had other bits I don’t need and no T27. Then I thought that I need these for the garage and the will likely sit in a bench top tool drawer.
With that in mind, i figured the box would be a waste. I may have an opportunity to put a tall/narrow strip of peg board on the garage wall but not huge. I started to think about how much room P handles take up and also, the T handle sliders don’t have ball ends, so I ended with the Silcs 'L’s.
I do fear I might have opened a Silca gate that will be hard to close though. I’m also looking at the lovely PB Swiss ratchet screwdriver.