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The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« on: June 09, 2014, 10:17:28 PM »
There seems to be a bigger selection of tools to pick from today then ever before. But you never know what tools are good and what ones are junk until you buy it and try it.

Iím starting this topic so we can rate our tool purchases with a PASS or FAIL grade.

Please keep these things in mind.

1. Post about the tool after you have had a chance to use it for awhile. Posting about a tool you just purchase is not very helpful.

2. If possible post the manufactures product number and/or a photo of the tool.

3. Only post a link to the manufactures website page for that tool and not a link to eBay, Amazon, Harbor Freight, etc...

Example of acceptable link: Channellock 804 Adjustable Wrench.

4. This is not the place to rejoice about low prices or what a great deal you got on a tool. This topic is to help fellow tool junkies identify quality tools.

Note: Tools do not have to be related to appliance repair.

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 10:25:17 PM »
I'll start...

Snap-on Soft Grip Ratcheting Stubby Screwdriver

A big PASS!

It must be over ten years old now. It looks like heck (will add photo later) but it still works like a new one.
I have the stubby shaft that come with it and a longer shaft I can replace the shorter one with. I mostly use it with the longer shaft.

http://store.snapon.com/Complete-Screwdrivers-Screwdriver-Ratcheting-Soft-Grip-Stubby-Red-P643053.aspx
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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 07:40:26 PM »
Sensible TSE-1 spring expander tool
  Fail ...a waste of money as far as I'm concerned.Have had this tool over a year ,have tried it 2 or 3 times but it's a pain in the butt to use .Much easier to do it install the boot spring the old fashioned way .Good idea bad design and cheaply made

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 07:50:11 PM »
Sensible TSE-1 spring expander tool
  Fail ...a waste of money as far as I'm concerned.Have had this tool over a year ,have tried it 2 or 3 times but it's a pain in the butt to use .Much easier to do it install the boot spring the old fashioned way .Good idea bad design and cheaply made

I happen to love this tool for the boot spring. i give it a pass

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 08:09:57 PM »
I'll start...

Snap-on Soft Grip Ratcheting Stubby Screwdriver

A big PASS!

It must be over ten years old now. It looks like heck (will add photo later) but it still works like a new one.
I have the stubby shaft that come with it and a longer shaft I can replace the shorter one with. I mostly use it with the longer shaft.

http://store.snapon.com/Complete-Screwdrivers-Screwdriver-Ratcheting-Soft-Grip-Stubby-Red-P643053.aspx

PASS x10.  I love this tool.

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 08:18:14 PM »
What I dislike about the spring tool is the 2 pieces that come into contact with the loops on the spring should be twice as long and have a slight curl out so the spring doesn't slip off .Its so short I'm always up against the boot with my spring tool .

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 08:33:36 PM »
I like my spring tool as well. I give it a pass.

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 09:33:51 PM »
Starting to think I must be a klutz .Oh well in 3 years I'll be starting a new career .....retirement ahhhhh.

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2014, 05:12:33 PM »
Sensible TSE-1 spring expander tool
  Fail ...a waste of money as far as I'm concerned.Have had this tool over a year ,have tried it 2 or 3 times but it's a pain in the butt to use .Much easier to do it install the boot spring the old fashioned way .Good idea bad design and cheaply made
I considered this tool, but my bent nose channel lock pliers have been doing the trick for a while now.
start one side wrap it up and around and then grab the one eyelet and pull the spring out and it pops right on.

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014, 07:26:41 PM »
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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2014, 01:50:07 PM »
Hilmor quick change magnetic nutdriver ...a resounding fail .After using this tool very sparingly the last few months the chrome is chipping off the shaft especially around the tip area and the nut drivers are basically rounded which make them useless .The quality is so bad I actually wrote the company .Good idea ...cheap manufacturing .

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2014, 06:47:00 PM »
That's to bad. I would be interested in know what you hear back from the company, if anything at all.
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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2014, 08:30:16 PM »
I purchased a Klein 11 in 1 screwdriver only because it was made in the USA and now I really like it. I have had it for 6 months and find it is nice for the up 17 flights of stairs calls. It has 3 nut drivers and multiple square and torx bits built in as the usual bits as well. Very handy and well made as well as comfortable rubber grip. Very much a pass. Wish it was magnetic but you can't have it all. Also have the stubby Klein and not as many bits but nice as well.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2014, 08:31:59 PM by theoldstoveguy »

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2014, 10:51:08 PM »

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Re: The PASS or FAIL tool topic...
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2014, 04:20:03 PM »
This is my 'go-to' screwdriver. I customized it with certain sizes of security tips. Got the extra tips from my Cully rep.

http://www.amazon.com/Megapro-151NAS-15-In-1-Original-Driver/dp/B004VJY0ZM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1413753400&sr=8-3&keywords=megapro+screwdriver


 

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