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    Default Wera handtools experiences?

    I have and love my Wera screwdrivers and cruising the net I noticed their basic socket prices seem very fair compared to say Proto.

    Does anyone have experience with thess? Want some 1/2" drive deep set but Snap On is killing me price wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole2534 View Post
    I have and love my Wera screwdrivers and cruising the net I noticed their basic socket prices seem very fair compared to say Proto.

    Does anyone have experience with thess? Want some 1/2" drive deep set but Snap On is killing me price wise.

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    "asian imports" (Taiwan) but decent quality. Lots of the sockets today are pretty decent, probably even the better HF ones.

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    you might want to have a look at TengTools
    rather decent quality at a rather decent price

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    I've never heard of Wera, did you mean Wiha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtndew View Post
    I've never heard of Wera, did you mean Wiha?
    Wera is just another German brand. Wera Tools

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    I am a big fan of Wera tools. Their "hex plus" allen keys are the best you can buy. Screwdrivers are great too.

    I have a 3/8" socket set from their Zyklop range, and it's very nice, great satin chrome finish with laser marked and coloured sockets, nice feel to the ratchet. However I haven't worked it hard to get a feel for it's longevity yet.

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    Wera handtools;-


    I've none of their sockets, but their wrenches, hex keys t/screws , pliers etc etc get top marks from me.

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    Ive had the 1/4 drive socket set in the cloth roll metric with some drive bits and it is my go to favorite. Zero problems.
    High marks from me!

    They are Czech made tools not Asia.

    Wera Tools 051045 Kraftform Kompakt Zyklop Ratchet 1/4" Drive Metric Set

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    1/2" drive shallow, 12-22, 24, 27, 30, 32 delivered for $124. That's pretty tempting to try. If nothing else, they can be field tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Extractor View Post
    Ive had the 1/4 drive socket set in the cloth roll metric with some drive bits and it is my go to favorite. Zero problems.
    High marks from me!

    They are Czech made tools not Asia.

    Wera Tools 051045 Kraftform Kompakt Zyklop Ratchet 1/4" Drive Metric Set
    "it depends" Wera and Taiwan? - The Garage Journal Board

    I really don't mind even if they are taiwanese as long as they perform.

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    I don't have many of their tools but have had good luck with their torx.

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    I have a complete set of Wera screwdrivers and torx drivers i bought a couple of years ago to fill the toolbox up.
    I still have half dozen screwdrivers i bought through the tool club in 1984 during my apprenticeship, and a couple of the flat screw drivers have been used to chisel out rusted headed screws many times through the years.
    The tips are still perfect - infact the plastic handles are still pretty much unmarked too - and the bigger one has had one hell of a pounding...
    11/10 from me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregormarwick View Post
    I am a big fan of Wera tools. Their "hex plus" allen keys are the best you can buy. Screwdrivers are great too.

    I have a 3/8" socket set from their Zyklop range, and it's very nice, great satin chrome finish with laser marked and coloured sockets, nice feel to the ratchet. However I haven't worked it hard to get a feel for it's longevity yet.
    I like the Wera screwdrivers, but for hex keys I really like the Wiha Magic Ring hex keys. If you do any tricky assembly/disassembly work, the time and effort they save is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregormarwick View Post
    I am a big fan of Wera tools. Their "hex plus" allen keys are the best you can buy. Screwdrivers are great too.

    I have a 3/8" socket set from their Zyklop range, and it's very nice, great satin chrome finish with laser marked and coloured sockets, nice feel to the ratchet. However I haven't worked it hard to get a feel for it's longevity yet.
    Have you tried anything from their zyklon b series yet?

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    I have three sets of Wera six point sockets. They are very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielG View Post
    I like the Wera screwdrivers, but for hex keys I really like the Wiha Magic Ring hex keys. If you do any tricky assembly/disassembly work, the time and effort they save is amazing.
    That looks like a nice feature for sure.

    The reason I say the Wera hex plus are the best is that they have a sort of concave flat profile rather than a plain hex, and they are far less prone to stripping the hex than plain keys.

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    I looked online at their tools. Some look like they'd be nice. Others look like ass-clown tools. Like those screwdrivers that have one handle and 37 different bits you have to choose from. OK, if you are breaking into a bank and have to crawl through 3 kilometers of HVAC ducting, those compact sets I guess would be good to have. But otherwise...Ass-Clown City. Same goes for the screwdrivers that store all the bits in the screwdriver handle. And the tools with 'ergonomically designed' handles that always fit worse than a plain old round handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregSY View Post
    I looked online at their tools. Some look like they'd be nice. Others look like ass-clown tools. Like those screwdrivers that have one handle and 37 different bits you have to choose from. OK, if you are breaking into a bank and have to crawl through 3 kilometers of HVAC ducting, those compact sets I guess would be good to have. But otherwise...Ass-Clown City. Same goes for the screwdrivers that store all the bits in the screwdriver handle. And the tools with 'ergonomically designed' handles that always fit worse than a plain old round handle.
    The Wera handles really are nice.

    I've been looking at one of their screwdrivers with bits in the handle. When I'm building machines I wear a belt pouch with some tools on it. I usually carry one of the cheap 4-in-1 screwdrivers, but having higher quality and more options would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plastikdreams View Post
    Have you tried anything from their zyklon b series yet?
    It's supposed be some killer stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiJ View Post
    "asian imports" (Taiwan) but decent quality. Lots of the sockets today are pretty decent, probably even the better HF ones.
    I have a couple sockets I bought from Autozone several years ago when I needed them in a hurry for something I was doing several times a week. I was using them with an impact wrench hoping they would last long enough to buy some real impact sockets in those sizes before they broke.

    Well they never broke so I never replaced them. These were the ordinary chromed sockets with a cam type hex profile that bears on the flats instead of the edges. I had full sets of impact sockets but didn't want to remove two sockets from a set as these two were used as part of a "kit" for this specialized task.


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