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Stanley socket sets any good?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by greenacc, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. harrop.senator

    harrop.senator Well-Known Member

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    Na the repco Top tier repco Brand I think is them. Taiwanese and similar. If you look at sp kc Teng they're all very similar and I've read on the net I think theirs three or four big tooling companies in Taiwan that make to spec/order for hundreds of companies.

    Pretty sure mechpro blue is rebadged powerbuilt if its a rename us company. as repco used to supply powerbuilt as just under their own brand back in the day. Boss got his powerbuilt roller can from them as an apprentice ten years ago.

    The really cheap repco one is worse then vunnings bargain bin. Repco is ridiculous on rrp trade is legit 50% of their retail everytime our invoices show our Price and retail and its a joke the difference.
     
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    If it's really the top teir stuff then the Stanley's a bargain! I have their 3/8 set on rail and it's fine.
    The Repco blue clone in USA is called Kobalt, Exactly the same direct drive ratchet based sets. Supposed to be OK, Repco give a 5 year warranty on them.
    Agree about the bottom shelf junk.
     
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    To out it into perspective on trade price on of the boys bought an 800nm reverse 1/2" compact rattle gun in their Top tier repco trade for $135 our Price with I think a 2-3 year warranty lol.
     
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    I agree Repco tools used to just be Repco tools. Now they also have Mechpro which I have none of. I noticed in Repco the other day that some of the workshop tools like pullers and different specific tools are rebadged Toledo gear, yet with a 20% - 25% mark up compared to what Nuts and Bolts sell Toledo gear for anyway.
     
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    I get pretty much trade on everything at Repco if I get served by a certain bloke at my local store. But I was looking for a Repco two drawer add on as I have run out of room on my roller cab and Trade price was about $260 I'm pretty sure. Where I bought my tool chest and roller cab from Repco a few years back and that only cost me $750 for both. The top chest I think I paid $249.
     
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    Was that battery rattle gun? I have a CP air rattle gun and it's a $300 tool but no way does it tighten up to 800nm and the air pressure needed to drive it properly means I need a much better compressor than I have right now. My mate can get me a 17cfm FAD for a $1000 at cost price through his wholesale air supplies business. But AFAIK the new battery guns are the go now.
     
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    800nm in reverse man they barely ever quote their do up and its usually less then half. My ten year old nicad snap on rattle gun outdrives one of the boys Wurth air gun with a 21? Cfm 3 cylinder 3 phase compressor at 100lb with 1/2"? Feed lines.

    Pretty sure my snap on gun does 900 reverse and 250? Do up. Battery has much more torque then air. Mines outdated to hell and still drives harder then tiger Woods.

    This isnt on tools but to put some of their Mark up onto perspective...

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    Also fyi retail on that $135 rattle gun is $320 lol Chicago pneumatic is great quality tools.
     
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    Yeah I love my CP gun. I picked it up at a garage sale. I think I paid $40, when I saw it I rang my mate straight away and quizzed him on it as it looked like it was a good one but I needed to confirm. If IRC I think I even tried to offer him $30. My mate said yepp that is really good gun and told me to grab it. The bloke I bought the gun off was an old mech but never ended up taking it out of the box as he always worked in workshop that had them ready to go. I've thought about getting the thicker hose and connections that Holden factory used to use, as my mate used to supply GMH in SA with all their pneumatic fittings and he was able to get me some, I never bothered as my compressor only delivers 220lpm FAD, where I really need 17cfm which is big as I can go as I don't have 3 phase power and won't be putting it in just to run a really good comp, compared to a pretty good one that I will eventually get and can run off 15a. I reckon I will add a battery gun to my box one day. I love the ease of using it anywhere and not having to fire up the comp.
     
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    3 phase is for hoists the compressor is a bonus ;)
     
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    My next shed will have a hoist instead of a pit but just 15a single phase. Unless your in business having the 3 phase tariff and charges bumps your power bill up a ####load as I found out some years ago. And as for the average DIY'r I don't think the extra cost is justifiable, unless you can write the cost off against your tax. As for 3 phase comps I thought they would be pretty much a must in a workshop?? Surely a 17cfm which is about as big as you an get in 15a, wouldn't cut the mustard in a garage??
     
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    Price gouging low life's! No wonder people shop online instead. It's pretty obvious when their socket sets are around $300 for an average one. This is why i only shop for Repco tools when they're 40% off. Stupid marketing department!
     
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    x2!!!!!!! I get a really good discount on parts and on most tool lines too but seeing the 50% mark up and the blokes behind the counter telling you they can't trim the fat anymore than like 20% on tools and even less on workshop tools is BS..... I found a place in Launceston just near work still undercuts Repco's best price on tools and this is a small Tassie owned Co..... Go figure. Even then I still get parts way cheaper on line for most things compared to Repco. When I lived in Adelaide I realised the mark up on parts, as Car Parts Plus a single local only store undercut Repco's by a mile.
     
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    Hmmmm I need to get friendly with a mech's workshop and get my two drawer add on for a real discounted price.... Not this so called trade price they quoted me, telling me that's the best they could do as the margins were not high enough on those items.... :confused::confused::confused::confused:. The big issue in Aust is nearly every auto store has really high margins. When I had the Jeep I could buy parts cheaper for it from the States than I could by Holden and Ford parts. The only killer was freight but it still worked out cheaper if you knew which parts came out of the same warehouse which just took a few mins to figure out.
     

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