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    Where to buy quality tools in BKK?

    Went to Home Pro, not good enough. Selection of spanners very limited, shit quality.
    Adjustable spanner. They had Stanley which is not good enough.

    Any other places where I can find tools?

    Thanks

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    We have a Tool Pro in Udon - not sure where they have other branches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandinavian View Post
    They had Stanley which is not good enough.
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    And tell me what the heck is wrong with Stanley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandinavian View Post

    Any other places where I can find tools?
    You have come to the right forum, tools everywhere

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    Snap-on (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
    5th Floor, Talomsin Building
    924 Rama 3 Road
    Bangpongpang Yannawa
    Bangkok 10120
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    Ph: (66/2) 294-9660
    Fax: (66/2)294-9665

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandinavian
    They had Stanley which is not good enough.
    not good enough for what?

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    I am with Fondles on this one, you pay for what you get.

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    unless you steal it

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    go to chinatown, yarowat, lots of quality tools there yesterday, all kinds of brands, all original products

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    Quote Originally Posted by WujouMao View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Scandinavian View Post
    They had Stanley which is not good enough.
    Thanks
    And tell me what the heck is wrong with Stanley?
    I'll tell you what's wrong with Stanley. I bought a small adjustable Stanley wrench yesterday at HomePro. The jaw was loose, with about a 1mm play/looseness. Compared to lets say Bacho, who has hardly any movement in the movable jaw.
    So for me, I'll avoid Stanley if there is anything else to choose from.
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    ^You might change your mind when you see the price of Snap-On

    Does 1mm play really make any difference ?

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    I have always hated adjustable wenches, even Stanley's

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Scandinavian View Post

    Any other places where I can find tools?
    You have come to the right forum, tools everywhere
    But for real high quality tools. Just go down to the girly bars and just look for the tool telling everyone how they are dangerous ex SAS servicemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii
    Does 1mm play really make any difference ?
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    I have always hated adjustable wenches, even Stanley's
    I have a friend who knocked his front teeth out with a set of Stilsons tightening a Bathroom sink. Don't know if they were Stanley's though

    He subsequently lost his sense of smell and doesn't smell his wives farts now.

    Oops wrong thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    ^You might change your mind when you see the price of Snap-On

    Does 1mm play really make any difference ?
    Indeed .

    If you want the best fit , get the correct number spanner on it. Adjustable spanners are o.k. for convenience but for a tight job not the best tool in the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Snap-on (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
    5th Floor, Talomsin Building
    924 Rama 3 Road
    Bangpongpang Yannawa
    Bangkok 10120
    Thailand
    Ph: (66/2) 294-9660
    Fax: (66/2)294-9665
    I cant green you but thank you very much for the info.

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    For tools that need to be extremely precise (i.e. a torque wrench) you can't beat Snap-On, but for something like a socket wrench they're really expensive and not worth the difference over other quality brands, imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    ^You might change your mind when you see the price of Snap-On

    Does 1mm play really make any difference ?
    1mm of play on cheap chinese grade 12 point socket on cheap chinese grade nut and bolts. Losing half the meat off your knuckles and driving your hand into some sheet metal.

    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    For tools that need to be extremely precise (i.e. a torque wrench) you can't beat Snap-On, but for something like a socket wrench they're really expensive and not worth the difference over other quality brands, imho.
    If it is your trade, yes they are worth it. If you are tooling around the house, no. I do not know how they are in Thailand but in the States they come up right to the shop twice a week or on call and never hassle you on defective/damaged tools. If your go into a Sears with any type of Craftsman tools in a uniform they will hustle your ass right out the door. Believe it or not good tools appreciate in price. Stuff I bought 15 years ago has almost trippled. When I require a replacement and they do make that style anymore the have replaced the whole set for me at NO cost. See if Somchai will let you do that.

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    ^

    I don't think a Snap-On claw hammer is worth $40+ over some other brands that make a quality hammer for 30%-50% less.

    I agree that Snap-On is high-quality (Craftsman has been crap for 15 years, and the Sears return policy is much less liberal than it used to be, but there are other good tool brands), but even if you need tools for work (and you have to buy your own) you don't need to buy their pricey screwdrivers to get the job done right.

    As I said, though, for precision tools they are definitely worth it- for ordinary hand tools not so much.

    The fact the Snap-On van rolls in a couple times per week is pretty cool, though, and they do offer great support to professionals- I know more than a few guys in the States that don't patronize them as much as they used to due to their price increases over the last ten years, though.
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    If I wanted a claw hammer Snap-On would not be my first choice. Estwing make some nice hammers. You are right with one thing, depending on the application is what tool I buy. Example if it is pipe, Ridgid pops right up But seriously, I like some of Matco's tools as well. Oh and Corn-hole.

    The Yerman's have some good stuff too.

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    And if you think Snap On tools are expensive in the US you want to get a load of the rip-off prices they charge for them in Oz...

    I started bringing in Snap On and Caterpillar tools into Oz direct from the US for my own use but always end up selling them to my work mates quicker than I can get them in.

    One thing for sure though is true, good quality tools appreciate in value over time.

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    FS I forgot one more thing, I bought a majority of my tools 20+ years ago so I am established and now I just pick up stuff that catches my eye or I have a need for it.

    Speaking of which I need to get my hands on a good used Lincoln Pipeliner, Miller, Hobart or whatever is a good price and in good shape.

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    The older stuff is always better (except for electronics)- I've still got tools I inherited from my grandfather (they're back in the States- it would be a real hassle to get them to LOS)- some are nearing 100 years old and they are still in great shape (and they've been used a lot)- I've also got a nice rolling tool chest stocked with good Craftsman tools from the 1970s and 1980s that I miss quite a bit (my Thailand tool chest doesn't contain much more than a pair a tweezers and a steak knife, but that's all a man really needs- along with a couple rolls of duct tape, of course).

    I've got a couple Snap-On pieces (like the aforementioned torque wrench) but the prices (and the fact I didn't need them professionally) kept me from buying too many.

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