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Old 20th July 2017, 22:00   #1576
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... I was looking to import some Knipex pliers from Germany, but after finding their importer, I was pleasantly surprised to find his pricing even better than Amazon.de pricing . So I ended up getting the 'Made in Germany' tool for less than what a person in Germany can buy it for.
Whoa! I would love to buy one or two Knipex tools. Can you make the source public, or share it with me?



These nippers might have been half the current Amazon price when I first put them on my wishlist (should have bought then, haha, but even that was expensive). Whilst most people would probably not pay more than a couple of hundred for this kind of tool, I find that the cheap-to-mid-price ones are fine while working with electrical copper, but anything harder and they just dent.
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Whoa! I would love to buy one or two Knipex tools. Can you make the source public, or share it with me?



These nippers might have been half the current Amazon price when I first put them on my wishlist (should have bought then, haha, but even that was expensive). Whilst most people would probably not pay more than a couple of hundred for this kind of tool, I find that the cheap-to-mid-price ones are fine while working with electrical copper, but anything harder and they just dent.
Sure man.

http://www.krishanbrothers.com

They have a small office in Ajmeri Gate. You can contact him via email and ask for the pricing of whatever you want. If they don't have it in stock, they add the product you are looking for, to their next order. I needed a few specific things so I had to wait a month or two but the prices were worth the wait.
They usually supply tools worth lakhs to manufacturing houses but don't shy away from small time buyers like us.

As for the prices, though these tools might seem expensive, but as you already know, they are worth the price because they last you a lifetime. He deals in a few other world class brands as well.

My first trip to Ajmeri Gate was just to visit them, and luckily the shop next to his is of the guy who is one of the biggest online retailer of tools.

I suppose you might have seen ASMA as a seller for many tools on Flipkart, Amazon and other sites. They have a shop just next door and I was lucky to have made an acquaintance with them. Shop prices are a lot cheaper than their online prices and now I just order stuff from them directly.
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Superb. When I have a little spare cash (later this year ), I'll make a serious wish list and add one or two items to the collection. many thanks.

By the way, I've been yearning after machine tools since I was a teenager. Never got to actually own any, though, even when I had quite a nice jewellery workshop set up it was all hand stuff.

I have been watching some of the tool/machine-tool stuff on YouTube recently. One of the most enjoyable guys is This Old Tony. After watching him make some stuff, and getting the hang of his dead-pan sense of humour, watch some of his videos that are just plain fun like "Origins," and the one on multimeters. I found it hard to believe that I couldn't stop laughing from watching a video on multimeters. Mine is metric, by the way

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Any recommendation on torque adjustable wrenches?
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Any recommendation on torque adjustable wrenches?
Even I'm on the lookout for one but couldn't find a reliable source online. Industry Buying had a few but they have become very unreliable off late.

I need one for tightening the drain plug bolt and the wheels. That's about it.
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Even I'm on the lookout for one but couldn't find a reliable source online. Industry Buying had a few but they have become very unreliable off late.

I need one for tightening the drain plug bolt and the wheels. That's about it.


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Any recommendation on torque adjustable wrenches?
I remember someone posting a good experience with http://www.macmasterindia.com
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Any recommendation on torque adjustable wrenches?
Search for Britool and Norbar. Both have dealers in Bombay.
Expensive though.

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The seats in i20 are bolted using these kind of bolts. There are 6 points.

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What kind of socket would be able to remove this bolt?

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The seats in i20 are bolted using these kind of bolts. There are 6 points.

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What kind of socket would be able to remove this bolt?
This is a Torx male bolt.
If it isn't too tight you could go ahead and use a regular six point socket. There is a risk of rounding it off, if it is stuck really tightly.
If you don't want to take the risk, then get a Torx Female socket of appropriate size.
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What kind of socket would be able to remove this bolt?
Looks like an E-Torx bolt (External Torx) to me and that can be removed using an E-Torx socket like this.

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There is a listing for this on Amazon here for the socket but you may want to look elsewhere for a better deal or may be check for options in SP Road too.

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Search for Britool and Norbar. Both have dealers in Bombay.
Expensive though.

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Just checked prices online. Very expensive! starts at 10,000 till 34000!


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I remember someone posting a good experience with http://www.macmasterindia.com
These are reasonable though not cheap. Amazon retails it ~6k and onwards.


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Any review of Tekton wrenches?:

http://www.amazon.in/TEKTON-24335-2-...=torque+wrench

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Just checked prices online. Very expensive! starts at 10,000 till 34000!
You were warned

Craftsman ships to India nowadays. Check out costs including shipping.
I have a lot of respect for Craftsman tools, but if you go through recent reviews, there are howls of protest over recent drop in quality (of course everything is blamed on China). I have not encountered these newer tools, so do not know.

I know people will think I'm talking through the hat at the back of my head, but for infrequent amateur use, I'd prefer the very low cost, absolutely not professional bending beam type.

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Tekton are more than good enough for your occasional home DIY use, especially if you are mostly going to use them on the lug nuts of your car wheels.

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It's a good day when the wife says, "Come on! Take me to the tool shop!"

She wanted some gardening tools, which she enjoyed buying (buying the tools is about as far as I ever get with gardening) and I picked up one or two odds and ends.

Happy to find a 25mm socket. This (at a reasonable price) was proving a little difficult on Amazon, but yes, they had it. Anonymous make, might not last a lifetime, but I need it for one occasional task: the nut that holds the impeller on my petrol-powered water pump on, and, thus, the whole thing together. I have the spanner: the angle on the ring spanner gets in there, but a socket should make it easier.

Bought a six-inch pipe (Stilson) wrench because... Because! I seem to have become a collector of pipe wrenches, and this little one is cute.

I'm very happy with my DIY needle oiler. It does get just the right amount of oil just where it is needed.
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Any review of Tekton wrenches?:

http://www.amazon.in/TEKTON-24335-2-...=torque+wrench
Surprisingly good reviews of the Tekton everywhere Tejas! See these links:

BVFM - http://bestreviews.com/best-torque-wrenches

http://torquewrenchreviews.com/tekto...wrench-review/

4 best torque wrenches under 100 USD - http://www.mechanicalcaveman.com/the...-reviews-2015/

4.4 rating - http://floorjacked.com/buyers-guide-...torque-wrench/

4.5 rating - http://thehandynest.com/best-torque-wrench/

Highest rated in 2016 - http://e2bcal.com/best-torque-wrench-of-2016/

Best torque wrench - https://www.jenreviews.com/best-torque-wrench/

I didn't look any further. Placed an order and Amazon charged me Rs. 4598 to my CC. Costs 45 USD + shipping in the US but never mind.

Will update the thread once I receive it. Now I need a 32 mm 1/2" socket.
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