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Cool Tecos "Superlock"

The German company "Tecos" does a brilliant system of sockets called "Superlock" The internal of the hex sockets have a rounded profile that makes sure the pressure is always on the "flank" of the bolt/Nut and it allows for the socket to be used on both metric and the "obsolete" inch-sized fasteners
They are not cheap, but they are in effect "two sets in one" -- I have a set that I have used for all my bike, car and lawnmower needs for more than 20 years... They do show a bit of wear, but nothing has ever broken in that set.. German quality
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Well, a bit late but better than never 😉

For work I use SnapOn and Stahlwille as both are durable and easier to get if it comes to imperial and 12 point sockets/spanners. At home I use a bit of a mix, Stahlwille and SnapOn standard spanners 1/4 and 3/8 sockets, knipex pliers, USaG and Wera Screwdrivers and 1/2 USAG ratchet sets, Wera 1/4 ratchet sets and some fancy ratchet spanners.
My recommendations if you do a lots of hands on, living in the USA you possible arr better off buying Snapon stuff (America 1st cr...). Europe I would recommend FACOM and Stahlwille or if to much money HAzet. Pliers Knipex, etc....

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Let's not leave SK out of the -Proud to be American made- category: https://sktools.com/

I'll second the vote for FACOM for Euro made tools.
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Buy Snap-on and they will last a lifetime if not more.
If something breaks which is rare,they will replace it no questions asked.
A lot of other companies will send the tool away for months to analyse it.
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My tool collection is extensive, diverse and collected over many years. Top tier stuff is Snap-On, Facom, Stahlwille etc, etc, and this stuff is expensive, good, but expensive. However, over recent decades, noticably over the last decade, the difference in quality between Snap-On etc, and the lower end brands has narrowed substantially. This has come to my attention via the need to have a portable tool collection which is used when I need to do work away from my garage shop. So to avoid duplicating expensive top tier tools I've searched for economy alternatives. One of my best finds ever is a mixed tool set in carrying case from Bahco, specifically the S138 set. Now I'm in the Uk and Bahco is a european brand, so it may not be so easy to find in the US but it is worth looking for. The quality is excellent, the selection of tools will cover around 90% of jobs, the case is strong and durable, and best of all, it costs only about 150.00 in the UK. It is NOT made in China, it is made in Europe. Gets a very strong recommendation from me. Another really good brand is Wera, more expensive but worth it.
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I tried to do a US search for them, but they would not let me input a 5000 km search radius.....

https://www.bahco.com/en/where-to-buy/

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Bahco is owned by SnapOn and they are available on Amazon
They claim to have invented the 1st adjustable pipe wrench in 1888
Oops, the Stillson wrench was patented 1869
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The German company "Tecos" does a brilliant system of sockets called "Superlock" The internal of the hex sockets have a rounded profile that makes sure the pressure is always on the "flank" of the bolt/Nut and it allows for the socket to be used on both metric and the "obsolete" inch-sized fasteners
They are not cheap, but they are in effect "two sets in one" -- I have a set that I have used for all my bike, car and lawnmower needs for more than 20 years... They do show a bit of wear, but nothing has ever broken in that set.. German quality
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If you Google "Tecos" 2 things come up
www.tecos.si a Slovenian company that designs and makes manufacturing assembly line equipment
HOME - tecosbruhinag.ch a Swiss company that makes dispensing equipment

I did find Super Lock sockets though
They're made by www.tien-i.com ......in Taiwan, established 2004
Kind of an interesting design, their swivel socket is a copy of SnapOn Flank Drive ....the patents have expired
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Stahlwille, Facom, Beta tools, Gedore, My newest favorite is WERA tools because they have color coded sockets and wrenches. Irrelevant info: Wera is also used by the RedBull F1 team.
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Bahco is owned by SnapOn and they are available on Amazon
They claim to have invented the 1st adjustable pipe wrench in 1888
Oops, the Stillson wrench was patented 1869
All true, but the best pipe wrench is the Ridgid.

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