Bessey GK30 GearKlamp, 12”

波霸影院I have owned the Bessey GK30 GearKlamp, 12” for about a year now and find them to be a product worth the cost.They definitely get into places that other clamps cannot or stay out of your way in places that other clamps would get in your way.The only thing you need to watch is that their clamping force is not quite as much as other clamps, but I have found it to be adequate for every operation that was in a tight space which is where these clamps excel at.I recommend buying a pair of these if you are in to building and installing cabinets or any other profession that requires something to be clamped int tight places at ordinary temperatures. (Due to the plastic parts, these are not suitable for high temperature applications such as welding. ) Below are a list of features from Bessey and for the most part they are true and not just part of a marketing campaign.

Features:

Bessey’s GearKlamp boasts all the features and affordability of other F-style clamps, but with a unique twist that sets it apart from the crowd. In order to allow clamping where space is limited, the crank handle has been moved from the acme screw to the clamp bar itself. A patented gear train then transfers clamping power back to the screw. The result is an F-clamp with greatly improved finger clearance and comfort in tight spaces. Use them to clamp items to workbenches and shop tables with a narrow overhang, or to reach into narrow openings without having to squeeze your hand through as well. To close the clamp, simply slide the handle up the bar—the internal clutch prevents it from sliding back down. To open, just release the clutch with the trigger.

  • Saves the skin on your knuckles when clamping in confined spaces
  • Fast closing action—just slide the handle up the bar; no need to release the clutch
  • To slide the clamp open for clamping large objects, just press the quick-release button
  • Powerful clamping force of up to 450 lbs
  • Fully enclosed gearbox keeps out dust and debris
  • Tempered steel rail and fiberglass reinforced polyamide housing for durability
  • No-mar pad on fixed end can be removed to reveal a grooved section for clamping round objects
  • Swiveling pad on movable end self-aligns with angled objects
Manufacturer Part NumberGK45
Tech SpecBrand: Bessey
Clamping Capacity: 12”
Throat Depth: 2-3/8”
Clamping Force: 450 pounds
Clamp Weight: 1.36 lbs.

Dust Deputy Deluxe Cyclone Separator Kit

Dust Deputy Deluxe Cyclone Separator Kit (#AXD000004A)
I have the Dust Deputy Deluxe Cyclone for several years now and it has some pluses and minuses. Here is my list of Pluses and Minuses: 

Pluses:

1.It does protect your filter on your shop vac from clogging, thus significantly reducing the number of times you need to clean it and empty the shop vac.

2. The cost is reasonable at $99 if you already have a shop vac.

3. Effective on small pieces of equipment like orbital sanders.

Minuses:

1. The original version had no wheels which means it falls over all the time. The newer version has wheels.

2. The hose is not flexible and does not swivel, leading it to fall over all the time.

3. On planers and jointers it clogs all the time at the intake from the tool to the dust deputy due to the large debris size, making it basically worthless. It is also hard to detect unless you are paying close attention.

4. On 4" to 2" conversions (the Dust Deputy is 2" opening), its suction is much less and therefore much less effective.

5. If you have to buy a shop vac, the total cost of the Shop Vac and the Dust Deputy is not that much less than a 1 HP dust collector.
Below is the the manufactures marketing information:?
Eliminate Suction Loss With Any Wet/Dry Vacuum

The Dust Deputy? Deluxe let’s you work the way you want to. Injection molded from a translucent anti-static?resin, the?patented design?of the Dust Deputy cyclone uses centrifugal force to?capture and remove 99% of dust and debris?from the air-stream?before?it reaches your vacuum’s filter, eliminating clogged filters and suction loss!

The Dust Deputy will save you significant time and money on expensive replacement filters and dust bags, allowing you to keep working harder, longer, and?safer?than ever! This simple and efficient design can be adapted for use with?any?make, size, or model wet/dry vacuum?and features tapered 2.0″ ports for secure fittings using a variety of hoses sizes.

The Dust Deputy Deluxe Kit (ver. A) Includes:

  • Anti-Static Dust Deputy Cyclone Separator
  • Two 5 Gallon, 100-Mil, Plastic Buckets: Sidecar Bucket (for mounting to shop vacuum) and Dust Bucket (with pre-cut lid with bolt and center holes)
  • 3′ x 2″ Static Dissipative Hose
  • Two 90 Degree Static Conductive Hose Elbow Adapters
  • 1.5″ – 2.5″ Quick-Release Hose/Band Clamp
  • Three 1.5″ Non-Marking Casters Wheels
  • Neoprene Foam Gasket and Mounting Hardware
Airflow Rating50 – 150 CFM
Waste Capacity5 Gallon
PortableYes
Inlet Size2″ O.D. (Tapered)
1-3/4″ I.D.
Outlet Size2″ O.D. (Tapered)
1-3/4″ I.D.
Primary Build MaterialsPolyethylene
Static Resistance RatingAnti-Static
ColorClear
Width12″
Depth12″
Height29.25″
Height to Center of Inlet25.125″
27.125″ w/ casters
ContentsCyclone, Pre-Cut Bucket, Sidecar Bucket, Caster Wheels, Hose, 2x Elbow Adapters, Hardware
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Warranty Information1 Year Limited Warranty
Applicable PatentsPatent #7282074, #6833016

My opinion of the Dust Deputy Deluxe is that it is OK if you are on a budget and already have a shop vac. I use it only for sanding, and instead hook up my 4″ 1 HP mobile dust collector to everything else.? I personally would not buy it again, I find between its clogging and falling over to be very frustrating and I would prefer to just use my dust collector or blow out the filter on my shop vac.??

Portamate (Bora) PM-8000 Portacube STR Miter Saw Workstation.

I have had the Portamate (Bora) PM-8000 Portacube STR Miter Saw Workstation for about two years now and it is not worth the money.? I bought it on sale at Menards for about $300.? When I opened it I saw that some of the pieces were damaged, and since the box itself was not damaged it is pretty clear it was packed with the damage. Once I got it together it was missing hardware and would often catch as I was flipping from the miter saw to the workstation table.? I contacted customer service and they sent me some plastic bumpers that were suppose to stop it from catching, but they really did not help. They also did not send me the hardware so I had to get it from Menards.

The description from Bora is as follows:

“In a small workshop, you need equipment that can do double duty and save you space. Whether you need a portable miter saw stand or an extra work surface, the compact PM-8000 Portacube STR is the perfect addition to your workspace.

  • Compact size of 31” x 29” fits in almost any workshop
  • Expands to provide up to 7 feet of working surface
  • Fits any miter saw up to 26.5” wide
  • Adjustable tool tables raise to height of miter saw — from 2 to 4.5″
  • 10” wheels easily roll Portacube around workshop
  • Ideal for miter saws, bench top planers, or other power table top tools
  • Fits through standard 32″ door opening

The PM-8000 Portacube STR Miter Saw Workstation is the most revolutionary miter saw stand on the market. It combines the functionality of a portable miter saw stand with the essential qualities of a workstation, giving you a 2-in-1 piece of equipment that fits just about anywhere. Simply roll the Portacube to the middle of your garage, driveway, or wherever you can find a place to work — and open the extension wings for 7 feet of workspace. To use your miter saw, just flip over the rotational table top to use your miter saw and raise the adjustable tool tables. Cleanup is easy — all you have to do is rotate your miter saw and fold down the wings, and you’re ready to roll it back into storage.”

The BORA marketing folks did a very good job, but unfortunately the design and manufacturing folks did not. In addition to the issues I already identified here are some more:

  1. The adjustable wings are flimsy and difficult to adjust, (especially without the hardware).
  2. The table extension supports are flimsy, get in the way of storing anything under the table extensions and will often pinch you when you try to put the table extensions in the stored position.
  3. If you use a standard sliding compound miter saw, it will stick out past the base of the table. It is made for a Bosch miter saw as showed in its marketing pictures.
  4. I have had the locks that hold the table in place, (stop it from flipping), already break.? They are made out of cheap plastic.
  5. The adjustable handle used to move the saw, is difficult to get out of its storage position and the saw is still somewhat difficult to move.

The only positive thing I can say about this product is that I have used it for holding a bench top planer and it is sturdy enough to do this job, which surprised me based on all the other issues I have had with it.

With that said, these are just some of the reasons why not to buy this miter stand/work station.? There are simply better ones out on the market that are way better.

NAPA Carlyle CHT R38LFQR Flex Head Ratchet

I have been using the Carlyle CHT R38LFQR Flex Head Ratchet over the last several months now and like many Carlyle tools it appears to be a good value.? I purchased it for about $45 online and picked it up at my local NAPA store.? It is made in Taiwan and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.?

NAPA’s description of the ratchet is as follows:?

波霸影院

72 teeth design with a 5 degree head arc swing requires less clearance to get the job done.

  • 180 deg. flex action head with 12 locking positions for control in the confined work areas.
  • Full polished Chrome Vanadium Steel for added strength and durability.
  • Comfort grip handle provides less fatigue.
  • Easy on / off socket release push button head design.
Specifications
Coated HandleYes
Easy ReleaseYes
FinishPolished
ManufacturerCarlyle Tools
Overall Length9.62 in
Ratchet Head ShapeTear Drop
Ratchet Tooth Count72
Socket Drive Size3/8 in
UNSPSC27111711

In use the 72 tooth ratcheting mechanism is smooth and the directional lever easy to move to the on or off positions.? The comfort grip is very comfortable in the hand, but still firm and does not have a sponge feeling to it.? The flex head has strong positive detents and the locking button is easily engaged and disengaged.? The only issue I had is that it is located near the head of the ratchet, therefore, it is a two hand operation to adjust the flex head position.? The quick release function is pretty standard and pretty much works like all other quick release buttons.? The only real issue I have with this ratchet is that the head does not use screws or a snap ring to assemble it together like most other ratchets.? Honestly, I have yet to be able to figure out how to dissemble the head to clean and lube it.? I did an internet search and found nothing.?

This ratchet is not quite to the level of Snap-On, but it is very good. If you consider the price point this ratchet is at and all the features that come with it, I think I would recommend it to the Professional Technician for everyday use as well as the DIYer who wants affordable professional level tools to use.?

Purchasing Used Tools: MATCO 3/8″ Ratchet BR11, MAC XR11FS and Cornwell JRF36A.

Over the last several months I have decided to purchase a couple of used professional level tools, primarily ratchets, to determine if they are an effective cost alternative  to buying a brand new professional or DIY level tool.  I have purchased a MAC, MATCO and Cornwell 3/8″ ratchet and have used them on various types of automotive repairs.  The tools are older styles the MATCO BR11, MAC XR11FS, and the Cornwell JRF36A.  The MAC and the Cornwell have flex heads and the MATCO does not.  They all costed between $20 to $40. All were made in the USA.  I  verified that replacement parts for the head are still available too.  Upon receipt of each tool I cleaned and lubed the ratcheting mechanism and verified it was in working order.  After using these ratchets several times,  I found that using them was for the most part just as easy as using a new tool, but at the cost of about 1/3 to 1/2 of the new tool.  The one significant difference I did identify was in tight spaces.  These tools have about a 36 teeth count so about 10 degrees of arc swing and the modern new ratchets have at least 72 teeth or 5 degree of arc swing.  This is a big difference when working in the tight spaces on cars and other pieces of equipment.  With that said, I noticed that over 1/2 my work was not in tight spaces and about 75% of the work the 36 teeth wrench did just fine.  However, about 25% of the time having the higher tooth count made a significant difference.  With that said, would I recommend purchasing a used professional ratchet?  Yes I would, especially if you are a technician just starting out or a technician in a non-automotive industry such as HVAC where the space limitations may not be as severe as the engine bay of a car.  They are still able to get most jobs done and the money you save can be used towards purchasing a set of ratcheting wrenches or a good imported 72 teeth ratchet like one from Capri.  Let me know how you feel about used tools and are they worth it or not. Please to not forget to like and leave a comment. 

MATCO 3/8″ Ratchet BR11
MAC XR11FS
Cornwell JRF36A

Harbor Freight: 6 in. Buffer Central Machinery?- Item#61557

I have been using this polisher for a couple months now for both polishing and wire brush cleaning. I bought it for $52 plus a 20% off coupon. It is made in China like most Harbor Freight tools.

It’s Description is as follows:

“Smooth and polish metal, plastic and other materials with this heavy duty 1/2 HP buffer. The rugged cast iron base reduces vibration so that you have a smooth, easy-to use buffing station for all your projects. Extra long, ball bearing supported precision machine shafts for durable performance.

  • This compact buffer has a powerful 1/2 horsepower motor that starts quickly and won’t stall
  • Extra long ball-bearing supported precision machined shafts
  • Cast iron base for reduced vibration
  • Easy access on/off switch”

Specifications

Name6 in. Buffer
SKU61557
BrandCentral Machinery?
Amperage (amps)1.6
Horsepower (hp)1/2
Speed (max)3450 RPM
Arbor size1/2 in.
Product Height7-1/2 in.
Product Length18 in.
Product Weight13.74 lbs.
Product Width7-1/2 in.
Shipping Weight19.60 lbs.
Size(s)6 in.
Accessories IncludedCloth polishing wheel, wheel flange and spacer
CA ResidentsWarning – Prop 65 Info
AC Volts120

I find the polisher to do a decent job of polishing. The polishing wheels that come with the polisher are of poor quality and will need to be replaced with better ones. I have read that some people have experienced the motor overheating after extended use. I have run the motor for over 20 minutes and have not experienced the motor getting hot. I was able to touch the motor with my bare hand without burning. I have used the polisher for cleaning rust off tools using a 6″ brass wire wheel and it did an ok job. I was able to get the motor to bog down fairly easy. The polisher also vibrates a lot and needs to be secured to a work surface so it will not walk of the table.

This polisher is good for the DIYer but not for professional use. The motor just does not have the HP of a professional polisher and therefore will bog down. I recommend this tool only for DIYers.

Husky 61 in. W x 18 in. D 10-Drawer 1-Door Tool Chest and Cabinet Combo in Black

I recently decided to upgrade from my old red Craftsman Tool Chests to something larger and more professional. After looking around, I saw Home Depot had its Husky 61 in. 10-Drawer 1-Door Tool Chest and Cabinet on sale for $499. I went and looked at in the store a couple of times and compared it to tool chests at Lowes, Menards and Harbor Freight and it looked like the best value to me. After looking at all my options I decided to order it online. It arrived a couple of days later shrinked wrapped to a pallet and banded to the pallet. The tool chest itself was well protected by cardboard and styrofoam, and was not damaged. Assembling the tool chest is a two person job. First you will need help flipping the bottom cabinet on its back so you can put the casters on and then flipping it up right again. Also, you need help putting the upper cabinet on to the bottom cabinet. Other than this, the assembly is really easy, you basic just have to put the handle and casters on and that is it.

I purchased a black colored tool chest and the paint job is pretty decent being a baked on powder coat semi-gloss finish. I did not find any significant blemishes in the paint that would bother me. It has 4 swivel and 2 stationary locking casters that are of “good” quality. The drawers have ball bearing slides holding 100 pounds each. The drawers are not soft close, but I really do not need this feature. The tool chest is made in China.

Product Overview Per Home Depot:

“This 61 in. W x 18 in. D 10-Drawer 1-Door Tool Chest and Cabinet Combo provides versatile tool storage options with its 38,198 cu. in. of room. The ball-bearing drawer slides provide smooth operation while a secure-latch retention system ensures that they close completely and securely to keep your tools safe. The top chest has four drawers and a tall top till supported by gas struts. Inside the top till is an integrated power strip with four outlets and two USB ports, which allows you to charge your tools and electronic accessories even while the unit is locked. The bottom cabinet has six drawers including one that runs the full-width of the unit. The bottom drawer has a second set of drawer slides to help support heavier items. A lockable bulk storage area has an adjustable shelf that provides additional storage space for larger items. An ergonomic handle on the side of the cabinet can be used to maneuver the unit around your workspace. Six 5 in. x 2 in. casters with stylish hubcaps support up to 1800 lbs.”

Specifications:

  • Chest drawer dimensions: 2-left drawers: 38.7 in. W x 13.9 in. D x 4.4 in. H; 2-right drawers: 15.7 in. W x 13.9 in. D x 4.4 in. H
  • Cabinet drawer dimensions: 1 top long drawer: 56.7 in. W x 15.8 in. D x 3.9 in. H; 3 left small drawers: 38.7 in. W x 15.8 in. D x 3.0 in. H; 1 left medium drawer: 38.7 in. W x 15.8 in. D x 6.1 in. H; 1 left large drawer: 38.7 in. W x 15.8 in. D x 9.3 in. H; 1 bulk storage area: 16.7 in. W x 17.0 in. D x 24.5 in. H
  • All welded steel construction with a tough, rust-resistant powder coat black paint finish
  • Full extension ball bearing drawer slides support up to 100 lbs. and feature secure latch retention system that ensures your drawers are completely closed and secured
  • Top till is made easily accessible by opening lid, which is supported by gas struts
  • Extra-large bottom drawer of cabinet is supported by a double set of slides, which provides storage of heavier and bulkier items
  • Ergonomic tubular side handle makes it easy to move your cabinet around your work space
  • 5 in. x 2 in. casters (2 stationary and 4 swivel with toe brakes) can support up to 1,800 lbs.
  • Each component has internal keyed locking system (with 2 provided keys) provide added security
  • Integrated power strip inside top till with 4 grounded outlets and 2 USB ports
  • Additional 2-rubber grommets in top till to run additional cords through
  • Drawer liners included
  • Lockable bulk storage area in cabinet with adjustable shelf
  • Chest dimensions: 60.7 in. W x 15.7 in. D x 23 in. H; weight: 121.4 lbs.
  • Cabinet dimensions: 61 in. W x 18 in. D x 42.4 in. H; weight: 216 lbs.
  • Minimal assembly required: Install casters and handle”

Overall, my initial first impression of this tool chest is that it is a good value.? It is not perfect it has a lot?of cabinet space but with only 10 drawers, the drawers are deep and you end up stacking some tools on top of each other. Also, the sheet metal is a thinner gauge. Plenty strong enough to hold the 1000 lbs the drawers are rated for, but you can see most of the spot welds that hold the chest together.? The fit and finish is good but it is not outstanding like a Tool Truck brand, but you are only paying $500 and not $5000 for the chest.? This chest comes with a 3 year warranty too.? With that said, who do I think this Tool Chest is made for?? I think pretty much any DIYer will find that this chest meets their needs. As for the professional technician, I think this is a great starter Tool Chest for the Technician just starting their career. It will be able to safety store your tools for the first 3 years of your career, (the warranty period), and allow you to purchase more tools for your job without going into debt.?

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Harbor Freight: Braun 390 Lumen Magnetic Slim Bar Folding LED Worklight

I recently purchased the Braun 390 Lumen Magnetic Slim Bar Folding LED Worklight using one of Harbor Freight’s coupons for $24.98. Like most Harbor Freight tools it is made in China and comes with a 90 day warranty.

The product description and specs from are Harbor Freight are:

” This Slim Bar Folding LED Worklight fits compactly in your tool kit, unfolds to deliver 390 lumen of brilliant white light over a wide area. The stand-up base includes a powerful magnet for solid support on metal objects. The folding head adjusts to multiple angles and swivels 180° for precise light placement. The LED worklight provides wide area illumination up to 66 ft. away.

  • Brilliant white LEDs for output up to 390 lumen
  • High/low modes for optimal battery life
  • Adjustable head can be angled to 180°
  • Head swivels 180°
  • Includes flashlight option
  • Charges from any powered USB port
  • Magnetic base

Specifications

Name390 Lumen Magnetic Slim Bar Folding LED Worklight
SKU63958
BrandBraun?
Battery typeLithium Ion
Battery(s) Included (y/n)Yes
Charge time4 hours
Magnetic (y/n)Yes
MaterialAluminum
Range (ft.)66 ft.
RechargeableYes
Run time on full charge (hours)11 hours 39 minutes
Product Length13.5 in.
Product Width1.38 in.
Shipping Weight0.70 lbs.
Accessories IncludedUSB charging cable”

I have been using it for over month now and have been really impressed by it. The 390 Lumen output I found to be plenty bright enough to light up parts of car, such as under the hood or dash, and while working on appliances such as a dryer. It’s 180 degree swivel puts the light where it is needed with ease. The time between charges is stated to be over 11 hours, and so far I have found this to fairly correct. I have not used it enough to determine if the battery will hold that long of life after a year. It will be interesting to see if it does. The only issue I have had so far is that cars continue to add more aluminum and plastic, so when I worked on a car with a aluminum hood the magnetic base was useless making it difficult for me to find a place to put the light and still be able to use. I think Harbor Freight might want to look at adding a hook to the body of the light. I found charging it easy using a USB port, but this tool does not come with a standard power cord so you will have to charge through your computer or convert an outlet to a USB charging outlet. The charge time of 4 hours is a little long, but with a little planning still easily manageable.

Overall, I currently recommend this tool for the DIYer and all types of Professional Technicians. At $25 dollars I think it holds its own against the competition when it comes to being the best value in this type of light category.

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GearWrench Flex-Head Combination Ratcheting Wrench Sets

I have had both the metric and SAE GearWrench flex-head wrench sets for several years now and they surprised me with their performance. The feel of the wrenches is very comfortable in the hand and the chrome finish has for the most part has held up too. I have only one wrench where a small part of the Chrome has worn off.

The flex head itself has remained tight and can still hold its position. This is a common failure in most inexpensive wrenches but I have not seen it with these wrenches. I have used these wrenches to do all types of repairs on both foreign and domestic cars and have had no issues.

The official product description is as follows:

“Product Description SAE 7 Piece Set:

Gear Wrench, 7 piece,? flex head, combination ratcheting wrench set, flex head tilts up to 180 degrees at any interval, ratcheting box end needs as little as 5 degrees to move a fastener, serrated beam allows you to feel which way to pull, mirror polish finish, fully hardened, all metal construction, surface drive box end virtually eliminates the rounding of fasteners.?

7-piece set SAE?

Gearwrench combines the speed of a ratchet with the access and control of a wrench with this 13-piece SAE set of flex-head combination ratcheting wrenches (model 9700). The handy flex head tilts up to 180 degrees at any interval for excellent access to fasteners, and it has a spring washer design that provides continuous head tension. The serrated wrench beam allows you to feel which direction to pull.

They offer the easy of 5 degrees of movement to turn fasteners, versus 30 degrees on standard combination wrenches. The small ratcheting box end head design enables access to tight spots where a ratchet won’t fit. The open end allows ratcheting of nuts and bolts without removing the wrench from the fastener, making jobs go faster and easier. This set comes with a wrench locker rack that holds the wrenches in place for easy transport and storage.

What’s in the Box

SAE SET: 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, and 3/4″

Metric Set:?10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 17mm, 19mm.

Flex-Head Combination Ratcheting Wrench Set

At a Glance
  • Flex box end head tilts up to 180 degrees at any interval
  • Serrated wrench beam
  • 5-degree ratcheting arc
  • Sleek head design for access to tight spots
  • Surface Drive provides a stronger grip on fasteners and reduces rounding
  • Polished chrome finish
  • Lifetime warranty


7-piece set Metric.?“

After several years of use these tools have shown they can last for both the advance DIYer and Professional Technician from most industries. Are they as good as the tool truck brands? I am going to say not quite, but they are probably a better value at only half the cost. Therefore I recommend them for the individual looking for the best value.

Christmas,Black Friday Weekend & Cyber Monday Tool Sales: Wiha, Rockler Woodworking & KC Tool

With it being Christmas, it is that time of year for sales so here are three tool retailers with their Black Friday Weekend sales (11/23 to 11/26) and items they may be on sale all the way to Christmas. Also, I am giving my opinion on is this sale special or not.

Here are some of the items Rockler has on sale:

  • Save 15% on Jet, 10% on Powermatic, Laguna & SuperMax Machinery
  • Bora Portamate?–?6 Shelf Wood Rack for 49.99.? Woodcraft has it for $15 cheaper (See post for review.)
  • Jet?–?Air Filtration System, Model AFS-1000B for $329.99. Its regular price is $419.99. (See post for review.)
  • 20% ofF all Slab Lumber
  • 30% off regularly priced Rockler router bits.
  • 40% off the 6″ and 12″ “NEW” Jorgenson clamps.
  • 30% of Jet Parrell Clamps
  • Overall,? like with Woodcraft I am not impressed with Rockler’s Black Friday and Holiday sales. For almost all of these sales will happen again sometime throughout the year.? So in my opinion, if you need one of these tools this is probably the best price that Rockler is going to offer it at, but at the same time don’t worry if you cannot afford something at this time, more than likely it will be on sale at the same price in the next 3 to 6 months. On a positive not, Rockler currently has a lot more items than its major competitor Woodcraft does.

Here are some items that Wiha has on sale:

  • SoftFinish? Slotted/Phillips/Torx?/Pozidriv/Square Screwdriver 20 Piece Set for $71.40
  • 26-in-1 Ultra Driver Tradesman for $22.99
  • Insulated Pliers, Cutter, Screwdrivers, and Nut Drivers 13 Piece Set
    148.16
  • ESD Safe Micro Bit Set 68 Pc. with ESD Safe Tweezers for $57.48

I believe these prices are the best you are going to see for these types of tools.? Wiha also has some other wrenches and pliers on sale too.? Remember that many of Wiha’s tools are made in Vietnam in addition to Germany.? So if that matters to you check first.? But overall,? I am pretty happy with Wiha’s tools sale, there are definitely some good deals and they offer a 10% Veterans discount.

I think KC Tool has put an awesome Holiday Sale together and here are some of the highlights:

    • ?Wiha 30293 Master Phillips/Slotted Screwdriver Set – 11 Pieces For $39.99
    • Wera Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set with Sockets for $55.99
    • Knipex 87-01-250 10″ Cobra Pliers – Plastic Grip for $22.99
    • Gedore 183 JC 10″ Pliers Wrench – MultiGrip for $31.99
  • Stahlwille 10/8 Double Open Ended Wrench Set – Metric, 8 pcs $39.99

I have never seen prices close to what KC Tool is offering on these tools in the U.S.A. I am impressed with what KC Tools is doing with this sale to increase the awareness of German tool brands into the U.S. market.

Please let me know what you think by hitting the “Like” button and leaving a comment.

UPDATE:? I have received the updated Rockler sales flyer for Christmas and like the Black Friday sales, there is nothing real special about the sales in the Christmas sales flyer. I am very disappointed and probably will not be buying anything from Rockler for Christmas this year.