In our workshop quality is top priority. It is hard to do high quality work without good tools. Therefore we try to use the best tools available.
Which is sometimes difficult, as tools are now almost as clothes. There is plenty of them over a wide price range. Some say buy only the most expensive, some figure you buy the cheapest ones and replace them as you go along, and sometimes the price is simply not the indicator of quality. Therefore, for what it’s worth, here is what we use.
Unior wrenches are strong and durable. You brake your arm and everything else before bending them. The large selections of shapes and sizes (both metric and imperial) make it ideal for working in hard to reach places.
SCREWDRIVERS OF ALL SORTS
After several years of use, we still have most of the original set. (we missplaced several and broke one). The handle is great, since it enables a tight grip. You cannot go wrong with these screwdrivers.
Our favourite three specific items are:
The vice from Unior is perfect for this and would be probably one of the last tools that we would give away from the workshop.
The punch set is again durable. We wore out the smallest diameter punches in about five years of constant use.
Everything you need for inspection in a very neat package. Other important items from the automotive program are also the Claw pick up tool and the Flexible pick up tool with the magnet.