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  1. Massive1
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    Massive1 Trainee Access

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    southend
    Got a few quid together to get myself some quality hand tools, Side cutters, pliers, wire strippers, etc etc and I am torn between these brands.

    Knipex
    Wiha
    NWS
    CK Tools

    Anyone have any preference..

    Cheers
     
  2. cprfenom
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    cprfenom Regular EF Member

    I have to say I use Wiha screwdrivers and CK pliers. Some of the best stuff I have though is Knipex.
     
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  3. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    Telectrix
    Wiha and Bahco drivers. NWS for cutters.
     
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  4. SparkyChick
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    Knipex for pliers and cutters :)
     
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  5. Adam W
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    Adam W Regular EF Member

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    I like Knipex.
    I wouldn't take them on site for fear of having them robbed, but I like them.
     
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  6. Andy5678
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    Andy5678 Electrician's Arms

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    Knipex installation pliers and wiha drivers for me
     
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  7. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
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    Ebenezer electrical
    Same for me, the Wiha drivers are excellent. So sturdy and take a beating. You know that moment when you look at the driver expecting it to be broken - nope, lived another day!
    I needed some long nose pliers the other day, couldn’t justify £25 ish so I got two pairs of forge steel from Screwflix £11 and they are doing a nice job.
    My shears are Boddington electrical, they are decent - have a gander at the website they been around for 35 years or so! Who knew!
     
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  8. AJshep
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    AJshep Electrician's Arms

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    I like Knipex, I've never had their screwdrivers though.
    CK are OK but the cost is around the same as Knipex, and I'd rather have Knipex, they seem to stay sharper for longer.
    I only tend to but CK as that's what all the wholesalers in my area stock.

    Whia, Bacho and NWS are pretty good too, just as good as CK in my opinion.
    Never tried Klein tools, ive heard they are good but they are really expensive.
     
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  9. Wes1000
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    Wes1000 Regular EF Member

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    I use wiha drivers and they’re great. I have got a few NWS and CK cutters/pliers. I think the NWS just seem bulkier to me but quality is great from both.
    Don’t think you can go wrong with any of those brands your looking at.
     
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  10. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    The wera screwdrivers are not too bad, also very well priced in toolstation
     
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  11. BrendonP
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    BrendonP EF Member

    I have tried them all and have stuck with Wiha for drivers and cutters. They last the longest and i find them very comfortable. And i find them mid priced of the brands.
    The slimfix drivers work best for me.

    However its a very personal choice.
     
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  12. Jamie'
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    Jamie' Regular EF Member

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  13. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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  14. Massive1
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  15. 123
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    123 Electrician's Arms

    I have Wiha screwdrivers for me and my mate, find them average. Same with Wera, CK. Irazola and Bahco I found well below average and break almost as soon as you look at them. I like Facom for screwdrivers.

    Knipex for pliers, side cutters (if you use them), CK Cropper Cutters are brilliant.

    Jokari (CK owned) for some of their cable strippers.
     
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