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Any body have the swear-by tool kit?

Looking to buy a replacement for my Teng tools livaboard.

Its one of the folding kind that unload everything from there slots when you open it,  grrrrr.

Need stuff that works as well not the token multigrips that barely engage on adjustment.

And good set of allen, torx, posi & PH. Metric socket with chrome that doesn't wipe off.

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I know not exactly answering your question, but I assembled my "go to" kit following the ideas in this article

https://www.practical-sailor.com/uncategorized/tool-tips

My most used tools are an 8" crescent, fisherman's SS long nose pliers, 4" side cutters, various screwdrivers (nothing special about brands), a minature 1/4 drive Craftsman socket set and some really cheap small Ring and Open ended spanners. A pair of needle nose Vise Grips come in handy from time to time as do captive Allen Key sets, kept in zip lock bags to ward off the rust). All living in a soft tool bag similar to that in the link

For more serious work all the big tools are pulled out as required. 

If you want to look at some higher quality/interesting tools (alot cheaper overseas than in NZ) consider

http://picquic.ca/mariner/

https://products.wera.de/en/screwdrivers_series_kraftform_screwdrivers_stainless_steel.html

https://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=group_detail&parentID=1368&groupID=1500

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It’s looking like a comprehensive set all in one  isn’t out there without sacrificing quality of aligned disciplines. For mortals in my bracket anyways. Swiss tools are nice but you got to factor in the loss & over enthusiasm rate for gear like that. Rather spendy considering. I know quality shines brightest when you really need it.
Those knipex multi’s look a damn nice tool.

Thing is for those crucial tasks ( my boat) like adjusting stern gland etc just any budget tool won’t do. I pretty much need to Purpose built set wrenches out of heavy SS plate as contorting to use multi grips or pipe wrench is difficult. And brutal on bronze hex lock nut. Think I will get two laser cnc’d specifically for that as solo I don’t think it’s possible. Perhaps with copious swearing and antiseptic alcohol of choice...... for wounds.

I had to remove dodger support rail last week and in two sets of Tusk bits I could not find an Allen hex for the grub screw. Ended up using a torx bit & a bit of kiwi.

Good suggestions, thanks.

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1 hour ago, lateral said:

Thing is for those crucial tasks ( my boat) like adjusting stern gland etc just any budget tool won’t do. I pretty much need to Purpose built set wrenches out of heavy SS plate as contorting to use multi grips or pipe wrench is difficult. And brutal on bronze hex lock nut. Think I will get two laser cnc’d specifically for that as solo I don’t think it’s possible. Perhaps with copious swearing and antiseptic alcohol of choice...... for wounds.

a pair of these may be the go for your stern gland nuts, they open to about 60mm.  I have one and find it quite handy from time to time

https://www.ridgid.com/nz/en/hex-wrenches

Just keep scaff tube extenders away from them :) 

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Swiss tools and knipex, both excellent brands. I get both at the local big box hardware store for relatively little. Could probably send some if anyone’s interested... 

Shipping Swissland is likely prohibitive but from Germany is pretty reasonable...

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Ive had my bahco socket set for ages and for mechanical work it comes in super handy. About the only complaint is that 1/2" socket tools are too big to fit for spark plug removal but i have an old 3/8s one i keep for that purpose with a couple extensions.

https://m.tradetested.co.nz/p/tools-hardware/hand-tools/sockets-spanners/bahco-94-piece-1-4-1-2-drive-socket-spanner-set?gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0YD4BRD2ARIsAHwmKVnWEVTmCV7r3hah0oeUFbefz5nvxvsEk5GIoLACUZRY7faVDQmkP58aAsSDEALw_wcB

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I have been able to do pretty much everything with this: https://www.powerbuilttools.co.nz/product/3-8-dr-74pc-metric-tool-set/ including pulling bits off the old engine.

In addition I have a Imperial set of Allen keys, 2 square head screwdrivers and a few small al-cheapo metal files which have come in handy occasionally.

There is a hammer in the Cat 3 kit that solves everything that the above won't.

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