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  1. al.dente112

    al.dente112 New Member

    evening all,

    I’ve got wickes own Spanners but they are pure toilet!! What do you guys/woman recommend ? Are ox tools any decent

  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

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  3. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    +1 for Bahco
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  4. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    Ox tools are really good, seem to be an up-and-coming brand, that said..

    +2 for Bahco!
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  5. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Just bite the bullet for Bahcos, anything less seems to be a waste of money.
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  6. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Bahco also my choice, I have 3 of them, - two 8" and one wide jaw 'chromed' 8". Top class tools.
    I have a couple of 15" adjustables which are Chinese, but although they were cheap, (£5 each or so about 25 years ago) they are excellent. I wouldn't want to pay the undoubtedly huge price for Bahco equivalent.
    So, don't always rule out cheaper tools.
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  7. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    Also got Today's Tools Split Ring Compression Fitting Spanner, not adjustable and doesn't fit all 15 & 22mm nuts but good leverage.
    Todays Tools Hand Tools Products
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  8. peter0504030201

    peter0504030201 New Member

    bahco are the best yes got a few , stubby spanners an small Irwin spanners are goods in small spaces tho
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  9. Allgoode

    Allgoode GSR

    knipex plier wrenchs are good or as above Bahco for adjustables.
    Rothenberger are not to bad either
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  10. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Bahco is the choice of the professional, kop
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  11. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    And again Bahco
    Tried and tested
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  12. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Not at all, but in your case as in mine you probably rarely use those 15" spanners compared to your smaller sizes when you'd really notice the difference in quality. Happy to have and occasionally use cheap tools especially for those odd occasions a few times a year when nothing else will do and as you say purchasing the quality equivalent would perhaps be prohibitive.
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  13. AWheating

    AWheating Trusted Plumber GSR

    Today's bachos are still very good. If you want spend some time 2nd hand Older bacho spanners are even better. Just got search eBay and get the right price.
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  14. Michael1960

    Michael1960 Plumber

    BAHCO no other choice
  15. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    Everyone, don't let Bacho see this thread - they'll put their prices UP!
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