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Jobsworth tool kits

snoopsmydoggsnoopsmydogg Posts: 1,110
edited April 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Looking at getting a decent budget tool kit (if such a thing exists) and was looking at jobsworth kits from on-one.

The two I'm interested in are

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TOJW33PC/jo ... op-toolkit

And

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TOJW30PCTK/ ... c-tool-kit

I already have some tools but could do with some new Allen keys, cable cutter and cone spanners so rather than carry on buying bit by bit I figured it would be cheaper to just get a kit if they are any good.

Does anyone own either of these kits? Are they any good or are there better kits out there for the money?

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Decent stuff but one OOS and the other quite expensive, with loads of bits you'll probably never need. Things like chain cleaners are pointless IMHO.
    The cheaper sets are worthwhile but also OOS.
    I'd just buy as needed.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Or pretty much all you need for £25
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Deluxe-35PC-M ... 5d470155c0
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  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    cooldad wrote:
    Or pretty much all you need for £25
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Deluxe-35PC-M ... 5d470155c0

    I lied. I actually have this. I should pay attention more.
  • snoopsmydoggsnoopsmydogg Posts: 1,110
    Thanks for the replys.

    Mcnultycop, they are both in stock but I wasnt sure if the toolbox set was worth the extra. I wouldn't mind the cost if they are decent quality tools and will last. I looked into a park tools set but they are way more expensive.

    Cooldad, I have most of those tools already in my toolkit but wanted to replace a few bits and unfortunately neither of the cheaper links come with cable cutters which seem to cost around £15-20 on their own for a half decent pair.
  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    Cable cutters are one thing I wouldn't scrimp on, a decent set gives a clean cut which means less possibility of issue during and after setup.
  • rickbst170rickbst170 Posts: 228
    russyh wrote:
    Cable cutters are one thing I wouldn't scrimp on, a decent set gives a clean cut which means less possibility of issue during and after setup.


    Agree with this. Mine were about 30 quid 5 years ago and still cut 2mm piano wire like it's cheese.
  • SantaHulSantaHul Posts: 90
    My cable cutters cost £7 off eBay and they've been great. Different if you work on bikes a lot obviously but how often do most people on here need to cut cables?

    I also have a cheap £20 kit similar to the ones shown. It's a good start but you have to be careful with the tools as they break easy which is likely to happen if you're learning your way. The chain tool was downright useless.

    When I upgrade I'll go with something like the £70 one listed above.
  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    I use my cable cutters pretty often, and also like my cables to work a treat. I also don't like ticking ballsing up some expensive outlets with cheap cutters. But then I build all my own bikes.
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