Decent Pick Set?

  1. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Has anyone come across a decent set that doesn't bend like the chinese junk?
     
  2. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    Snap on. Mines ages old. May be a part number but they will have it on their site
     
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  3. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    They were on offer recently.
     
  4. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    Does that mean the snap on man used lube?! :D

    price of mine it felt he went in dry
     
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  5. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Snap on. Best I’ve ever used. Mine literally don’t go blunt. I’ve got a mini set and a few big ones.
     
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  6. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    £34.80 instead of £53.88 on the website. Slightly more palatable!!
     
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  7. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    That’s not actually that bad. Sub tenner per pick
     
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  8. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Silver Steel and a bit of heat treatment then add a handle if you have the time.
     
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  9. northwest

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    I use picks every day and can confirm, Snap on. They are not indestructible though and I have broken a few, they are for me a consumable. I have a few PB Swiss but cant find them anymore, more expensive than Snap on but really nice.
     
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  10. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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  11. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    I have a few dental picks and use them on my teeth! :D
     
  12. Bill Edwards Member

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    Snap on do well. There’s a funny shaped one (not the hook, right angle or straight one) which you’ll probably use 90% of the time and this can be broken but they’re pretty good. New blades are a quid or two I think so not eye watering, though my guy doesn’t tend to charge good customers.
     
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  13. winchman

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    I think winchboy may have a spare set I will ask him when he surfaces from his slumber, I suspect it will be as soon as he smells the bacon.
     
  14. northwest

    northwest Member

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    Absolutely spot on. The most useful of all the picks.
     
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  15. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    I have 2 RS sets.
    They are still going strong, so I would get them again.
     
  16. Melvyn Best Member

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    Snap on as others have already suggested but I needed some when I was away in our motorhome and “picked” up (excuse the pun) a cheap set that have been surprisingly good , think they may be Rolson ? Don’t even think about the set sold by Machinemart they are made of case hardened rice with insecure handles! although I’ve been using the right angled one for scraping out grout , it seems better than a grout rack ?
     
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  17. earthman Member

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    Had a couple of them in an whole RS kit bought by a company I use to work for back in the day, not cheap that whole kit.
    The only thing I remember breaking were their cross head screwdrivers for some reason, one of the four bits sheared off in time.
     
  18. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    Sad thing is it’s probably cheaper to buy even snap on ones
     
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  19. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    I’ve used a broken just about every make. That was until I found Ullman U.S.A.
    I cant remember where I found the first one, spent ages looking then emailed them, a few days later a pack of ten arrived. That was over 20yrs ago now. I still havent used some of them.
    Just looked. Lost 1, used and modified 5. 5 brand new:laughing:
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  20. premmington

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    Fisted! :ashamed:

    That comment deserves to be :padlock: deleted!
     
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