Decent Pick Set?

  1. premmington

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  2. Gragson

    Gragson Forum Supporter

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    Ive got a mini set of Kennedy which are ok for the price and a set of bigger dentist picks - neither bend but doubt there anywhere near snap on quality per previous, don't use them enough so can't justify paying that much.

    That is a good price. Tired with crap bendy jewellers screwdrivers I bought this set cheap kennedy set, been ok so far

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kennedy-...491310&hash=item1aa6b65469:g:Vq4AAOSwOQ9fiYCF
     
  3. premmington

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eclipse-...334907?hash=item56cff82a3b:g:VY8AAOSww0Zd3noq

    I buy sets of these for automotive ECU repairs. I like the little plastic stand on my bench.

    They sell a chrome version for £30 - I can live with black for £15

    What I like about these is - they have a taper on the blade which adds strength.

    I have loads of little screwdrivers - from high priced Bergeon/Bernstein watchmakers ones - to ones from cheap phone repair kits - they all have uses!

    I have a big WITTE set of odd ones - this is the "go to set" for triangle - square tip sizes.
     
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  4. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    Facom is good stuff. I have a lot of their screwdrivers. Few of them are pretty old and they aren’t really worn.

    used to be able to get it from Halfords but not sure what happened there. I went on holiday to Europe a few years back and brought quite a bit back from a hardware shop in Belgium
     
  5. keithski122 Member

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    I think the mac tool set is the same as snap on, I prefer the hard handle ones.Might be on ebay for a slightly better than van price.Again the wiggly one is in most use.
     
  6. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    My favourite pick is actually a Kennedy mini screwdriver with a bent end. I buy loads of them for work, at 1.50 each they're disposable.
     
  7. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    Another vote for Snap-On from me, I had my cousin's roll cab when he was between jobs and the picks were the tool I missed most when he took it all back. Never broke or blunt one but I did manage to lose one under my lathe for a year and stab another one scary-deep into my hand. :doh:
     
  8. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    We have a tool guy that cones by in a van, mostly off brand but hand selected from thailand tge picks were peanuts and seem to be holding up. When hes back I'll fibd out what brand they are
     
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