Getting started with Tools

Hey guys,

So, Im wanting to get started on a project car in a few years time once I’ve done my degree so I’m gonna get started on collecting tools and accessories I’m gonna need for when I get started.

If anyone has any particular brands they want to recommend, specific tools that I’ll need everything like that it would be so helpful. I don’t mind paying a good price for a reliable, hard-wearing piece of kit.
 

stamford

Pro Tuner
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MG ZS200
Depends on where you are from as some makes are not available globally. I’ve collected a lot over the years. Impact sockets (6 sided) for some heavy use. One of my first socket sets was Kamas, over 30 years later I still have most of them. Some Snap-On tools, Halfords professional. As for what tools? Well I’ve been on the tools since 1981 and still buying them! What level of work will you be looking to do?
  • Socket set comprising a mixture of 6 &12 sided sockets in 1/4” and 3/8”.
  • Set of metric spanners 8mm up to 19mm.
  • Ratchet spanners are useful.
  • Set of punches and decent hammer.
  • Set of Allen keys including ratchet driven ones.
  • Ball joint splitter.
This list can go on and on to be honest.
 

antonycrosbie

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Lancashire
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Toyota Aygo
Depends on where you are from as some makes are not available globally. I’ve collected a lot over the years. Impact sockets (6 sided) for some heavy use. One of my first socket sets was Kamas, over 30 years later I still have most of them. Some Snap-On tools, Halfords professional. As for what tools? Well I’ve been on the tools since 1981 and still buying them! What level of work will you be looking to do?
  • Socket set comprising a mixture of 6 &12 sided sockets in 1/4” and 3/8”.
  • Set of metric spanners 8mm up to 19mm.
  • Ratchet spanners are useful.
  • Set of punches and decent hammer.
  • Set of Allen keys including ratchet driven ones.
  • Ball joint splitter.
This list can go on and on to be honest.
Cheers for that mate, yeh i can understand that its never ending process on buying tools etc, there's always something you don't have.

I have found the professional kit from Halfords for £250. I'll keep all that in mind.

For the type of work i'll be doing, at the start it'll be basic replacing parts.
 

TCJBOLDIE

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Brisbane
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2011 Honda FN2
Hi Anthony there are some great fully loaded tool boxes at low prices available these days and if possible buy a workshop repair manual as they should have all the info needed to help with any difficult mechanical problems you may encounter.
 
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