Hi everyone - really helpful thread thank you
Ive got to do this job on both sides for my MOT
Cheapest I can find the tool for is £160 is there anyone in the North Cornwall/Devon area who might hire me there's?
I'll happily put money toward borrowing it otherwise I'll have to have a go without
UPDATE- I have been attempting to do this job over the last few days. No luck in borrowing or finding a hire place so on ebay bagged a bargain. And also got extra £10 off voucher so made it £53 result
Sorry, but good luck with that.
Looks like the Chinese Cheese metal ones.
Easy to spot, as they ALWAYS say "free case included".....costs them an extra 10p to have them made!
There's a reason why the tool varies between almost £200 and £50.
Last cheapo one I used split in two with a big bang!!!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ +1 China is pretty much the biggest producer of steel and aluminium. So even if the tools are not manufactured there, they may originate from Chinese raw materials anyway :mwto be fair, I've an ebay special balljoint tool, looks identical to the one as linked...
bought it a few years ago for ~ £50 delivered from Holland.
it's worked faultlessly, lost count of the ammount of joints it's replacedT:
admittedly I keep it stripped & cleaned after each use then oil the threads before use....
some time the threads will need replacing but this I would expect from a more expensive tool:*
the Chineese quality is catching up with what we expect from euro & North American companies - although their prices are creeping up (now they have removed some of their competitionI: )
exellent thread,just wondering if this tool was any good and a lot cheaper?
Yup China is really the hub of "Factory Asia", having taken 30 million people out of poverty and given them skills their raw materuials are now shipped to other countries, to take advantage of 'cheap labour'Having been in China looking at how this works it all comes from a small number of factories but in huge volume & is sold branded & generic worldwide
Dont forget the ripp-off culture of a few years ago.......In this country people used to scoff at a 'Made in China' label ........................ you don't see many made in GB, or for you older types like me 'Empire Made' labels these days