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Re: Wiha or Bondhus ??
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 21:58:55 »
Both are good. No one company makes the best of every tool. Not all of Wiha's tools are made in Germany. I mix and match based on utility, quality, and value but I usually prefer Wiha.
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Re: Wiha or Bondhus ??
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 22:04:08 »
For the krauts lets also throw in Wera and Felo into this discussion. For 'Merica there is Klein and Greenlee. I'm sure there are lots of others we could add.
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Re: Wiha or Bondhus ??
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 22:10:37 »
In this case it depends on your purpose.
One is more comfortable, the other has more leverage or lower profile.

Personally, I would take the Wiha, not because I think they are better but because not only can you turn it on it's side and get better leverage, or slide under things, but it has a ball end and a flat end. Ball ends are notorious for stripping fasteners and should never be your only option.
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Re: Wiha or Bondhus ??
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 22:29:12 »
I will only be getting the Flats..

Have had too many FAILs with the ball end.. 'Never again.. !!

That ping, or krunk noise when the ball pops.. // shudder..!!


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Re: Wiha or Bondhus ??
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 12 October 2018, 05:14:44 »
Iím rarely impressed with the hype attached to products but IĒm very impressed with the working end of Wiha screwdrivers. Iíve used many different brands and Wihaís tips retain their shape and bite immeasurably better than any other brand iíve used. I canít speak to the hex wrenches pictured but have yet to regret buying a Wiha.

I donít like the material choices they make for their handles though. They feel a little slippery in the hand and mar pretty easily.

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Re: Wiha or Bondhus ??
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 12 October 2018, 05:35:04 »
You need to try some Wera hex plus hex keys. Those won't snap. Well, they shouldn't unless you're undoing a seized fastener, in which case you'll need to use excessive torque and anything will probably snap.
I will only be getting the Flats..

Have had too many FAILs with the ball end.. 'Never again.. !!

That ping, or krunk noise when the ball pops.. // shudder..!!



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Re: Wiha or Bondhus ??
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 12 October 2018, 05:56:35 »
You need to try some Wera hex plus hex keys. Those won't snap. Well, they shouldn't unless you're undoing a seized fastener, in which case you'll need to use excessive torque and anything will probably snap.


They don't seem to sell this in a set..  I guess that makes sense for high end..

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Re: Wiha or Bondhus ??
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 12 October 2018, 08:59:59 »
Been having no problems with my 65-part micro-bit set from Wiha. Been taking apart typewriters, keyboards, flashlights, calculators, V2 rockets... NO problem!

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Re: Wiha or Bondhus ??
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 12 October 2018, 10:24:26 »
+1 for Wiha
They've stood up to abuse which has ruined lesser tools.