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> So what IS good these days?!? Do I just have to save up for Snap-On?
I have been using S-K for 30 years now, I guess. I
find that they are very thin walled, and slim, perfect
for working on tight spots on English motorcycles and
cars. They have a pro series with better chrome and
polish, but all of the sockets and end wrenches I have
bought from them are very high quality -- none have
broken, none have rusted.
For the cylinder head nuts on a BSA B50SS, I could not
get an older Craftsman end wrench to fit (too thick
walled), but the S-K slips on without a problem.
Similar situation for the cylinder base nuts on the
older Triumph Twins. Their sockets also are very
compact and thin walled.
This site has a good selection and good pricing. I
have bought quite a bit from them and am very pleased:
They are US made, though I think the parent company was
bought by a French company Facom a few years ago, or
perhaps S-K is a subsidiary now.
This site sells most brands, too, if you go to their
I don't even look at other wrenches.
'72 BSA B50SS
'74 Triumph TR6
'01 HD XL883
'03 GMC Cargo Van