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What tools do my euro bros buy?
In my country unior is considered the best, but I am from ee so maybe you have other brands in the west, like the american ones.
Also is Parkside better than green Bosch?
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>>2799795
Luxembourg and you'll never hear the end of German's telling you about why Bosch is quality.

Hand tools, dieter-schmid or whatever is cheap at Bauhaus/batiself.
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>>2799795
No idea if Parkside would beat green Bosch in quality, but it does beat it in price by a good margin, all the rare-use tools I tend to buy Parkside.
Then Makita for higher quality tools, because Makita is the same quality as any other high-end brand, but in Europe, it's the cheapest.
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>>2799930
what about wrenches and pliers and stuff like that
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>>2799930
Parkside is what they sell at lidl in the USA and it's all junk
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>>2799938
Parkside is good enough for /diy/, if you're a professional, Knipex or whatever expensive brands. There's a middle ground of "high quality" Aliexpress brands, if you explicitly look for brand stores and avoid the cheapest tool in the given category. I needed some not dogshit crimp tools for electrical connectors, and IWISS had good ones with EDM machined inserts for less than half of the cost of global brands.

>>2799948
Yes, but it's cheap junk. You can buy a Makita impact hammer for $500, or a Parkside for $150, the Parkside will survive the few odd jobs just fine. In Europe there are much worse deals on big brand cordless tools as well, in the US the big chains often have effective 30% off combo deals, while in Europe, brand name combo deals are buy more - pay more. So Parkside is usually 30% of the real price of Makita, 25% of Milwaukee.
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>>2799938
Gedore, Knipex, PB Swisstools, Wiha and Wera are considered top brands for hand tools in my country. For generic battery tools at companies Makita, and more and more Dewalt lately. Specialty tools for woodworking Festool, Hikoki, Hilti or Bosch blue for hammer drills. Metabo and Hitachi are generally appreciated

Bahco and Stanley are ‘good enough’ tier for random stuff like tape measures. Parkside is disposable Lidl electrical tools like in the US.
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>>2799952
>>2799958
thank you for the recommandations
in my country we have pretty much only unior, when it comes to quality hand tools, is it big in occidental yurop as well or only in ex comie
how does it compare with western brands?
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>>2800035
I’m Dutch/German but I do installation jobs in all of Europe and have never seen someone use Unior tools outside of one time in either Poland or Slovakia. And the Romanian version of home depot has them iirc

Doesn’t mean they’re bad, I have no idea, but I doubt you’ll find them in Western Europe
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>>2800065
The handle design looks very familiar but I’m not sure what I remember it from.
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>>2800035
You are from Slovenia
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>>2800075
no, romania
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>>2799795
Bulgaria
Bosch (blue) for corded/battery powered stuff (angle grinder, perforator, circular saw, etc.)
Husqvarna for gas powered (trimmer, mower, chainsaw)
Fiskars and Gardena for gardening hand tools like shovels, rakes, etc.
i buy expensive, but i buy once
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>>2799952
>Parkside is good enough for /diy/
This. The only downside is that stock is on rotation and the tool you need might not be available.
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Seems like with power tools, EU and US are like 80% the same. There’s some stuff you can’t really get outside of their home continent and maybe some stuff is somewhat rare but available (eg Milwaukee in the EU and Metabo in the US). With hand tools it seems a bit more different. You can widely get knipex in the us, but I’ve never seen Klein or snap on in Europe.
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>>2800465
They all literally come out of the same factories in china.
Sometimes they ship the parts sourced from, say, the two factories in china that produce motors and assemble them in other countries for show, but that’s not a factory.
On rare occasions, they will ship the completed silicon steel rotor from china and have it wound in their own country for extremely nationalistic reasons.
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unior make the standard DIN tools at the standard DIN quality (which is quite good)

the DIN cookbook is so german it doesn't even allow a factory to make changes that would be improvements! so these are the very same tools you bought in 1980s.
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>>2800488
This is probably true but means little for the actual quality and durability of the tool. Some (but def not all) companies sell their own designs with material specs and qc specs, some even source their own metals or use 3D party mould/die suppliers to make sure it’s up to standards.

But many of the cheaper ones just use branded versions of the suppliers reference design or don’t change anything but packaging. There’s a supplier in my country that has a good name, they order standard China stuff, do their own QC, bin the units that fail (like 30%, or they sell it for cheap with no branding) and rebrand the passing ones.



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