What Tools?

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What Tools?

Postby mackb61 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:39 pm

Being new to the Triumph world, this has now opened a previously closed door for me named Whitworth. I’m wanting to know what brand wrenches and sockets I should be purchasing. I don’t want to buy junk by purchasing an inferior brand off the internet. There are a number of different manufacturers of Whitworth tools on the internet. I was leaning towards King Dick, but in phone call to the importer here in the colonies, he stated to me that KD doesn’t make a 6 point, 3/8” drive socket, only 12 point. I prefer 6 point for whatever reason.

What specific brand and sizes of tools, sockets, combination wrenches, open end wrenches, etc., should I be investing in to perform work on a 70 Bonneville? What special tools will I require? I’m not planning on doing a major overhaul on the engine, just basic maintenance. Thanks
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Re: What Tools?

Postby Welsh Wizard » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:46 am

Depends which colony, Britol used to be good with 6 pointer stuff, also Snap on, if in Oz or NZ then Fuller are not bad as a budget be reasonable quality tool.
watch out for Bacho they tend to be very over priced even if they are good quality, I would rather spend the extra on Snap on or Britol
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Re: What Tools?

Postby mackb61 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:40 am

Does Koken make a good product?
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Re: What Tools?

Postby Welsh Wizard » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am

Not come across them, maybe some of the other members will know some thing about them.

They don't come across as cheap
http://www.uktools.com/koken-m-57.html
or in Oz
http://ozwidetools.com.au/5_koken

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http://www.koken-tool.co.jp/en/product.html
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Re: What Tools?

Postby 1965T120R » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:08 pm

mackb61 wrote:Being new to the Triumph world, this has now opened a previously closed door for me named Whitworth. I’m wanting to know what brand wrenches and sockets I should be purchasing. I don’t want to buy junk by purchasing an inferior brand off the internet. There are a number of different manufacturers of Whitworth tools on the internet. I was leaning towards King Dick, but in phone call to the importer here in the colonies, he stated to me that KD doesn’t make a 6 point, 3/8” drive socket, only 12 point. I prefer 6 point for whatever reason.

What specific brand and sizes of tools, sockets, combination wrenches, open end wrenches, etc., should I be investing in to perform work on a 70 Bonneville? What special tools will I require? I’m not planning on doing a major overhaul on the engine, just basic maintenance. Thanks


Baxter out of Iowa has all the tools you will need for your Triumph and at reasonable prices. Remember that Triumph is mostly Whitworth sizes not common ASE or Metrics. Get the correct tools fore the jobs. You will be a lot happier.
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Re: What Tools?

Postby mackb61 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:48 pm

I'm having no luck locating a Baxter in Iowa. Can you give me a little more information?
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Re: What Tools?

Postby 1965T120R » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:00 pm

It is not what you ride but that you ride that counts and no matter what you ride or even if you cannot ride we are all brothers and sisters in the wind and in spirit. http://1965t120r650.blogspot.com/
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Re: What Tools?

Postby mackb61 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:52 pm

Thank you for the link.
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Re: What Tools?

Postby 1965T120R » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:56 pm

Anytime I can be of help just yell. I also find a lot of my great Triumph/Euro related parts/tools via FleaBay searches. u k fl ag
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Re: What Tools?

Postby Welsh Wizard » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:57 pm

You could always try this lot in CA
http://thetoolnetwork.com/koken_tools.html

While checking out their store I came across Hazet
http://thetoolnetwork.com/hazet_automotive_tools.html
My brother purchased some Hazet set's of heavy duty plant and truck socket sets about 45 years ago when he was doing a job up in London, they are all still going strong
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