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What Tools?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:39 pm
by mackb61
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

Re: What Tools?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:46 am
by Welsh Wizard
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

Re: What Tools?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:40 am
by mackb61
Does Koken make a good product?

Re: What Tools?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am
by Welsh Wizard
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

Catalogue
http://www.koken-tool.co.jp/en/product.html

Re: What Tools?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:08 pm
by 1965T120R
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.

Re: What Tools?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:48 pm
by mackb61
I'm having no luck locating a Baxter in Iowa. Can you give me a little more information?

Re: What Tools?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:00 pm
by 1965T120R

Re: What Tools?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:52 pm
by mackb61
Thank you for the link.

Re: What Tools?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:56 pm
by 1965T120R
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

Re: What Tools?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:57 pm
by Welsh Wizard
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