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Mechpro 187pc Tool Kit with Chest $79 (SAVE $136) @ Repco

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Got this in my email this morning. Definitely not the best tool kit out there but for a spare car set as back up for any emergency, it will do the job. I'm sure there is a joke in there somewhere about cable ties but unfortunately I don't see any in this kit…

Enjoy!

Specs Overview:
1/4 inch & 3/8 inch Drive Metric
Ideal combination of sockets and tools designed for a variety of home, garage and maintenance applications
Tray mould holds tools in position
Metal tool chest with 2 drawers
1 Year Nationwide Warranty

Full Specs:
3/8 inch Dr. Sockets: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19mm
3/8 inch Dr. Spark Plug Sockets: 16, 21mm
3/8 inch Dr. Extension Bars: 75, 150mm
3/8 inch Dr. Universal Joint
3/8 inch Dr. Ratchet Handle
Hex Key Wrenches: 1.27, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6mm
Combination Wrenches: 10, 12, 13, 14, 15mm
Bit Driver
Screwdrivers:
Slotted: 6 X 38, 5 X 75, 6 X 100mm
Phillips: #2 X 38, #1 X 75, #2 X 100mm
Slotted Insulated Screwdrivers: 4 X 100mm
Phillips Insulated Screwdrivers: #1 X 100mm
25mm Screwdriver Bits:
Phillips:#0, #0, #0, #1, #1, #1, #2, #2, #2, #3, #3
Slotted: 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7 Mm
Pozi: #1, #2, #2, #3
Hex: 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8mm
Square: S1, S2, S3
Star: T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, T40
Water Pump Pliers 250mm
Combination Pliers 200mm
Long Nose Pliers 200mm
Diagonal Cutter Pliers 125mm
Adjustable Wrench 200mm
Crimping Tool 200mm
Crimping Terminals
Ball Pein Hammer 225g
18mm Snap-Off Knife
18mm Snap-Off Knife Blades
Tape Measure 3m
Circuit Tester 100 - 250v
Mini Hacksaw
PTFE Tape 10m X 12mm
Electrical Tape 10m X 18mm
2 Drawer Tool Chest

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  • Kits like this definitely have a place - there is a lot of those small tools that you'll only need once that are useful to have. If you're ever going to use every socket in the set more than once, you probably already have a good socket set.

  • Thanks!

  • Best use for these is to empty them into a soft bag, so they don't rattle then putting them in the boot of your car.

    • In that tool box should be fine. They have their own little compartments so shouldn't rattle around.

      • Draws could rattle a bit, depending on the build quality.

        • Yeah true - I bought a kit similar to this years ago that has sat in my car ever since and fortunately haven't had any issues (rattle or otherwise)… I have also had to use some of the tools in the kit which has come in handy! :)

      • Trust me, when it rolls or slams into the wall, its LOUD.

        Might be OK if you can secure it.

        Otherwise, old pillowcases work a treat for a tool roll

    • Or just don't put them in the boot.

    • +4 votes

      That's a lot of weight to lug around for no reason 99% of the time.
      Realistically, what roadside repair are you going to do other than change a tyre?

  • repco are transitioning their mech pro range to cr-v steel tools, so this is probably old stock but it it saves you once at this price it has paid fot itself, and idea of just put the tools in a wrapped bag so they don’t rattle is appealing ….

  • How would this be for a beginner? Looking to get into working on my own car/installing aftermarket stuff like a bullbar etc

    • Yeah I wouldn't… invest in something better would be my advice. Good quality tools last (should) a life time and worth the investment if you are regularly doing car work yourself. Even if it just a hobby. This kit is really just above toy set capabilities ;)

    • Well bullbars need a lot of torque so you'll probably want a small breaker bar if you're doing it properly.

      My advice would be to wait on a sale from sca on a Stanley kit, good entry level cheap stuff .

      But in reality, I've done some pretty big stuff with some pretty shitty tools, I'd probably work.

    • it's a good start, you get a tool chest that you can fill with better tools if ever needed.
      A lot of the tools in the kit you will use once in a blue moon, and you get better sockets or spanners when needed, or just get the sizes you need.

      1 year warranty, so if something wrecks you can take it back and get a replacement which would be new stock and CR-V versions which mechpro are now.

      I got 2 sets, One for the car, one as present so my kid can fix his bike and assemble furniture, and I have stahlewille and repco professional tools also.

      If you can wear out this set, it has paid for itself, and if it avoids you needing a handyman once it has paid for itself ….

  • I live in an apartment and needs a set of compact tools to use here and there around the house. Not going to be building anything or doing anything major, just odd jobs here and there when required. Will these likely suffice?

    • Yes - this is what I use mine for. Odd thing here and there and this will suffice.

    • Yep.

      Please click and collect for the staffs sake. The stores are yet to help their staff avoid contact so they're all a little stresed out with random people wandering the store and using cash.

      I live with, and talk to a few different staff there, click and collect please :)

  • Terrible quality - bought these last time only to return a few weeks later. But then again for this price, if you need the parts, it's probably worth it for you.

    • looking for good quality one for longer term.. whats your suggestions if you dont mind sharing?

      • It's an ideal toolkit for carrying in the car. If you currently haven't got any tools, it's also an ideal kit, either as a starter, of for someone who will never want to buy any more tools. It isn't terrible. I have thousands of dollars worth of tools in a couple of locations, but need them in those locations not in the car - thus I bought this as a cheapy for the car, and it does what I want.
        If you plan on doing more than just home handyman stuffs, or using it as a car backup, then you will end up expanding your tool arsenal over time.
        I BOUGHT MINE CLOSE TO A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND IT'S DOING FINE
        (For clarification, my "non handyman tools" range from sidchrome and stanley spanner and socket sets, about 15 portable power tools ranging from impact drivers to caulking guns to power wrenches, a shed car hoist, gantry, tig mig stick welders, drills mills lathe etc etc. That sort of stuff costs a lot of money. Tool purchase is about fit for purpose and duty cycle. If you might use a tool 3 times a year you have a different quality requirement than for tools you use several times a day)
        Short answer - if you want a moderate range of tools like wot you'll get in this toolbox, it's well worth $79. If you want tradesman quality tools of a similar range, the sky is the limit on price, but not less than around $400.

        • thanks for your reply.. what to look for besides price range to determine good tool from bad? or whats making this tool bad? is it whats it made of or in?

          • @Dotherightthing: Tool quality tends to be a result of material quality, and quality of manufacture/ reject standards
            If you are looking for something more durable than light use… (and I'd stress…ONLY if you're looking for something more than light use) I'd suggest buying from a dedicated (specialist) tool store - a store that sells ONLY tools.
            Their reputation is at stake, so they seek to sell only quality commensurate with price. Examples being Total Tools, Sydney Tools etc.. If you buy from one of these type stores you should have assurance that what you are buying is not crap. Generic suppliers of stuffs like bunnings, repco, supercheap auto etc at times may not have similar standards to the specialists. (this suggestion applies if you don't know what you are looking for to start with)

            If I buy from one of the specialist tool stores I don't tend to pay much heed to the brand name. (if it is a major brand like sidchrome (which is now effectively the same as stanley) then I'd expect to probbly pay a few more bucks, but the no-name brands from these stores don't scare me.

            Sometimes tapping something with a spanner/ screwdriver will give me a sound I don't like… making me think it's made of crap metal. On occasions this has proved me right.

            Fluffing up my self-image a tad is the result of a quick bit of research on the total tools site, where I saw a 140 piece 5 tray toolbox/kit for… did I say $400 in my last post? ahem… $399
            https://www.totaltools.com.au/tti-140-piece-red-tray-tool-ki...

            Usually folks paying significant money buying quality tools will buy bit by bit as the need arises… so there don't tend to be a lot of toolbox/kits offered, but you can buy the individual components and box as needed. Unless…. you have craploads of money or are an apprentice or a business etc… when you might buy an entire expensive toolkit (think Snap On and the like). But this kind of thing is light years away from the $79 of the repco toolkit in this post!

            A final comment…. many folks find that tools are like cigarette lighters… you never really own them, they just stay with you a while until someone else nicks them, they roll down the back of the couch, drop down the side of the engine irretrieveably etc… if you buy a toolkit of any price, you may find a growing number of empty slots as time goes by. Another reason for not buying more expensive than you need

            PS….what I forgot to mention… once you identify a particular tool/ tool set … if you have a particular brand and "model" in mind, then is the time to look around at all possible suppliers. EG Bunnings may be selling a specific stanley socket set at a better price than somewhere else.

            PPS …. I agree with a comment below, I reckon this repco kit is worth about $80. The "original" price of $250? in the words of the castle, tellem theyre dreamin!!

          • @Dotherightthing: cr-v, chrome vanadium steel is what to look for, costs more but is much stronger …it’s what durable tools are made off.

            carbon steel is cheaper and not as durable/ strong.

  • I don't see The Knife in the toolkit, Mick.

  • Ordered this an hour ago and it already showed up at my door. How in the hell

  • Great buy for someone moving into their first house. Grab a cordless/impact driver set as well and you'll be prepared for all the little DIY nonsense that will inevitably come your way

  • All the tools in imperial are a waste of space.

    As a hobbyist, I cannot remember ever needing them.

    Half of the stuff in that kit is useless.

  • A very basic set, not sure how it can justify original $215 price tag. $79 is probably the right price. Comes in a toolbox and organised is the bonus.

  • Just did a click and collect. Great set for the occasional round the house repair job. Tool box quality is a bit ordinary, but for the price, good to have in the garage or under the sink.

  • I picked up a similar set (below) a few weeks back and have found it quite reasonable, especially for the price.

    https://www.repco.com.au/en/tools-equipment/tool-kits-sets/t...

    I think the sliding draws are better if the box is not being moved around a lot.

  • I bought this exact set last week for $55

    I've already used it over the long weekend - its pretty handy to have

    Quality is as you'd expect, you wont be using this on the car, they just cant handle the torque without flaring/stripping

    I've kept it in the car and have not found it too noisy

  • I have a set like this that I picked up at SCA, before getting it always had to look for tools, whether it was for the car or inside the house small jobs.

    It comes in handy, definitely worth a buy to keep around the house, for those times you may need it, even had family borrow it as it has useful tools.

  • Be aware the MechPro is Repco's JUNK home brand.

    Its all rubbish that comes out of China.
    Thier margin on MechPro can be up to 90%.
    Thats why they can discount so heavily.
    And thats how cheap and nasty it really is.

    So what ever you do
    DO NOT DARE COMPARE MECHPRO with SIDCHROME or KINCHROME or SUPERTOOL

    They are chalk and cheese.

    But none the less MechPro would suit a home mechanic just fine if its cheap enough.