SCA Sale Tool Set - 198 or 138 Piece Set - Which Is The Better Deal?

There are two tools sets on sale in the Super Cheap Auto Sale. Does anyone have an opinion on which is the better set?

ToolPRO Automotive Tool Kit 138 Piece, Club price $198

https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/toolpro-toolpro-automoti...

Or

ToolPRO Automotive Tool Kit 198 Piece, Price for all $199

https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/toolpro-toolpro-automoti...

Sorry, if this isn't the correct place to discuss this.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    The 138 piece kit is on sale for $149 on a very regular basis. Wait for that deal again if you can.

    Unfortunately both have mostly useless imperial tools to make up the numbers.

    If you need pliers etc and asap I would go the bigger set.

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      Thanks @MS Paint, appreciate the feedback.

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      Hate these imperial fillers. I have never needed them. Jap cars/jap motorcycles only.
      Any good deals for metric only sets?

  • +1 vote

    Overall, the 198 piece kit. It's a very reasonable all-round kit. I keep one in my car for emergencies.

  • +2 votes

    Depends what tools you have and what you are likely to use and what you use them for.

    If you’ve got nothing get the one with pliers etc. there’s no point getting stuff you won’t ever use either.

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    I've always thought that these sets are mostly filled with things that are not that particularly useful.

    I would personally start with a good quality metric socket set (does anyone actually use SAE?), and a set of ratcheting handles. I would also then grab some extensions, a universal joint, and a breaker bar. This is enough for 95% of what you will need.

    Get good quality tools and they will last you for decades. If you want to spend $200, I would get less stuff, but higher quality stuff.

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      I have a few spanners here and there and pliers etc. The main items I need are the 14mm to 32 mm socket range and a suitable breaker bar and ratchet to suit. Is SCA a fair place to pick those up? And if so, any recommendations?

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        I picked up this a couple years ago and it's been absolutely faultless. Everything feels good quality and have not had anything break on me.

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      I would get less stuff, but higher quality stuff.

      Great advice…

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      yea this jsut get what you need. getting huge kits you're putting your money into 95% unused tools. think about what you'll be working on and juts get a few select tools. It might not come in a do-all box but you can put your money into other tools.

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    General question but which is better for use to do light work on a motorcycle?

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      For routine stuff you can get away with a handful of tools. Oil changes just need a sump plug spanner, maybe an oil filter wrench depending on the bike. Spark plugs might be easily accessible depending on bike but not often done. Fairings might need a 5mm hex. Really depends on the bike but you actually need very very little tools for routine stuff. You shouldn't get a kit like this, just get what you need and you might want to get a track stand, a nice workshop light or headlamps are great too, some gloves. Save the money for some better gear too.

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    I find those cases annoying. You always get extra tools that need to be stored elsewhere. So need a toolbox that can accommodate other tools too.