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Anyone here have experience with the brand? They are a US company with imported tools from Taiwan.

https://www.tekton.com/

I have been building a took kit to leave in the truck and came across this company when I got pissed off enough with others cause they dont have a kit with all of the sizes in them... ALWAYS they are missing either a 16mm, 18mm or 11mm... etc.. . WTH is wrong with these companies?????

Husky has been getting the nod lately cause they are available everywhere. Recently picked up a 1/4 drive set that actually had all the sizes in it between the deep sockets and shallow socket sets I picked up. $45 for the main kit & 2 sets of deep sockets. Turned to looking for the wrenches and just ended up getting pissed off cause they are missing sizes in various kits.

Tekton has all the sizes in each of their kits, claim a lifetime warranty and are a U.S. company.

So, anyone with experience with them?
 

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I own a few Tekton tools and have no complaints. Seem like good tools for the money. Haven't had to warranty anything yet. The online reviews are great. I put together a truck tool kit a couple years ago and have added a few tools since. Since these were backup tools and were at risk of being stolen, I didn't want to spend a bunch of money. I started by raiding my main tool box for duplicate tools and added some inexpensive Stanley socket sets from Wal Mart. In some cases I took cheap tools out of my main box and replaced them with better tools. The Stanley's are surprisingly nice tools for the money, with a better fit and finish than the Harbor Freight stuff. Fathers Day and Christmas are the best time to find deals.

I put all my truck tools in one of the heavy duty nylon black tool bags from Home Dept. I'll add some pics for ideas.
 

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The Tekton I have work as expected with no issues.
I also have some Stanley ratchet wrenchs that are real nice for the price.
 

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I'm maintaining 5 or 6 vehicles in our family fleet plus taking care of my Mom's house, so my traveling tool kit is bigger than most. The larger Home Depot "Technicians" tool bag is especially handy for keeping things organized. I like the tool slots on the inside and the zip open storage compartments on the sides. The roll up wrench organizer works great too. The socket organizers are from Sears. I carry a flash light, mechanics gloves, 12 volt test light, clamp multi-meter, screwdrivers, an assortment of pliers, hex keys, and a bunch of other stuff. Unfortunately as my kit grows it gets heavier!
 

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Very nice, my tools are in two of the smaller bags. Easier for this old man to lug around.
 

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I purchased a Small Tekton 3/8 drive 150 lb Torque Wrench. Also a 6 pt Metric ratcheting wrench set. Works well and had good reviews
 

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I bought ratcheting wrench sets for some of my guys. The ratchet mechanism seems to fail on them fairly quick compared to an actual gear wrench.

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I bought ratcheting wrench sets for some of my guys. The ratchet mechanism seems to fail on them fairly quick compared to an actual gear wrench.

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Did you warranty them out? They claim their tools are lifetime warranty. If they dont get the failed tools back, or know about them, they wont have enough data to trigger a fix for whatever broke...

Thanks guys for the feedback. Looks like I'm in.

I JUST bought a husky 1/4" drive set & both SAE & Metric deep sockets for it. Dumped all of that into a small Home Depot work bag that fit a 12" 1/4" drive extension I also have. Fits great. The thought there is to be able to drop a pouch of tools, one set for 1/4" drive, 3/8" drive and maybe 1/2" drive into the compartment under the center console. Additionally, a wrench setup... done this way so I grab what I need and not a large tool kit that takes up too much space with the plastic case. I like the fact that this company gives all of the wrench sizes unlike everyone else I've seen on the shelf. I also like the option of getting a roll up canvas holder for them all as well. They also have stubby sets as well as the ratcheting sets.
 

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I went to Home Depot and bought the tool set they have on sale every year for $100 and added pliers, screw drivers, and all other random stuff from Harbor Freight to a bag I keep under the seat for just in case road side repairs. Figured $200 in tools for simple fixes can hopefully save me a huge tow bill or headache. Plus, home depots are pretty popular and they offer lifetime warranty on there tools was my deciding factory on going with them.
 

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I went to Home Depot and bought the tool set they have on sale every year for $100 and added pliers, screw drivers, and all other random stuff from Harbor Freight to a bag I keep under the seat for just in case road side repairs. Figured $200 in tools for simple fixes can hopefully save me a huge tow bill or headache. Plus, home depots are pretty popular and they offer lifetime warranty on there tools was my deciding factory on going with them.
my developing problem with home depot is their kits dont contain what i want and then not even available as a single wrench purchase from the bins below.

if profit margin is the reason for the omissions in the wrench and socker dept, CHARGE US MORE... i have no problem paying more for a complete set. the tekton tools are expensive but complete.
 

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my developing problem with home depot is their kits dont contain what i want and then not even available as a single wrench purchase from the bins below.

if profit margin is the reason for the omissions in the wrench and socker dept, CHARGE US MORE... i have no problem paying more for a complete set. the tekton tools are expensive but complete.
I totally agree with you! I will write down the size I am missing or need and slowly add them in to my tool set. Or try to wait for the holidays and buy the bundle wrench kit. I wish a company would compile all the tools needed to work on a certain vehicle and put a complete tool set together to buy! Or a list of tools and they can purchase the tools on there own.
 

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Did you warranty them out? They claim their tools are lifetime warranty. If they dont get the failed tools back, or know about them, they wont have enough data to trigger a fix for whatever broke...



Thanks guys for the feedback. Looks like I'm in.



I JUST bought a husky 1/4" drive set & both SAE & Metric deep sockets for it. Dumped all of that into a small Home Depot work bag that fit a 12" 1/4" drive extension I also have. Fits great. The thought there is to be able to drop a pouch of tools, one set for 1/4" drive, 3/8" drive and maybe 1/2" drive into the compartment under the center console. Additionally, a wrench setup... done this way so I grab what I need and not a large tool kit that takes up too much space with the plastic case. I like the fact that this company gives all of the wrench sizes unlike everyone else I've seen on the shelf. I also like the option of getting a roll up canvas holder for them all as well. They also have stubby sets as well as the ratcheting sets.
I hadn't even considered warranty. I'll have to see if the guys still have the broken wrenches, and how expensive it would be in shipping to send them where they need to go.

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I hadn't even considered warranty. I'll have to see if the guys still have the broken wrenches, and how expensive it would be in shipping to send them where they need to go.

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Not sure you need to send them back, just looked at their site to find the warranty info and found this...

https://www.tekton.com/tool-help

Contact them & see what they say... and if you do, and remember, post back here what they did for you if anything.
 

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I'm maintaining 5 or 6 vehicles in our family fleet plus taking care of my Mom's house, so my traveling tool kit is bigger than most. The larger Home Depot "Technicians" tool bag is especially handy for keeping things organized. I like the tool slots on the inside and the zip open storage compartments on the sides. The roll up wrench organizer works great too. The socket organizers are from Sears. I carry a flash light, mechanics gloves, 12 volt test light, clamp multi-meter, screwdrivers, an assortment of pliers, hex keys, and a bunch of other stuff. Unfortunately as my kit grows it gets heavier!
I see you carry the most important tool.....shiny silver duct tape :grin2:

Where do you stash the bag? I don't have a bed mounted tool box.
 

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If it's still on, there's a killer sale on Craftsman Multi Wrenches, and socket sets. I like those for keeping in vehicles since they cover more than one fastener type, which cuts down on the amount of tools needed.
 

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Tool bag storage

I see you carry the most important tool.....shiny silver duct tape :grin2:

Where do you stash the bag? I don't have a bed mounted tool box.
I store the tool bag on the floor in the back seat area (actually have two tool bags). I almost never have back set passengers so the fold down floor is usually down, at least on one side. I cover it with a Harbor Freight packing blanket and a dog blanket if I'm parking somewhere a little shady. The tinted glass in back makes it impossible to see. I keep a bunch of other stuff in the truck (trauma first aid kit, jumper cables, straps, recovery gear, extinguisher, etc.) so the area under and behind the rear seat is already full. Sometimes I toss the bags in the back under the tonneau cover

The tool bags go in and out of the truck depending on what I'm doing. For long trips - especially off road trips, I take everything. If I need to play "mobile technician" it's easy just to throw in a bag or two in and go. Don't have to raid my main box and then put everything back when I return.

The bags are getting heavy so I don't lift or carry them any more than necessary. I just open the back door and work out of the bag.
 

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Did you warranty them out? They claim their tools are lifetime warranty. If they dont get the failed tools back, or know about them, they wont have enough data to trigger a fix for whatever broke...

Thanks guys for the feedback. Looks like I'm in.

I JUST bought a husky 1/4" drive set & both SAE & Metric deep sockets for it. Dumped all of that into a small Home Depot work bag that fit a 12" 1/4" drive extension I also have. Fits great. The thought there is to be able to drop a pouch of tools, one set for 1/4" drive, 3/8" drive and maybe 1/2" drive into the compartment under the center console. Additionally, a wrench setup... done this way so I grab what I need and not a large tool kit that takes up too much space with the plastic case. I like the fact that this company gives all of the wrench sizes unlike everyone else I've seen on the shelf. I also like the option of getting a roll up canvas holder for them all as well. They also have stubby sets as well as the ratcheting sets.
Here's a link to the "ies Wrench Roll" I'm using. On a double roll like this you can put standard wrenches on one side and metrics on the other.
 

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For some tools, I do have Tekton and like them. Like I have their 3/8 torque wrench and it's super nice. Meijer (if you have them near you) often puts them on sale for a good deal at times. I will probably buy their bigger 1/2" torque wrench at some point soon.

I know this isn't always a popular opinion, but I use Milwaukee power tools, I have the big big boy 1/2 impact and for years I have used harbor freight impact sockets on bolts torqued up to 350 ft-lbs with loctite and have never broken one yet.

We are talking I have my original set of metric 1/2" long and short sockets from 7-8 years ago and I only have damaged one and I damaged it using it on a 20 ton press. Yes, I have used these sockets at times with a 20 ton press and haven't had one fail. Only thing I did was slightly damage the inside of the long 18mm when I used it to press on something only slightly bigger than the socket. So entirely my fault.
 
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