Palmera Tools

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 22:40
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Has anyone had much to do with Palmera tools? Some mutha F_____ stole all my gear couple of weeks ago, all the tools I had built up since the previous ones were stolen 4 years ago gone again, so I am looking at buying a new set.

Apparantly these are made by Snap-On similar to the Kingchrome/supatool arrangement, they are round same price as Kingchrome with lifetime warranty etc.

Anyway just like to know if anyone has had any experience with them, the shop I looked at them at also sells Kingchrome but reccomends these over them
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 01:59

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 01:59
G'day Zapper,

never heard of Palmera tools... Have had a couple of Kingchrome items fail and were replaced on the spot with no questions asked. Had a quarter inch Snap-on torque wrench which I use for smaller bolts on my motorbike.The ratchet mechanism failed, it took 3 weeks for them to contact me to say the wrench had clearly been misused/abused and therefore the warranty was void. I started to kick up a stink but no-one wanted to listen so I gave up. Just to even the score card, I have also heard good reports on Snap-on warranty service, my experiences have lead me to stock my garage with Kingchrome.
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 13:30

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 13:30
G'day Zapper,
I know this doesn't answer your question, but there's a seller on ebay *minimaxmen* selling (you guessed it) _Minimax_ (Japanese and/or German made) tools at what appear to be very good prices.. You may wish to check it out...
I've purchased from this seller on a few separate occasions, w/- no problems whatsoever....
IMO, Minimax is up there with the very best as far as quality goes (YMMV)..

Regards, Ed. C.
Confucius say.....
"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 00:10

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 00:10
never heard of them, if they are made by snap on, then its a third range under snap-on / bluepoint , and would be sold by the guys in the vans only.

On the jets we used primarily snap on, with lots of other top gear - stahwille etc. but for automotive i have found kinchrome is more than adequate for general stuff with abw or the like for the specialist items.
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Reply By: TonyH - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 00:25

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 00:25
Palmera are a good brand better than Kingchrome. Palmera do some strange tools others don't. Pricey, I usually go for sidchrome over Palmera, but I have had a palmera shifter or 3 , tough as boots, just wish i knew where they where now.
If your happy with the pricing go for it.

Tony Harding
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