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Old 03-16-2007, 03:40 AM   #1
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Hi.

I spotted AmPro tools at a local automotive parts shop around here. The price was quite good and they've total warranty (whatever that means).
I'm interested in inputs about AmPro. Is the stuff worth buying?

Excuse my spelling.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: AmPro tools? Treasure or junk?

Well, it is depend on which tools you talking about? like hand tools as it is made in tawian. most of people in usa are prefer buy tools that made in USA because good quality and support workers in USA....

I am dealership automotive technician so i have to buy best quality of tools that i can buy for low price like Craftsman or Snap on.....
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:48 AM   #3
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AmPro are typical Taiwanese tools. Just like Performance Tool. Your money is probably best spent on American brands.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:16 AM   #4
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Okay. Well i was thinking about hand tools.

American brands are quite hard to find in Sweden to a reasonable price. Snap On and Mac Tools for example, is very expensive. Don't know if I can buy Craftsman around here.

If AmPro ain't worth looking at, I guess I'll go with Bahco or Kamasa Tools.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: AmPro tools? Treasure or junk?

I have some AmPro stuff - a Ford 4x4 spindle socket, comes to mind. It was something I don't see breaking, so I went for it since it was cheap. For tools I would depend on or are mechanical (ie, ratchets), I would probably look elsewhere.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:37 AM   #6
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Good top name brands of tools are very hard to find in Southern Europe as well. Good thing I used to live in Canada for 26 years and thank God for eBay
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:56 PM   #7
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AmPro are nice to look at.

In the USA their lifetime guarantee only applies if you still have the receipt or they still have the record of you buying it in their computer. I would choose BAHCO in your situation.

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Ask Dink about some fancy European "snap on equivalents"

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There is always the Snap Pn Euro brand, not as shiney as the USA made tools but they are a little cheaper and Snap On UK carries the Blue Point range in sockets and wrenches
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Just went to the AmProexports.com site and saw the AmPro tools, sewing machines, coffee pulpers??, diesel engines, etc... they are from India ..
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Just went to the AmProexports.com site and saw the AmPro tools, sewing machines, coffee pulpers??, diesel engines, etc... they are from India ..
I don't think that's the same thing. I see no tools.

This is what you want:

http://www.amprotool.net/
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:29 AM   #12
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I don't think that's the same thing. I see no tools.

This is what you want:

http://www.amprotool.net/
LOL...what's a "tampered star" driver? I don't know if they mean tamper-proof Torx, of if they are tempered...or?

Sounds like Chinglish to me.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:09 AM   #13
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I have an Ampro ball joint adapter set that I bought several years ago and the have held up great.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:32 AM   #14
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I don't think that's the same thing. I see no tools.

This is what you want:

http://www.amprotool.net/
Oops ... there are from Taiwan based on contact info ... India site had some tools, but I guess not the right ones .. http://www.amproexports.com/tools.html
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:46 PM   #15
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Hi.

I spotted AmPro tools at a local automotive parts shop around here. The price was quite good and they've total warranty (whatever that means).
I'm interested in inputs about AmPro. Is the stuff worth buying?

Excuse my spelling.
It's junk, I have used a few different pieces and it's always the same story.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:11 PM   #16
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i have some sockets from them and some screwdrivers also. i got these in an emergency situation were i didnt have any tools. i have since used them at a shop i work at and they have held up for a little over a year now with no problems. so i guess their good in my book.
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