My Favourite Tools – Quality Tools Made in Germany

A few people on instagram asked me how to mount a steering wheel and especially which tools am I using to work on my Porsches. And to show my cars and my garage. Well, I am going to do that soon, as soon as the little video is ready we were filming a week ago.

Some asked me to write about my favourite tools or the brands that I like and use the most. Even easier, but I have to go a little deeper on that. One of the reasons why I like Porsche so much is the quality, the convincing quality of Porsche. For me, Porsche is the superior material, in all respects. 

When it comes to tools, I choose quality over price, also, because I don’t like to buy twice. So my cars are german, my dog used to be german, why wouldn’t I pick something else than “Quality – Made in Germany” – I need metric tools anyway. And yes, my favourite tools and the tools I use the most when it comes to wrenches, are ratchet wrenches.

What is a Ratcheting Wrench?

Most of the time, ratcheting wrenches are a combination wrenches. There is a spanner on one side and a ratchet on the other side. Especially if you’re working on hard-to-reach areas of the car – easy to loosen or tighten the bolt or nut by pulling and pushing in one direction. They come in all sizes but the ones you need the most if you’re working on a vintage Porsche are 10mm, 13mm, 17mm and 19mm. 

What is the best Ratcheting Wrench Set?

At first I bought one ratcheting wrench from each of the two brands to see the quality of each tool and see the difference. Honestly, they are both fantastic and I would recommend them both. Only difference is: The Hazet Ratcheting Wrench has a switch to change the screw direction while the Gedore Ratcheting Wrench you have to turn around in order to have the other screw direction. Thats it. But my latest research showed that both companies have these tools with or without the direction switch. I prefer to turn it around, just because I thought that there is one thing less that could possibly break. I have these tools for over 6 years, use them heavily and they still work as designed.

Hazet Ratcheting Wrench Set:

16pcs, 8-19mm, 4 adapters: 1/2″ x 19 mm, 3/8″ x 13 mm, 1/4″ x 10 mm, Bit-Adapter, with direction switch, safety insert system for drawers

Gedore Ratcheting Wrench set:

14pcs, 8,10,12-19mm, 4 adapters: 1/2″ x 19 mm, 3/8″ x 13 mm, 1/4″ x 10 mm, Bit-Adapter, insert system for drawers

Conclusion

Ratcheting wrenches are super neat tools and I wouldn’t want to miss them in my garage. They are super handy, easy to use and they make every job easier and a lot faster.

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