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Personally I like Klein tools for screwdrivers and Knipex for pump pliers, linemans, side cutter, and needle nose.

For power tools I have a large Milwaukee set 18V Impact, Drill, Sawzall, Grinder, Work Light and Radio.
 

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As an addendum, what I am using now:

Wiha: Screwdrivers and insulated pliers.
Klein: Strippers, long nose pliers, conduit reamer, hand tap.
Channelock: Channelocks and adjustable wrenches.
Knipex: Linesman and small long nose.
Proto: Combination wrenches.
Williams: Sockets, Ratchets
Bondhus: Hex T-handles
Greenlee: Slug Buster, cable shears.

Power Tools:
Cordless impact drivers: Dewalt, Bosch.
Cordless drills: Dewalt, Bosch, Milwaukee.
Angle Grinders: Dewalt, Makita
Hole shooters: Milwaukee, Metabo

Fluke meters.
 

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Meters- Ideal , Fluke, BK precision
Pliers- ideal
Screwdrivers- ideal
Wrenches- sk
Sockets- sk
Ummmm pretty much ideal and sk.
 

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Well gee if a company sent me free tools then they would magically be my favorite...
All it takes is spending like 10k worth on their products... I just got to good of a discount through my supply house. Paid only a 12% markup on all their products cause I spent so much at one time. Sent ideal pictures of my collection basically asked what it would take to get all my business, told them send me stuff to try out. Been like that now for a year and some odd months. Got lucky I guess
 

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All it takes is spending like 10k worth on their products... I just got to good of a discount through my supply house. Paid only a 12% markup on all their products cause I spent so much at one time. Sent ideal pictures of my collection basically asked what it would take to get all my business, told them send me stuff to try out. Been like that now for a year and some odd months. Got lucky I guess
Right on, I like Ideal Lineman over Klein's any day.
 

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Ridgid---Pipe tools (cutters/threaders)

Craftsman---Ratchets, sockets, wrenches

O-ratchet---thru sockets

Greenlee---Punches, benders, augers, easy outs

Knipex---Pump pliers, bolt cutters, specialty pliers

Klein---Everything else

Estwing---Hammers, one piece mauls, sledges, etc

Makita---18v lion impact, angle grinder

Milwaukee---Cordless drills, impacts, sawzall, hackzall, etc, corded tools

Skilsaw---M77 wormdrive

Fluke---Meters

Veto--Pouches, bags (tool/meter)
 
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Ridgid---Pipe tools (cutters/threaders)

Craftsman---Ratchets, sockets, wrenches

O-ratchet---thru sockets

Greenlee---Punches, benders, augers, easy outs

Knipex---Pump pliers, bolt cutters, specialty pliers

Klein---Everything else

Estwing---Hammers, one piece mauls, sledges, etc

Makita---18v lion impact, angle grinder

Milwaukee---Cordless drills, impacts, sawzall, hackzall, etc, corded tools

Skilsaw---M77 wormdrive

Fluke---Meters

Veto--Pouches, bags (tool/meter)
So screwdrivers Klein? What about wera?

Also knipex you like for pliers does that mean your linesmans?
 

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So screwdrivers Klein? What about wera?

Also knipex you like for pliers does that mean your linesmans?
Not too big on Wera, I do have Whittie, Wiha, and Salibury in insulated screwdrivers.

I like Klein J2000NE for regular linemans, Knipex for insulated
 

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I left out Hilti for hammer drills
 
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