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They might be popular in Europe but Stalhville's a name that I've never ever heard of.

Could be why no one mentioned until you did.....
They sell some special mercedes tools. I looked at them when I need the tool to remove the head bolts on a M103 engine.
The problem with companies like that is lack of convenience. If I break a tool, I can be to and back from Sears in 30 minutes. Sending it in, waiting for the new tool to be shipped back etc. would be a pain.

To the original poster: if you are willing to wait, there are usually sales at Fathers Day for craftsman tools. Also, if you look on craigslist you should find some used craftsman hand tools. If they do not work or break, you get them replaced-no questions asked.

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use on both cars.Costco kit or Kobalt set from lowes.You do not need to be spending 25bucks on a snap on wrench or even sears craftsman prices.
A set of general use tools in metric. And when you run into a job that requires special tools,it is usually going to be beyond your skill level anyway.
When you get to the point of needing a special tool to remove a cylinder head(if ever),I think you will be in a better financial position.
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The very best tool you can own is your MB Service Manual, either book or DVD.
It will pay you back hundreds, if not thousands and you will save countless hours, lost
days and frustration.
Of course Sears/KMart Craftsman tools is very good. Home Depot and Lowes also has life time Warranty with instant-no hassle exchange.

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Better days are coming and a little self sufficiency in the current situation is just an American opportunity to get back to our Roots.We were all a country of do it yourselfers decades ago,it is about time we learn to make own own stuff again and fix our own things again.

Those were the old good days, when USA was "country of emigrants"
Now we have bunch of guys who ignore the work telling "we deserve" and blame new emigrants for screwing themselves.
Even in days when people struggle for a job PGE planning dept is not returning the phone calls for months, while government offices simply ignore every inquiry.
Back to the tools -the Harbor Freight's "Chicago" series have lifetime guaranty as well. Point is that warranty is not getting the job done. Craftsman's tools are good till you run into a harder job. It happened to me to brake 4 Craftsman screwdrivers in 2 minutes on Swedish screw, or 3 Craftsman shovels on one root. After experience like that all you can do is sit and cry.
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My favorate two brands of tools are:

1. Snap-On

2. Matco

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