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Current Sales & Promotions - Facom Tool Module Sale
Facom & Ultimate Garage - Ultimate Garage has been selling and supporting the Facom tool line since 1997 and is the largest distributor of Facom in the US today. Over 2,200 items are in stock for immediate shipment and most can be ordered through the Online Store. Special Order items and quantities typically take 3-5 weeks to arrive from France.
Facom pricing through Ultimate Garage is very competitive and often less than what you'd pay through the European online tool sites. Most orders ship for a $10 flat rate amount anywhere in the US (except AK & HI) and we now offer Fedex Int'l Economy air shipping to Canada (online tracking and no additional costly "brokerage fees").
Facom - Corporate Overview - Facom is the leading European brand in hand tools, working for over ninety years with automotive and industrial maintenance professionals. A selection of products is also available for the general public "do-it-yourself" market. All tools are produced to meet very strict performance, strength, safety and ergonomic criteria. And historically, they have been a very good value compared to their competitors (eg, Snap-on, Mac, Matco, Beta, Proto, USAG, etc).
Facom offers a full range of over 8000 products which include the storage product range (trolleys, cabinets, workbenches, portable storage etc.), standard hand tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers etc.) and specialist tools (Automotive, Electrical, Aerospace etc.) to meet the needs of all repair technicians.
In 2005, Facom was sold to Stanley Tool corporation. In 2011, I began working with the buyers at Stanley to bring the latest and most popular tools and sets to the US market. The key product categories are listed below.
Facom News ..........
Current Inventory (Quantity in Stock, List & Sale Pricing)
Ratchet Service Program - $5.00 per ratchet plus $6.50 return shipping cost (for 1 or multiple ratchets). "Refresh" includes replacement of the ratchet pawl, tension spring & retainer screw (see photo below), cleaning, lubrication and adjustment. Knurled cap and chrome trim will be replaced if needed (additional $3.00 cost). For Ultimate Garage customers* only, even if you purchased the ratchet elsewhere. Service program covers the following Facom ratchets....R.161/R.155/R.157/R.158/R.150 (1/4" drive ratchets), J.161/J.161E/J.153A/J.161L (3/8" drive ratchets) and S.161/S.143A/S.153A/S.155A/S.157A/S.158A (1/2" drive ratchets).
1. To qualify, you must have purchased a minimum of $50.00 from Ultimate Garage over the past 5 years or have proof that the ratchet was purchased through Ultimate Garage sometime in the past 15 years.
2. Ratchets should be mailed to .......Ultimate Garage, 235 Kinderkamack Rd, Emerson, NJ 07630 . Return shipping charge ($6.50) will be waived if the ratchet is returned as part of an outgoing order. Old parts will be returned with the ratchet upon request.
3. If the ratchet handle, grip or square drive are not usable, the customer will be given the option of replacing the entire ratchet at a significant discount or sending it back to Stanley-Proto for full warranty replacement (60-90 day turnaround time).
Warranty - most Facom tools are covered under a lifetime warranty for MANUFACTURER's DEFECT only! This does not include replacement for wear and tear or mis-use...........
- Abused or cosmetically affected tools (that are still functional)
- Ratchets that are slipping due to lack of maintenance or internal wear and tear
- Consumables (blades, shear pins, etc), drill bits, screwdriver & impact bits, drift punches (and other tools subject to hammer force & excess torque)
- Torque wrenches - 1yr warranty
Facom warranty support is only for tools purchased through Ultimate Garage (proof of purchase required) after Jan 1, 2008. Credit or replacement of defective items will be handled on a case by case basis. Customer is responsible for shipping costs (return shipping cost will be waived if the replacement is sent with an outgoing order).
Returns must be pre-approved and sent to.........
235 Kinderkamack Rd
Emerson, NJ 07630
Attn - Facom Warranty Dept
Quality & Country of Origin - Facom is known for its quality and innovative products. With the recent transition to Stanley, management has shifted some production to countries with lower labor rates, notably, Italy, Czech Republic, Taiwan & China. Products are still designed and engineered in Europe and construction quality, finish and aesthetics has not changed.
Approximately 65% of Facom's products are still being manufactured in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, UK, Ireland, and Spain), 30% in Taiwan and 5% in China. These estimates are based on purchases over the past 6 months.
Facom, unlike its main European competitors (Hazet, Stahlwille, Beta, Wera, etc), is now part of a US company. Worldwide sales of Facom are consolidated and reported to the Stanley Group and reflected in their corporate financial statements.
Note - Facom occasionally updates their products or discontinues some without dealer/distributor pre-notification. We try to maintain current photos and details on all products we stock. Ultimate Garage is not responsible for any manufacturer changes in subtle cosmetic details (changes in engravings, markings, kurlings, etc) that do not affect functionality or deviate from the stated product specifications.
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