I have run 2 CJ Tatton shafts and can personally vouch for the quality and strength of his shafts.
The first was on my 1997 wrangler sport and the most recent on my 2006 rubicon. I have wheeled rausch creek, Pa on the rocks....the mountains of Harlan, Ky and Uwharrie, Nc with no issues. His shafts come a warranty and you cant beat his prices! Shipping is super fast as well.
Tattons definately. Much better quality than Tom Woods IMO. They are also cheaper. I had a Tom woods snap but I have never had any problems with my Tattons. If you put the two side by side you can instantly tell the difference. Tattons uses heavier wall tubing. Good prices and fast shipping.
1983 CJ7 258, T4(waiting on new T5), Dana 300, AMc20 welded with one piece shafts, 31x10.5 At's, Olympic 4x4 reversa bars, 1" body lift.
Just ordered a pair of Tattons for my CJ-7. It's in the specs of what you buy and the quality of the welds. Given the same specs (material & thickness) it comes down to the welds and the warranty & service/support. I've yet to hear of anyone who had problems with Tatton, so I figured I'd save myself a few bucks since these were nothing esoteric (extreme angles, etc).
'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,2.5" Superlift,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: time & money pit under construction with parts from CJ's,YJ's,TJ's,FSJ's,GM,Ford,IH,Honda,Toyota and a whole lotta aftermarket & custom stuff. http://www.jeepskate.net
You get what you pay for with the tom woods the other might leave you broke in the woods instead of your pocket.
Doubtful, Tatton stands behind his creations as well!
In any event unless you have a spare with you your going to be broke in the woods no matter what as I dont see any of them delivering to you where you are in the woods but I do see overnight express from both of them.
although this is over 2 years old , I'd like to add that I have a Tatton DC shaft in the rear of my CJ . When it first arrived a year and a half ago it looked at it really closely...it was like a work of art. (real nice welds, nice paint , Dom tubing, just a gem) I plan on buying a front in the near future.