halfords socket sets,

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  1. Daz n Tina

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    Halfords have a selection of socket sets at half price, I was looking at the 90 piece to leave in the mh. Is the quality good?
     
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    I have a Hanford motorists tool kit as an emergency in ours, i'll try to find a link later.
    Quality isn't great, but fine for emergencies.
     
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    Reasonable quality....but if you buy the professional range they have a lifetime no quibble gaurantee.

    You break it, they replace it.

    The only other place i know with that commitment to their tools is SNAP-ON....at 4 or 5 times the price.
     
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    You MUST! keep the receipt or better photograph it. No Reciept no warranty
     
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    Cheers John it is the professional range on offer.
     
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    Got a Halfords professional set for my fortieth to replace the Teng set I had for my twentieth, great set for the occasional user without the expense of snap on etc, as has been mentioned lifetime guarantee

    Andy
     
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    My use these days is light and infrequent but i have a very large selection of spanners and sockets in a chest/cabinet, including a 1" drive socket set...only around 10 sockets but up to 4".....and some strange American sized spanners.

    If i need one i dont have, broke or lost its down to Aldi when they are on weekly offers.
    no hardship if they break as they are dirt cheap anyway.
     
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    Buy the best ..bugger the rest:Smile:.

    Snap on

    Cheap no good Good no cheap
     
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    Concur. All my working stuff was Kamasa. I used the 3/8ths stuff all my working life. Have some Snap-On, but hey, it's really overpriced. Kamasa for me every time.:xThumb:
     
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    I really rate the halfrauds professional stuff for the value for money they are good tools. Their other stuff might as well be cardboard cut outs though
     
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    Snap on all the way...but
    Only in a pro setting. Way too expensive for DIY use.
    I've spent 10's of 000's on them over the years, but that is for pro use. Never liked their diagnosis computers/tools, for us it's bosch or launch.
    Teng is excellent range for semi-pro use.
     
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    John also Teng Tools at a fraction of the Snap On price and you only have to present the broken tool at the stockist for a replacement. Mac tools, Sealey professional also offer lifetime guarantee. The general reason people vary between tools is the range.
     
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    What happened to Whitworth and AF nuts and bolts they kept ships together when I was a lad none of the foreign muck then. King Dick spanners were all the rage, Sockets were for girls blouses, no need for guarantees they just lasted, engineered so that you stripped the threads or screwed the whole head off the bolt before the spanner broke. Lasted even longer than the ships they built.
     
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    :xrofl:

    Ohh how times have changed
     
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    For the better ?? :unsure:
     
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    Shows how often i buy quality tools these days dunnit :xblush:
     
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    Jeez....i still have a few whitworth spanners and one or two sockets.
    they will fit other sizes too in an emergency.
     
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    I have a few snap-on specialist tools but never need them these days.

    Snap-on timing light......the one with the adjustable retard/advance gauge.
    Set timing at desired advance but read at TDC.
    anologue multi meter...pretty accurate volt scale compared to my digi meters but what use a dwell gauge ?
    Havent seen a set of points, or had to time them, for a long time.
     
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