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PostPosted: 19:28 - 05 Jan 2019    Post subject: Halfords Advanced 120 Piece Set - £50.00 [obsolete] Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Halfords-Advanced-120-Piece-Car-Maintenance-Tool-Set-Socket-Screwdriver-Plier-/192324863126

Out of stock online, phone your local shop and quote "439243" and get them to search on their system to see if they've got any left. The set is £50 because they've got a new version of it in and its a case of finding any old stock left.

May have to travel to get one, if at all: luck of the draw.

If they haven't ask them to have a look to see if any surrounding stores are showing stock, and if you do manage to get one reserve it over the phone.

Happy hunting.
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PostPosted: 00:28 - 06 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an FYI, the ratchet spanners are one way, not the ones with the gear selector thingy to change direction.
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PostPosted: 00:45 - 08 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jewlio Rides Again LLB wrote:
Just an FYI, the ratchet spanners are one way, not the ones with the gear selector thingy to change direction.

If you turn them around they go the other way. The ring is symmetrical around the main axis of the handle so it shouldn't make much difference flipping them over.
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PostPosted: 09:27 - 08 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

barrkel wrote:
Jewlio Rides Again LLB wrote:
Just an FYI, the ratchet spanners are one way, not the ones with the gear selector thingy to change direction.

If you turn them around they go the other way. The ring is symmetrical around the main axis of the handle so it shouldn't make much difference flipping them over.
Thank god you mentioned that. You've saved me going out and buying the undoing ones.
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PostPosted: 14:32 - 08 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

yen_powell wrote:
Thank god you mentioned that. You've saved me going out and buying the undoing ones.

You're welcome. What with the lack of basic reasoning on the interwebs, one can never be too sure.
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PostPosted: 22:24 - 12 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

barrkel wrote:
Jewlio Rides Again LLB wrote:
Just an FYI, the ratchet spanners are one way, not the ones with the gear selector thingy to change direction.

If you turn them around they go the other way. The ring is symmetrical around the main axis of the handle so it shouldn't make much difference flipping them over.


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Just pointing out that they are the cheaper ones, not like the Teng ones we have at work that have a little switcher on, like ratchets do.

The smaller size ratchet and bits aren't a very snug fit either.
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PostPosted: 13:21 - 13 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jewlio Rides Again LLB wrote:
Teng


Can you really compare such a brand to Halfords, though? I've seen Ed China use Teng tools in Wheeler Dealers but never in person have I seen the quality. I mention Ed because as a competent mechanic, and someone that works on cars regularly, they must stand up to the abuse. Teng looks good but the price point is perhaps a little OTT for someone that only does the occasional bit here and there.

I agree with the small bits being a bit wonky, mind. I've got the 1/4 modular tray and noticed the same thing.

I managed to get one of these and their not bad for the price. With a 1/2 ratchet costing £25 (or just under) on its own and the ratchets £50 on their own there's savings already; and versus the modular tray's that would cost far more for near the same thing.

This set has mostly 1/2 and 3/8 extension bars, and only one 1/4 extension bar. Case is a bit flimsy (all the bottom main bits can easily move around, and fall out, if opened the wrong way).
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PostPosted: 14:48 - 13 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have some bits of Teng scattered about my workshop, including a 3/8" ratchet which was a similar price to the Halfords one. The quality is noticeably better, and I got a set of non ratchet Teng spanners from a bike subscription offer years ago, they do feel nicer than the Halfords ones, but maybe that's just me.

I would rather compare the two than say, Snap-On.
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PostPosted: 15:46 - 13 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jewlio Rides Again LLB wrote:
I would rather compare the two than say, Snap-On.


Could have several hours, and complete workshops in those houses, for the price of some of the Snap-On prices. I'd probably only ever buy a Snap-On if I came across one at a carboot or on eBay for an appealing price.
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PostPosted: 16:36 - 13 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

back when i was spanners the snap-on/MAC Tools chap would come every week and you would pay him on tick.
after you had built up a little bit of a working relationship he would up your limit.

i think it took all of my 4 year apprentice to pay off my top box, so not cheap.

However its still going strong some 20 odd years later.
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PostPosted: 16:50 - 13 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do Snap-on still do Blue Point or whatever it's called? I remember them being a fair bit cheaper(?), although the garage I worked at preferred Snap-on because of the lifetime guarantee, even though you're more likely to lose stuff than have it wear out.

If I was uber rich I'd get one of those man sized Snap-On tool chests Drooling

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PostPosted: 16:59 - 13 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 3/8" Blue Spot breaker bar somewhere. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 17:09 - 13 Jan 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jewlio Rides Again LLB wrote:
I have a 3/8" Blue Spot breaker bar somewhere. Very Happy


I discovered a local tool-shop and purchased some too while there. I figured I recognised the name but couldn't figure out from where. Says these come with a life time guarantee -- as you can see -- but I've probably lost the receipt already.

https://i.postimg.cc/2j7gY61h/bluespot.jpg
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