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After sorting he brake stopper out the other day i thought i'd take stock of me tools as my crappy machine mart wrench gave up and the other back up one i have fron them is equally as bad.

It was only a cheapish set in the first place and after in quick invntory i've lost half of them and seemed to have 'borrowed' a selection feom my dads set. Which is a nice old kamasa set, (must be as old as i am and all still in working order)

Any one got any pionters as to a half decent set. Don't want to spend loads but i'd like quality not quantity. i've loads of decent spanners just short on a socket set.

What do people thing of the Halfords pro stuff ?

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Halfords pro fine so far - I have some sockets (torx, allen and standard 1/2 & 3/8 drive),  spanners and possibly a 3/8's ratchet (i think, actually that might be snap on ill check) but I understand they come with a lifetime guarantee so you shouldnt have any issues with sorting a breakage, been using them for a couple of years now adding individual bits as I need them.

 

If it is for a specific job - a little more specialist I do go for snap on and teng - think that is psycological though

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I'm just looking at their stuff at the mo as it's all half price in run up to christmas. I understand it's never gonna be as good as snap on but i'm not using it every day so i'm not that bothered.

I'm kicking myself now just after i left school i was offered a load of snap on stuff and the option to start building up a cabinet. With the place i was on a yts scheme But being 16 i was more interested on spending me 60quid a week on trying to get in the pub and pull birds than a spanner a week haha

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hey it happens - and speak as I find, the Halfords stuff has lasted and done the job - half price though is worth a look in.

 

the way I looked at it as well was if the Halfords stuff broke I could either get it replaced by them or go for a higher end brand but nothing has broken so far...

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I'm just looking at their stuff at the mo as it's all half price in run up to christmas. I understand it's never gonna be as good as snap on but i'm not using it every day so i'm not that bothered.

I'm kicking myself now just after i left school i was offered a load of snap on stuff and the option to start building up a cabinet. With the place i was on a yts scheme But being 16 i was more interested on spending me 60quid a week on trying to get in the pub and pull birds than a spanner a week haha

Been there too. wasn't till later on I started to build a good toolbox, then a guy I was working for robbed them :( But still paid me for the work I had done  :wacko:

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i got halfrauds too ! pretty good cant fault it really

 

i wanted a little boxed set, got one in a case that it pretty good for general stuff then got a bigger set for more manly bits but this little set does most the normal type jobs with ease

 

my ratchet broke, took it in no reciept and they swapped it no questions asked

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Halfrauds professional advanced spanners with the ratchet ring are a god send can't fault them at all and I've had to wrench pretty hard on them.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_184259_langId_-1_categoryId_165572

Also got their deep socket set and locking bar extension set and breaker bar. For the money they are all great value.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_169254_langId_-1_categoryId_255215

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_871125_langId_-1_categoryId_165469

As much as I'd love snap on or some of the other pro stuff it's just too expensive and Halfrauds does the job just as well all that is under £70.

Apart from a decent ratchet and a set of normal sockets you could do almost any DIY job on the car with all of that. Only other thing I've ever needed to borrow was a torque wrench. Always mean to get one but never get round to it :)

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As said above, try Halfords Pro. Make sure it's their Pro range though as they also sell some cheap rubbish. They come with a life-time gaurentee so if you break something you can just take it back for a replacement. Cost can be a bit on the steep side so wait for items to come on sale as you can get huge amounts off. You shouldn't need to wait too long as they seem to have tools on sale all the time, you will just need to wait for the ones you want to come around.

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I use Halfords socket/spanner stuff almost daily - it's actually really !Removed! good. I avoided them because I assumed they'd be !Removed!, it is Halfrauds after all. But I was recommended them by some work mates and they've been great.

If there's a certain sized ratchet you use all the time I'd recommend buying a better one of those though separately.

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