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Old 02-11-2015, 18:45   #16
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You know that's a bloody good point too! They are everywhere. !

I think I'm swayed to Halfords stuff as I have a store down the road. Thanks guys, some very helpful stuff
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Another vote for Halfords. My brothers built 3 cars with his and it's still going strong
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Blimey Halfords are a firm favourite!!
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I must be the only one here who doesn't really rate the halfords set. I've got the kit above and find working on the Evo I keep having to dip into my other tools as the halford set I feel is really limited. Things like the ratchet spanners are too thick, don't think I've ever been able to use one yet in the engine bay.

Don't get me wrong having it all in the one box is handy and also the lifetime guarantee is good.
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Who makes Halfrauds socket sets ??
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Old 02-11-2015, 21:09   #24
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What kit do you have Davie?

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I must be the only one here who doesn't really rate the halfords set. I've got the kit above and find working on the Evo I keep having to dip into my other tools as the halford set I feel is really limited. Things like the ratchet spanners are too thick, don't think I've ever been able to use one yet in the engine bay.

Don't get me wrong having it all in the one box is handy and also the lifetime guarantee is good.
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What kit do you have Davie?
Same as the one YPVS posted up, think it's the 150 piece set.

I bought it last year at a reduced price, it's an ok set and does get used but as I said I mostly use my own spanners and half inch socket set that are much better to use.

Btw I'm only DIY, probably use them once a fortnight if I was a pro I wouldn't touch em.

As for lidl/Aldi stuff, yeah if you only want to use it once.
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I would add to the list a set of flex ratchet spanners too, £40 for a set at the moment and one tool I wouldn't be without now!

Good question on who makes the tools for Halfords- I've seen the same spanners rebranded as Tech Wrech, Draper and a few others.

Really surprised about that, Davie. What make are your other tools?

As a base tool kit I can't see how you can go wrong, then add to it as you go with tools like:
Stubby spanners
Extra long box spanners
Torque wrenches
Breaker bar
Pry bars
And so on.
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I'm a joiner lol so all my mechanical tools were hand me downs from my old man who was a pipe fitter. It's a mixture of makes but their all pretty decent.

I find I use my spanners hanging up and my socket set more than the halfords stuff. For example I was replacing an exhaust on a 9 last week and the halfords spanners were too thick to get into the bolts.

Things like not having decent extension bars in the kit annoy me.
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To be honest I don't need it all in one go , I'm happy to build it all up over time. Can the Halfords for example all be bought separate? I understand Davie you've not had a lot of luck with them so that's swayed my decision a bit. Always the way, you get ten good reviews and one bad and you listen to the bad! A huge sell though is the warranty and the fact there are so many stores , that are are also open 7 days a week.

I'm no pro mechanic and as said its just Evo stuff. I will go and pop in and have a look atleast.
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To be honest I don't need it all in one go , I'm happy to build it all up over time. Can the Halfords for example all be bought separate? I understand Davie you've not had a lot of luck with them so that's swayed my decision a bit. Always the way, you get ten good reviews and one bad and you listen to the bad! A huge sell though is the warranty and the fact there are so many stores , that are are also open 7 days a week.

I'm no pro mechanic and as said its just Evo stuff. I will go and pop in and have a look atleast.
The halfords set is OK especially with it being all in the one box but a decent half inch socket set and spanners would be my first buy.

I recently worked on the wife's sportage and my god I've never worked on a car that needed so many specialist tools, eBay got hammered that week.
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They do sell most stuff individually BUT it will cost loads more to buy odd bits than a full set IMO. If you do decide to buy individual tools, make sure you get hold of a Trade card.

Just to put some perspective on tool costs- a long handled, flex head 3/8 Snap On ratchet is £96 and the ½" version is £150
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