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Old 02-11-2015, 08:52   #1
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Hey guys.

After realising half my stuff has gone missing over the years it's time to start building up a new socket set and tools. Obviously Britool or Snap On are the ones. But I'd prefer to spend the extra on the Evo!

I have a few Teng bits and also some Draper Expert. Any opinions on them?

Thanks in advance
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Hey guys.

After realising half my stuff has gone missing over the years it's time to start building up a new socket set and tools. Obviously Britool or Snap On are the ones. But I'd prefer to spend the extra on the Evo!

I have a few Teng bits and also some Draper Expert. Any opinions on them?

Thanks in advance

I really like Teng

BUT

If I was looking for a set, I would wait till Halfords had 1 of their big deals on their big sets.

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an idea of 1 of the deals when the offer was on, and they do happen regularly

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...&storeId=10001

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Thanks Stu,

I actually have a few Halfords advanced bits and they are ok. Thanks I will keep an eye out.
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I think its hard to beat the Halfords Advanced gear, esp. when they have a sale on
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I think its hard to beat the Halfords Advanced gear, esp. when they have a sale on
Agree.

I totally abused my 17 ratchet spanner by righting up bolts through timber joists at work and worn the ratchet out so it just span. I walked in Halfords without a receipt and showed him the problem. He changed it there and then for me. They didn't have the spanner on its own so he he took it out of a set for me.

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I have to say the lifetime warranty definitely swings it! I will keep an eye out. I do love the Teng stuff as does Mr China

But as said I want value for money as they're only used on the Evo as and when as opposed to everyday at work.

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Agree.

I totally abused my 17 ratchet spanner by righting up bolts through timber joists at work and worn the ratchet out so it just span. I walked in Halfords without a receipt and showed him the problem. He changed it there and then for me. They didn't have the spanner on its own so he he took it out of a set for me.

Great service.
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Anything from Bahco should be good

They are owned by Snap-on Inc !
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As said halfords life time guarantee and some good deals over Xmas perfect for pottering around evo and not to painful good luck
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Another one for the Halfords stuff, real bargain when they have a deal on.
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Get a Halfords Trade card and you'll get the good deals all year round
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keep an eye on ALDI ,i have 2 set of spanners from there and there actually very good, i have a home / tool box set and a set for going away on rallys
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The big advantage of Halfords (apart from price) is convenience and lifetime warranty- they're all over the UK and open until 8pm most days, which is handy if you get a bit carried away and do manage to break something! Their 300pc set is on sale at £150, although the the £100 and £120 sets should suffice for 99% of jobs. If you get a tool chest, cut the box in half and it's all tidy and organised- at least that's what I've done

FWIW I've always found Teng over-rated and over priced? Snap On is about as expensive by comparison, but you can feel the difference in quality. I am quite partial to treating myself to odd bits- like their flex head 80 point ratchets, and you can't beat their ratcheting screwdrivers. Also be aware that sometimes snap on is more expensive on eBay than it is new from your local guy
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Yep Halfords here too ! Got the 300pc for £150 . A right bargain !!!
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Old 02-11-2015, 18:41   #15
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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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The big advantage of Halfords (apart from price) is convenience and lifetime warranty- they're all over the UK and open until 8pm most days, which is handy if you get a bit carried away and do manage to break something! Their 300pc set is on sale at £150, although the the £100 and £120 sets should suffice for 99% of jobs. If you get a tool chest, cut the box in half and it's all tidy and organised- at least that's what I've done

FWIW I've always found Teng over-rated and over priced? Snap On is about as expensive by comparison, but you can feel the difference in quality. I am quite partial to treating myself to odd bits- like their flex head 80 point ratchets, and you can't beat their ratcheting screwdrivers. Also be aware that sometimes snap on is more expensive on eBay than it is new from your local guy
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