Cheap toolkit

GreggBear

Full Member
Posts
1,376
Likes
1,640
By the time you've smashed all your knuckles in, & stabbed your hands etc with the cheap nasty screwdrivers & plastic spanners, you'll wish you'd never bought it! Avoid like the plague.
Box might be OK to keep cutlery in, that's about it....
 

mfw

Full Member
Posts
935
Likes
1,155
By the time you've smashed all your knuckles in, & stabbed your hands etc with the cheap nasty screwdrivers & plastic spanners, you'll wish you'd never bought it! Avoid like the plague.
Box might be OK to keep cutlery in, that's about it....
I did say cheap and would work as a van toolkit too many expensive inferior tools around at least you know it is a budget set of tools
 

Nabsim

Full Member
Posts
3,250
Likes
2,688
I used to tell mates to buy a cheap toolkit and see what failed then replace failed items with better quality. Most folks rarely need anything of high quality unless they do a lot of fettling. If you have the spare readies for Facom though... :)
 

GreggBear

Full Member
Posts
1,376
Likes
1,640
Plenty mid range gear available, some of it quite good for little money. Better with decent 2nd hand than cheap & &nasty. Years of experience have brought me to this conclusion, as my grandad used to say,"all that glitters is not gold"
 

mfw

Full Member
Posts
935
Likes
1,155
Plenty mid range gear available, some of it quite good for little money. Better with decent 2nd hand than cheap & &nasty. Years of experience have brought me to this conclusion, as my grandad used to say,"all that glitters is not gold"
Did say a cheap toolkit which will work if you are not careful the ratchet will fail if you force it but you have spanners to break a nut which is what i would use.

So you say you can put a cheap toolkit together try and no offence meant
 

Tookey

Full Member
Posts
991
Likes
1,309
There is a time and place for cheap tools. I bought a £3 sharpening stone that attaches to a drill to use twice a year on my mower blade and its excellent........for what it's used for and probably very little else
 

Tookey

Full Member
Posts
991
Likes
1,309
Would also make a good xmas present for a youngster that has started tinkering but could lose interest at any time
 

trevskoda

Full Member
Posts
21,507
Likes
22,103
Have 3 in the garage but have had to replace some bits, ok for some light odds and ends, today I binned a quarter to half- inch socket adoptor, one light turn and snap.
 

n brown

Full Member
Posts
18,964
Likes
38,434
wife bought me a Halfords ''professional'' socket set over 2o years ago, £100 half price offer , done a serious amount of work , only had a couple of ratchets go ,but nothing ever bent or split ,even when i've used pipes to extend .cheap compared to snapon ,facom etc ,but still good .
 

SimonM

Full Member
Posts
629
Likes
1,050
I used to supply various manufacturers of tools that didn’t include Halfords. I will say that their ‘pro gear is top notch and with a lifetime guarantee too.
I have a mini Halfords socket set 1/4”drive that I got free 20 years ago with a Bike magazine subscription and even today is the first socket set I turn to.
 

1807truckman

Full Member
Posts
592
Likes
415
I've been using a Halfords profesional combined socket and spanner set for years, it's had some really heavy use when away with the race team, never had any problems.
 

Trotter

Full Member
Posts
564
Likes
542
Halfords Pro range.....
Smaller sets are very reasonably priced (especially when on offer round xmas/fathers day OR if you've a discount card)

And are of very good quality with a lifetime guarantee.
When they snap, they slash your wrists. End of lifetime, guaranteed. Lol
 

Users who viewed this discussion (Total:273)

Edina, mariesnowgoose, GreggBear, n brown, Steve C, mossypossy, Heppy, bartman, Harryw, Nabsim, The laird, skippy 66, katv, landoboguy, pamjon, Tookey, SquirrellCook, mofish, trevskoda, iampatman, zzr1400tim, Jeff G, maingate, campervanannie, antiqueman, G1DOL, argoose, TJBi, Tonybvi, r4dent, winks, redhand, Topmast, ricc, TonyB, bazzybabes, tribute11, barryd, AdriaTwin, DorsetDrifter, st3v3, rambleman, caledonia, mistericeman, Phantom, 1807truckman, s4x4c, SimonM, antiquesam, Trotter, tidewatcher, cronkle, molly 2, Mandoman, harrow, ExRacingRat, Robmac, Chris356, mike17, Makzine, Adria home, Driventemple, JVG, Nidge, mid4did, rustydog, clarkpeacock, brian c, Scotia, saxonborg, 2cv, daygoboy, colinmd, Bouydog, ChrisInNotts, kevlakes, wilsal, StreetSleeper, kingfisher1, mjvw, scampa, TeamRienza, Tezza33, Compo, BOTCANU, R0B, belbri, Canalsman, Neckender, Andysm, yorkslass, helmit, Herman, Martin P, Snapster, Alberto, witzend, Hycon, hmssnake, Jus, DTF, Upfish, Bigshug, Floydster, ironman, ScarletPimple, vwalan, oppy, UFO, jeanette, Obanboy666, nomis64, Pandaman2020, watchthis, jagmanx, QFour, Captainfantastic, Wooie1958, tripper, vtwinner, tugboat, keith49, John and Janet, Moc, Jon, denmar, ian1950, Fisherman, TissyD, Dezi, Farman, Monkeybrand, Tapfitter, buryanna, bmc, brucews, highlandron, alwaysared, Casscott, mrdon, hanger18, dunfillin, groyne, Penny13, Andys, jordan, jacquigem, VandA, DnK, Haaamster, Red Dwarf, Bounce, britcoms, TerryD, kensowerby, 955itriple, Roy Laura, wildebus, Disconik, Petes, Dreamcatchers, Luckheart, Harleyboygaz3, Winger, linkshouse, Gwyn, Greenwayjay, Hawkeye, ajb70, Graham Saunders, royh28, Okta, thebeeman, Biggarmac, roady987, rabW, MartinFife, john77, jpg, tadpole58, Wilko, IanT, londontavern, AllanD, Beldea, cornish hymer, Greengrass, Android, yeoblade, peter palance, francour, Floss, grobpilot, nutts, Peter Hislop, HurricaneSmith, Blue yonder, GeoffL, Jandb4, Boris7, musicboy, RichardHelen262, Colinc, Ted, janandmick, muttley9050, MarkH, Fazerloz, Minisorella, Sixwheels, davep10000, jan, Cazzy, TrickyDicky, wesaaron, Gaza1515, Rawlie, madcampercoupleplusgrandkids, Alun100, Ellendale, dreamhome, Nilocck, Rai3458, Lord Lucan, Hwar Onan, davepierson, BarryNo1, Paul69, Nigel18, billparish, Bentley Queen, Subablu, Caravan Palace, Drallan45, Robstopaz, phillybarbour, Rooneydog, wilfyboy, h3cla, enhanceco, Devonbey, Dartmoor Punch, Ron333, davidjlambert, Jiwawa, teckguy, Kens988, slade, DAVEY, charlie356, phillhend, Goofer, Pete Rachel, Servo, mykopski, RogerO, topchook, Alan Wicks, carolandrays, Sid, Dave H, Jack vdl, Computerkid, rambrose, BigG, DorisBoris, RogerIvy, David26, bjh, SUNLOVER, dibble18, Nosmo king, chrishunter,
Top