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Phantom

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For £29 delivered it looks great value as a starter tool-kit or even if you mainly just want the tool-box. No doubt most here have accumulated very many hand tools, mine are mainly average quality I guess and any weaker ones have long since broken. I would expect that set to be of reasonable quality and fine for most jobs.
 

GreggBear

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It's a cheap set should get you out of trouble set not a lifetime set of tools and as a van set should work and save a lot of grief which is why i put it on here

I've found over the years, cheap tools never get me out of trouble, just seem to get me deeper in....
 

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I always had a collection of cheap spanners.

When you need to put a 'set' in a spanner or cut one down .... you would never do that to a good'un.

I still have spanners I was given at the start of my apprenticeship in 1963, some of them are not even chromed (Snail brand). :eek:
They have been flogged with hammers, had pipe used with them for extra leverage, you name it. Still, this thread is a change to grey water and SOGs. ;)
 

Nabsim

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I have a Halfords Pro set and it is very good. Too good for what I do these days but it’s there if I need it 👍
 

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The one thing that surprises me on this thread is, praise for something from Halrauds. Not something I've ever experienced. Still, they couldn't only ever sell rubbish, something of some value had to come from them, if only by mistake.
 

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I still use the hilka half inch socket set ibought 40 years ago. Even use the sockets on the air impact wrench. Bent the tee bar a few times with pipe, but cured thatby buying a cheap 3\4 drive set and using a half inch adapter.
I started by doing on farm service and installations....using cheapish tools you don't cry when they get lost.
 

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I`ve been using the Halfords Professional / Advanced range of tools for years now and they are still as good as the day i bought them (y)

I`ve never bothered promoting them purely because of all the usual perpetrators on here that do nothing but give Halfords abuse :mad:
 

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I still use the hilka half inch socket set ibought 40 years ago. Even use the sockets on the air impact wrench. Bent the tee bar a few times with pipe, but cured thatby buying a cheap 3\4 drive set and using a half inch adapter.
I started by doing on farm service and installations....using cheapish tools you don't cry when they get lost.
Only cos you're to busy crying about your busted knuckles....😉😫
 

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I have so many tools here you could fit a factory out with them, big problem is there is always the one you are short of in the middle of a job and cannot be got anywhere. :mad:
 

Nabsim

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You should have seen the crates of sockets and tools I sent to the scrap man when I moved house. Kept the Halfords pro set and a few other bits but masses got scrapped
 

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when we lived in the bus i carried tools for carpentry,mechanics , plumbing ,electrics and tiling , so i had to choose carefully and not carry anything that wasn't used regularly . and nothing doubled up. bit different now [looking at 4 jigsaws and 8 drills ]
 

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I`ve been using the Halfords Professional / Advanced range of tools for years now and they are still as good as the day i bought them (y)

I`ve never bothered promoting them purely because of all the usual perpetrators on here that do nothing but give Halfords abuse :mad:
That put me in my place. I'd always thought of myself as an Unusual Perpetrator.
 

trevskoda

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You should have seen the crates of sockets and tools I sent to the scrap man when I moved house. Kept the Halfords pro set and a few other bits but masses got scrapped
Ebay springs to mind or facebook market place.
 

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I have a ‘harlequin’ tool kit, bits of everything from here and there picked up over the years. I had a Snap-on half inch breaker bar that came out of a ww2 jeep donkeys years ago. I eventually broke it, to the credit of snap-on, they replaced it with a new one without question.
Got an old canvas bag of tools from a sale room, they’d belonged to an aircraft mechanic. There were quite a few war issue snap-on articulated sockets. A mate suggested they were worth good money, I put them on eBay and they were bought by someone in Florida who specialises in old snap-on tools. They made a small fortune!

Got to tell this tale. Years and years ago I worked at a garage for a short time in north London. There was this young lad there who reckoned BSF = British Cycle Thread (think a cockney accent)....
 

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Will we be going back to cycle thread after xmas. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂Folk here still talk in gallons and feet & inches. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
Just think if folk said there car was a thirty cubic inch engine instead of cc, opps forgot about the yanks. :eek: 😂
 

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‘‘Hello neighbour “

“can I borrow a..... “

No, sorry I don’t have one. They don’t ask again. Sorted.
 

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\ordered em yesterday and they were del today 10am.
Tools as expected, not great, box itself is decent tbh. They will do for a secondary set certainly.
 

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