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Aldi Torque Wrench 1/2" Drive, 3 Sockets and Mini Extension Bar Was £15.99 Now £7.00

kinobestew123kinobestew123

Hi everyone, my first deal so please go lightly.

I've just been to Aldi (Hindley store) and picked up one of the torque wrench sets that was previously £15.99 for £7.00.

These at £15.99 went to 256degrees here:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aldi-torque-wrench-1-2-dr-plus-4-sockets-mini-extension-bar-1345862

The store I went to had around 5 or 6 of these left and they might have more at other stores but I don't know for certain.

Seems a very good price anyway if you can get one. I know they probably arn't the most accurate or professional torque wrench around but it seems pretty well made, has 1/2" drive, comes with a nice case and three sockets in 17mm, 19mm and 21mm (so perfect for car wheel nuts). The instructions are well written too and very clear.

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    MinerWilly
    You lucky devil , i need need one of these . I pick up loads of Aldi tools while the Girlfriend does the boring food shopping , saw these at 15.99 last week . Going to my local one tomorrow to pick up one of those Heated Seats for my Dads truck with a bit of luck maybe the wrenches will be reduced .
    kinobestew123
    Haha, I know, I was so chuffed when I saw them. The sign just said "wrench set" and I thought, hmm, I wonder if that means the torque wrenches. I looked at the case and it says "torque wrench set" so went for it. I checked as it was going through the checkout and it was right.

    I was SO close to buying one at £15.99 a week or two ago but wussed out at the last minute. Really glad I did now. I was going to buy the lot but thought that was a bit tight really (even though most other people would). I'm not really that type.

    Best of luck getting one!

    Oh and i'm the same, i'm always looking in the "centre" bit at the tools and stuff whilst my girlfriend does the food shop. She always rolls her eyes when I show her something I want to buy.

    Edited By: kinobestew123 on Nov 03, 2012 18:07
    zombiegourgh
    just paid £25 for my socket set...Fail!:(
    stickyricky
    Hi everyone, my first deal so please go lightly. Gawd when I read that it makes me want to spank the OP:p Good deal all the same!
    kinobestew123
    stickyricky
    Hi everyone, my first deal so please go lightly. Gawd when I read that it makes me want to spank the OP:p Good deal all the same!


    You strange fellow.
    Mascherano
    Would you really trust the torque ratings on some budget set from a low rent supermarket? Only useful for non critical torque jobs and therefore very close to useless
    kinobestew123
    ^ I agree that it isn't going to be perfect for torque critical applications but general home applications it would be very good for. The instructions say it is +/- 4% out so at 100nm the worst case is you do 96 or 104, not exactly terrible and far more accurate than guessing.

    You've not actually seen the torque wrench in person I presume, it looks and feels very well made. I know that isn't an indicator of accuracy, but i'm still happy with it considering I didn't have one before and didn't want to spend a lot of money on one.
    c.grex
    Still full price in our Aldi!

    Must be local only.
    SanToki
    Mascherano
    Would you really trust the torque ratings on some budget set from a low rent supermarket?

    Yes, having used Aldi tools on many occasions.
    In fact, it's probably fair to say I'd trust it far more so than baseless brand snobbery opinions. :p

    HTH
    tinman41
    SanToki
    Mascherano
    Would you really trust the torque ratings on some budget set from a low rent supermarket?

    Yes, having used Aldi tools on many occasions.
    In fact, it's probably fair to say I'd trust it far more so than baseless brand snobbery opinions. :p

    HTH


    Nothing worse than brand snobs
    jag007
    bought for 6.49 from the huddersfield store last wee, had loads left
    mc07
    still 15.99£ peterborough store
    Lucas_Sheffield
    It looks like a solid self-defence tool :)
    lizardman
    I was looking all over for these yesterday in Aldi and Lidl couldnt find one so ended up buying a FEMEX one for £35 :(
    GBOAF216
    Yes is cheap, BUT unless it has a calibration certificate I wouldn't use it.

    Some of these cheap torque wrenches are really quite far out - I used a similar one a few years ago and snapped a cylinder head stud through overtightening because it was so inaccurate.
    xavierseb
    Check its calibration yourself, either against a trusted tool or with a pole - secure it to the centre of gravity of the pole and hang weights off one end of the pole. 1 Nm = 1 N hung at 1 m , convert kg to N with 1 kg = 9.8 N. ( those who don't understand this method probably should not be using this tool.)
    Besford
    Mascherano
    Would you really trust the torque ratings on some budget set from a low rent supermarket? Only useful for non critical torque jobs and therefore very close to useless


    Mascherano. Still shooting your mouth off about things you really don't understand I see!
    golfho
    Still 15.99 in bidston store :-(
    Vendee
    GBOAF216
    Yes is cheap, BUT unless it has a calibration certificate I wouldn't use it.

    Some of these cheap torque wrenches are really quite far out - I used a similar one a few years ago and snapped a cylinder head stud through overtightening because it was so inaccurate.


    You wouldn't get a UKAS cal cert on something like that for less than £40 but you are right, they can be terribly inaccurate. My own one undertorques by 30% but I do have access to an Acratorque rig at work for setting mine correctly. I would guess for the home user, being able to check it for cal once every two years would suffice if they could find a friendly garage that would let them use their rig.
    lizardman
    xavierseb
    Check its calibration yourself, either against a trusted tool or with a pole - secure it to the centre of gravity of the pole and hang weights off one end of the pole. 1 Nm = 1 N hung at 1 m , convert kg to N with 1 kg = 9.8 N. ( those who don't understand this method probably should not be using this tool.)



    isn't that a form of PE?:p

    Edited By: lizardman on Nov 04, 2012 16:08

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