Aldi Torque Wrench 1/2" Drive, 3 Sockets and Mini Extension Bar Was £15.99 Now £7.00 - HotUKDeals
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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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#1
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 .
#2
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
#3
just paid £25 for my socket set...Fail!:(
2 Likes #4
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!
1 Like #5
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.
banned#6
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
1 Like #7
^ 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.
1 Like #8
Still full price in our Aldi!

Must be local only.
banned 4 Likes #9
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
#10
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
#11
bought for 6.49 from the huddersfield store last wee, had loads left
#12
still 15.99£ peterborough store
#13
It looks like a solid self-defence tool :)
#14
I was looking all over for these yesterday in Aldi and Lidl couldnt find one so ended up buying a FEMEX one for £35 :(
#15
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.
#16
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.)
1 Like #17
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!
#18
Still 15.99 in bidston store :-(
#19
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.
#20
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
#21
Should be ok if you untension it to zero after every use.
I bought mine at full price and am well pleased. Voted hot if you can find one.
There are always naysayers maybe we'll get an item about using supermarket fuel to get to Aldi?

Edited By: oxter on Nov 04, 2012 16:11
#22
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

For the purpose for which it's clearly being sold, i.e. wheel nuts, then yes I would since they aren't particularly critical, and this is going to be far better than leaning on the end of a big breaker bar.. I might have some concerns about using this at the lower end of it's torque range where many of these cheaper brands can be inaccurate.
banned#23
Well I wouldnt let any of you near my car. Clueless
2 Likes #24
Mascherano
Well I wouldnt let any of you near my car. Clueless

Well we've been near your car and it's paintless! Tactless
1 Like #25
Mascherano
Well I wouldnt let any of you near my car. Clueless

Claiming you can drive now? Wow!
#26
We bought five of these cheap (<£30) for use on a ship so that the two expensive ones wouldn't get trashed. We had a torque analyser on board to ensure the expensive ones were spot on before use. These cheap ones were fine - they met and exceeded specs.
banned#27
cybergibbons
We bought five of these cheap (<£30) for use on a ship so that the two expensive ones wouldn't get trashed. We had a torque analyser on board to ensure the expensive ones were spot on before use. These cheap ones were fine - they met and exceeded specs.
What ship was that the Costa Concordia?
They werent these wrenches and how wide were your specs
2 Likes #28
Hi everyone, my first deal so please go lightly.


Auto cold vote.
#29
@Jag007

Was that the Waterloo store? I can never remember which are Aldi's and which are Lidl's.....
#30
Mascherano
cybergibbons
We bought five of these cheap (<£30) for use on a ship so that the two expensive ones wouldn't get trashed. We had a torque analyser on board to ensure the expensive ones were spot on before use. These cheap ones were fine - they met and exceeded specs.
What ship was that the Costa Concordia?
They werent these wrenches and how wide were your specs

The specs were those of the torque wrench, what else would they be?
#31
Biker Jeff
Hi everyone, my first deal so please go lightly.

Auto cold vote.

Haha, yeah ok, I should never have bothered with that, I take it back.

I guess I was just pointing out a bit that i'd been around for 2 years or so and this was my first deal. Just wanted it to be considered a good deal as I thought it was.

Good luck to everyone trying to get one.
1 Like #32
Biker Jeff
Hi everyone, my first deal so please go lightly.


Auto cold vote.

voted hot to cancel an idiot
#33
Didn't really vote cold..... but will do now to cancel the vote of an idiot with no sense of humour.
#34
Biker Jeff
Didn't really vote cold..... but will do now to cancel the vote of an idiot with no sense of humour.

oh you big fibber
its a hot deal so i voted hot for that also but you were abusive of the voting system and should have your privileges revoked i have never been so disgusted!
GOOD DAY TO YOU!
#35
Chuckle.
banned#36
cybergibbons
Mascherano
cybergibbons
We bought five of these cheap (<£30) for use on a ship so that the two expensive ones wouldn't get trashed. We had a torque analyser on board to ensure the expensive ones were spot on before use. These cheap ones were fine - they met and exceeded specs.
What ship was that the Costa Concordia?
They werent these wrenches and how wide were your specs

The specs were those of the torque wrench, what else would they be?
I dont think you understand the question or the concept of acceptable performance specs
Now I'm sure it was the Costa Concordia
#37
They are sold as complying to ISO6789. The specs in the manual state this and states the limits.

All 5 easily exceeded the requirements of ISO6789.

What more do you want to know? If people aren't understanding your questions, it's likely because you aren't clear.

Edited By: cybergibbons on Nov 05, 2012 20:46
#38
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.
#39
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.
#40
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.

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