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Chrome vanadium, combination spanners with polished faces and recessed panel. Packed in a double blister and including a metal storage rack. Metric sizes 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19mm.
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#1
cheers - needed a set for sorting out the kids bikes :)
#2
Thanks. Needed a bigger slection than the 4 or so I had. :p
1 Like #3
Dont buy these are very very poor, I bought 2 sets a while ago when they were on offer, they are fat so no good even for general use.

Still have em and wont even give them away they that bad
#4
bashy2002
Still have em and wont even give them away they that bad


Then bin them! :) Are they poor quality, or just over-sized? I ask because the Silveline tools I've seen have been very high quality (for the price) - better than Draper and about the same as Stanley. I ask because I, much like CyDoNiA, have a tiny selection of the four or five least-used sizes of spanner :D

Edited By: zomg on May 07, 2011 16:38
2 Likes #5
Cheaps spanners = broken knuckles. Enjoy.
#6
Seen better ones in Asda and about the same price, Not sure even if i did bin them as not about, if i do will post pics, look buy em if you want but you will be disappointed then you go "cant be bothered to send back because they only cost a fiver"

"Are they poor quality, or just over-sized" both

remember the old rusty bed spanners that are massive and heavy = yes not far off what these are like

Edited By: bashy2002 on May 07, 2011 17:02
1 Like #7
Cheap tools better than no tools, I have lots of tools, some good some cheap, if the cheap 'uns do the job once they're worth the money... these are worth the money :)
banned 2 Likes #8
stealth666
Cheap tools better than no tools, I have lots of tools, some good some cheap, if the cheap 'uns do the job once they're worth the money... these are worth the money :)

Stupid attitude.
Cheap tools are worse than no tools.
3 Likes #9
Cheap tools = money wasted, job wont get done and you will possibly injure yourself. IMO cheap tools should be banned. Get decent tools, chances are if your looking at these you would be better off paying someone competant to do the job for you in the first place!
2 Likes #10
stealth666
Cheap tools better than no tools, I have lots of tools, some good some cheap, if the cheap 'uns do the job once they're worth the money... these are worth the money :)

Obviously talking out of yer 'Arris!

Use a cheap spanner and 'round off 'the nut so that even a Snap-on wont undo it.

Then tell me cheap is better than none.

That's aside from the blood and following infection.

Take it from someone that has seen people learn the hard way.
1 Like #11
Have to agree with the warnings against cheap tools, best way to ruin your hands or whatever you are working at (NEVER use a cheap screwdriver)
#12
rizla01
stealth666
Cheap tools better than no tools, I have lots of tools, some good some cheap, if the cheap 'uns do the job once they're worth the money... these are worth the money :)


Obviously talking out of yer 'Arris!

Use a cheap spanner and 'round off 'the nut so that even a Snap-on wont undo it.

Then tell me cheap is better than none.

That's aside from the blood and following infection.

Take it from someone that has seen people learn the hard way.


Its lots of fun taking a socket that is a size to small and beating it on with a hammer to try and get the rounded off nut though......
#13
Lol, the cheapest spanner I ever brought was £5 for a Britool 8mm combination spanner, last a lifetime and no bruised knuckles. I did buy two screwdrivers, ond sawgate and one philips 20years ago of market steel through handles for braeking out screws for a quid each and they are still going strong,
#14
Better than Halfords Professional................because ALL the sizes are there.
Including the 18mm which Halfords dont recognise as a size. :p
#15
Was tempted .. for the bikes, but after reading the comments, have decided against the idea.

Does anybody have a link to a good set of spanners ?

thanks
#16
Personally I would buy them and take the chance. Don't expect them to undo a badly seized nut but I would use a socket for that anyway. The spanner is only as cheap as the nut it's undoing. I have a Barco socket set with two 5mm sockets one deep and one normal. The other day the deep one fitted a nut but the other one wouldn't. Manufacturing of sockets suspect but the nut is just as likely to be out also.
These will work 99% of the time.
#17
please buy tools from RS or another reputible tool vendor!

this is one area you really shouldn't scrimp on price. either your tools will break or what you use your tools to build/fix will break
1 Like #18
Mascherano
stealth666
Cheap tools better than no tools, I have lots of tools, some good some cheap, if the cheap 'uns do the job once they're worth the money... these are worth the money :)
Stupid attitude.
Cheap tools are worse than no tools.

Stupid analogy, Like no cure is better than 'the' cure..... If you do very little in the way of mechanics, say tighten the odd nut on the nippers push bike, they are good value!
Of course your more than welcome to buy a 1000 quid roll cab if it makes you feel more special ;)
#19
Cheap tools are a waste of time and money.

Spend good money, get good tools, look after them and they'll last a lifetime.
#20
wbmkk
Was tempted .. for the bikes, but after reading the comments, have decided against the idea.

Does anybody have a link to a good set of spanners ?

thanks


http://****.co.uk/Beta-Tools-Set-15-Combination-Wrenches-Spanners-New-/350347782790?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item51925aea86
1 Like #21
I am no professional mechanic, and have only looked after my own / friends / relatives cars but have spaner sets that have lasted 20 years that i would consider budget. Is it not down to common sense, if you are trying to undo a difficult nut and the spanner is not completely snug on then dont use it. Personaly never had this from the cheap sets I have. The only time I ever had one break on me was down to my inexperience in my youth when I smacked one with a hammer to try undoing something.

Yes I would agree good quality tools speak for themselves, but there is a place for cheap ones as well.

Edited By: johnyb on May 07, 2011 19:04
1 Like #22
stealth666
wbmkk
Was tempted .. for the bikes, but after reading the comments, have decided against the idea.

Does anybody have a link to a good set of spanners ?

thanks



http://****.co.uk/Beta-Tools-Set-15-Combination-Wrenches-Spanners-New-/350347782790?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item51925aea86


27 YEARS EXPERIANCE IN THE TRADE SHARED WITH YOUoO
#23
johnyb
Yes I would agree good quality tools speak for themselves, but there is a place for cheap ones as well.

The bin!
#24
These are cheap and nasty.
#25
#26
Thanks guys still not a clue how this even got warm, All i can say is when the offer came round the first time, i thought get some because i have seen some good draper spanners but when they came i almost fell sick on how bad they were.
1 Like #27
This kind of stuff really makes me laugh on here - it's easy to say "cheap tools are worse than no tools" but it depends what you want them for and how often you use them. I buy branded when I can afford it (I work in engineering so I need a balance between quality and cost, as tools do get lost and stolen here and there so no point buying snap-on, super cheap stuff just won't last because it gets used so frequently), a cheap set like this is okay to throw in the boot of the car or for odd jobs/emergencies round the house. Something as simple as changing a bulb can require spanners on newer cars, it's gotta be cheaper to have these for odd little things like that than going to a garage or buying "quality" stuff. By the way, believe it or not, you can still hurt yourself with expensive spanners, they can still slip as nuts and bolts aren't always perfectly sized either!

It's easy to tell people to buy more expensive stuff, but we can't all buy the more expensive option in everything (well, unless we have an inexhaustible supply of money, and if we did would we be scanning the deals on here still?).
#28
Absolute pucker !!!! :p
#29
I'll stick with my King Dicks thanks!!!
:-D
#30
Lord Biddy
Spend £13 more and get a set of Draper Experts that will last you a lifetime :-)

[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FDraper-68234-11-Piece-Combination-Spanner%2Fdp%2FB0001KA0CM%2Fref%3Dsr_1_4%3Fs%3Ddiy%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1304794944%26sr%3D1-4]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-68234-11-Piece-Combination-Spanner/dp/B0001KA0CM/ref=sr_1_4?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1304794944&sr=1-4[/url]
They will cost more than £13 more as 2 sizes are missing.
9mm and 16mm
Can't really be called a "set" if there are "holes" in it.
Sorry
#31
The dogs dangleys then ? (_;)
1 Like #32
Could put them in a bag, and use as a scuplture of the wife's face?
3 Likes #33
Been a mechanic for close to 50 years, have read this debate with interest and would like to pass the following comments:

1. A bad workman always blames his tools.
2. Always try to buy the best tools that you can afford, look after them and they will pay for themselves.
3. Good quality tools cost more, feel better, last longer but if your braking spanners and hammering on sockets then your doing something wrong to begin with.....
4. Even good quality spanners / sockets have a shelf life, I have spanners in my box from when I was an apprentice at 15, but likewise I have binned a few over the years too.......
5. I have never known a good mechanic that doesnt have chunks out of his knuckles, hands, etc, you just get used to it. Makes no difference if you buy halfords or snap on, it happens all the same.

My best advice is that if you want this to fix the kids bikes, they will do the business. If you want them to last a year crawling underneath your car then buying something a bit better is the way to go.

You pays your money, you takes your choice. These will be fit for purpose if your fixing a bike, but equally one of those cheap multi bike spanners will do the same.

My recommendation would be to look at Teng Tools as a cheaper equivalent to Snap On, (which are over priced in my opinion for what you get). Teng have a lifetime guarantee and are a good bit cheaper.

Ps. the draper experiences mentioned earlier are a good starter set:

Link to a nice set of Tengs, but you have to weight up usage with cost:

http://www.teng.co.uk/6515mma-teng-15-pce-5.5-19-met-combination-spanner-set_54500_pd.asp

Edited By: billoldmechanic on May 08, 2011 09:44: Missed a bit
#34
billoldmechanic
Link to a nice set of Tengs, but you have to weight up usage with cost:

http://www.teng.co.uk/6515mma-teng-15-pce-5.5-19-met-combination-spanner-set_54500_pd.asp


That's a good price for a lovely set. I'm going to buy them. Cheers, mysterious, anonymous mechanic man!
#35
Mascherano
stealth666
Cheap tools better than no tools, I have lots of tools, some good some cheap, if the cheap 'uns do the job once they're worth the money... these are worth the money :)

Stupid attitude.
Cheap tools are worse than no tools.


Even more stupid. To illustrate a case in point I needed to adjust the TV aerial at a remote caravan last weeked. I didn't have any spanners with me but next door produced a crappy old 10mm spanner which looked just like a pound shop one, all the printing on it very rough and almost illegible.

It loosened and tightened the nuts with ease.

See?
#36
Lord Biddy
Spend £13 more and get a set of Draper Experts that will last you a lifetime :-)

[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FDraper-68234-11-Piece-Combination-Spanner%2Fdp%2FB0001KA0CM%2Fref%3Dsr_1_4%3Fs%3Ddiy%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1304794944%26sr%3D1-4]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-68234-11-Piece-Combination-Spanner/dp/B0001KA0CM/ref=sr_1_4?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1304794944&sr=1-4[/url]


They're actually £22 delivered, so £17 more but that's beside the point. This deal is aimed at those who might occasionally need a spanner around the house, in which case spending any more would be a waste.
#37
deek72
Mascherano
stealth666
Cheap tools better than no tools, I have lots of tools, some good some cheap, if the cheap 'uns do the job once they're worth the money... these are worth the money :)
Stupid attitude.
Cheap tools are worse than no tools.

Even more stupid. To illustrate a case in point I needed to adjust the TV aerial at a remote caravan last weeked. I didn't have any spanners with me but next door produced a crappy old 10mm spanner which looked just like a pound shop one, all the printing on it very rough and almost illegible.

It loosened and tightened the nuts with ease.

See?
Some folk won't see sense m8.
I've had some clowns telling me chicken can't be cooked well in a microwave.
Evem though I've been doing it for over 20 years. (_;)
banned#38
billoldmechanic
Been a mechanic for close to 50 years, have read this debate with interest and would like to pass the following comments:

LOL, how could you have read it with interest when you posted your comment immediately after joining.

Are you really so sad enough you have to create a new ID to re-enforce something you said on your other ID earlier. ;)
#39
Cheap tools = Stupid comments
#40
Halfords professional range all the way. Great value, lifetime guarantee.

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