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B&Q - Torq Socket Set 235 Piece - £24.98 (Instore)

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5y, 6m agoFound 5 years, 6 months ago
Saw this in Sheffield (Queens Road) B&Q yesterday although it is on the website so I'm sure its nationwide

It's a really nice set. Not sure on the quality. I very nearly bought it except I don't have space for it.

There is a similar set selling in Halfords (on offer) for £45.

I might be going back tonight and will find space at home!

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?isSearch=true&fh_search=Torq+Socket+Set+235+Piece+&x=29&y=13


http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?isSearch=true&fh_search=235&x=0&y=0
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#3
Thanks - I cant seem to add the direct link
#4
Direct Link

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?isSearch=true&fh_search=235&x=0&y=0

Edited By: IanPar on Feb 28, 2011 10:28
#5
Apparantly made by the same maker but made cheaper than the Halfords one.http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_728767_langId_-1_categoryId_165572



VERY similar in looks but seriously, £25 quid for all that??

Sounds like Blackspur quality.

Edited By: rizla01 on Feb 28, 2011 11:10
#6
Bloody hell, for 25 nicker I might have a punt!!
#7
Good gift for someone (with the case an all) But most of the tools look pretty similar to those that you would find in a £10 toolset with a smaller case?
#8
bought a set today. not bad for £25 as i think the case alone is worth that. only time will tell if it was worth it.
#9
thanks -heat added ;)
#10
Terrible ratchet... Id stay clear. You get what you pay for tho i guess.
5 Likes #11
Hmm. Torque is cheap.
#12
Tempted to get this.
#13
Just ordered one thanks.

Just a note, Im sure this kit isnt the best of quality, but at 25 quid is it really an issue? Just to note the Halfords one was 99 quid and half price when it was posted on HUKD. I almost went for it at that price but glad i didnt as Ive now saved another 25 quid.
#14
the halfords one isnt the same
different set of tools
#15
singhster
Hmm. Torque is cheap.

Worst pun I've seen this week - but still had me laughing. Thanks for the tummy tickler.
#16
Colscoob
Just ordered one thanks.

Just a note, Im sure this kit isnt the best of quality, but at 25 quid is it really an issue? Just to note the Halfords one was 99 quid and half price when it was posted on HUKD. I almost went for it at that price but glad i didnt as Ive now saved another 25 quid.


Wait until you get a siezed bolt and the ratchet or socket gives way /snaps and you ram your fingers full force into some cold hard metal, then you will learn your lesson (or you might think you did something wrong and try again at a different time on a different bolt until you have no skin on your knuckles left and finally learn your lesson ;) ) and realise this is a false economy.

Or alternatively, strip the head on the socket and the bolt at the same time, and have to either buy some expensive extractors, or drill bits, or give up altogether and get someone else to do it for you.

Either way, cheap tools are bad, with these for anything more than a near loose bolt you might aswell throw chocolate at it.

Good luck :)
#17
I'm sure the quality is pants, but for £25 for occasional use its got to be ok....
#18
Soulreape
Colscoob
Just ordered one thanks.

Just a note, Im sure this kit isnt the best of quality, but at 25 quid is it really an issue? Just to note the Halfords one was 99 quid and half price when it was posted on HUKD. I almost went for it at that price but glad i didnt as Ive now saved another 25 quid.


Wait until you get a siezed bolt and the ratchet or socket gives way /snaps and you ram your fingers full force into some cold hard metal, then you will learn your lesson (or you might think you did something wrong and try again at a different time on a different bolt until you have no skin on your knuckles left and finally learn your lesson ;) ) and realise this is a false economy.

Or alternatively, strip the head on the socket and the bolt at the same time, and have to either buy some expensive extractors, or drill bits, or give up altogether and get someone else to do it for you.

Either way, cheap tools are bad, with these for anything more than a near loose bolt you might aswell throw chocolate at it.

Good luck :)


Bit extreme.
#19
mccririck
Soulreape
Colscoob
Just ordered one thanks.Just a note, Im sure this kit isnt the best of quality, but at 25 quid is it really an issue? Just to note the Halfords one was 99 quid and half price when it was posted on HUKD. I almost went for it at that price but glad i didnt as Ive now saved another 25 quid.
Wait until you get a siezed bolt and the ratchet or socket gives way /snaps and you ram your fingers full force into some cold hard metal, then you will learn your lesson (or you might think you did something wrong and try again at a different time on a different bolt until you have no skin on your knuckles left and finally learn your lesson ;) ) and realise this is a false economy.Or alternatively, strip the head on the socket and the bolt at the same time, and have to either buy some expensive extractors, or drill bits, or give up altogether and get someone else to do it for you.Either way, cheap tools are bad, with these for anything more than a near loose bolt you might aswell throw chocolate at it.Good luck :)
Bit extreme.

Not at all. He is spot on. The cheapest tools u should buy if you going to actually use them are the halfords pro range. Great value for good quality.
#20
Hot, Thanks
#21
singhster
Hmm. Torque is cheap.

beat me to it lolol
#22
torque the torque, now walk the walk ............. to B&Q
#23
Tyranicus66
mccririck
Soulreape
Colscoob
Just ordered one thanks.Just a note, Im sure this kit isnt the best of quality, but at 25 quid is it really an issue? Just to note the Halfords one was 99 quid and half price when it was posted on HUKD. I almost went for it at that price but glad i didnt as Ive now saved another 25 quid.
Wait until you get a siezed bolt and the ratchet or socket gives way /snaps and you ram your fingers full force into some cold hard metal, then you will learn your lesson (or you might think you did something wrong and try again at a different time on a different bolt until you have no skin on your knuckles left and finally learn your lesson ;) ) and realise this is a false economy.Or alternatively, strip the head on the socket and the bolt at the same time, and have to either buy some expensive extractors, or drill bits, or give up altogether and get someone else to do it for you.Either way, cheap tools are bad, with these for anything more than a near loose bolt you might aswell throw chocolate at it.Good luck :)
Bit extreme.
Not at all. He is spot on. The cheapest tools u should buy if you going to actually use them are the halfords pro range. Great value for good quality.

I have to agree to a certain degree, these will be light duty tools only. But anyone using hand tools regularly will know this already, and will have a quality set. For light domestic use this is a cracking set, but i would also add that you'll only use a handful of the included tools. Handy to have though if you can't or don't want to pay a little more for the afore mentioned Halfords Pro sets. Which again i agree with you, they are a great starting place for a kean amateur that enjoys keeping his/her knuckles intact.
2 Likes #24
buy cheap, buy twice. have to agree with above comments. I have the scars on my knuckles haha
#25
Great price for a basic "at home" tool kit :)
#26
I would agree with the others that have posted...

If you dont have a set and want one for emergencies or changing a car battery once every 3 years... go for it. If you plan on using then as once every 8 or so weeks (let alone more regularly) buy the halfords pro stuff. YES its more expensive, but it will save SOOOO much aggro!

As with other posters I have had some nasty hurts from cheap tools, and ratchets can also cause some nasty pulls or tears should they give way suddenly that take literally weeks or even a couple of months to heal! i.e. dont expect it to take your body weight or an extension bar!

Whereas, having tested a lot of tools to failure, I am very pleased at the quality of the prementioned halford pro range, somehow, Ive not broken anything... which is very impressive for me indeed!

My pro set was half price @ 99.99, and has lasted me about 3-4 years so far, and tyo put it in perspective I would expect this one to last me 6-9 months before the ratchets were knackered. So it was an investment really!
#27
Tempted for the case alone, as I could swap out a lot of the tools with better stuff I already have.
#28
Quite simple

I buy cheap (er) tools for the occasional use and top quality for those I use everyday. I accept that a cheap tool may have issues\break\be poor quality but better to have the tool when you need it than be unable to at least attempt the job.

Got to be worth a pop at that price. Hot

Dave
#29
what size head do the sockets have on them? Looks like 3/8?
#30
I reserved 2 yesterday, one for me and one for a mate, got a phone call at 8.30 this morning saying that the website was wrong and they hadn't got any left. (Halesowen store).

Edited By: Rich_UK on Mar 07, 2011 10:47
#31
I just reserved one from Stevenage, I have most of these bits anyway but it will sit on top of my trolley nicely!
#32
Looks very similar to the Halfords one!
#33
Stafford let me reserve one, but it got sold before they managed to get it off the shelf! There are plenty around Stoke though, 6 at etruria and 8 at Meir IIRC.
#34
So I'm a quality snob in everyday conversation, but when no-one is looking, I dive into poundstretcher and buy all my boxes.

My entire toolkit is built from 'good deals' and in some cases 'value' solutions. I've had a few failures, true, but with that in mind I reserved one of these as it looked like a handy 'back-up' solution.

However when I saw it on display I decided not to collect. The screwdrivers look like the shafts will come free from the soft plastric handles at the first stiff screw and the pliers were made from that horrible 'shiney' materials that you know will bend if forced.

I have voted this hot as there is no getting away from the fact that this is geat value for money and the box itself seemed pretty good, I've seen worse 'empty' boxes selling for money. However my 'back-up plan' has fallen by the wayside as I dont think these tools would last any time and after having spent too much time on HUKD I really dont need another toolbox.

HOT deal none-the-less, just not for me.
#35
Bought 2 yesterday thanks
#36
Reserved a set at North Shields and when i went to collect they had none,15 mile round trip too for nothing.
Tossers!!
#37
hubby bought 1 this morning (after only going in for sanding disks!!!!) and it seems fine for use at home -obviously if you need tools for work to use every day you would invest in better quality ones but just for use at home its fine :)

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