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Challenge Xtreme 75 Piece Socket and Wrench Set £8.99 @ Argos

£8.99 @ Argos
This was posted 2 months ago at £14.99. Argos have now dropped the price further to £8.99. I checked Argos for stock, I checked Liverpool, London, Leeds, Hull and Aberdeen for stock. Some stores ha… Read More
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2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago
This was posted 2 months ago at £14.99. Argos have now dropped the price further to £8.99.

I checked Argos for stock, I checked Liverpool, London, Leeds, Hull and Aberdeen for stock. Some stores had it available straight away, some would be click and collect in 4-5 days.

This is a mixture of metric and imperial sizes. Enlarge the photo, you will see both sizes marked.
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1 Like #1
OK for the price, keep it in the boot/house, not really for serious stuff though.:p
#2
Great deal but seems to be out of stock and unavailable everywhere in Bolton/Manchester area.
1 Like #3
Thanks, can't grumble at this price, ordered.
#4
[quote=mriceman1974]Great deal but seems to be out of stock and unavailable everywhere in Bolton/Manchester area.[/quote

I'm not sure why you can't get it, as others say click and collect in 4-5 days. This means its being moved from another branch or warehouse.
1 Like #5
Thanks, managed to order for click and collect this morning. Should arrive next week
#6
great deal ordered thanks
#7
ordered in in Doncaster ;)
#8
Argos post reviews in order of best first - scroll to the end to see the poorer ones. Looks like it's what you might expect for such a low price.
#9
These will be lower quality tools, but perfectly adequate for small jobs around the house, garage, car or bike and a bargain at this price (normally just a 3/8" ratchet driver alone would cost more than this - although it might be a little bit better at that price).
There will be lots of commentators saying this is rubbish to follow, but they will be wrong as long as one has reasonable expectations of this kit.
I have voted hot, this is a bargain for a low-end tool kit.
#10
Does anyone have the URL for the Argos stock checker, I cant find it but it was great
#11
OOS everywhere I looked.
#12
Thanks just ordered for collection
#13
othen

There will be lots of commentators saying this is rubbish to follow,

That will be because it is rubbish...
#14
HerWorseHalf
othen

There will be lots of commentators saying this is rubbish to follow,
That will be because it is rubbish...

At £8.99, what do you expect snap-on? The pliers are around £2 for a cheap pair. So when you add in all the rest of the tools, its not a bad price for the occasional non-pro use.
#15
Looks like a nice wholesome set with most things you would need. Wonder what the quality of the bits are like?
#16
toorkish
Looks like a nice wholesome set with most things you would need. Wonder what the quality of the bits are like?
I keep one of these sets in the boot of my summer car (it is a 20 year old Saab convertible - so sometimes things go a little bit wrong). The set is perfect for that use, just enough tools to get me home (well, the Saab has never actually let me down, but it has been useful to have a few tools more than the supplied ones).
Your question was about the quality of the bits. Well, they are okay, it is a real advantage having a good selection of driver bits (particularly on the Saab, which is full of Torx fasteners), having a bit that fits properly is the most important thing. The bits feel a little flimsy, but I've never had one fail or round off an internal slot, so they are at least adequate.
I hope that helps, for occasional use this little tool set is an absolute bargain for the money.
#17
peter1969uk
HerWorseHalf
othen

There will be lots of commentators saying this is rubbish to follow,
That will be because it is rubbish...
At £8.99, what do you expect snap-on? The pliers are around £2 for a cheap pair. So when you add in all the rest of the tools, its not a bad price for the occasional non-pro use.
This is sensible, and (again with respect) HerWorseHalf's comment was unsubstantiated and... just plain silly. I don't know why, but whenever there are discussions about tools on HUKD someone always says whatever is being discussed is rubbish, and advocates something else costing 8 times as much (which will probably be better, but many readers may not need better).
As long as buyers understand they are getting a lower end tool kit at an outstanding price, and don't expect Snap-On (or even Halfords professional) quality (and who would for £9?) they will not be disappointed.
#18
othen
peter1969uk
HerWorseHalf
othen

There will be lots of commentators saying this is rubbish to follow,
That will be because it is rubbish...
At £8.99, what do you expect snap-on? The pliers are around £2 for a cheap pair. So when you add in all the rest of the tools, its not a bad price for the occasional non-pro use.
This is sensible, and (again with respect) HerWorseHalf's comment was unsubstantiated and... just plain silly. I don't know why, but whenever there are discussions about tools on HUKD someone always says whatever is being discussed is rubbish, and advocates something else costing 8 times as much (which will probably be better, but many readers may not need better).
As long as buyers understand they are getting a lower end tool kit at an outstanding price, and don't expect Snap-On (or even Halfords professional) quality (and who would for £9?) they will not be disappointed.

You'll have noticed that I didn't comment on the value, just stated that they were rubbish, which they are. If someone is aware of this, and decides to purchase anyway, that's up to them. The trouble is that most people aren't aware of the limitations of such tools, and easily push them past their limits, at which point they can bend, break, damage what you're using them on, and sometimes the user as well.

I also didn't advocate anything, and am certainly not in awe of the Snap-On label, but if anyone asked for a recommendation for a cheap tool set I would suggest a basic socket set, spanner set and pliers from Lidl for example, which would come to around £25. Yes, it's more, but would cover a greater range of sizes and be a significant increase in quality.

But as they say, you pays your money and you takes your choice...
#19
HerWorseHalf
othen
peter1969uk
HerWorseHalf
othen

There will be lots of commentators saying this is rubbish to follow,
That will be because it is rubbish...
At £8.99, what do you expect snap-on? The pliers are around £2 for a cheap pair. So when you add in all the rest of the tools, its not a bad price for the occasional non-pro use.
This is sensible, and (again with respect) HerWorseHalf's comment was unsubstantiated and... just plain silly. I don't know why, but whenever there are discussions about tools on HUKD someone always says whatever is being discussed is rubbish, and advocates something else costing 8 times as much (which will probably be better, but many readers may not need better).
As long as buyers understand they are getting a lower end tool kit at an outstanding price, and don't expect Snap-On (or even Halfords professional) quality (and who would for £9?) they will not be disappointed.
You'll have noticed that I didn't comment on the value, just stated that they were rubbish, which they are. If someone is aware of this, and decides to purchase anyway, that's up to them. The trouble is that most people aren't aware of the limitations of such tools, and easily push them past their limits, at which point they can bend, break, damage what you're using them on, and sometimes the user as well.
I also didn't advocate anything, and am certainly not in awe of the Snap-On label, but if anyone asked for a recommendation for a cheap tool set I would suggest a basic socket set, spanner set and pliers from Lidl for example, which would come to around £25. Yes, it's more, but would cover a greater range of sizes and be a significant increase in quality.
But as they say, you pays your money and you takes your choice...
My view is substantiated by owning and using this kit (see the note about having it as an emergency outfit in my old Saab above), yours is based on ... nothing except prejudice, but this is not worth arguing about. We will have to agree to disagree.
1 Like #20
othen
HerWorseHalf
othen
peter1969uk
HerWorseHalf
othen

There will be lots of commentators saying this is rubbish to follow,
That will be because it is rubbish...
At £8.99, what do you expect snap-on? The pliers are around £2 for a cheap pair. So when you add in all the rest of the tools, its not a bad price for the occasional non-pro use.
This is sensible, and (again with respect) HerWorseHalf's comment was unsubstantiated and... just plain silly. I don't know why, but whenever there are discussions about tools on HUKD someone always says whatever is being discussed is rubbish, and advocates something else costing 8 times as much (which will probably be better, but many readers may not need better).
As long as buyers understand they are getting a lower end tool kit at an outstanding price, and don't expect Snap-On (or even Halfords professional) quality (and who would for £9?) they will not be disappointed.
You'll have noticed that I didn't comment on the value, just stated that they were rubbish, which they are. If someone is aware of this, and decides to purchase anyway, that's up to them. The trouble is that most people aren't aware of the limitations of such tools, and easily push them past their limits, at which point they can bend, break, damage what you're using them on, and sometimes the user as well.
I also didn't advocate anything, and am certainly not in awe of the Snap-On label, but if anyone asked for a recommendation for a cheap tool set I would suggest a basic socket set, spanner set and pliers from Lidl for example, which would come to around £25. Yes, it's more, but would cover a greater range of sizes and be a significant increase in quality.
But as they say, you pays your money and you takes your choice...
My view is substantiated by owning and using this kit (see the note about having it as an emergency outfit in my old Saab above), yours is based on ... nothing except prejudice, but this is not worth arguing about. We will have to agree to disagree.

My opinion is based on earning my living using tools for more than 30 years, so far more than prejudice. I have owned and used such tools, and am well aware of the quality, or lack thereof. Yes, they're very cheap, and sometimes any tool is better than no tool, and if you're happy with that level of quality, great. I'm not telling you or anyone else what to do.
#21
othen
HerWorseHalf
othen
peter1969uk
HerWorseHalf
othen

There will be lots of commentators saying this is rubbish to follow,
That will be because it is rubbish...
At £8.99, what do you expect snap-on? The pliers are around £2 for a cheap pair. So when you add in all the rest of the tools, its not a bad price for the occasional non-pro use.
This is sensible, and (again with respect) HerWorseHalf's comment was unsubstantiated and... just plain silly. I don't know why, but whenever there are discussions about tools on HUKD someone always says whatever is being discussed is rubbish, and advocates something else costing 8 times as much (which will probably be better, but many readers may not need better).
As long as buyers understand they are getting a lower end tool kit at an outstanding price, and don't expect Snap-On (or even Halfords professional) quality (and who would for £9?) they will not be disappointed.
You'll have noticed that I didn't comment on the value, just stated that they were rubbish, which they are. If someone is aware of this, and decides to purchase anyway, that's up to them. The trouble is that most people aren't aware of the limitations of such tools, and easily push them past their limits, at which point they can bend, break, damage what you're using them on, and sometimes the user as well.
I also didn't advocate anything, and am certainly not in awe of the Snap-On label, but if anyone asked for a recommendation for a cheap tool set I would suggest a basic socket set, spanner set and pliers from Lidl for example, which would come to around £25. Yes, it's more, but would cover a greater range of sizes and be a significant increase in quality.
But as they say, you pays your money and you takes your choice...
My view is substantiated by owning and using this kit (see the note about having it as an emergency outfit in my old Saab above), yours is based on ... nothing except prejudice, but this is not worth arguing about. We will have to agree to disagree.

I sort of agree with HerWorseHalf. For the price you get a lot of tools for the money, but I learnt years ago that doesn't mean they are good value. I would prefer to spend a fiver or so from ebay for a half decent ratchet, well by half decent I mean better than this, then buy a few sockets that are common and you might need to use for a breakdown or light repairs. I mean, if your car is metric then why would you want 14 imperial sockets?
Pliers are £1 in poundland, as are a set of screwdriver bits, which are as good (or bad depending on which way you look at it) as these, and I imagine most people already have pliers anyway.
Anyway not wanting to argue, just giving my point of view :)
1 Like #22
julieallen
othen
HerWorseHalf
othen
peter1969uk
HerWorseHalf
othen

There will be lots of commentators saying this is rubbish to follow,
That will be because it is rubbish...
At £8.99, what do you expect snap-on? The pliers are around £2 for a cheap pair. So when you add in all the rest of the tools, its not a bad price for the occasional non-pro use.
This is sensible, and (again with respect) HerWorseHalf's comment was unsubstantiated and... just plain silly. I don't know why, but whenever there are discussions about tools on HUKD someone always says whatever is being discussed is rubbish, and advocates something else costing 8 times as much (which will probably be better, but many readers may not need better).
As long as buyers understand they are getting a lower end tool kit at an outstanding price, and don't expect Snap-On (or even Halfords professional) quality (and who would for £9?) they will not be disappointed.
You'll have noticed that I didn't comment on the value, just stated that they were rubbish, which they are. If someone is aware of this, and decides to purchase anyway, that's up to them. The trouble is that most people aren't aware of the limitations of such tools, and easily push them past their limits, at which point they can bend, break, damage what you're using them on, and sometimes the user as well.
I also didn't advocate anything, and am certainly not in awe of the Snap-On label, but if anyone asked for a recommendation for a cheap tool set I would suggest a basic socket set, spanner set and pliers from Lidl for example, which would come to around £25. Yes, it's more, but would cover a greater range of sizes and be a significant increase in quality.
But as they say, you pays your money and you takes your choice...
My view is substantiated by owning and using this kit (see the note about having it as an emergency outfit in my old Saab above), yours is based on ... nothing except prejudice, but this is not worth arguing about. We will have to agree to disagree.
I sort of agree with HerWorseHalf. For the price you get a lot of tools for the money, but I learnt years ago that doesn't mean they are good value. I would prefer to spend a fiver or so from ebay for a half decent ratchet, well by half decent I mean better than this, then buy a few sockets that are common and you might need to use for a breakdown or light repairs. I mean, if your car is metric then why would you want 14 imperial sockets?
Pliers are £1 in poundland, as are a set of screwdriver bits, which are as good (or bad depending on which way you look at it) as these, and I imagine most people already have pliers anyway.
Anyway not wanting to argue, just giving my point of view :)
I think we are all right in our own ways - indeed I think HerWorseHalf is dead right when he says that any tool is better than no tool (or perhaps trying to use a Leatherman knife). I take Julieallen's point about surplus imperial sockets and spanners as well (unless you happen to be fixing a Suffolk Punch lawnmower of course!).
:-)
Let's leave it there :-)

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