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anyone who has used these know's just how good they are!!! been using them myself for the last 10+ years!!! Halfords Advanced Professional 33 Piece Ratchet Spanner Set is metric and features a rapid action with no need to remove & re-position the spanner.
WAS £89.99
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Consists of the following sizes
8mm,9mm,10mm,11mm
12mm,13mm,14mm,15mm
16mm,17mm,18mm,19mm
1/4 bit adaptor & 20 assorted bits
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#1
PIC? LOL:thumbsup:
#2
I've got a single combi spanner (10/11mm) that cost £20 so this is a good price:lol: Question is, how many teeth on the ratchet....
#3
I have these and seeing where they come from really not bad and even better at this price too. Not broken one yet:-D
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#4
john-sussex
I have these and seeing where they come from really not bad and even better at this price too. Not broken one yet:-D
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Whats even better is the professional range has a lifetime guarantee, so even if you did break it you get a new one on the spot.

Halfords professional series tools are really of very good quality. I've used many tools including snap-on and i rank these up there with the best of them, and for the price i dont think they can be beaten.

Ratchet spanners/Rat Rings are handy bits of kit !!

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BFM
#5
[QUOTE=BurningFeetMan]Whats even better is the professional range has a lifetime guarantee, so even if you did break it you get a new one on the spot.

only if you have the receipt :thumbsup:
#6
Anyone Know How To Put Picture On??
#7
mark333;4316434
[quote=BurningFeetMan;4316373]Whats even better is the professional range has a lifetime guarantee, so even if you did break it you get a new one on the spot.

only if you have the receipt :thumbsup:


... And it's not the ratchet that breaks ;-)
(see Q&A of item for details)
banned#8
oh god I want these so much!
#10
lee_doyle;4316486
Anyone Know How To Put Picture On??

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5884/halfordsratchetsetnz8.jpg

:thumbsup:
#11
Good post Heat added:thumbsup:
#12
5 Piece Gear Wrench/Ratchet Set
£13. 59 each
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"][SIZE="3"]Aldi[/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR]
Quicker to use than a conventional spanner and particularly handy in tighter, more confined spaces.
8, 10, 13, 14, 17mm
Wrench: 45 teeth, 8° fine toothing, chrome-plated and polished
http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/01_09_week_05/Product_detail_Wk0509T27.jpg
http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/58_8702.htm
:thumbsup:
#13
i think this is there normal price, have bought two sets recently- good value but don't think they were ever at the rrp
#14
Somehow i dont think the ALDI rat rings will stand up to any sort of 'proper' job. Good for general DIY i guess though.

Didnt realise the warranty didnt cover the ratchet mechanism?? Im sure a lot of their staff dont know that either ;)

And im sure you could get a replacement without a receipt as its a straight swap, again, dependant on who you talk to though :)

BFM
#15
BurningFeetMan
Somehow i dont think the ALDI rat rings will stand up to any sort of 'proper' job. Good for general DIY i guess though.


I've got a set and they're good, but not enough size range, hence the lower price:thumbsup:
#16
Ratchet mechanism is certainlty not guaranteed.

Had the set for a couple of months and it wore out. (Must have been faulty though, as I have 6 Halfords ratchets in all, and the others have lasted me years)

Made me go home and bring the whole toolbox! showed it them and then they said wasnt covered. Luckily replacement parts were only £4.

But as I bought the replacement mechanism, I noticed it said on their lifetime guarantee!!!! SO I had a right old go at them. I was like you just said it wasnt covered (I knew it wasnt but didnt say this in writing in store)

He just said its only if it breaks prematurely, I said surely 2 months is premature for a lifetime guarantee. He had no answer, and I wouldnt be bothered over £4.

Also wonder how they will treat worn out screwdriver bits???
#17
I bought these exact same spanners in Halfords (minus the gimmick bits) on offer for £32 three years ago.

There's NO WAY this set was ever selling at £90 and that's a fact, because I'm a regular down my local Halfords.

Voted COLD.
#18
devils_advicate
He just said its only if it breaks prematurely, I said surely 2 months is premature for a lifetime guarantee. He had no answer, and I wouldnt be bothered over £4.


Should have taken them to court, or at least threatened it. Obviously not of 'merchantable' quality.
#19
Same, i have only ever seen these going for £40-50 max! Personally i wouldnt go for these, I know i can get them for similar price, but far more selection is sizes from 10 - 24mm in each mm size!

Problem with spanners like these are that you cant tap them with a hammer due ratchet mechanism, , although they are ideal for undoing bolts that you know can be loosened easy via hand! But its rare that these spanners get used as you can over tighten nuts and bolts with them!
#20
Before xmas they were at £69. Good deal. heat added.
#21
*cobra*;4317830
I bought these exact same spanners in Halfords (minus the gimmick bits) on offer for £32 three years ago.

There's NO WAY this set was ever selling at £90 and that's a fact, because I'm a regular down my local Halfords.

Voted COLD.


What 'gimmick bits'?
#22
DaveC81
What 'gimmick bits'?


The 'gimmick' 1/4 bit adaptor & 20 assorted bits - a couple of quid in B&Q would buy you them.

What need are they in a spanner set, other than to make a potential buyer believe they're getting a bargain when it's advertised as a 32 piece set.

In reality it's a 12 piece spanner set - no more and no less.
#23
PilchY
Same, i have only ever seen these going for £40-50 max! Personally i wouldnt go for these, I know i can get them for similar price, but far more selection is sizes from 10 - 24mm in each mm size!

Problem with spanners like these are that you cant tap them with a hammer due ratchet mechanism, , although they are ideal for undoing bolts that you know can be loosened easy via hand! But its rare that these spanners get used as you can over tighten nuts and bolts with them!


Overtighen? Really? There's an old saying that a bad workman always blames his tools. I can't see how you'd honestly overtighten anything with these more than you would with any other spanner.

I have a set of these and they seem to be very good. I run a boat hire yard and these are in constant use around the workshop. The lifetime guarantee is the bit that sways me - sure, i can get lesser tools for much less and, it's true that if I drop one in the drink I've not lost much. But if I break a lesser tool, I've probably lost all the skin off my knuckles too and am destined for a difficult couple of weeks. Therefore, the better quality tools are my choice.
#24
I bought this set a couple of years ago for £39.99.

It wasn't on any kind of offer whatsoever, so unless they bumped the price up so they could reduce it, it's not worth the £90 quoted.

It didn't include the small box of bits, but doubt they're worth £50.

I do think this set is worth £40 though, I've used it countless times & it's great for getting to those hard to reach bolts that are stuck behind something in the engine bay.
#25
Hold on a minute - mine are slightly different to the ones in the picture.

The ratchet bit flips over as well, so you can angle the spanner for the awkward ones.

Surely that would make them worth more than these?
#26
devils_advicate
Ratchet mechanism is certainlty not guaranteed.

Had the set for a couple of months and it wore out. (Must have been faulty though, as I have 6 Halfords ratchets in all, and the others have lasted me years)

Made me go home and bring the whole toolbox! showed it them and then they said wasnt covered. Luckily replacement parts were only £4.

But as I bought the replacement mechanism, I noticed it said on their lifetime guarantee!!!! SO I had a right old go at them. I was like you just said it wasnt covered (I knew it wasnt but didnt say this in writing in store)

He just said its only if it breaks prematurely, I said surely 2 months is premature for a lifetime guarantee. He had no answer, and I wouldnt be bothered over £4.

Also wonder how they will treat worn out screwdriver bits???

I'm a buyer and under law you would win as these would have been classed as "Not fit for purpose" Sale of Goods Act 1979

Please read http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/fact-sheets/page38311.html

Regards
Chris
#27
The price is excellent for what you get, the Halfords Pro range are great value for money.

However, when i went looking for tools nearly a year ago, this set was on offer for teh same price then, so its not a new deal.

Recommended though :)
banned#28
I bought a set about six months ago at this price, less 20%. I queried the warranty at the time and was advised it is only the chromework that has the lifetime warranty. The mechanism has a standard 12 month warranty.
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_229913_langId_-1_categoryId_165572#dtab
Check out 'Customer Q&A'.
Bit of a con really. The term 'lifetime warranty' would imply to most folks that the entire item was covered. Pretty shameful of Halfords to try this 'con'.
#29
Good price,its a shame some of their professional toolkits have just gone up in price :(

I was interested in buying either their 120 or 150 piece toolkits and the prices have just shot up dramatically!
#30
Extra 10% off if you pay using vouchers listed here:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/299586/10-off-halfords-gift-vouchers/

£35.99 isn't a bad price and, when I've used the vouchers, they gave the change in cash!
#31
I got a set of these a year ago for around £35. Use them all the time but I don't think they've ever retailed at that price. Lifetime guarantee is pretty pointless as it doesn't cover ratchet mechanism.
#32
friendlyfire321
Lifetime guarantee is pretty pointless as it doesn't cover ratchet mechanism.


Also pretty pointless if Halfrauds don't survive the current recession!
#33
Costco sell a set similar to this for around £20. They are 8mm right up to 19mm. A great set of spanners.

Great guarantee with Costco too. If they break within a year of purchase, they will refund you. If you are not satisfied with the product within the year, they will also refund you.
#34
These have a lifetime guarantee on them for a reason as they wouldn't sell otherwise.
The jaws open when used on heavy jobs and they can replace faulty ones with second hand.

I wouldn't buy anything from Halfords unless it was to look nice in your tool box or just for light work.

This aint no engineering gear thats for sure! Great price tho so heat given for the find.
#35
j3d1

This aint no engineering gear thats for sure! Great price tho so heat given for the find.


They have worked perfectly well on my ship for over 6 years now, the 13mm one failed last year and after a bit of a haggle they did replace it. I did have the receipt, although after 5 years sat in a toolbox it was a bit dog-eared.

The set I have has the flexi-head instead of this fixed head. The quality is excellent and suitable for heavy engineering on ships.

Just make sure you keep the receipt though.

I do prefer an adjustable spanner though, in the correct hands it can round the nut off perfectly so that the monkey wrench fits better!
#36
PilchY
Same, i have only ever seen these going for £40-50 max! Personally i wouldnt go for these, I know i can get them for similar price, but far more selection is sizes from 10 - 24mm in each mm size!

Problem with spanners like these are that you cant tap them with a hammer due ratchet mechanism, , although they are ideal for undoing bolts that you know can be loosened easy via hand! But its rare that these spanners get used as you can over tighten nuts and bolts with them!

Spanners are used for removing nuts, holding bolts and fitting nuts. A torque wrench is used for tightening nuts. If you're tightening them by hand with a spanner then you have no idea whether you are over or under tightening.
#37
HertzVanRental
Also pretty pointless if Halfrauds don't survive the current recession!


Exactly what i was thinking!
#38
Just picked up a set :D There was no price tag instore so they have been reduced recently i dont know what from tho.

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