40 pcs POWERFIX Ratchet/ Socket Set- £11.99 @ Lidl 27th Aug Instore
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40 pcs POWERFIX Ratchet/ Socket Set- £11.99 @ Lidl 27th Aug Instore

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Found 24th Aug 2015
This is a handy little tool kit for portability for light car work. I would be interested to see if the ratchet will survive a 17mm nut...

Its a little chunkier than the Halfords set @ £12-15 so its harder to get into those nooks and crannies. But its got more stuff and looks more robust.

The 37pcs one is less chunky but the hand tools imo are less useful.

Happy shopping!

9 Comments

billysally208

'This is a handy little tool kit for portability for light car work. I … 'This is a handy little tool kit for portability for light car work. I would be interested to see if the ratchet will survive a 17mm nut...'Bit of a contradiction really - undoing a 17mm nut is not exactly light car workNice little set - thanks for the heads up



Taking a wheel off a car (17mm pretty common) IS light car work. It's 4 or 5 nuts which shouldn't be particularly tight anyway (if torque'd correctly)... shouldn't take a breaker bar with a scaffold pole on it.

Good deal, voted hot, thanks!

1/4 or 3/8 inch ?

Not voted either way but experience has made me very weary of cheap tools.

Inquisitor

looks more robust.



Must be good then.

Voted cold. The ratchet on the LH side of the picture looks as if it can't wait to be broken off. What happened to the good old days when this type of set would come in a metal box and last for years. I have a socket set in a metal box from 1979 that will easily last another 36 years.

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alecb

Voted cold. The ratchet on the LH side of the picture looks as if it … Voted cold. The ratchet on the LH side of the picture looks as if it can't wait to be broken off. What happened to the good old days when this type of set would come in a metal box and last for years. I have a socket set in a metal box from 1979 that will easily last another 36 years.



A £12 tool from 1979 would be equivalent to £60 nowadays money says the internet. Or if you like to work backwards, this £12 set in 1979 would be approx £2. Did you buy your set for £2 in 1979?
(What a neat little website?)
thisismoney.co.uk/mon…tml

Saying that, not may things you can buy which will last nowadays, its all "designed for a purpose, or a budget" = 2-5 years. Shame
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 25th Aug 2015

domlin

Taking a wheel off a car (17mm pretty common) IS light car work. It's 4 … Taking a wheel off a car (17mm pretty common) IS light car work. It's 4 or 5 nuts which shouldn't be particularly tight anyway (if torque'd correctly)... shouldn't take a breaker bar with a scaffold pole on it.Good deal, voted hot, thanks!



when is a tyre ever toque'd correctly? every tyre shop i have ever been to sticks the gun in and keeps on going til its near enough done and then another once over with a breaker bar.

and when doing it personally you just keep on going till you cant anymore.

doubt this could hack a tyre change, voted hot anyway handy to keep around for random odd jobs

Original Poster

Todays the day! Yay...

Pick up this up with the rest of them, except the spanner set which didn't look to good.

Now a bad set at all, be used for basic stuff around the house and bits and bobs for the car which makes it great! Well please for the price.

Just got it for the children's new bikes along with the £5 Floor Pump. See how they go.
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