Bahco SL25 Socket Set 25 Piece 1/4 Inch Drive, a mere £16.95 (Prime) £21.70 (Non Prime) from amazon.co.uk
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Bahco SL25 Socket Set 25 Piece 1/4 Inch Drive, a mere £16.95 (Prime) £21.70 (Non Prime) from amazon.co.uk

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Found 30th Oct
Cheap but decent branded socket set, perfect for jobs around the house.

  • Norm: ISO 1174, DIN 3120
  • Quick socket release button on ratchet
  • Case: high density polythene (HDPE), 35 x 165 x 85 mm

20 Comments

Nice spot OP. Great make.

Great set, used to often be around £15 but thats brexit innit!

if my 1/2 inch drive set is anything to go by , excellent quality

Great quality for price Bahco is part af snap on , so should be good but not snap on prices thank goodness

Not Halfords. Cold.

Just ordered a set thanks i usually get the halfords 1/4 size but as this is owned by snap on i must give it a try thanks

ianjury23 m ago

Just ordered a set thanks i usually get the halfords 1/4 size but as this …Just ordered a set thanks i usually get the halfords 1/4 size but as this is owned by snap on i must give it a try thanks


You won't be disappointed, I have this and the 3/8 version but this gets way more use as it's pocket sized. I'm also eying up the ratchet bit set:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…OLE

I can also recommend the screwdriver, I own 2 and my step bro who is a massive snap on fan was rather impressed by it considering it cost less that 1/5 of his one at £14:

amazon.co.uk/Bah…h=1

Can anyone recommend me a set that I need for changing my brake pads and disk ( front and back ) to my VW MK5 tdi ?
Edited by: "danflorin3" 30th Oct

Bahco aren't European made any more remember. They'll be made in the same cheap Chinese sweatshop any cheap Chinese make are

"jobs around the house"

do you live inside a Meccano set ?

there are no bolts in my house

PhilK1 h, 45 m ago

Bahco aren't European made any more remember. They'll be made in the same …Bahco aren't European made any more remember. They'll be made in the same cheap Chinese sweatshop any cheap Chinese make are


The website still states 'Proudly manufacturing in Europe', doesn't mean all of it is though. I heard the version of the screwdriver I listed that had a light built in was from Asia but the one without was still EU, it's hard to tell nowadays though. Where is snap on stuff made?

tek-monkey27 m ago

The website still states 'Proudly manufacturing in Europe', doesn't mean …The website still states 'Proudly manufacturing in Europe', doesn't mean all of it is though. I heard the version of the screwdriver I listed that had a light built in was from Asia but the one without was still EU, it's hard to tell nowadays though. Where is snap on stuff made?


all of the group manufacture globally. Usa, sweden, spain, taiwan (don't confuse taiwan with mainland china) Argentina plus a shed load more countries. iirc most snap on comes from the usa as the Americans get their knickers in a twist about keeping it in America. My irimo stuff is all made in spain apart from my rachet spanners that are from argentina. So it's pot luck on what sna brand you go for

Looks good but how long is the warranty on one of these?
Hot Op!

tek-monkey3 h, 17 m ago

The website still states 'Proudly manufacturing in Europe', doesn't mean …The website still states 'Proudly manufacturing in Europe', doesn't mean all of it is though. I heard the version of the screwdriver I listed that had a light built in was from Asia but the one without was still EU, it's hard to tell nowadays though. Where is snap on stuff made?



Snap on were always, and boasted to be - made in USA. They aren't now apparently. They're made all over the world. INCLUDING Taiwan and China. Of course this doesn't mean they're bad as Snap on have demanded the tools be made to a certain stnadard. But we've heard this before.
And they never are.
Prismacolor pencils had a fantastic rep. They moved manufacturing to Mexico, supposedly using same materials following same blah blah blah - their sales have tanked, returns through lead breaking in pencils etc (I have some of the Mexican made ones and they're fine) so it's just PR. Snap ons sales have slumped from what I hear.
But what do I know - just what the net tells me !

As for Bahco I believe they were bought up by Snap-On. Did the same - stopped making stuff in Europe (They - WERE - Swedish and great quality) and got them made in Far East
Edited by: "PhilK" 30th Oct

h41d3r963 h, 2 m ago

Looks good but how long is the warranty on one of these?Hot Op!


Lifetime apparently, although that doesn't mean your lifetime!

Taken from Toolstation:

Bahco Warranty
1. All Bahco hand tools are offered with a lifetime warranty; a warranty against material and manufacturing defects for the normal lifetime of the tool in question. "Lifetime" is defined as the period of time a tool can be expected to last under normal use and conditions.

2. Defective product will be repaired, replaced or substituted. SNA Europe (Bahco parent company) does not provide for the transportation cost for repaired, replaced or substituted product.

3. Any product that has been incorrectly used and/or maintained or that is worn from improper use or that has suffered unauthorized modifications is not covered by this warranty.

4. A warranty claim requires the submission or shipment of the complete tool in question with verification of sale documentation (Toolstop invoice), which must validate the purchase date and the product designation, to the retailer or distributor.

5. Replacement or repair of the product will be carried out as quickly as possible. At the reception of the replaced or repaired product the customer is asked to validate conformity. Replacements and repairs provided under the warranty do not lengthen or renew the warranty period for the tool.

6. Contact Toolstop Customer Services in the first instance should a warranty claim be required



Read more: toolstop.co.uk/bah…421

PhilK2 h, 14 m ago

Snap on were always, and boasted to be - made in USA. They aren't now …Snap on were always, and boasted to be - made in USA. They aren't now apparently. They're made all over the world. INCLUDING Taiwan and China. Of course this doesn't mean they're bad as Snap on have demanded the tools be made to a certain stnadard. But we've heard this before.And they never are.Prismacolor pencils had a fantastic rep. They moved manufacturing to Mexico, supposedly using same materials following same blah blah blah - their sales have tanked, returns through lead breaking in pencils etc (I have some of the Mexican made ones and they're fine) so it's just PR. Snap ons sales have slumped from what I hear.But what do I know - just what the net tells me ! As for Bahco I believe they were bought up by Snap-On. Did the same - stopped making stuff in Europe (They - WERE - Swedish and great quality) and got them made in Far East


Sadly there aren't many unmolested tool manufacturers any more. Snap on is still very good quality and are classed as top tier tools but lack value for money now. Most of the stuff that comes out of Germany (Wera, stahlwille etc ) is as good if not better as the US made stuff but good quality german tools come at some pretty eye watering prices, but you know that stuff will not fail you in your moment of need

Bahco still make loads in sweden I got some files( Sandvik) and some grips (in green) last year that were made there. I believe they only manufacture the odd stuff in the far east, saw blades and other low cost consumables. The high end socket sets are still made in sunny Sweden.The rest gets chucked out in spain as far as I know with irimo, irazola palmera, blue point and the other however many brands they own


Bahco Manufacture map

thanks OP, ordered to go with my 1/2 inch Bahco set.

Its the best small ratchet set i have ever owned

tek-monkey17 h, 1 m ago

Lifetime apparently, although that doesn't mean your lifetime!Taken from …Lifetime apparently, although that doesn't mean your lifetime!Taken from Toolstation:Bahco Warranty1. All Bahco hand tools are offered with a lifetime warranty; a warranty against material and manufacturing defects for the normal lifetime of the tool in question. "Lifetime" is defined as the period of time a tool can be expected to last under normal use and conditions.2. Defective product will be repaired, replaced or substituted. SNA Europe (Bahco parent company) does not provide for the transportation cost for repaired, replaced or substituted product.3. Any product that has been incorrectly used and/or maintained or that is worn from improper use or that has suffered unauthorized modifications is not covered by this warranty.4. A warranty claim requires the submission or shipment of the complete tool in question with verification of sale documentation (Toolstop invoice), which must validate the purchase date and the product designation, to the retailer or distributor.5. Replacement or repair of the product will be carried out as quickly as possible. At the reception of the replaced or repaired product the customer is asked to validate conformity. Replacements and repairs provided under the warranty do not lengthen or renew the warranty period for the tool.6. Contact Toolstop Customer Services in the first instance should a warranty claim be requiredRead more: http://www.toolstop.co.uk/bahco-warranty-a1421#ixzz4x1OehHp3

Cheers, well I'd expect it to last my life time lol
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