Challenge Xtreme 65 Piece Professional Socket Tool Set at Argos Was £39.99 Now £16.99
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Challenge Xtreme 65 Piece Professional Socket Tool Set at Argos Was £39.99 Now £16.99

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Found 22nd Mar 2017
My first deal post of note, thought it was worth it so reserved at my local store, seems plenty of stock about near me,

Challenge Xtreme professional socket tool set comes complete in a durable metal box. It's a combination of popular standard and metric 1/4" drive and 1/2" drive chrome vanadium sockets, 72 teeth quick-released ratchet handle and accessories.
Socket set.
Size H44.5, W19.2, D5.9cm.
Accessories included: 14 x ½in Dr. Metric. Sockets:14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30 and 32mm. 2 x ½in Dr. Spark plug sockets: 16mm and 21mm. 2 x ½in Dr. Extension bars: 5in and 10in. 1 x ½in Dr. Universal joint. 1 x ½in Dr. Quick reversible ratchet handle. 1 x ½in Dr. Quick reversible ratchet handle.
1 x 3 way adaptor: ½in (M) x 3/8in (F). 12 x ¼in Dr. Metric. Sockets: 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13mm. 6 x ¼in Dr. Torx sockets: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10mm. 18 x ¼in Dr. Bit. Sockets: T8, 10, 15, 20, 25, 27, 30, 40; PH1, 2, 3; FD4, 5.5, 7; HW3, 4, 5 and 6.
1 x ¼in Dr. Extension bar: 2in. 1 x ¼in Dr. Spinner handle: 6in. 1 x ¼in Dr. Sliding bar. 1 x ¼in Dr. Universal joint. 1 x ¼in Dr. Quick ratchet handle. 3 x hex key wrenches: 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5mm. Chrome/vanadium plated.
Carry case included
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18 Comments
Stripped ratchets, sockets made of butter etc etc.
Original Poster
Seems to get a lot of good reviews, so is your comment from experience with this set Bilbo1968?
I know the saying "buy cheap, buy twice" is common here, but it wasn't cheap to start with.
Bilbo1968

Stripped ratchets, sockets made of butter etc etc.




I presume you have this socket set then otherwise your comment is pointless
Edited by: "0scar222" 22nd Mar 2017
Daddy_Bear2

Seems to get a lot of good reviews, so is your comment from experience … Seems to get a lot of good reviews, so is your comment from experience with this set Bilbo1968?I know the saying "buy cheap, buy twice" is common here, but it wasn't cheap to start with.



My son had one and took it back after the ratchet slipped because the socket distorted while removing a 13mm bolt - and no the bolt was not particularly tight - spent 3 hours in a minor injury unit.

As with all these cheap socket sets made in China they aren't up to much in my experience, but I'm sure there will be loads of people who say it's a wonderful set so you pay's your money and you make your choice.

Edited by: "Bilbo1968" 22nd Mar 2017
Original Poster
well I'm sorry to hear about your son, I assume they gave you your money back and thanked you for pointing out a potentially dangerous flaw with this set.

Have you any other recommendations for a similar set around this price?
Daddy_Bear2

well I'm sorry to hear about your son, I assume they gave you your money … well I'm sorry to hear about your son, I assume they gave you your money back and thanked you for pointing out a potentially dangerous flaw with this set.Have you any other recommendations for a similar set around this price?



​I would suggest Halfords advanced or even Halfords brand for an ok bang for buck set.

Lidl ones are ok too...

Unfortunately bad sockets are asking for trouble. Either self injury or rounded bolts...
Daddy_Bear2

well I'm sorry to hear about your son, I assume they gave you your money … well I'm sorry to hear about your son, I assume they gave you your money back and thanked you for pointing out a potentially dangerous flaw with this set.Have you any other recommendations for a similar set around this price?



Got a refund and apologies, which is all you can ask for. Maybe he had a faulty set I don't know.

Can't recommend an alternative in these cheaper set's as I don't use them - I use Snap on but obviously no good for the casual user.
Bilbo1968

My son had one and took it back after the ratchet slipped because the … My son had one and took it back after the ratchet slipped because the socket distorted while removing a 13mm bolt - and no the bolt was not particularly tight - spent 3 hours in a minor injury unit. As with all these cheap socket sets made in China they aren't up to much in my experience, but I'm sure there will be loads of people who say it's a wonderful set so you pay's your money and you make your choice.



Are sure it was this set? as there is no 13 mm 1/2 drive socket .Just got this set and sockets seem very hard steel as well
Cant mark them with good quality punch would not think sockets would distort either
Actually surprised at quality of set even for £39 full price ratchets seem good as well
Sounds like you had different set to this as some of the Challenge socket sets at Argos are junk but
not this one .Does state chrome vanadium so dont think they would just be mild steel
Been in the engineering years so seen few tools used over priced snapon
In heavy engineering now my tools are supplied there Bahco and britool
These dont compare to Bahco britool snapon but there top quality budget tools

Edited by: "0scar222" 23rd Mar 2017
0scar222

Are sure it was this set? as there is no 13 mm 1/2 drive socket .Just got … Are sure it was this set? as there is no 13 mm 1/2 drive socket .Just got this set and sockets seem very hard steel as wellCant mark them with good quality punch would not think sockets would distort either Actually surprised at quality of set even for £39 full price ratchets seem good as wellSounds like you had different set to this as some of the Challenge socket sets at Argos are junk but not this one .Does state chrome vanadium so dont think they would just be mild steelBeen in the engineering years so seen few tools used over priced snapon In heavy engineering now my tools are supplied there Bahco and britool These dont compare to Bahco britool snapon but there top quality budget tools



Yep - it was this one. As I said he may have had a faulty set who knows.
Bilbo1968

Yep - it was this one. As I said he may have had a faulty set who knows.



So was it the 13mm 1/4 got injured with
Was bit worried it would be junk after reading your comment,s
Been in garage attacking with hard punch and trying to break them on seized
nut n bolts only succeeded shearing of some bolts with not damage to tools
0scar222

So was it the 13mm 1/4 got injured with Was bit worried it would be junk … So was it the 13mm 1/4 got injured with Was bit worried it would be junk after reading your comment,s Been in garage attacking with hard punch and trying to break them on seizednut n bolts only succeeded shearing of some bolts with not damage to tools



Yes - I believe so, but even 1/4 should not have distorted, do you not agree?
Bilbo1968

Yes - I believe so, but even 1/4 should not have distorted, do you not … Yes - I believe so, but even 1/4 should not have distorted, do you not agree?




Distorted 13mm socket with 1/4 drive ratchet sounds bit of a pork pie lol (_;)
Then ended up in A&E using dinky little 1/4 drive ratchet X)
0scar222

Distorted 13mm socket with 1/4 drive ratchet sounds bit of a pork pie … Distorted 13mm socket with 1/4 drive ratchet sounds bit of a pork pie lol (_;)Then ended up in A&E using dinky little 1/4 drive ratchet X)



You're a bit weird and it wasn't funny - let's hope people don't laugh at you next time you're in casualty - enjoy punching your sockets oO
Bilbo1968

You're a bit weird and it wasn't funny - let's hope people don't laugh at … You're a bit weird and it wasn't funny - let's hope people don't laugh at you next time you're in casualty - enjoy punching your sockets oO



Just saying your little story does not ring true really no mention of it been tiny 1/4 drive ratchet as first
Till you found out set does not have 13mm 1/2 drive socket
Not saying accident did not happen but not with this set, any way you can carry on with your little story
if you like .May be you should have checked it had 13mm 1/2 socket before comment then even i would
have believed it
Edited by: "0scar222" 24th Mar 2017
Picked up this socket set yesterday seems really good quality even for full price
Ratchets extensions sockets ect all good quality
But can see why did not sell though as strangely they have omitted smaller sockets 10,11,12,13 mm ?
But on plus side it goes up to 32mm as most finish at 24mm
heat added thanks for posting
0scar222

Just saying your little story does not ring true really no mention of it … Just saying your little story does not ring true really no mention of it been tiny 1/4 drive ratchet as first Till you found out set does not have 13mm 1/2 drive socketNot saying accident did not happen but not with this set, any way you can carry on with your little story if you like .May be you should have checked it had 13mm 1/2 socket before comment then even i would have believed it



I didn't know I was going to have to provide forensic evidence - believe what you like.
Edited by: "Bilbo1968" 24th Mar 2017
Bilbo1968

I didn't know I was going to have to provide forensic evidence - believe … I didn't know I was going to have to provide forensic evidence - believe what you like.




Certainly needs it to corroborate your little story
0scar222

Certainly needs it to corroborate your little story



Lol.
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