Flexible Ratchet head spanner set £12.99 @ Aldi
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Flexible Ratchet head spanner set £12.99 @ Aldi

£12.99ALDI Deals
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Found 29th May 2012
Not sure on the quality but Aldi products sometimes have a 3 year warranty.

For a set similar to this at halfords your looking £40 (reduced from £79.99)

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Can't see them lasting at that price. Would spend more if it was for any serious or regular work rather than be let down.

if chrome vanadium then they are good value, but if not, stay away.

It's the quality of the ratchet which is important. The Halfords set are excellent quality, but this set at £12.99 they would a nice set to keep in the tool kit in the car for occasional use.

@ninjin Says its polished chrome.

I use halfords stuff alot and can't fault it to be honest, none of their stuff has ever failed me. Along with a lifetime gurarentee.

This is probably fine for the occasional Saturday morning mechanic but not for heavy use I would reckon.

Have osme heat as its a good price for what is it.

I got a set last time these were for sale at Aldi. Rachets have micro clicks and work well. Probably not for daily mechanic use, but if I was wouldn't be using these all the time anyway, just very useful in some awkward situations. Recommended. Heat added

HEAT

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00829/SNN20TV1AA_280_829204a.jpgThere is a 15mm but no 14mm? 14mm is the most useful IMHO......
Edited by: "mozzer99" 29th May 2012

Bit sneaky there Aldi. What's with the socket set in the same picture?

mozzer99

There is a 15mm but no 14mm? 14mm is the most useful IMHO......



It looks like the most useful sizes to me.
I can't remember when I last used a 14mm spanner.
13mm is by far the most useful.

deek72

Bit sneaky there Aldi. What's with the socket set in the same picture?



Looks like the socket set is also on offer at £16.99 but the pic contains both items

I'm not a fan of the flexible heads - it can be quite awkward to put much force on them. If you're not in a hurry I'd keep an eye out for something a little better - I think my Britool stubby ratchet spanners were about £30 and have been great. I also managed to pick up a Halfords through-socket set with half a dozen ratchet spanners for about £20 as well but I don't think they sell them anymore!

only 5 sizes... might not be enough.

non food items at aldi have a fortnights guarantee
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I bought this set last year to use on the bike and they are pretty good. Mine don't get any heavy ise as I use a Halfords professional set generally, however to get to awkward bolts these are brilliant. They're pretty well made and I've never had any issue with mine.

Looks a good deal for something you will probably only need infrequently.
The website says this deal is only available from tomorrow BTW.
Edited by: "parsimony" 30th May 2012

These are a godsend.

However they are always this price on amazon or ebay.

Still voted hot though as they're a must have.

blackbanana118

These are a godsend..



Go on then, elaborate please.

I can't say I've ever thought the sentence "I wish I had one of those bendy spanner things".

They are a godsend if you are a sunday mechanic, they make life a lot easier!

I can...loads of times I've been working on the car in a tight space where I have to keep lifting, twisting and repositioning a "normal" spanner. Ratchet spanners would have made the job quicker and easier.

mrtech007

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Rubbish.

I have Aldi non-flexbile version of these, and the quality is excellent.. I have been using them for years and the rachet is smooth and the finish is still the same as the day that I bought them..

I would have no problems recommending them and may even pick up a set of the flexible version, although I have so many sets of spanners, I am not sure what application I have for these.

Jon

Oneday77

It looks like the most useful sizes to me. I can't remember when I last … It looks like the most useful sizes to me. I can't remember when I last used a 14mm spanner. 13mm is by far the most useful.



Hey let's argue about which spanner size is most useful. You're both wrong, I only use a 9mm. 9 is THE most useful. FACT.

25mm... gospel!

deek72

Go on then, elaborate please.I can't say I've ever thought the sentence … Go on then, elaborate please.I can't say I've ever thought the sentence "I wish I had one of those bendy spanner things".



Well then, you've not lived ;-)

They are: 8mm, 10mm, 13mm, 15mm, 17mm

Common ISO sizes are 8, 10, 13, 17, 19mm, so this set isn't too far off.
Then some cars have awkward other sizes.

These should be good enough for occasional use on awkward fixings.

Jaizan - those are all bike spanner sizes. The wheel is 15 if not quick release

Tarquin8484

Hey let's argue about which spanner size is most useful. You're both … Hey let's argue about which spanner size is most useful. You're both wrong, I only use a 9mm. 9 is THE most useful. FACT.



You haven't touched a mini then.

Oh err.

ninjin

if chrome vanadium then they are good value, but if not, stay away.



Just been and picked up a set, the packaging does state chrome vanadium and they feel pretty sturdy. No lever to change direction which is good i think as when things like this have failed before, it has usally been that part of it. These ones you just flip over for anti clockwise.

My colleagues spotted somethign today.. They are described as "Flexi Head Gear Wrench Set" and I just assumed that "Gear Wrench" was describing what they are.

But apparently "Gear Wrench" is a brand, and they make spanners for Halfords Pro range.. If you do a search for "Gear Wrench", Screwfix sell a set of 7 for £77

Here is a link to their web page:

gearwrench.com/cat…on/

So this might be a bit of a bargain!!

Jon


Edited by: "jweaver" 31st May 2012

jweaver

My colleagues spotted somethign today.. They are described as "Flexi Head … My colleagues spotted somethign today.. They are described as "Flexi Head Gear Wrench Set" and I just assumed that "Gear Wrench" was describing what they are.But apparently "Gear Wrench" is a brand, and they make spanners for Halfords Pro range.. If you do a search for "Gear Wrench", Screwfix sell a set of 7 for £77Here is a link to their web page:http://www.gearwrench.com/catalog/wrenches/ratcheting/flex_combination/So this might be a bit of a bargain!!Jon


GearWrench are the company (part of Danaher, who do indeed make the Halfords Pro tools - a couple of my Halfords ratchet spanners are actually branded GearWrench) but it's become a bit of a generic term for ratcheting spanners now. As it's spelt Gear Wrench (with the space) I wouldn't get my hopes up!
Edited by: "CurlyBen" 31st May 2012

jweaver

My colleagues spotted somethign today.. They are described as "Flexi Head … My colleagues spotted somethign today.. They are described as "Flexi Head Gear Wrench Set" and I just assumed that "Gear Wrench" was describing what they are.But apparently "Gear Wrench" is a brand, and they make spanners for Halfords Pro range.. If you do a search for "Gear Wrench", Screwfix sell a set of 7 for £77Here is a link to their web page:http://www.gearwrench.com/catalog/wrenches/ratcheting/flex_combination/So this might be a bit of a bargain!!Jon

Don't get too excited, these are the Aldi brand 'Workzone'
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