Halfords Advanced 150 Piece Socket & Ratchet Spanner Set for £110
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Halfords Advanced 150 Piece Socket & Ratchet Spanner Set for £110

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Found 20th JanEdited by:"othen"
A friend owns these exact tools; it is an admirable set and I have often thought that I would like the same if available for the right price. The advertised RRP is £250, I have never seen it on sale at that price, but it is normally £150 to £175. I noticed the set is on sale at £110 and is available for collection in my local branch of Halfords (but it is a national deal), so I'll buy it today.
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I have these and like you say more often than not when they're normally on offer it's usually at £150 so £110 is a good price and it's good gear for the money. Don't forget to use quidco when you click and collect.
Of you have a trade card it brings them down to £100 great deal heat added
Great quality tools, deserves to be hot.
These are great tools.
They are in a different league to the normal ty tools that get posted and everyone wets themselves over.
Have some heat.
The Halfords professional range have a life time guarantee .. just like snap on tools. Halfords professional is the best you can invest in at this price.
I have collected the tool kit - and I must say I'm very impressed for the money, it is every bit as good quality as the Craftsman tools I bought back with me after living in the USA (those tools still work well, but the majority are imperial sizes so they are less useful here than they were in Virginia).

I think this set was a bargain, but clearly the 'voice of the body of the kirk' here on HUKD disagrees with me and has voted the item slightly cold. This doesn't worry me in the slightest, but it has reminded me why I don't often bother posting items on this forum - I don't think I will do so again.
Edited by: "othen" 20th Jan
Well I know everyone loves these but I have a gripe with them. The ratchets are short so it is difficult to get leverage with them (probably helps not getting warranty claims I suppose).
I had trouble getting the wheel nuts loose on my car the other day for this very reason.
"Use a breaker bar" I hear you say - set comes with one ; tried to use it - no longer than the ratchets so no use. Otherwise fine
rotor14 h, 34 m ago

Well I know everyone loves these but I have a gripe with them. The …Well I know everyone loves these but I have a gripe with them. The ratchets are short so it is difficult to get leverage with them (probably helps not getting warranty claims I suppose). I had trouble getting the wheel nuts loose on my car the other day for this very reason."Use a breaker bar" I hear you say - set comes with one ; tried to use it - no longer than the ratchets so no use. Otherwise fine


I see your point, but I think these are about the normal length for rachets. The T bar (it isn't really a breaker bar) is about the same length but obviously a bit more robust, so you could have extended it with the 19mm combination spanner to make a lever about 18" long. That would normally remove wheel nuts, unless they have been done up really tight (in which case it is probably worth having a proper breaker bar or wheel brace to hand).

I had a look at the set I bought this afternoon and I can't find much to dislike, apart from a personal thing that it still has a few imperial sockets that I will probably never use (as I said above, my American Craftsman tools are predominantly imperial sizes, which were fine in Va, but not much use here).
Edited by: "othen" 21st Jan
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