Halfords Advanced 55 Piece Socket Set 1/2" now £38.25 Del with code @ Halfords
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Halfords Advanced 55 Piece Socket Set 1/2" now £38.25 Del with code @ Halfords

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Found 11th Aug 2017
Started off in life at £180 apparently, now down to £45 & if you use code B17TOOLS15 it brings the set down to £38.25 with free delivery. I'll be quite honest, socket sets are not really my thing, but my husband is not known for his extravagance, he's bought one, so it must be a decent buy.
As with all Halford's Advanced products it comes with a Life Time Guarantee.



Halfords Advanced 55 Piece Socket Set is made from high quality Advanced chrome vanadium steel for improved durability.
what's in the box
  • 1/2" Drive:
  • 20 x Metric Sockets: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 32mm
  • 11 x SAE Sockets: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, 1"
  • 7 x Deep Metric Socket: 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19mm
  • 7 x E Stock: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24mm
  • 2 x Wobble Extension Bar - 125, 250mm
  • 2 x Locking Extension Bar - 125, 250mm
  • 1 x 1/2" Drive Ratchet Handle
  • 2 x Spark Plug Socket: 10, 14mm
  • 1 x Universal Joint
  • 1 x Breaker Bar – 250mm
  • 1 x 3/8" Female X 1/2" Male 3-way Adaptor
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Looks good. Wish they'd leave out all the sockets I would never use and did a metric only set.
Likewise the AF sockets put me off.
The 12 point contact would out me off too. 6 point sockets are the best for gripping.
barneyonion24 m ago

The 12 point contact would out me off too. 6 point sockets are the best …The 12 point contact would out me off too. 6 point sockets are the best for gripping.


I agree and as much as I love the Halfords Pro range I've never trusted the 12 point sockets (I've rounded off a few bolts with them) I'm slowly replacing my set with random 6 points I find but I don't know why they can't replace the archaic imperial (surely everyone with a classic car has already got a decent set) with metric 6 points.
LordFlashHeart11th Aug 2017

I agree and as much as I love the Halfords Pro range I've never trusted …I agree and as much as I love the Halfords Pro range I've never trusted the 12 point sockets (I've rounded off a few bolts with them) I'm slowly replacing my set with random 6 points I find but I don't know why they can't replace the archaic imperial (surely everyone with a classic car has already got a decent set) with metric 6 points.


The problem with 12 and 6 point sockets is that all of the exerted pressure still ends up at the weakest point of the nut/bolt: the corners.

Try some spline sockets - the number of spline varies but they usually exert pressure more centrally on the faces of the fastener and so less rounding and the bonus ability of being able to undo already rounded nuts and bolts.

I'm sure that Halfords have a 3/8 set of them in this sale very cheap.
worthinger14 h, 54 m ago

The problem with 12 and 6 point sockets is that all of the exerted …The problem with 12 and 6 point sockets is that all of the exerted pressure still ends up at the weakest point of the nut/bolt: the corners.Try some spline sockets - the number of spline varies but they usually exert pressure more centrally on the faces of the fastener and so less rounding and the bonus ability of being able to undo already rounded nuts and bolts.I'm sure that Halfords have a 3/8 set of them in this sale very cheap.


Well that is the case with the 12 point but 6 points don't grip on the corners. 6 points have full contact with the entire head bolt so they are the most secure.

Just for reference: familyhandyman.com/too…ll/
LordFlashHeart12th Aug 2017

Well that is the case with the 12 point but 6 points don't grip on the …Well that is the case with the 12 point but 6 points don't grip on the corners. 6 points have full contact with the entire head bolt so they are the most secure.Just for reference: https://www.familyhandyman.com/tools/automotive-tools/6-point-sockets-vs-12-point-sockets/view-all/




It's not possible to have full face contact - regardless of how good a fit the actual socket is it still has to be bigger than the nut/bolt. so as soon as you exert rotary movement all of the pressure is on the end of the faces - the corners.

Well made socket only decease that corner pressure if you are working on well made fasteners. Spline sockets, while not perfect actually make the gap work in your favour.

If you look at the first photo on the link you provide the profile of the 6 point socket is actually 6 large splines - note the curve of the faces rather that being flat.
Edited by: "worthinger" 14th Aug 2017
Just got 1 for £38.25
code has changed to
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Good luck
This 55 pcs set ...doesn't exist anymore..
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