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Halfords Advanced Professional Breaker Bar 1/2" Drive 18" £15.10 @ Halfords
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Halfords Advanced Professional Breaker Bar 1/2" Drive 18" £15.10 @ Halfords

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Posted 22nd Sep

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The Halfords Advanced Professional Breaker Bar is a 1/2" bar, which is made from professional quality chrome vanadium steel and covered by the Lifetime Guarantee*.

Not sure if any good as I'm not a tool expert but it is discounted from £18.99.
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The Halfords Advanced Professional Breaker Bar is a 1/2" bar, which is made from professional quality chrome vanadium steel and covered by the Lifetime Guarantee*.

Halfords Advanced Professional Breaker Bar Extra Info
  • 1 x Breaker Bar 1/2" drive
  • Made from professional quality chrome vanadium steel
  • Lifetime Guarantee*

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Halfords Advance Professional Hand Tools come with a Lifetime Guarantee. Should a Halfords Advanced Professional Hand Tool fail whilst being used for the purpose and in the manner for which it was designed,it will be inspected and replaced. Simply return the product to your nearest Halfords store.

  • Misuse of the product will immediately invalidate the Lifetime Guarantee.
  • Discontinued items will be replaced with an equivalent product in terms of use and quality.
  • This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.

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or £12.08 with a trade card
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Good deal, I love Halfords professional range, but if you're going to get a breaker bar, get one at least 24". The leverage advantage over a standard t-bar isn't that great at 18" (although I agree that ANY increase in leverage is beneficial)
or £12.08 with a trade card
Got the 18" and the 24", too much flex with the 24". The 18" one is used a lot
If you need a bigger one just shove some steel pipe over the end
stealth66622/09/2019 13:01

If you need a bigger one just shove some steel pipe over the end


There's likely to be a warning etched on it saying not to use extensions in such a manner lol. I imagine the worst that can happen is the head of the breaker bar snaps, which is considered a consumable part anyway. halfords.com/wor…bar
The 24 " is £ 27.99. I paid a tenner at a Car fair.

I must admit any of Halfords Advanced range is good quality, but surprisingly there are no reviews for the 18" when I clicked.
I bought this last time it was on offer and was disappointed with the quality of finish, though it does the job perfectly well.
All the other Advanced Professional tools I have are smooth to the touch and nice to hold but the finish on this was quite rough, almost like sandpaper, you could actually see lots of scratch marks from the machining that should have been polished out.
They had several in stock but they were all the same.
Maybe it was just a bad batch but I suggest you inspect it carefully before you buy.
Edited by: "Delbert.Grady" 22nd Sep
Delbert.Grady22/09/2019 14:12

you could actually see scratch marks from the machining that should have …you could actually see scratch marks from the machining that should have been polished out prior to the chrome plating being applied.


Halfords advanced tool range as far as I know has no Chrome plating and is made of solid chrome vanadium en.wikipedia.org/wik…eel
porsche911turbo22/09/2019 14:45

Halfords advanced tool range as far as I know has no Chrome plating and is …Halfords advanced tool range as far as I know has no Chrome plating and is made of solid chrome vanadium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium-vanadium_steel


Thanks, I didn't realise that, I just assumed they were plated, I'll amend my comment accordingly.
That would explain though why my Halfords Advanced tools aren't chipped like all my cheaper ones!
I have one of the bigger breaker bars (think it’s 18inch) from the advanced range and it’s been superb. Highly recommend
INDUSTRYHATER22/09/2019 16:53

I have one of the bigger breaker bars (think it’s 18inch) from the a …I have one of the bigger breaker bars (think it’s 18inch) from the advanced range and it’s been superb. Highly recommend



This is the 18"..
Mr_xx22/09/2019 17:00

This is the 18"..


Whoops! Mines definitely bigger than yours
porsche911turbo22/09/2019 14:45

Halfords advanced tool range as far as I know has no Chrome plating and is …Halfords advanced tool range as far as I know has no Chrome plating and is made of solid chrome vanadium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium-vanadium_steel


I'm pretty sure they are chrome plated.
Voucher.Boy22/09/2019 11:43

Good deal, I love Halfords professional range, but if you're going to get …Good deal, I love Halfords professional range, but if you're going to get a breaker bar, get one at least 24". The leverage advantage over a standard t-bar isn't that great at 18" (although I agree that ANY increase in leverage is beneficial)


It beats stamping on your ratchet of the same length and even the Hellfrauds 2' one can handle a good amount of torque, they bend nicely
Pretty sure this is the same stuff as the Hilka Power Bars at Screwfix. You get the lifetime guarantee with Halfords Advanced so I went with them.
lemo22/09/2019 19:29

I'm pretty sure they are chrome plated.


My 18" halfords advanced is defitely chrome plated, doesn't look like the one they sell now though
Edited by: "Infiltrator" 22nd Sep
Thanks for posting @Mr_xx we have added this to the Highlights pages
Love halfords pro stuff but I wish this was an extending one like my current Draper one for some extra torque. The draper was off amazon and has got me out of quite a few situations even the the hal pro will be a more solid product.
Mine snapped in 5 seconds garbage
Essential piece of kit for anyone working on anything a few years old! I was trying to get my TT subframe bolts undone and had to get a bar with a LONG piece of pipe on before they would move.

Always annoying when you watch some video of an American with an massive garage doing it on a rust free car but a few years of British roads and weather and things are fused together.
Proveright27/09/2019 10:21

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/halfords-advanced-professional-breaker-bar-12-drive-18-1510-at-halfords-3298046Previously posted and comnents


This is the link to the same post(confused)
cheapbiker27/09/2019 21:35

Essential piece of kit for anyone working on anything a few years old! I …Essential piece of kit for anyone working on anything a few years old! I was trying to get my TT subframe bolts undone and had to get a bar with a LONG piece of pipe on before they would move. Always annoying when you watch some video of an American with an massive garage doing it on a rust free car but a few years of British roads and weather and things are fused together.


The thing that pisses me off, the american will have a full lorry workshop sized garage, air tools on an industrial spec air compressor, all the welding and cutting gear and a 4 post lift. Acting like that's perfectly normal. Probably a CNC lathe too for good measure. Then their job seems to be working at Walmart one day a week.
I picked up this larger bar (35in) for not much more (£23.98) from Machine Mart a couple of days ago. Seems like a better deal.

machinemart.co.uk/p/c…wcB
justchris9228/09/2019 06:58

I picked up this larger bar (35in) for not much more (£23.98) from Machine …I picked up this larger bar (35in) for not much more (£23.98) from Machine Mart a couple of days ago. Seems like a better deal.https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-pro230-1-2-drive-breaker-bar/?da=1&TC=GS-040218230&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5rbsBRCFARIsAGEYRwcw0gAAifqD6nm_o1Fz8UDPzszwqh-PCg3Em5vt1tvWQ87KKOD_OfsaAsOmEALw_wcB


Depends on what your using it for. Having a tool that’s too big can be a problem on occasions:o
I have this and like it. Any longer a d it would be no use under the car, ie working on brakes, as it won't clear the ground.
anewman22/09/2019 13:47

There's likely to be a warning etched on it saying not to use extensions …There's likely to be a warning etched on it saying not to use extensions in such a manner lol. I imagine the worst that can happen is the head of the breaker bar snaps, which is considered a consumable part anyway. https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/tools/hand-tools/halfords-repair-kit-1-2-dr-breaker-bar



This is correct, but anyone who has done a lot of car maintenance knows there is often no choice but to use a piece of pipe to increase leverage. I have some thick walled aluminium tube for such a purpose and for front driveshaft nuts, I've even had to stand on the end of a 1.5m length of scaffold tube. I use an old 1/2" drive T-bar for the purpose and it's still almost straight after many years use.

Also, all of the shiny Halfords tools I have seen are chrome plated. The exception is the black impact sockets.

The Chromium in Chrome Vanadium steel is an alloying element to improve the mechanical properties of the steel and the steel might only contain something like 0.6% Chromium. That doesn't give it the shiny coating that you get from Chrome plating.
Edited by: "jaizan" 28th Sep
Some SAY ITS TOO LARGE FOR THEM well THAT AINT HOW THE WORLD WORKS
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