Halfords Advanced Professional Metric Socket Set Kit 3/8" 28 Piece Standard Deep £20 was £80 @ Halfords eBay
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Halfords Advanced Professional Metric Socket Set Kit 3/8" 28 Piece Standard Deep £20 was £80 @ Halfords eBay

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Halfords Advanced 28 Piece Metric Socket Set 3/8"

The Halfords Advanced 28 Piece Metric Socket Set 3/8" is a great value set, containing a good selection of the most commonly used metric sockets.

The set is part of the Halfords Advanced range and is covered by the Lifetime Guarantee*. The set comes complete in a robust plastic carry case, which keeps all the sockets in a neat order.

Halfords Advanced 28 Piece Metric Socket Set 3/8" Extra InfoManufactured from chrome vanadium steel3/8" Drive, 12pt sockets, inc. standard & deep45 tooth RatchetLifetime Guarantee*what's in the box3/8" Drive Sockets: 6 to 19mm3/8" Deep Drive Sockets: 10 to19mm45 tooth Ratchet2x Extension Bar - 50mm & 150mmAdaptor
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engineman

That size square could possibly be OK as a CHILDS PLAY TOOLSET but is an … That size square could possibly be OK as a CHILDS PLAY TOOLSET but is an absolute waste of time and money for any serious work above loosening a 6mm nut.And NO one in their right mind would pay £80 for a toy toolkit.


What on earth are you talking about? 3/8 drive is perfect for sizes between about10mm and 15mm. I'd use 1/4 for 6-8mm, and 1/2 for 17 and 19, but if you want a single set to cover all these sizes then 3/8 is the best compromise. 1/2 inch drive tools are much bulkier and heavier and unnecessary unless you have a seriously stuck bolt.
It's a bit of a joke to be offended that it's not a "professional" tool set for £20.
I do all the maintenance on my race car with Halfords Pro stuff. It's certainly not SnapOn quality (I have a reasonable number of SnapOn tools as well) but £20 would probably buy you a single socket from SnapOn. Professional mechanics are usually tool addicts and their addiction is fed by the local SnapOn man with his easy credit terms. It's not unusual for mechanics to owe thousands of pounds to their local dealer.

Is this likely to be used by main-dealer mechanics? Probably not. Is it suitable for serious home use? Absolutely.
lollypoplee

​completely 100% agree. ive been fitting cctv inside a Vauxhall Drive s … ​completely 100% agree. ive been fitting cctv inside a Vauxhall Drive servicing department all week and the only thing i have seen in every bay is Snap on tool chests.not seen any of the professional mechanics there using Halfords tools .Its a bit of a joke to call this a professional tool set.



​you've obviously never used the advanced professional range from Halfords.
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That size square could possibly be OK as a CHILDS PLAY TOOLSET but is an absolute waste of time and money for any serious work above loosening a 6mm nut.
And NO one in their right mind would pay £80 for a toy toolkit.
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UKtom

Also available on halfords site: … Also available on halfords site: http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/tools/socket-sets/halfords-advanced-28-piece-metric-socket-set-3-8



​​​it cost £2.99 deliver on website free on ebay;)
engineman

That size square could possibly be OK as a CHILDS PLAY TOOLSET but is an … That size square could possibly be OK as a CHILDS PLAY TOOLSET but is an absolute waste of time and money for any serious work above loosening a 6mm nut.And NO one in their right mind would pay £80 for a toy toolkit.


What on earth are you talking about? 3/8 drive is perfect for sizes between about10mm and 15mm. I'd use 1/4 for 6-8mm, and 1/2 for 17 and 19, but if you want a single set to cover all these sizes then 3/8 is the best compromise. 1/2 inch drive tools are much bulkier and heavier and unnecessary unless you have a seriously stuck bolt.
Really don't need another one, but that is a great price..
Only £16 with a Halfords trade card plus quite a lot of professions are eligible for one
halfords.com/adv…ard
engineman

That size square could possibly be OK as a CHILDS PLAY TOOLSET but is an … That size square could possibly be OK as a CHILDS PLAY TOOLSET but is an absolute waste of time and money for any serious work above loosening a 6mm nut.And NO one in their right mind would pay £80 for a toy toolkit.



​completely 100% agree. ive been fitting cctv inside a Vauxhall Drive servicing department all week and the only thing i have seen in every bay is Snap on tool chests.
not seen any of the professional mechanics there using Halfords tools .
Its a bit of a joke to call this a professional tool set.
It's a bit of a joke to be offended that it's not a "professional" tool set for £20.
lollypoplee

​completely 100% agree. ive been fitting cctv inside a Vauxhall Drive s … ​completely 100% agree. ive been fitting cctv inside a Vauxhall Drive servicing department all week and the only thing i have seen in every bay is Snap on tool chests.not seen any of the professional mechanics there using Halfords tools .Its a bit of a joke to call this a professional tool set.



​you've obviously never used the advanced professional range from Halfords.
I do all the maintenance on my race car with Halfords Pro stuff. It's certainly not SnapOn quality (I have a reasonable number of SnapOn tools as well) but £20 would probably buy you a single socket from SnapOn. Professional mechanics are usually tool addicts and their addiction is fed by the local SnapOn man with his easy credit terms. It's not unusual for mechanics to owe thousands of pounds to their local dealer.

Is this likely to be used by main-dealer mechanics? Probably not. Is it suitable for serious home use? Absolutely.
Bought it last weekend. Decent for 20quid
Dodge62

I do all the maintenance on my race car with Halfords Pro stuff. It's … I do all the maintenance on my race car with Halfords Pro stuff. It's certainly not SnapOn quality (I have a reasonable number of SnapOn tools as well) but £20 would probably buy you a single socket from SnapOn. Professional mechanics are usually tool addicts and their addiction is fed by the local SnapOn man with his easy credit terms. It's not unusual for mechanics to owe thousands of pounds to their local dealer.Is this likely to be used by main-dealer mechanics? Probably not. Is it suitable for serious home use? Absolutely.



​completely agree. you wont get better quality for this price
Personally I can't fault halfords advanced tools for quality. Lifetime warranty so if it breaks just take it back to the store for replacement.
RiTSo

Duplicate? … Duplicate? https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/halfords-advanced-28-piece-metric-socket-set-38-now-20-2712999


Technically not as that one is Halfords direct whereas this one is Halfords ebay store.
I have a similar Halfords advanced professional set and use it all the time when doing car maintenance its great. Great quality stuff
Good price, I also am a big fan of the Halfords Advanced Stuff. I'd much prefer if they did full sets of 6 pt rather than 12 pt sockets though as for any hard to remove things I always end up going and buying a specific 6 pt for that job.
Reasonable quality kit for a decent price. Lifetime guarantee too. Not bad for most home jobs.
paulandpam1

Only £16 with a Halfords trade card plus quite a lot of professions are … Only £16 with a Halfords trade card plus quite a lot of professions are eligible for one http://www.halfords.com/advice/customer-services/trade-card



Including students on relevant courses.
lollypoplee

completely 100% agree. ive been fitting cctv inside a Vauxhall Drive … completely 100% agree. ive been fitting cctv inside a Vauxhall Drive servicing department all week and the only thing i have seen in every bay is Snap on tool chests.not seen any of the professional mechanics there using Halfords tools .Its a bit of a joke to call this a professional tool set.



You sure they were Snap on tool chests - or just Halfords Professional ones badged up? They do look the same and some mechanics are such brand snobs. I can't comment on the sockets as I've never but I bought the Halfords ones but (on the recommendation of several professional mechanics) I bought one of their professional torque wrenches. Fantastic bit of kit! A re-badged Norbar.
tek-monkey

[quote=paulandpam1] Only £16 with a Halfords trade card plus quite a lot … [quote=paulandpam1] Only £16 with a Halfords trade card plus quite a lot of professions are eligible for one http://www.halfords.com/advice/customer-services/trade-card[/quoteIncluding students on relevant courses.




Note:- Trade pricing discounts on fixed product groups. Promotional offers (e.g. Buy One Get One Free) and items sold by Approved Partners are not included in trade pricing. Trade discounts apply to non-promotional selling prices.
Halfords tools are just as high quality as snap on. With the ratchets the only difference is the number of teeth in the ratchet with snap on having more teeth. I've got the 1/2 inch version of this ratchet and have had a 6 foot bar on it loosening nuts that were torqued up to 350nm plus years of rust with no problem. Great tools for the price.
I have had many socket sets in my time, Snap-on were one of my first and the first to break.
Took it back and got a replacement which broke again.
Took the ratchet apart to find plastic mechanism.
Never bought Snap-on again.
Halfords sets have never let me down yet, both in a professional and now diy car maintenance use.
Halfords stuff is pretty good and anyone who thinks differently obviously knows very little about tools and certainly has never worked on a car in their lives .
I know a lot of mechanics us Snap On tools , mainly because the snap on man delivers them and they can pay on the drip .
I built Prototype engines for 20 years and I've had all sorts of Ratchets sockets and spanners over the years , Snap On , Britool , Armstrong , Professional , Teng , Draper, King Dick etc and Halfords is as good as any of them .


I have owned a Halfords socket set since I was an apprentice-25 yrs ago. still in use, still in good condition. i dont care what the brand is, if i spent £20 on tools that lasts me 25yrs plus, i'd be happy. I expect previous comments are made by tool chavs. X)
engineman

That size square could possibly be OK as a CHILDS PLAY TOOLSET but is an … That size square could possibly be OK as a CHILDS PLAY TOOLSET but is an absolute waste of time and money for any serious work above loosening a 6mm nut.And NO one in their right mind would pay £80 for a toy toolkit.


PLEASE DO NOT POST WHEN YOU ARE PISHED
Edited by: "Locknloadharry" 14th Jun 2017
I've been using Halfords Pro sockets sets for over 20 Years and have used them to strip down many engines and cars. One issue I do have is the 12 point sockets as they obviously don't grip as securely as a traditional 6 point versions (& I have been replacing all my 12 points with 6 point sockets)
i find them poor, had missing bits in a few sets.
ratchets seem weak some broken in a brand new set, just spin round free or just lock up with slightest of resistance
got a few sets, but allways find i dont have the correct bit i need

if you like spending allday going back and forth to the store swapping bits vs actually gettingthe job done in a resonable time go for these
It's ok stuff... but 12 point drive gives the impression of a cheapo socket set...
I have this set and can vouch for the quality.
Bought this set a few weeks back. Used it last weekend to undo a rusted cutting blade bolt on my lawnmower. Of which I had to exert some force. Performed flawlessly.
This is in virtually every day now, it started at £10.62 with a code... Last week was £12 something...
jefster

This is in virtually every day now, it started at £10.62 with a code... … This is in virtually every day now, it started at £10.62 with a code... Last week was £12 something...



Nope that was the smaller kit.
I can't believe all the negative comments about a £20 socket set, ok it was never worth £80, in fact I purchased a Draper Expert set which is almost idential for £29 a few weekes ago but at £20, less than a £1 an item with a lifetime guarantee is a no brainer, I just picked one up to keep in the car. Heat from me
Bought this yesterday.... one of the snap on connectors has broken already... its being returned today!
robshill5

Bought this yesterday.... one of the snap on connectors has broken … Bought this yesterday.... one of the snap on connectors has broken already... its being returned today!



snap on connector?
Nealio

snap on connector?




interestingly enough....yes!
Even cheaper now. £12.50
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