PowerFix Ratchet Set £12.99 @ LIDL
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PowerFix Ratchet Set £12.99 @ LIDL

£12.99LIDL Deals
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Found 18th Aug 2014
I noticed a few "Deals" for the LIDL DIY week but was surprised not to see this one listed. I know Ratchet Sets, especially cheap and nasty one's are all over the place but I saw this one open in LIDL and was impresssed. The quality looks very good to me and with sockets up to 14mm it will be idea for anyone wanting to work on a bicycle or even motorcycle (which is the main reason I bought one). Part of the beauty of this set for me is the fact that it is small and ideal for getting into tight places

The ratchet seems good to me, the socket bit's lock in place and have to be "ejected" using the release button on the rear of the ratchet.

Appears to be German made.

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Anyone know the chances of these being in stock tomorrow still? Tempted to pick one up for my bike, also is the price for one day only? Thanks


chazphot

Anyone know the chances of these being in stock tomorrow still? Tempted … Anyone know the chances of these being in stock tomorrow still? Tempted to pick one up for my bike, also is the price for one day only? Thanks


they stay at that price until sold out

Not sure about the quality of these but I've had a few powerfix brands (I assume from Lidl as I'm always there) and everything but Powerfix's padlocks have worked great.

Seems a good deal. Hot.

Original Poster

They had plenty at my local store... Most people see them and it's "oh another rubbish quality toolkit, 12.99 no way" and to be honest I might have thought the same if I hadn't seen one open.

I have this and its great, well worth the money. Sure its no Britool but its a very good set at this price.

EDIT: The multi size spanners have got me out of a spot before too, I keep them in a smaller kit at the OHs house for emergencies:

lidl.co.uk/en/…r=7
Edited by: "tek-monkey" 19th Aug 2014

I bought this set today and the ratchet and bits don't feel cheap they seem ok. Some pics below if anyone wants to see what they are like.

http://i57.tinypic.com/2bv9fr.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/244utm1.jpg

Can the ratchet only work one way? Ie loosen nuts screws? Us there a way to make the ratchet tighten screws nuts etc

Yes, I bought my socket set at Lidl's was astonished at the high quality for the price, and was informed they were German made - that "Owim" were a German tool makers. Now I dunno, but many of their Powerfix tools have been found to have been German made, and using these, they are right up there with any of the German brands.
SERIOUSLY
In fact, a little search for "Powerfix Profi" shows some people selling them on eBay and making a point of saying they are German made

Edited by: "PhilK" 12th Jun 2016
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