Ratchet Spanner 5 piece set £9.99 @ Aldi ( in-store & online )
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Ratchet Spanner 5 piece set £9.99 @ Aldi ( in-store & online )

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Found 10th Sep
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A 5-piece set of Ratchet Spanners, with chrome-plated flexible ratchet heads.

Contents
1 x 17mm ratchet spanner
1 x 15mm ratchet spanner
1 x 13mm ratchet spanner
1 x 10mm ratchet spanner
1 x 8mm ratchet spanner
Features
Flexible ratchet heads
Precision gear made of Chrome Vanadium Steel
Chrome-plated & polished
72 precision gears (5° angle)
Material hardness: HRC 45-48

Top comments

I bought a set of Halfords ones a few years ago. I then bought a set of the Aldi ones about a year later to carry about in my van. Both sets get about the same use.

Two of the ratchet heads fell off theAldi ones in less than a year so I had to drill bigger holes and tap and die a new bolt to hold the ratchet heads.

I'd save your money and buy the Halfords one's personally.

eatmorefish44 m ago

So why....um. Let me get this straight, you recommend using them, then …So why....um. Let me get this straight, you recommend using them, then taking out a decent set of spanners to finish the job??There seems a flaw in your logic: I just can't quite put my finger on it.



Because ratchet spanners are far quicker to use, but non-ratchet spanners can apply more torque. So it often makes sense to use both. No logical flaw there.

These tend to go a bit floppy on the adjustable part over time. Better quality ones would probably retain their adjustability. TOP TIP : I would use these for tightening up to a point and then doing the final turn with a rigid spanner or socket to avoid stressing the ratchet mechanism, or when losening a nut or bolt to start off with a rigid or socket so again not to stress the mechanism unnecessarily.
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Original Poster

Alternatively including the 21mm size and now even cheaper @ £10.73 delivered:-

hotukdeals.com/dea…031
Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 10th Sep

pennyfarthing881 h, 46 m ago

Alternatively including the 21mm size and now even cheaper @ £10.73 …Alternatively including the 21mm size and now even cheaper @ £10.73 delivered:- https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/duratool-metric-offset-ratchet-ring-spanner-set-1258-delivered-cpc-2773031


That's a good deal too, but they're a totally different type of spanner, so hardly an "alternative" choice.
Edited by: "Footsore" 10th Sep

The Aldi one will be far better quality.

Delivered free. Seems good.

Workzone gear any good? Always need spanners for work, mainly 10 & 13mm.

these are good and been this price for about 18 months when available

Any links to one that I could use to unscrew the oil filter cap housing?

pennyfarthing883 h, 4 m ago

Alternatively including the 21mm size and now even cheaper @ £10.73 …Alternatively including the 21mm size and now even cheaper @ £10.73 delivered:- https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/duratool-metric-offset-ratchet-ring-spanner-set-1258-delivered-cpc-2773031


That design bends eventually and the ratchet piece falls out unfortunately. The Aldi version look like they'll stand up to a bit more punishment

Error when trying to order, multiple browsers, or could it be that they don't deliver to Norn Iron

I bought a set of Halfords ones a few years ago. I then bought a set of the Aldi ones about a year later to carry about in my van. Both sets get about the same use.

Two of the ratchet heads fell off theAldi ones in less than a year so I had to drill bigger holes and tap and die a new bolt to hold the ratchet heads.

I'd save your money and buy the Halfords one's personally.

These tend to go a bit floppy on the adjustable part over time. Better quality ones would probably retain their adjustability. TOP TIP : I would use these for tightening up to a point and then doing the final turn with a rigid spanner or socket to avoid stressing the ratchet mechanism, or when losening a nut or bolt to start off with a rigid or socket so again not to stress the mechanism unnecessarily.

Argyll6810 h, 54 m ago

I bought a set of Halfords ones a few years ago. I then bought a set of …I bought a set of Halfords ones a few years ago. I then bought a set of the Aldi ones about a year later to carry about in my van. Both sets get about the same use. Two of the ratchet heads fell off theAldi ones in less than a year so I had to drill bigger holes and tap and die a new bolt to hold the ratchet heads.I'd save your money and buy the Halfords one's personally.

yeah, ​no comparison between Halfords and Aldi spanners IMHO. I find cheap ones have poor ratchet mechs too.

So why....um. Let me get this straight, you recommend using them, then taking out a decent set of spanners to finish the job??

There seems a flaw in your logic: I just can't quite put my finger on it.

eatmorefish44 m ago

So why....um. Let me get this straight, you recommend using them, then …So why....um. Let me get this straight, you recommend using them, then taking out a decent set of spanners to finish the job??There seems a flaw in your logic: I just can't quite put my finger on it.



Because ratchet spanners are far quicker to use, but non-ratchet spanners can apply more torque. So it often makes sense to use both. No logical flaw there.

eatmorefish - Cheap ratchet spanners won't last if you start applying lots of torque to them. Either buy expensive, very good quality ones or do what ianhalling said.

That price is nuts

The first thing that came to my head when I saw this was, "are they as good as Halfords ones?"

ianhalling13 h, 29 m ago

These tend to go a bit floppy on the adjustable part over time. … These tend to go a bit floppy on the adjustable part over time. Better quality ones would probably retain their adjustability. TOP TIP : I would use these for tightening up to a point and then doing the final turn with a rigid spanner or socket to avoid stressing the ratchet mechanism, or when losening a nut or bolt to start off with a rigid or socket so again not to stress the mechanism unnecessarily.



I've had no problems with mine over 2 years of good use and still in tip top condition, I do pull up with ratchet AND THEN use the open end for final nip. For these size use have to be careful not to over tighten so open end is good enough.

Dodge624 h, 14 m ago

Because ratchet spanners are far quicker to use, but non-ratchet spanners …Because ratchet spanners are far quicker to use, but non-ratchet spanners can apply more torque. So it often makes sense to use both. No logical flaw there.


I have done exactly that. But it means getting both tools, then in a usable position...you arent saving much time, and buying 2 sets you arent saving much money either. Sets by wera/bahco etc occasionally come up on the various eu amazon sites for a good price, though I'll admit, never for a tenner.

You'll never regret buying decent tools.

they don't deliver to norn iron, U.K. Mainland only
mnemon8119 h, 24 m ago

Error when trying to order, multiple browsers, or could it be that they …Error when trying to order, multiple browsers, or could it be that they don't deliver to Norn Iron

Still exp

Good price for what you get .

Waste of money, the ratchet heads break when put under a little strain. Halfords are a lot more expensive but at least they do last. Quality over a cheap product wins every time.

Dodge6210 h, 52 m ago

Because ratchet spanners are far quicker to use, but non-ratchet spanners …Because ratchet spanners are far quicker to use, but non-ratchet spanners can apply more torque. So it often makes sense to use both. No logical flaw there.


exactly !

Jiffy10 h, 53 m ago

eatmorefish - Cheap ratchet spanners won't last if you start applying lots …eatmorefish - Cheap ratchet spanners won't last if you start applying lots of torque to them. Either buy expensive, very good quality ones or do what ianhalling said.


Thank you - I winced the other day watching a buider ratcheting a bolt to it's tightest turn with an Aldi ratchet spanner

My local store at Hoddesdon has about 30 sets left.Now reduced to fiver!

What i will never understand is why aldi always sell the same size spanner set, common sense dictates that many who already own a set would probably buy another set if they were made up of different sizes

Original Poster

Still in stock in store, my local store has plenty left
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