All Socket Set Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2018
I know, but don't like putting trade price up as it confuses some on here. Decent buy though.
Good shout! If you have a halfords trade card, they are reduced to £32
............................must be a wrench.
You're lucky - my neighbour torques forever
Ah kk, problem with this site, always looking for that little bit more off :D good deal
So, new case today. It’s unfortunate my set was at least 10 years old so the layout was different. Not everything fit. I have the 150 piece set. What did Halfords do? They gave me a 200 piece box and a small stanly tool box to put the loose stuff in that would not fit in the new box. £20 worth of stuff for free. Cheers halfords (y)
Case replacements are covered FOC unless the store deem its down to misuse, why would I pay for one :o :o
I also got a case replaced free a few years ago.
They replaced ours free of charge under the guarantee :D
I got my case replaced under the guarantee six months ago. Catches broken after only eight months they tried to say it wasn't covered, but I pointed out that the new empty case was in a cellophane wrapper all on its own, with a cardboard banner inside that clearly stated lifetime guarantee in BIG letters. I wouldn't pay for the new cases the catches are rubbish
I know this has expired, fustrating I missed this. But just incase people didn't realise. You can get Quidco on Halfords click and collect and then also get AA Member 10% discount if your a member of the AA. BARGAIN!
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchRouter?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10151&action=search&srch=modular+tray Have a look at those, good bit cheaper with trade card (£33.60 per tray) lifetime warranty. I'd say easily as good as the bluepoint, and you can mix and match
I did see that I dont expect too much but used sets go for around ~150 worst case scenario sell it off again on ebay As for ratchets I have got stanley microtough 1/4 and 1/2, I dont think many people use them but I like how they are not as bulky Will have a look what else I can assemble for similar money as does not have to be a set, goes into a drawer anyway
I'd buy Snap on, but not bluepoint personally. Quality varies wildly, bit of a lottery imho. from your link Most relevant reviews by jorybe29 Dec, 2016just right ordered this for my son-in-law, it was just what he wanted many thanks Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: New by gazzatech1631 May, 2016Good quality Good socket set. Lots of useful bits but ratchet mechanism is poor quality compared to the likes of facom, snap on or bahco. Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: New
I did have a look at this however not the setup I am looking for https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Snap-on-Blue-Point-77-Pcs-3-8-General-Service-Kit-Socket-Set-277mbpgss/1023839318 I have other spanners/no need for sae
The ratchet itself is quite compact if you need something cheap for a confined space.
It’s an ok set if you just need something for diy jobs in the house. Picked one up a few weeks back with a discount code for 8 quid.
Sockets might be, only 1/4" but the plastic ratchet certainly is not.
It's £8 if you have a trade card but these sockets are definitely not up to the pro standard of Halfrauds professional standard tools.
When I started on the tools, metric was for 'foreign stuff' only (excited) We had only Whitworth, AF and BA spanners and Sockets at work. I only used metric at home. I'd say 90% of people under 40 have no need for sae tools, yet halfords fill sets with them. Irony is if you dont need a plastic case the sets from halfords are a worse deal than their seperate sets, all metric and all 6 point.
The choice of sockets are a bit disappointing. Too many Torx, the long extension bar is 1/2" but you'd likely want it for 3/8, wouldn't have hurt them to stick in an adaptor for 3/8 to 1/2. Still a good price if you've not got any sockets and ratchets.
I was going to weigh in for this, but they regularly come up for £60 from reading up on here.
Anybody wanna trade the imperial sockets for metric?
only works on 90 and 120 according to yesterdays post
Posted yesterday https://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/halfords-20-off-selected-socket-sets-using-code-2908620#comments
Got this last time it was this price and it's a decent set. Just make sure the socket sizes are what you need as they are quite small (I had to buy extra sockets for the car)
Show me where in my comment I called Halfords tools, I said NO thats all, you can't change spark plugs because it doesn't have deep sockets to allow you to do this. I also voted hot for this deal.
Why not? Ive changed spark plugs using this exact ratchet. Nothing wrong with halfords gear. a good builder does not blame his tools!
Get the bigger versions which are intended for heavy use. The ratchet here is part of 8.50 set... it is intended for light use. Buy the more expensive bigger pro toolset halfords offer... theyre great
Halfords is considered a professional set. I have used halforda tools my entire life and theres never been a fault. I think one timw the ratchet system broke but no receipt got a replacement anyway... i dont know if this has professional printed on it but halfords do have professional set which is greatly cheaper than the overpriced snap-on fashion accessories and still just as good and made with the same materials. Do not assume this is unsuitable for everyday professional work because its great for just that, the everyday professional and not to mention super cheap. Snap-on = overpriced fashion accessory Halfords pro tools = working man with common sense tools
AVOID The air tools in Lidl- they are of SPECIALLY dreadful quality... Same really as most of their other tools!
I use it working on motorbikes, speeds up a lot of jobs and can fit where guns can't.
Might be useful in confined spaces where you can't get a regular ratchet in, but otherwise can't see the point of an air ratchet with 1/4 inch drive. I only really use my 3/8 drive one for removing exhaust stud nuts where access is very restricted. Will probably buy one anyway, though. Can never have too many tools :)
i mean, its OK, but why would you need a 1/4" pneumatic driver which only outputs 40NM?
Just picked up the last one at Deeside well worth the money feels a good quality set ratchets feel heavy duty doesn’t feel like cheap stuff to me well pleased thanks for the heads u
Sort of, but that's not quite the point I was trying to make. But using your TV analogy, I might be able to make the point a bit better: Panasonic 55" TV = £500 (not reduced) Tesco Technika 55" TV = £500 (not reduced) The Technika gets reduced to £300 and gets hailed as a deal, because it was originally £500, but it was never worth £500 to start with, and £300 is probably it's correct value. So it's worth £300 but that doesn't make it a bargain, just it's actual value.
I kind of agree with your argument but that is the case with every thing you buy. isn't it? I purchased a LG 3D smart TV few months ago from tesco with original price of £500+ and I purchased it for less than 200£. sometimes retailers/manufacturer lower the price to get rid of stock and that is when you grab a bargain.
So I bought this pack and they had the right size in the pack
It's heat from me, was really tempted by the red & black handles, checked I had a set in the workshop, I did, had a chicken pie then pulled myself together, alls good now, phew that was a close one!
If you want heat for a tool deal, it needs to contain at least 20+ items for a tenner or less- quality not important, so long as there's loads of tools in the set. When it comes to power tools, they either need to be from Aldi or Lidl, or cheaper than Aldi or Lidl's, as they're the benchmark by which all others are judged. Them's the rules ;)
Yes the drawers on the top box are a bit shallow. I have no issues though. This is still an excellent value box / set for the money.
Judging by the fact the only tools that go hot is a 3 piece adjustable set from screwfix for 99p, I'd go for the latter.
A snap on box is also 4 times better... The Halfords Industrial roll cabs are decent, but the drawers on the top box are too small so you can hardly put anything in them and still be able to close it. Only reason why this is worth getting is because the tools are lifetime warranty. Shame the sockets are 12 point though. I'd imagine many more would buy them if they were 6 point. The £500 price comes from if you bought each modular tray and the roll cab with the trade discount.
Definitely not cold. A Snap-on box alone would cost 4 times this.
I have no idea why, but I find it difficult to resist both socket set and earphone deals on HUKD..... :|
Argos also include pictures of what its used for :) . Hot for the price.
Looks good for the money. Voted Hot.
Like for like, halfords sets are cheaper to buy and lower quality. You are comparing a much larger set. I think you know that. If we are being pedantic, a top of the range kia will be simialr price to a lower end bmw.
:/ But a BMW and a Kia do not cost the same ;) https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/88-halfords-advanced-120-piece-socket-set-with-codes-2908892#comments
I bit like asking why would you buy a BMW when a Kia does the same job. Some people are happy to pay more for nice things. The fit and finish on Facom tools make them a real pleasure to use.
I'd never heard of them tbh until they started being sold by my local Mac tools dealer, but apparently they have a long history & association with Motorsport - "Alain Prost, one of the modern masters of setting Formula 1, often recalls that his first tools were provided for him by FACOM, which is still the partner of the Williams-Renault team, but also of Porsche, Peugeot, Citroen and Jaguar. Since 2011, FACOM has been the sports partner of the Sébastien Loeb Racing team, created by the nine-time world champion of WRC. In red and black, SLR defends FACOM colours in several disciplines (endurance, GT touring and Porsche Carrera Cup)." That being said, both of them brands along with Snap-On as well, are very much living off their previously renowned quality and the history. They were all good, but todays tools are overpriced junk in comparison.
True enough. I tend to buy Bahco sockets myself, I've always found them to be good and likewise have a lifetime warranty. That said, presumably Facom didn't get their reputation from nowhere, and there must be some good reason people pay this kind of money for them.
Plus 3% Quidco
Thanks for the information, same as this set, put packaging and screwdriver bits in landfill and added the rest to my old set
the screwfix item is landfill
Brought this, the case is essentially air enclosed plastic, too many screwdriver bits, for 13 sockets and an adapter bar with a small socket-wrench seems okay if it lasts but should have gone for https://www.screwfix.com/p/socket-set-30-pieces/42752
Well I've bought one so thanks for the post, may never use it, but I've got one just in case!
+1 me too, they're the best ones for driving in with an impact driver or wrench. Normal screw heads tend to slip
You're quite off topic son. This is about socket sets and ratchets. Not about electric screwdrivers. (In my post i also suggested it may not be good). ;)
B&Q MAC ALLISTER 3.6V LI-ION CORDLESS SCREWDRIVER - WAS £20 NOW £10! https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bq-mac-allister-36v-li-ion-cordless-screwdriver-was-20-now-10-2742396
Avoid. It's all junk. They use the name MAC to give the impression its a good quality set. Better off buying Kincrome or Crescent from Homebase. Even Halford advanced sets.. MacAllister stuff by B&Q is real junk. Cheap, nasty and noisy ratchets
Picked mine up today e-mail all ready to show on my phone. The conversation went something like this... "I'm here for my click and collect...what is it for....socket set....here you go....." Not bothered to see mu proof of order etc. I should have said I'm here for the drill set that was lying on the shelf as well....... XD
Still plenty stock of these if anyone is interested.
Bought for £127.50 around two years back when they had it on half price with an additional 15%.
£130 on halfords trade card so see if u can find someone with one 😊
Wow £142 cashback aswell so this item free
With the extra 15% off and TCB too it makes them quite well priced. The pricing does fluctuate all the time though and they are rarely ever not ‘half price’
They are always listed as half price in my Halfords. Along with all the other socket sets on 'offer'.
Just posted this earlier but got taken down, for anyone after one it’s worth going in and checking if there’s any stock. Online it says there’s none, however just managed to pick one up today !
I managed two pick two sets up local, I ordered them inside the store and took them to the collection counter to save time. Great for the price, not bought a socket set for 20+ years :)
there site never works
It’s £25, what do you want for that
Crescent at homebase was better
Cold. Homebase has a better deal on for kits. This looks similar to the B&Q junk.
Thanks for the research, Harley_Mick
No 'made in' on packaging, just the German address of Lidl hq, so I'd be 99.9% certain it's chinese.
I'll be in Lidl on Sunday, if this is German made, I'll post a pic of packaging.