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    Halfords Tools...

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    off to wales to swap zorsts with someone tomorrow so i think its about time i invested in my own socket set instead of always nicking my mates lol

    I've heard halfords sockets sets are actually pretty good quality and decent price

    Which of the above sets should i go for?


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    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...tegoryId=33931

    this is the one i got and i must say that it's a very good kit with 3 ratchets and also some ratchet spanners. well worth it imo
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    im just stuck as to which kit to get...the 40, 55, 65, 90 or 120 piece socket set??


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    Iv'e got the 34 piece one and haven't needed to buy anything else since. Depends how much you want to spend really.

    My local only had 4 different ones in stock, would have probably gone for the 65 piece if I had the choice.

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    Don't bother with the set's with loads of pieces in, you won't use them. I've got a 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" CK socket sets at work and out of all of them there are probably only 3 maybe 4 sockets that actually get used. As long as it's got the common sizes, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 17mm you'll be fine.

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    I got the Big tool kit for the garage its ok for them money
    I killed a few bits an they gave me new ones just like my snap on tools Very good for the money

    I also have a small tool kit 30 bits that lives in the car dose me for a service, most small jobs

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    Personnaly i WOULD get the set with the most bits (if you can afford it). Then you only have to carry one box around and have all the bits, sockets and spanners you'll need to do most jobs.

    My advice, it get the best one you can afford.

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    In general, halfords tools are very good.
    I bought a set of ratchet spanners from them probably 15 years or more ago,(the pattern spanners they still sell today) they have seen alot of action and are still going strong.

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    I've got the 120 piece set... its great! Everything i need, good quality and a lifetime guarantee (is that how you spell it?).

    (Lifetime guarantee is only valid if you keep your receipt... make sure you keep it)
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    I've got the older 100-piece set from Halfords here, they're brilliant. The're actually identical to my older Draper Expert set as far as the ratchets go.

    I've seen me with a scaffold pipe on the end of the 1/2" ratchet, a normal 17mm socket on a stuck wheel nut, jumping up on down on the end of the pipe. Yes, they're that strong.

    Oh, and there's lifetime warranty on all parts of the Halford's set. And you can get parts off the shelf if you ever need them (like new ratchet internals, etc).

    Very highly recommended.
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