- Beginner's socket set help
Oh and 1/2″ drive vs 1/4″?? Can get more torque with the 1/2″?
This looks good…what do you lot think?Posted 4 years ago
Good shout on pro stuff discount!
I’m off to purchase this after I’ve finished my cup of tea.Posted 4 years ago
1/4″ will be too small for effective use,
One of the following sets will stand you in good stead for years of use (mechanic to trade)
Halfords Advanced 64 piece Socket set as it has 1/4″ drive for fiddly lawnmower stuff and larger 3/8th drive with additional deep sockets for those seized bolts and a very handy ratcheting driver set included.
Good price with a lifetime guaranteePosted 4 years ago
Thank god for mobile internet!
I got to Halfords and the set I had my eye on looked distinctly feeble and I was a bit bewildered by the wide range to choose from. I thought the 64 piece one looked good so checked this thread with my phone and was glad to see somafunk’s endorsement!
So I bought it. 😀
Thanks for your help guys.Posted 4 years ago
Good stuff headfirst, now get into that garden shed and start to repair and take stuff apart, work methodically and lay the parts out on a clean surface (not in the middle of the lawn) as you remove them, use the camera on your phone to take the odd pic beforehand so you have a reference point to refer to.Posted 4 years ago
I’m wanting to start doing some very basic mechanic-ing on my lawnmower and my collection of spanners are no good for the job*.
Should I get a set that includes imperial as well as metric? Are Halfords sets decent? I don’t want to spend over £50, and I want to go and buy them and get my hands on them today so online shops are out.
*I’ve managed to round off one of the bolts already using a slightly too big No.10 spanner. My adjustable spanner won’t fit in the space to get to the bolt. aargh.
Ta.Posted 4 years agocranberryMember
I’d have gone for this:
but if you have already bought a socket set, then get a set of Halfords Pro ratchet spanners as well – they make spannering things much easier.Posted 4 years ago
Garden shed pffft!! That’s too full of bike stuff. I’ve got the mower on a piece of old oilcloth on the kitchen floor, laptop on the breakfast bar, and my other chrome tab on MowerMan’s youtube channel! Top tip on taking ‘before’ pic. Already used the new set, I can feel my manliness increasing by the minute…(that’s not a euphemism)Posted 4 years ago
I’m glad worldclassaccident is not helping you as this thread would soon turn into a remake of the texasPosted 4 years ago
chainsawlawnmower massacre, have a can of stella at hand and wear an old faded wifebeater vest that you can wipe your oily hands on, before you know it you’ll be adjusting the float chamber and rejetting the carburettor whilst taking a dremel to the venturi for more top-end power 😀
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