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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Halfords do some reasonable kit at various price points – often have bargains online too.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Halfords is usually my stock answer for decent tools that don’t cost a bomb, their Advanced range have lifetime guarantees and as wwaswas says there’s usually an offer on.

    parkesie
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    What sort of application? As in what soze are your nuts ,)

    BlindMelon
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    That’s a bite personal parksie! 8-20mm should do the job

    bencooper
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    Yes, I use Halfords mostly in the shop – still on the same set of Professional spanners after 15 years.

    BlindMelon
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    I need to get a set of spanners. I don’t want to spend much – what would you recommend?

    alanf
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    As a slight hijack, any recommendations for a torque wrench (3/8″ drive) with a low torque range that’s not going to break the bank?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Halfords Advanced are almost always a good answer. I like my Teng ones more than my Halfords ones, they were a little more expensive but I really like the grippy, unsmooth surface… Polished tools clean up easily but they’re much easier to drop especially when covered in goop or your fingers are frozen

    Sum
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    Draper do a 3/8″ Square Drive that covers 10-80Nm and comes with a calibration certificate. I bought mine from the local motor factors for ~£26 but I’ve seen them online from ~£22.

    BlindMelon
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    Open ended or combination?

    parkesie
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    Halfords advanced and maybe splash out on the ratchet spanner set when its on offer.

    bencooper
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    Open ended or combination?

    Combo, definitely – you want to use ring spanners as much as possible, only using the open-ended when you have to.

    LoCo
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    Halfords expert/advanced,
    Teng,
    Facom
    or Snap on. Listed in cost order ish.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    I treated myself to a set of the Halfords Advanced ratchet ring set the other day – on “special” at £40 IIRC.

    Lovely bits of kit, but they have quite fat profiles – even on the open jaw ends. But I also have another lower grade set with lower profile for tight spaces.

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