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peter2b
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tool box

Post by peter2b » Sun 13 Nov, 2016 16:52

if you need some where to keep those spanners halfords have some for 50% off
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lordhelpus
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Re: tool box

Post by lordhelpus » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 19:15

They have a black Friday event coming up on the 25th of this month I think....so they might be even cheaper, I try not to buy from Halfords but some times you have to for convenience etc.......their advanced range of tool\socket sets are highly rated tho,
and come with a free lifetime no quibble replacement guarantee, so that makes that a no brainer...
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Re: tool box

Post by mrscalex » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 19:48

The Advanced stuff is excellent. Just avoid paying full price for it as it's frequently on sale. And definitely never pay full price for one of the big socket sets.

Buying bits sockets etc individually is expensive at Halfords and I use Machine Mart or sometimes Screwfix. If I can get the same make stuff cheaper and I'm not in a hurry I use ebay. Trouble is you're often in a hurry for a tool..

These are a good price at Halfords currently and are a decent tool. They are my main screwdrivers in my Z3 toolbox.

http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/ ... driver-set

These were a right bargain. Ordered this week to try and get some stubborn suspension nuts off with a breaker bar. £12 although the seller has raised the price now.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-New-Im ... 1282342617
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2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
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Re: tool box

Post by peter2b » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 08:33

good link needed some for my impact driver
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lordhelpus
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Re: tool box

Post by lordhelpus » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 10:07

I don't know what these are like quality wise, but they sure are affordable and free P&P..?
they do all different types/colours etc.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131-US-PRO-TO ... Sw4shX9M6h
1997 2.8................ Montreal Blue

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Post by pingu » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 13:08

lordhelpus wrote:They have a black Friday event coming up on the 25th of this month I think....so they might be even cheaper, I try not to buy from Halfords but some times you have to for convenience etc.......their advanced range of tool\socket sets are highly rated tho,
and come with a free lifetime no quibble replacement guarantee, so that makes that a no brainer...
I just bought a 90-piece for £60 (I'll collect it later on the way to work - so I don't even need to make a special trip). Usual price is £150. Usual discount price is £75.

I should also get £1.50 from Quidco as I'll be paying in-store with my credit card (2.5% cashback) :wink: .

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Re: tool box

Post by mrscalex » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 14:58

This is a great little Halfords Pro set 1/4". I use it all the time, more than my 1/2" set. It's not a £60 set though. I paid £30 during the last promotion.

http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/ ... et-set-1-4

Have been looking for a good quality 1/2" wrench. Checked out this on youtube, the guy makes me laugh and knows his stuff. Sadly all the names he mentions are serious money.

So looking at this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00A50NB38

or this, if anyone has any views:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001K4E0OM
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

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Re: tool box

Post by John Wilson » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 16:44

I've never seen Halfords advanced socket sets at anything other than half price, a bit like a DFS sale. They are good though except the box doesnt keep the sockets in place when closed, so you either have to keep the box upright or use the bit of foam to keep them in place, which quickly disintegrates.

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lordhelpus
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Re: tool box

Post by lordhelpus » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 17:24

John Wilson wrote:I've never seen Halfords advanced socket sets at anything other than half price, a bit like a DFS sale. They are good though except the box doesnt keep the sockets in place when closed, so you either have to keep the box upright or use the bit of foam to keep them in place, which quickly disintegrates.
I know what you mean, I have also only ever seen them at half price, never cheaper....... lets see if the black Friday event has any effect on the price.

I miss my Elora set..........got nicked... :bawl: to replace that set now about £430 or thereabouts.
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