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Old 09 January 2013, 12:55   #11
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I bought halford Advanced Pro 150 piece a few years ago in the boxing day half price sale 99 great bit of kit
I've got that one too. Doesn't seem to be in the sale this time though
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Old 09 January 2013, 13:08   #12
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As has been said, great kit..... My top tip is to go in and ask for a trade card. Its free and the discounts on some stuff is like sale prices year round .....some stuff is only marginally cheaper, but often batteries, tools etc have huge savings..... IIRC the 150 piece set (we have one on each of the boats) was around the 100 mark on trade card
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Old 09 January 2013, 13:26   #13
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Halfords have a half price sale on some of their socket sets.

I'm sure Nos has one of these and I was really impressed, so fed up of hunting tools I bought one today...

170 Piece Set:

Halfords | Halfords Advanced Professional 170 Piece Socket & Ratchet Spanner Set

120 Piece Set:

Halfords | Halfords Advanced Professional 120 piece Socket Set

I'm sure there are others on the market but these are probably worth a look
Quality tools there Whisper, you didn't mention which one you purchased though.


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I can recommend Halfords Pro range - I use them on both the boats and Land Rovers. Never buy them full price though - as Whisper has found, you can pick them up with a good discount several times a year!

They seem to be very good quality, and a lifetime replacement guarantee.
Half price offers,that's one of the best marketing tricks in the book they can afford to over price for a couple of months getting less sales but high profit untill sales dwindle, then they'll half the price to 200% and its profit not greed all the way!!


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Ditto... Did a ground up rebuild of a SeriesII after stripping it down and they survived that
Now thats sayin something if they survived a s11 rebuild.

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Zagato - I bought a new Halfords Pro socket set specially for the Series I that I picked up last year to strip down and restore. But since buying the RIB, my master plan of restoring that over Winter has gone slightly awry... All the body is off, just the bulkhead left - but when I remove that (and the wiring harness), I know it won't move again for quite a while!
Now this would be the ultimate test for them, nice project too.
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Old 09 January 2013, 13:33   #14
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I bought the 170 peice kit for 124 only because the spanners have a ratchet on one end, i was very tempted by the 120 piece set for 79 though but always wanted a set of spanners with ratchets on
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I'm sure there are others on the market but these are probably worth a look
Had one of these for four years with no issues at all...
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Same here had one for a few years. Just took the backing plates off the archers to lube them,mother than that they are very good.
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Mine's an 80 piece set I think. It's one of the ones that's been discontinued now, but it's got both a good 3/8" and 1/4" drive socket set in which none of the others had at the time.

It's a good bit of kit, but I found it was easier to buy the basic set then buy add-on sets like deep sockets etc as the larger sets were full of useless bits to make the numbers bigger.
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Old 09 January 2013, 15:12   #18
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as the larger sets were full of useless bits to make the numbers bigger.
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i have an older style set, and one of the new style ones, and although im still happy with the set i will say that the quality isnt quite what it once was - mainly in the ratchets. every now and then the new ones (all 3 sizes) will jam up when used on a tight bolt. still good sets though, and the ratchet spanners are ace!
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and the ratchet spanners are ace!
Did you hear that Nos
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