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What are your tools of choice?


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I just wondered what brand of tools people use on their bikes and cars? I use mostly halfords professional, because they're well built have a lifetime guarantee and cheaper than snap on! I've had them for the last 11 years now and not managed to break one yet, despite the abuse they get!

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I don't favour a particular brand, but generally buy quality tools , no point buying twice! The halfords good value! I think my box is mostly draper expert but not through design.

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I also have a mixture but the best tools I own are the snap on ones, there is just something a bit special about them (OMG how sad is that)


I currently have - Snap-On, Britool, Halfords pro, Draper expert, Facom but also a few strange ones like King Dick

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I've recently (and finally) bought some decent tools, my old cheap socket set was aweful, always rounding off etc..


Now I've bought some Halford Advanced professional (either, or, or both I don't know :lol:) ratchet and socket set, and have to say its fantastic.


Also bought a cheaper Halfords set, okay so a little tacky etc but has a few extra tools here and there so if I need say x2 of a certain socket or spanner then that comes in handy!


Would love a full set of snap-on tools or something, but I don't think I could cope with the price :shock:

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Halfords Pro pretty much across the board. However, have recently noticed that the lifetime guarantee (and material - chrome vanadium steel) seem to be frequently matched by much of the stuff in Machine Mart. (e.g. Clarkes Pro) - for under half the price!

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I've got 2 tool boxes!


The bigger 1 contains a saw, a rubber hammer, a spirit level & 4 pencils. The smaller 1 has got pliers, a hammer, an adjustable spanner and a screwdriver with 8 interchangeable heads. Each tool has it's own click-in slot in a snap shut case.


I've also got a small set of precision tools - mini screwdrivers, mini pliers & mini socket set.


The first 2 boxes came from Ikea & cost about £6-7 each and the small set came from Aldi & cost arouns £5! :D


These tool sets have done everything I've needed them to - including assembling most of my furniture!! :lol:


I got a set of Halfords screwdrivers free with the last bottle of engine oil I bought and they're cr*p!!!!! :lol:


:D :D :D :D

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Mainly Bacho and Facom for me. I do have a Halfrauds Pro 3/8" socket set but I've had to return the ratchet three times in six months because they keep locking up :roll: Think I'll be replacing it with a Bacho set once I've got some spare cash.

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Not got any! :(


But I was in the Machine Mart next door to where I work and the guy in there (who is also a biker) said he could put me a good selection of essential bike tools together for a ncie price, Might have to leave the list around the house as a crimbo prezzy ploy............

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I use a draper expert socket set at work daily tightening around 3-400 bolts a day, very good tools. But we all want snap-on just not the price tag that comes with them!


I would also go for makita power tools one of the best available. So much so the boss has told us to buy whatever drills, jigsaws, grinders etc we need no limit on the cost. This is even though we already have all the tools except they're in a tool box in Spain and have been for the last year because the boss won't pay for it to be sent back, where's the logic in that?


I think I have the same mini tool kit thingy from aldi as you Sue, none of the tools have broken as of yet!

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Various types collected over the years. Got Spanners for Metric, Imperial, BSW, and BA, both ring and open. Also specialist spanners (odd shapes / sizes) for particular jobs. A full set of metric, BA, BSW and Imperial sockets, ratchets, flexibloe extensions, adapters, specialist (sparkplug, etc.), long reach, narrow shoulder, etc. Strap wrenches, Chain wrench, Basin wrenchy, 6 different sized adjustables, two Mole wrenches, various hammers & mallets, 3 'clutch' pullers, 1 chain splitter, 1 nut splitter, a set of scew extractors, Impact driver, etc. etc. etc.


Bit of a horder really!


:cheers:

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