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What Tools/Socket Sets is everyone using?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by IC3, 12 Aug 2021.

  1. IC3


    Joined: 3 Dec 2011

    Posts: 9,574

    I haven't seen a tools thread for a while, as I'm currently looking to get some new tools I thought it would be a good idea to start one. :cool: To keep the thread in order, lets stick with socket sets and maybe power tools?

    What is everyone using?

    I'll start... Wireless Parkside Impact Wrench, Halfords Advance 200 Set (over 5 year old) and old draper socket set that comes in handy when I need extra extensions. I also have some noname tap & die set, caliper retraction, trim removal tools etc.
  2. dLockers


    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,325

    Halford's Professional and Clarke (Machine Mart nearby).

    Unless it is 10mm then anything goes.

    If I was buying power tools I'd go Kielder.
  3. Conscript


    Joined: 18 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,026

    Location: Kent

    I have a Halfords Advanced set that I've owned for over a decade. It's served me well, nothing broken or missing (so far).

    Power tools...have owned a Makita drill for years, fairly recently I also bought an impact driver and wrench, also Makita.

    Edit: Think it's Halfords Professional, not advance (or are they the same thing now?). Also have their torque wrench.
    Last edited: 12 Aug 2021
  4. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,649

    Location: Co Durham

    Halford's Professional. Add to the collection everytime there is a sale. I think i have everything now :)
  5. pugheaven


    Joined: 22 Apr 2008

    Posts: 3,599

    Location: Bryn Celyn Wales

    Mmm, yeah I've just been looking this week actually and was reccomended Halfords Advanced as it was on sale PLUS they replace any broken bits no questions... seems they get good reviews from people!
  6. dave28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,456

    Hazet spanners ( insane price these days ) 1/2 inch Bahco socket set modded with snap-on and stahlwille sockets for a few of the most used ones plus a stahlwille ratchet,
    Teng socket sets for the smaller sizes,

    power tools mainly milwaukee

    i do car servicing for 3 vehicles and light repairs since the mid 90`s so have built up way too many to list really
  7. IAmATeaf


    Joined: 3 Apr 2007

    Posts: 7,221

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    I got a socket set from EuroCarParts years ago with the intention of 'spannering', the only things it's been used for to date is to put up 2 TV wall brackets in the house :D
  8. watercooledman

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 1,728

    bahco socket set, great quality.
  9. DXP55


    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

    Posts: 5,158

    Location: Shropshire

    Got a Gordon socket set in Imperial -Cost quite a few Green Shield stamps. Probably from around 1960-5 can't remember that far back now.
  10. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 26,672

    Location: Surrey

    Halfords Advance 200. Brilliant set and have earned their money over the years.