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    25 October 2010
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The Halfords Professional Ratchet handle 3/8" is made from quality chrome vanadium steel.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not so good
Posted13 May 2012
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I'm a big fan of halfords pro range and have quite a collection of their tools. Unfortunatelly I have to be honest about this one.
Mine (the first one) came with 28 piece socket set but I replaced it twice: one off the shelf and another one from the 150 piece set.
So I know for sure they all the same.
This ratchet do work, it's still better than the cheep stuff out there. But not exactly Halfords pro standard.
The biggest problem with it is that it lock itself up so you can't flick the lever and the ratchet is seized.
The whole mechanism stick and catches on itself (no I haven't been abusing it, discovered next day after purchase when doing rocker cover seal where bolts are 8 Nm tight). To release it you have to grab the square drive with pliers and turn it back a notch opposite to what you have been doing.
And the second thing is quality. I was supprised how different they are one from another. My first one had that problem only when undoing the bolt, second - both ways but less, third one is almost okay but it's very loose.
It's good enough but check yours before leaaving the store.
I recommend this product!
I don't like as much:mechanism locks and sticks
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The Rolson Magnetic LED Pick-Up Tool features a LED light at the end of the telescopic shaft.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Decent
Posted11 May 2012
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Strong magnet
Good light
Not flimsy or falling apart
Might be too big for some occasions
Usefull tool especially for that price.
I recommend this product!
+4points
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The Halfords Sliding T Bar 3/8" is made from professional quality chrome vanadium steel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very good
Posted11 May 2012
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hlfords pro quality for the price of a "no name" stuff. What else do you need.
I recommend this product!
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 Toolbox Auto Centre Hole Punch
Toolbox Auto Centre Hole Punch
The Toolbox Auto Centre Hole Punch has a heavy knurled body for easy handling
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Escellent
Posted11 May 2012
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well made, ingenious design, works very well.
I keep playing with it it's so cool. I think I need a new hammer...
I recommend this product!
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Halfords 4 Piece Chisel and Punch Set is robust, good quality and does the job well.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good enough
Posted11 May 2012
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Heavy and sturdy. But The chisel is not as sharp as it should and the center punch tip is round. Nothing that can't be fixed. You get what you paid for.
I recommend this product!
I like:tough
I don't like as much:small details
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Laser Brake Clamp can be used on a variety of hoses.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Better than it looks.
Posted11 May 2012
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
you have to hold it in your hand to believe how well it is made. Only used it to clamp fuel hose when changing filter but on a diesel it makes a big difference.
No more efing about with pliers.
I recommend this product!
I like:does it's job very well, price
+1point
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The Halfords Advanced Professional 28 Piece Metric Socket Set is ideal for the workshop or home.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fair
Posted11 May 2012
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Maybe I've been spoiled by the 55 piece 1/2 inch set, or maybe ratchet spanners I already have but I was a bit dissapointed with the quality.
Don't get me wrong, It's still halfords pro stuff. Just the chrome finish have a blemish here and there, the case have a few plastic "spills". Items are loose inside it.
BUT. Strong, solid and complete socket set. I love the fact that it doesn't have any fluff (bits, spanners, 4 ratchets and same size sockets in different drives). Perfect to keep in your car.
I recommend this product!
I like:complete 3/8 metric socket set with no fluff in it, quality/price ratio
I don't like as much:bloated case too big for what it is, no sliding t adapter
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 Halfords 1.5 Tonne Bottle Jack
Halfords 1.5 Tonne Bottle Jack
The Halfords 1.5 Tonne Bottle Jack is suitable for use with most cars & conforms to British Standard BS AU 172c:1990.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect repalcement
Posted10 May 2012
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This little thing is perfect as a replacement for your "issue" jack.
Fits in a 15 inch full size spare wheel. It's too small as a regular lifting device for repairs but have enough lift to change a flat one.
You can't see it from the picture but this little thing is really solid. And best of all it's got really big footprint so it won't sink on f.e. gravel.
It's easier, quicker, safer and more comfortable to use than a standard scissor jack. And most of the time it's cheaper.
I recommend this product!
I like:big foot print, smart compact size, reassuringly well made
I don't like as much:only 12cm of lift. just enough for a 15 inch tyre, 18cm high might be a problem for low cars
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The Halfords Female Torx Socket 8E 3/8" Drive is manufactured to high quality standards.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Indestructible
Posted21 November 2010
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just like the whole professional range of halfords tools (I own two socket sets and few extra bits from them) this socket is of very high quality. Fits tight on to a bolt and ratchet. It will twist off bolts head before giving up (how do I know? The hard way :).
I recommend this product!
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The Halfords Female Torx Socket 10E 3/8" Drive is manufactured to high quality standards.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Indestructible
Posted21 November 2010
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BigMonster
fromcheshire
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just like the whole professional range of halfords tools (I own two socket sets and few extra bits from them) this socket is of very high quality. Fits tight on to a bolt and ratchet. It will twist off bolts head before giving up (how do I know? The hard way :).
I recommend this product!
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The Halfords Advanced Professional 55 Piece Socket Set offers both AF and metric size sockets.
 

How many teeth does the ratchet handle have please?? Thanks

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42 which is enough but I'm thinking about upgrading to 72 teeth just for the feel of it. Best thing for you would be to go and ask them to have look for yourself
4 years, 1 month ago
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BigMonster
cheshire
 
The Halfords Advanced Professional 55 Piece Socket Set offers both AF and metric size sockets.
 

can you get replacement cases for the set ???

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I found on the internet forums that halfords is replacing the case with no questions asked. If you lucky even the ratchet (it's not covered but apparently halfords stuff is not too fussy about it). Keep in mind they very often want to see a receipt so keep it.
4 years, 1 month ago
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BigMonster
cheshire
 
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