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Socket set hunt

Discussion in 'Tools & Garage' started by old-git, 22 October 2013.

  1. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    From:
    Essex
    Car:
    Elan & Robin Hood
    I am looking for a socket set that has:

    Metric and imperial sockets
    Metric and imperial spanners
    Metric and imperial hex (allen key) sockets
    Knuckle joint
    Extension bars
    Ratchet
    Screwdrivers

    Screwdriver and torx bits not essential but useful.
    Ratchet spanners would be a bonus.

    Preferably 3/8" drive only but 1/2" and 3/8" will be acceptable.

    How close can I get to this?
     
  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
  3. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    From:
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    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    ^^ Well that looks pretty comprehensive :blink: Just as well OG's barn is huge so storage isn't a problem ;)
     
  4. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    I was just thinking in this late state of supercar rebuild, how is it that OG is short of spanners, sockets, allen keys etc :confused:

    Then I remembered, about 80% of the build so far only concerned the use of drill bits and grinders to make the car lighter! :blink:

    Now the real stuff begins he finds he has no spanners anywhere in the place :lol:

    Bless him :lol::lol:

    I'll have a good rummage around my legendary Aladdin's Cave when I get back OG and see what I can donate towards the cause for you :bigsmile:
     
  5. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    From:
    Essex
    Car:
    Elan & Robin Hood
    Thanks T9, but I have so many spanners and sockets that I could start a shop. However, they have been collected over 40 years and they are not in neat carrying boxes. I am looking for a comprehensive socket set to take racing. I have the screwdriver box ticked (so to speak).

    With regard to the eBay listing, the guy is an idiot. The listing isn't for what is shown, just a socket set and a screwdriver set! The price just might be right for the whole lot but just not for sockets and screwdrivers.
     
  6. adam1983

    adam1983 Road Burner

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    From:
    UK, Nottingham
    Car:
    Supra T67dbb 6Spd
    The halfords advanced sets are really good and would recommend as I have a set myself.
    Not sure if they have everything you listed but worth a look.
     
  7. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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  8. adam1983

    adam1983 Road Burner

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    From:
    UK, Nottingham
    Car:
    Supra T67dbb 6Spd
    A good set. That one is basically the same as the one I have but this one has spanners.
    I found the extra long socket very useful for when I changed the spark plugs.
    The guarantee on their sets is very good. If any part breaks they will swap the part in store with no issues. Think if you have a trade card you get a discount on them too.
     
  9. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    From:
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    Car:
    Elan & Robin Hood
    At the moment they are on offer at haft price - £124.99
     
  10. adam1983

    adam1983 Road Burner

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    Car:
    Supra T67dbb 6Spd
    Might take a trip down there either today or tomorrow and have a look
     
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