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Discussion in 'General Banter' started by abh29, Sep 13, 2019.
I have no idea at quality , but picked these up in Lidl . --- £3.00
Gotta be worth it at £3
Yeah cant be bad for £3 see if they last more than one go
Wouldn’t want to rely on them for serious work but got to be worth it to put and keep in the car as an emergency tool set without breaking the bank.
A lot of the tools in Lidl are surprisingly good.Much better quality than you would expect for the price.
Might have to put that to the test and see how long they last in the zedshed.
30 seconds if you give one to Gaz
If I didn't have Snap-On ones I might be tempted, but, why do they make these with 12 point ring ends? Unless you intend driving square fasteners 6 point are by far the best option.
I'll be the tester
I bought a set of taps and dies from there for around thirteen quid if I remember. I wasn't expecting much and whilst I wouldn't want to use them constantly, they cut a good clean thread and none of them have broken yet. Can't fault them for the price.
Got to get some - tools last me ages as thy promptly get lost the minute I need that specific one...So I usually just reach for the hammer / mole grips to do any job
Then amazingly when packing away after the failed attempt the correct tool magically appears in front of me, still in its packaging
That reminds me hammer is getting worn out, better check out Lidl
Their Parkside battery tools are cheap and very very good, waiting for them to come back so I can get some, mate had loads of them, drills, impact wrenches, etc and used them daily, he has had them for ages and recommends them, he always used to buy Makita buy tried Parkside and is a convert.
Like any tools depends upon what you are doing with them.
Reckon I would have the gears in those spanners destroyed within a week pretty much all the tools I own that are subject to high usage tend to be good quality as otherwise don't last you also find the tolerances on better tools is far superior.
So like I said depends on what you want them for.
Absolutely agree, buy top quality stuff if it's going to have a hard life. My Snap-On 3/8 drive socket set is around 45 years old and has done a fair bit of work over the years. When I bought it I was advised to buy single hex sockets for the most used sizes (7/16, 1/2, 9/16 and 5/8 for those who remember imperial sizes...). Nothing has broken and the only thing to get near wearing out is the mini-ratchet which now slips a bit, although I understand that you can still get rebuild kits. There is an old saying that is attributed to Henry Royce - 'The quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.'
still have a 9-11 'ringer' somewhere..
I think its next to the 14/37 th's Whitworth one
My only experience with Snap On was not good , bought a set of tools (torex ????)t o remove the rear window on my very early 2 door range Rover , On trying to remove the second fixing the Snap On tool broke. They had been soaked overnight in WD40 In fairness it was replaced with absolutly no quibble at all .
Most of my tools are Britool bought 1980's 3/8" ; 1/2" and 1" drives never broke one , but replaced a few when they got lost.
The biggest spanners I ever required were for work , was 1" drive impact sockets , spanners , podger spanners and a Flogging Spanner all to use with 45mm bolts.
Still use Whitworth on sons Land Rover . 1982 truck cab,needs a grease gun as well. Hammers often required .
Yes, I have broken my share of Snap-on tools over the years, they're not infallible.
I have a 1/4" drive Kamasa socket set which I've had for 43 years now and only replaced the ratchet with a Snap-On and 3 of the sockets which were worn out not broken. I also have a Kamasa 3/4" socket set and I bent the sliding "Tee" bar using BF & I.
But it straightened up in a press and survives to this day.
My dear old dad was a heavy plant fitter for 40 odd yrs never rated snap-on always used Britool starting with his apprenticeship in the 50s.
A lot of the old school guys preffered Britool over Snap-On due to the higher cost of American tools, which was mainly brought about by the hi chrome polished finish the tools had. Where as Britool scanners etc. were a more dull finish. I have two sets of Britool combo spanners and they're excellent tools.