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Good quality spanner set for a great price normally retail for around $99
5 sets left at my local Bunnings @ Kalgoorlie
I used to get sucked into deal like this and then finally realised that most of the time I am only using 6mm 8mm 10mm 12mm and at most 14mm to do 99% of things around the house and the cars.
So true but for a person in a trade a complete set is a must. I bought it for a cheap seat to throw in my underground tool bag .
12 piece is not very complete though. Stops at 19mm, and starts 8. A half decent set goes to 32 and starts at 6. Bell housing bolts for example are often over 20mm. Sets like that arent $74 though.
The worst thing about these combination sets is the number of them that have the same sizes at the ring and the open end. How on earth can you tighten a nut and bolt if the two bits you need are on the same spanner?!
@banana365: do you not have any ring spanners or sockets?
The purpose of this combination spanner is so that you can choose which end suits better without having to go back and forth to the tool box.
@banana365: Cut them in half.
@t25: I have more spanners than is probably healthy, I just don't like that these are often sold as if they're all you'll need. Hard to tell for sure from the photo, but it looks like these have different sizes each end so they offer the best of both worlds.
@banana365: Combination spanners are normally same both ends, these are no different. If you do enough work, its never all you need as sometimes you need an offset, or a curve in the bar or extra long or stubby etc. Thats without saving your wrists and sanity with ratchet versions.
The purpose of these is the handy man doenst have to buy a set of double rings, and a set of double open enders (DOE). IN trade they can come in handy in some spots where the angle of the head is not the same as a DOE and something is in the way of the DOE. With added advantage of being the second ring/oe in X size.
Don't forget to enter the Sidchrome comp
I went to the Kinchrome factory outlook, pretty much got a metal toolbox, set of spanners like this, set of sockets 1/2, 3/4 and 1/4 with racquets and a hat for $30. but that was a once off.
sidchrome is owned by stanley and the metalurgical superiority australia had in the 70s is now a baseline for many other tools coming out of asia.
my good set are now german stahlewille and my other sets are stanley and repco, repco because they are on special at least once every 2 months so i could get extra sizes and they often have individual items 50% off….. with sidchrome they tend to have the normal sets on special often but it's the extra sized you need to make a set eg 6mm, 32mm that usually aren't on special for sidchrome.
Decent deal, but id much prefer ratcheting spanners. I've never found the chunkier head a problem and I was lucky to get my set for much less than these sidchrome.
Worth stretching the budget for tools that will last a lifetime or more IMO.
ratcheting spanners are for taking up slack, not for fully tightening to required torque, as per warranty and instructions because the teeth in the ratchet are very small, hence one end is ratchet, the other end is real spanner for tightening to required torque.
So how do you explain torque wrenches using standard sockets?
I don't see your point, even if true. What's the problem if the other end of the tool can happily handle the torque?
Been far cheaper percentage wise!
Same arsehole company too!
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