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Stanley 44 Piece 1/4" Metric / A/F Drive Socket Set $45.65 (Was $76.80) @ Bunnings Warehouse

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Stanley’s Maxi Drive profile sockets are the most efficient and offer protection to both the fastener and the socket wall by taking the driving force away from the extreme corners of the nut where there is the greatest risk of damage. 

Kit includes 
A/F Deep Sockets: 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2" 
A/F Sockets: 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2" 
Metric Deep Sockets: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14mm 
Metric Sockets: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13mm 
Socket Accessories: Ratchet, Spinner Handle, Flex Handle, 50 & 150mm Extensions, Universal Joint

Fully forged from premium grade chrome vanadium steel to meet and exceed international quality standards
Nickel chrome plating protects against corrosion
Max-DriveTM fastening system drives off the flats of fasteners extending fastener life and increasing torque

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  • -3 votes

    Where's the credit to Price Hipster?

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      Price Hipster was good when it was first developed. Now it's just filled with junks and it's off putting.

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        Regardless, it still produced this deal, which I think deserves credit either way.

  • +6 votes

    Credit to the internet

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    Just in time, was looking for a socket set. Thanks OP

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    Did Stanley buy Metinch or has Metinch's patent expired?

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      Don't think this is same as metrinch design. Metrinch was imperial and metric in one socket whereas this is 2 separate sockets. This works off the flat surface too but rounded away from the corners, Metrinch lumps were almost in the middle of the flat sections. Have the Metrinch sets and still love them.

  • +4 votes

    Metric AF.

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    Wish they had PayPal

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    These are on clearance for $61 at Supercheapauto at the mo so $45.65 is pretty good.

  • +3 votes

    Does anyone use imperial sockets/ spanners anymore? Genuine question, I’ve always wonder what these are good for besides the odd nuts & bolts. Would love to have a set that has double the metric sockets as opposed to both

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      Usually anything american.

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      When you have old classic cars, you'll find a use for them.

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      I find bicycle parts are an example where I have found it useful to have a few imperial sockets and wrenches.

    • +3 votes

      If you don’t have a specific need imperial are useless.

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      Yep. M3 nuts require a 5.5mm A/F socket, and these kits don't have that size. But 7/32 imperial is 5.55mm A/F, close enough, so I use that instead.

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      i tend to just buy metric now ….have an old imperial set collecting dust that hasn’t been used in years, some sets still bundle imperial.

      what will be interesting is what ford and holden will bring i to australian market from the usa and is they will be imperial.

      i have a few stanley sets, no issues with any of them, BUT some come as 12 pt and some as 6pt, the 6pt is preferred as it grips over bigger area.

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      I just hope "close enough is good enough" for the purposes of undoing the fixings :S

      (lucky I don't ever have to do it much then lol!)

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    Thanks op

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    Are these available in store or only online?

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    Hello ozbargainers. I find myself in need of socket wrenches once in while. It's reached the point where I tell myself, maybe it's time I should actually get some socket wrenches instead of futzing around and working without them.

    Anyway, is this set massively better than the $10 sets that Bunnings or SCA have on their websites?

    E.g.
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/craftright-40-piece-socket-set-1...
    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/best-buy-best-buy-socket...

    Anything I should know about when purchasing a basic socket set?

    • +3 votes

      Life time warranty, usually not made out of dry cheese like the $10 set…

    • +2 votes

      My suggestion is don't touch those $10 sets. I bought a Supatools set and the ratchet broke right away, it would skip teeth when going counter clockwise. Can't comment on the socket quality cuz I pretty much returned it immediately.

      I've got a Stanley 1/2" set and a 1/4" and 3/8" combo set, and they've been working beautifully. It's not top brand, but it isn't shit either.

    • +1 vote

      Spend a bit extra for the stanley, youll get decades of use out of if for diy and be motivated to look after them!
      Having said that you can get away with elcheapo stuff with the smaller size nuts/sockets ie 1/4" more so than 1/2" as your generally using much less torque

    • +2 votes

      I’ve had a cheap arse socket set like the Bunnings one you linked to for nearly 25 years. I’ve used for car/bike/home repair so they could be absolutely good enough for occasional use but given you could literally have it a lifetime like me, here are the main things you’d miss out on compared to the Stanley:

      • The deep sockets – when screwing a nut from a long bolt end you’ll really really appreciate them. You get half way through some efficient ratcheting and have to switch to a spanner.
      • The extensions, when you need that extra length to get into a tight place you’ll also really really appreciate them
      • The universal twisty joint thing can be invaluable getting the angle right when you need it.
      • Last and even possibly most importantly the case. The plastic case I have, the plastic snap closures broke about 10 years ago. Have been putting up with sockets spilling about in my toolbox ever since.

      So for me el cheapo worked fine but I’ve been putting up with not quite good enough for years - go the Stanley!

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    Wow the deep sockets don't skip sizes. That I need!

    I'll need to get on it after work. Hopefully Ringwood still has stock.

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    damn i bought this set like literally 1 month ago its a decent set great price.

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    A lot of the Bunnings deals are to compete with ALDI sales. Does ALDI have something similar at the moment?

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    Unless you need the deep sockets

    I’ve got a set from Aldi which comes out once or twice a year

    Has a bunch of sockets as well as hex and torx bits and variety of extension pieces for $25

  • -1 vote

    Sidchrome or nothing

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    You can purchase it as a special order at your local bunnings. FYI.

  • +1 vote

    Unless I'm missing something, the Bunnings website now shows this set as $29.85?

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      Yep, I just bought a set online for this price. Their in store system said $76.80 though so it may be a mistake.

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    Has anyone actually received theirs yet (ordered on the 15th or later)?

  • +2 votes

    For anybody else who has not received an email for pickup yet, I called customer help today and they said the suppliers have run out of stock because there was over 700 orders and they should be in by the second week of December.

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      That's skirting very close to bait and switch advertising, if they were already out of stock before dropping the price by another $15.

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        yeah i didn't think about that, i might give them another call and see if i can get a refund of the difference in price they dropped it too, seeing as i have to wait anyway for the product. I'll reply to this with how i go.
        EDIT; I managed to call through then and get a refund of the difference, just call customer support with your order number starting in W100.

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      I received my email for pickup and when I went to get it last night, it was a box of sanding sheets for a Black and Decker sander!! She called the supplier and confirmed they made a mistake and that they are out of stock. I was livid so she said she'd keep the order open and contact the supplier in a couple of weeks to see if they get anymore :(

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    i ordered this online on 17 nov, got email confirmation and receipt from bunnings online.
    Today i called Bunnings because i havent receive any email to pick up my item, and they told me its out of stock nationwide and bunnings will give me refund.

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      Hmm just noticed the product listing is gone (again). Maybe their supply chain has dried up for good.

  • +1 vote

    Hey all,

    Had a FREE UPGRADE offered today as they ran out of the original offer.

    Now a 42 piece 3/8 drive set for tje same price … Stanley 89-508

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/stanley-42-piece-imperial-metric...

    Thanks again OP

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      I just got my upgrade email too, got to be happy with a $105 set for $30 :)

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        Is it really an upgrade though, new kit the size starts at 8 not 4.

        And only 42 not 44.
        Feels like a worse kit to me

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          I'm not completely sure to be honest. Chatting to my old man before I bought this set he said I'd be better off with a 3/8 drive set as it makes it easier. It's my first "proper" socket set so not sure if I'm missing out on anything.

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      Same. Just got the email to confirm happy to take replacement offer

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    Got the replacement email offer too. Just be aware the replacements are 12 point sockets and not 6, so they will be weaker and more likely to round off bolts under heavy ratcheting.

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    Luckily I was able to pick up the original 44 socket set. I got an email this morning saying that my order was ready. I also got a $15 refund due to the price drop.

    Don't know if the 44 or the new 42 socket set is better.

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    Also got the email with the replacement offer. Anyone could confirm if I should go with the 42-pcs one? Thanks.

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    Anyone heard anything since accepting the upgrade offer? I accepted but haven't heard a thing since

  • +1 vote

    Guys if you have received the replacement email, go to your local bunnings and verify in the tools section if the 42 piece set is in stock. Then go to the Online Order/Special order desk and give them your order number and show them the email. I picked up mine today

    http://i63.tinypic.com/2dt89jp.jpg

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      According to the website, my local has them in stock, so I'll go down and see if they'll give me a set at lunch today and will report back.

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        Bloke wanted me to come back when they "arrive" even though they had stock on the shelves. Explained to him that I will be heading overseas soon so won't be around to collect it, so he let me take it now. Got home to find that he's given me an invoice for the original 44pc socket set. Have emailed customer support so hopefully they'll be able to generate and send me the correct invoice!

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          Chase up a refund too if you paid $45.65, should only have been $29.85 due to further reduction before they went out-of-stock permanently.

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      Did exactly this and there was like 4 more in the shelf. Thanks!

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        Glad it worked. Even the guy at the desk couldn't believe what a bargain it is. He said since they have sent the email they now have to fulfil the order even though bunnings is at a loss on these

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