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GV Tools Ratcheting Box Wrench Set 7 Piece $5.50 @ Repco

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Got one yesterday, not bad for the price.
See also https://www.repco.com.au/en/tools-equipment/tool-kits-sets/s...

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  • +1 vote

    Store in the title please.

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      Looks like it is in a few stores, but they are all over the place.
      I can see some stock at Singleton, NSW for instance.

      • +2 votes

        lol

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        I meant 'Repco'. It was missing initially.

  • +14 votes

    Wow so cheap, just got a set for the mrs. Valentines sorted thx

    • +8 votes

      & good for tightening nuts

      • +2 votes

        6mm check

      • +3 votes

        If l005e gives this ratchet set to his missus for Valentines, he'll probably get his nuts tightened.

    • -5 votes

      Is she a man?

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        Must be. What woman uses a spanner?

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          I think the less been said about that, the better

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          Alot. So many tools out there some even married them.

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    No stock locally (Western Sydney). Directs me to Mittagong.

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      I think likely nothing in Metro Sydney at all. Im North and it also pushed me to Mittagong….

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        Managed to score one from Gladesville store a few seconds ago… Now the wait to see if they actually have stock on hand.

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          Hmmm, tried earlier than you but was no luck. Someone cancelled their order(s)?

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    Thanks OP! Can't go back to normal wrenches after using these.

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    Wow, purchased with paypal, got my paypal refund quicker than the order confirmation.. Out of stock at that store?

  • +2 votes

    GV

    How do they compare to jv?

    • +5 votes

      Cease that, one pest is enough.

      • +6 votes

        Cease that, one pest tool is enough.

        Fixed for you

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          Indeed you did

  • +10 votes

    Hey I know they're 5 bucks so whatever, but know that these are just awful and useful for nothing automotive. They are very bulky meaning they don't fit in a lot of places proper ratchet spanners do, and they have few teeth meaning you need a wider area for a single ratcheting effect.

    Probably OK for timber/steel construction style works.

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      Bulky, not many clicks per cm, lots of grooves and crevices for grease to seep in, but for 5 bucks you can take a punt. These are no where near as good as my aldi set which was only 20 bucks

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      Yes totally agree, plus the raised rivets along the flat surfaces will scratch your paintwork and cost more than $5 to repair!

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    That's cheap, might just get a set and store in the car for emergencies.thanks op

  • +4 votes

    Unless you needs some ratcheted spanners asap or you know they will get damaged or stolen. Do not buy these, save the money. They don't offer much flexibility, they don't ratchet properly and are impossible to work with in even slightly tight spaces. Not to mention those plastic gear and easy to break. Avoid

    • +1 vote

      No plastic gears - all metal (coated). Seem to work well enough for me - no issues with ratcheting. Thicker than a standard spanner but not massively so.

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        Quite objective, got one set this morning.

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      I agree with all this. The ratcheting is a bit dicky and sometimes changes the setting itself. Sometimes doesn't ratchet unless you hold the adjusting tab in place. But for $5 it's alright

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      I threw a set of these out a few weeks ago. They had been stored in my shed for about five years and were covered with rust.
      At this price point, you get carbon steel tools, sometimes coated and sometimes flashed with chrome plating.
      They will last if you keep them in dry conditions (like in your living room), but if they are kept in your car or outside, they will corrode.
      They are great if you have an immediate need for cheap tools to do a job, but they are not keepers.
      I generally go for alloy tools rather than carbon steel as they resist corrosion - types to look for are Chromium-Molybdenum (chromoly, CrMo) or Chromium-Vanadium (CrVa). These will last, but cost more.
      I expected my big CrMo socket set would last for life - well, I had it for 30 years until it got nicked.

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    Excellent for tightening lug nuts.

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    Bought the larger set form amazon a few months back. Seems crazy, but I cut myself getting them out of the casing! Most are still in there! Any help?

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      Use a hammer

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    Great deal. Wish SW QLD had some.

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      I'm in Brisbane and got a set from cowra NSW, with ignition, delivery is $4.95. Figure even at $10.45 it's worthwhile to add to the 4wd tool kit.

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