- Rating ★★★★☆
- Price £150 (until June 5)
- Buy one at Halfords
FOR THOSE who like nothing better than to spend their bank holiday hiding away in a garage, servicing a classic car or bringing a tired lawnmower back to life, Halfords has an offer to ratchet up the excitement. Its Advanced socket sets are half-price until June 5, 2016.
We put the Halfords Advanced Professional 200-piece socket and spanner kit to the test. It’s a beast of a set, in a sturdy plastic case with a moulded lining that holds all the bits and pieces firmly in place.
The exhaustive list of sockets, ratchets, spanners and bit attachments reads like a Screwfix stock list. From drive ratchet handles to ratchet spanners, shank bits to sockets, Allen keys to Allen wrenches, this comprehensive collection is the biggest in the Halfords Advanced range.
Made from chrome vanadium steel, the components have impressive quality and feel, and Halfords backs up the set with a lifetime warranty. The ratchets have a good action, and the range of adaptors, such as 10mm and 14mm spark plug sockets, will include the right tool for anyone with a car, bike or lawnmower to fix up.
There are smaller, cheaper kits available, but with the half-price offer, this set should set up most amateur mechanics for a lifetime for just £150.