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#16 stef123

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:40 AM

I don't think it matters wether its 1\2 inch or 3/4 inch but maybe 3/4 would be stronger but the overall price might decide which one to go for but either would be fine.
Again As for hex 6 point /bi hex 12 point Im not sure but any ones I was looking at was all bi hex 12 point i think. What's your thoughts on this?
Price budget is a big factor, I will mostly only use it for car wheel hub nuts and as I service our family cars it will mostly only be used once maybe twice a year so I don't Really want to spent a fortune on this but at the same time I want something that will do I the job when required so I don't really know about the budget but basically the best deal I can get under the £100 mark if possible.
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It's got to be hex for me, bi hex is useless on those very stubborn hex bolts and likely to chew them up! There are occasions though where you get bj hex bolts, can't say I remember of any ford having them..

What about something like this,
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...6583?nav=SEARCH

Then you could get a 600mm breaker bar from halfords to go with it!
http://www.halfords....65469&langId=-1

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:02 PM

+1 for the hex. I'm yet to come across a bi hex on my focus.

My uncles !Removed! Vauxhall van is full of them.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 05:53 PM

thanks for replies. I came across this

 

http://www.amazon.co...line socket set

 

 

Its a lot cheaper than most and I will only be using it for the hub nuts so think it may do my job. what you think?

 

can u recommend a desent  3/8 torque wrench even a 1/2 one with an adopter will do.

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 05:55 PM

Looks good enough for the job mate.

As to a torque wrench try amazon and eBay. I'll keep my eye out for 1 for you.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 05:57 PM

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This is the one I've got on my watch list on eBay. Soon to be purchased.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:02 PM

If it's a torque wrench for hub nuts and the likes, I would get a decent 1/2 one. Probably looking at one that does 250Nm+ Some front hub nuts are ridiculously tight

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

Karl, I think that one looks good. I may actually may get the same one as I think that some of silver lines range isnt to bad for the price.

I have also noticed that a lot of stuff from tool company's seems to come from the same place but is just re badged and recolored with ther own theme (maybe not so much snap on and the likes of the top companies). an example is the halfords ratchet stands.

http://www.halfords....het-axle-stands

 

My brother as these and they are identical in every way to the silverline ones i got, only halfords ones are black with their logo and states 2 tonne but I think that just to keep them right legally incase anything ever did happen. But I have noticed this with a fair amount of tools and gadgets (ie tyre pressure/depth gauges ect)

 

It goes to show though to do some research on anything before buying as you may be buying the same product but the only difference is the price.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

Couldn't of explained it better myself.

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