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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:17 pm 
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These are massive and long...1.5mm to 10mm...I bought a similar set off ebay recently and they are poop and now in bin. These seem very good so far...probably wont be in stores long. I just bought mine so hurry chaps!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:06 pm 
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cheap tools are false economy,can cause more harm than good,splash out on at least a decent set of allen keys!

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/ ... lPEALw_wcB


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:16 pm 
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With all due respect...I agree to a degree....but the ones you pictured are all but identical to ones I binned...the lidl ones are far stronger


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:59 pm 
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Aldi and Lidl stuff is usually to the German TUV standard, which is quite good (unless you are VW).


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:40 pm 
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I've had both the lidl and Aldi sets of these for a few year and they not missed a beat yet. And put quite some strain through them.

If your bolts crap and worn, that not the keys fault, they still haven't rounded.
(I use them at work too and have a few sets for convenience).
The only part that will shatter quickly is the plastic handle thing ;-)

Good Allen keys in my eyes.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:48 pm 
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The allen keys themselves look exactly the same as the halfords proffesional ones I have.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:29 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Aldi and Lidl stuff is usually to the German TUV standard, which is quite good (unless you are VW).

Used these today under mahoosive load to extract a bastard of a crank bolt and I am relieved to report...result indeed. Bugger all flex and no damage. Buy some.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:34 pm 
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I'm with legrande on that one. TUV / GS marks are usually a good indicator that they're at least fit for purpose ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:09 pm 
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I've used the multi-tool versions and they were decent if not super.


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