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Metric and Imperial spanners

PostPost by: billwill » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:02 pm

It's getting rather difficult to find Imperial spanners in ordinary shops nowadays so I did an Internet search and found this bargain:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000RO233Q/r ... TE_3p_dp_1

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A set of Sealey spanners in both Metric and Imperial. 22 Spanners in all and costing only just over £1 per spanner.


So I've bought a set and they arrived today.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:15 pm

The piccie shows a make called Siegen so what's the connection to
How do you rate them Bill or will you need to wait until until you've got a really stubborn one to undo?

Plenty of AF Superslim sets on eBay
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PostPost by: terryp » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:01 pm

Bill
I tend to wait for the Britool second hand bargains on eBay.

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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:24 pm

Bill,

If you know a friendly snap on salesman, they used to provide a single sheet of information showing nominal spanner sizes, and actual spanner opening sizes. Often you can find something very close to what you need without buying an extra spanner.

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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:11 pm

Siegen tools is apparently part of the Sealey Group (in small print on that label).

They arrived today and they look like very reasonable quality.

Not super-duper like £100 sets, but then these are about a fifth of the price.

I already have quite a few metric and some imperial ring spanners, but I felt I needed some more so that I could have these new ones in the garage workshop and pack sets to carry in my two cars.


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PS these are marked Chrome Vanadium and DIN 3113A.

The ends are polished and they look Drop-Forged.


PPS: When are spanner manufacturers going to realise that one often needs TWO spanners of a given size, so it would make much more sense to put different sizes on the two ends of a single spanner, so that one would have one open end spanner and a separate ring spanner for any given size.

Sigh. I don't 'spose they will do that as you would not need to buy as many spanners.
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PostPost by: Jon.ford » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:27 am

I ordered a set after reading this, used them for a few weeks nothing wrong with them.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:20 am

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PostPost by: Rob P » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:14 pm

I have a set of these which I've been using for a few years now and no breakages, rounding off or any rusting, they are in my humble opinion a nice set of spanners 8)
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:03 pm

PPS: When are spanner manufacturers going to realise that one often needs TWO spanners of a given size,

Go on Bill,at £18 buy yourself another set.....

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:22 pm

The first spanners I bought, many years ago, were in two sets, one of open-enders and one of ring (box-end for my American friends).
Each set consists of 1 at 3/8 and 7/16, 1 at 7/16 and 1/2, 1 at 1/2 and 9/16 etc. I'm talking now of A/F sizes, they were similar for BSF and Metric.
So for any nut size you had 2 open- end and 2 ring spanners. Moreover, the ring spanners had good but different offsets for hard to reach places.
I hate these modern combination cheapskate tools.
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