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Halfords

Post by Dark Knight » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:25 pm

You look at Halfords and think this store has been around a long time, I remember it from the 60,s. but it dates from 1892 and In 1902, Rushbrooke moved to a store on Halford Street, hence the name.
Have attached a few pages from a 1930,s catalog.

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Re: Halfords

Post by Dark Knight » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:42 pm

Second try, must be too big, try first few pages, no go.

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Re: Halfords

Post by sprintster » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:07 pm

Still shit! I went in on Saturday looking for a standard sized sump plug washer(it was for my bike but it turned out a Ford one fits) but they would have to order it. :roll:

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Re: Halfords

Post by Brenhden » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:29 am

I always assumed that as a big shop they would supply low quality tools but lots of people have socket sets that have lasted for decades :)
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Re: Halfords

Post by daveuprite » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:30 am

Brenhden wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:29 am
I always assumed that as a big shop they would supply low quality tools but lots of people have socket sets that have lasted for decades :)
I love my Halfords Pro socket set. Bought it about 15 years ago and everything is still going strong, despite my cack-handed ownership. I often use the biggest socket wrench as a hammer.

It's trying to use a hammer to tighten bolts that isn't working so well...

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Re: Halfords

Post by Fried Egg Sandwich » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:43 am

daveuprite wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:30 am
It's trying to use a hammer to tighten bolts that isn't working so well...
... I've used a hammer and chisel to loosen knackered bolts before now...
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Re: Halfords

Post by hotbulb » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:49 am

My 1/2" socket set was bought from a friend about 40 years ago, and he'd got it from a catalogue (Littlewoods?) - only a cheapie (Toolstar) ...... but it's still going strong despite my best efforts (it's AF/Metric/Whitworth) including undoing Land Rover suspension parts.

My 3/8" torque wrench is a Halfords Pro, though ..... nicely made and good to use (and unlike some the settings are easy to see!).

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