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    Default New socket sizes

    I'm hopefully getting some new tools for Christmas and was wondering if anyone knows what are the common sizes on Vectras for the External 'Torx' type heads. What would be a good range to get, as I don't really know what is in common use.


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    These haven't let me down yet, even after shifting some tight bolts

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DRAPER-35381-E...#ht_1118wt_732

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    I highly recommend Halfords Profesional range as they are guaranteed for life as long as you keep the receipt and they do the job with out any messing around. You can get a whole set of male or female Torx sockets on a holder or if you are feeling flush get the full tool set at around 99.99 but that has everything that you will ever possibly need and again guaranteed for life. You get discounts sometimes if you buy on there website.

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    Been there today and they don't do E sockets. I don't need any more 'ordinary' style, as I've got plenty already, just want some E types.

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    You don't need to keep the reciept, if it says Halfords on the socket, it will be changed.

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    What are E Types as I havent seen them before

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    Mmm...tools.

    E12 to E20 would be pretty usefull (I think E20 or E18 is used for the brake carrier retaining bolts?) I would go for 1/2" drive.

    I like Teng Tools. Superb warranty - no quibble exchanges; No reciept. Just returned a 10yr old torque wrench; got a new one no questions asked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetti View Post
    You don't need to keep the reciept, if it says Halfords on the socket, it will be changed.
    The muppets at my local store dont seem to acknowledge that fact!

    Dont rate the Halfords hex or torx 'bits'; they break like they are going out of fashion..

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapsnap View Post
    Mmm...tools.

    E12 to E20 would be pretty usefull (I think E20 or E18 is used for the brake carrier retaining bolts?) I would go for 1/2" drive.

    I like Teng Tools. Superb warranty - no quibble exchanges; No reciept. Just returned a 10yr old torque wrench; got a new one no questions asked
    E20 for the carrier as not long done the brake modd and this is what I thought that Ste wanted and Halfords do sell these as sockets and spanners as I have both

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapsnap View Post
    The muppets at my local store dont seem to acknowledge that fact!

    Dont rate the Halfords hex or torx 'bits'; they break like they are going out of fashion..
    Thats what i thought, debated getting a full set a few times replacing old stuff i have...

    But i've got enough bendy cheap metal bits i dont need to be adding more...

    Anyone else think the halfords ones are any good, would they replace bent bits?

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