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Old Halfords Torque wrenches!
« on: October 29, 2010, 01:56:19 AM »
Well I bought a couple of Halfords torque wrenches about 10ish years ago & both have been very good I must admit.

However last week I managed to break one.

Now I am pretty sure I wouldn't have bought them if they was not part of the pro range so off I went with it thinking I could get a new one.

Turns out that nobody had any idea if it was a pro product or not but after some discussion it was decided maybe not.

So I got onto Halfords HQ for the definitive answer.

It appears they are none the wiser either.

I am now at the stage after some argueing  that if I can produce an advert or anything to show it was a pro product I get a new wrench, if not then I don't!

Thing is the receipts are thermal so after 4 years or so they are unreadable, so that's long gone!
I have none of the orginal packageing either, well I wouldn't would I!!!!!!


So does anyone know if the below wrench was a PRO product or if anyone can scan an old advert/sale flyer that would be brill.



It can measure 60 - 330 NM
Has a plastic handle with Halfords imprinted into it.
& is reversible.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 01:59:49 AM by Dave »


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Old Halfords Torque wrenches!
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 23:05:16 PM »

All sorted now.

Spoke to the guys on the Car Mechanic mag forum.

The editor remembered they did a test on the wrench in 2001.

Got a scan of the review that stated the wrench was a pro product.

Took my bit of proof in to the local store & they gave me a new £80 replacement & a new receipt!

Job done.

I know more about that wrench now than Halfords!

Like they was made by Britool between 1999 - 2006.
There were 3 models 70NM / 200NM / 330NM
All was Pro products with life time warranty
etc etc

Was a bloody good wrench that to be honest, I used it as a breaker bar & totally abused it!

However it only ever needed recalibrating once.

Would recommend a Halfords torque wrench to anyone & once they knew for sure it was covered they replaced it no problem.

The new wrenches are also made by Britool, wonder if this one will last 10 years before I break it & get another new replacement.

However be warned make a scan of the receipt as within 5 years it will be blank & head office are now asking stores to ensure a receipt is produced before a replacement is given.
Dave

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Old Halfords Torque wrenches!
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 23:35:27 PM »
Quote from: Dave
All sorted now.

Spoke to the guys on the Car Mechanic mag forum.

The editor remembered they did a test on the wrench in 2001.

Got a scan of the review that stated the wrench was a pro product.

Took my bit of proof in to the local store & they gave me a new £80 replacement & a new receipt!

Job done.

I know more about that wrench now than Halfords!

Like they was made by Britool between 1999 - 2006.
There were 3 models 70NM / 200NM / 330NM
All was Pro products with life time warranty
etc etc

Was a bloody good wrench that to be honest, I used it as a breaker bar & totally abused it!

However it only ever needed recalibrating once.

Would recommend a Halfords torque wrench to anyone & once they knew for sure it was covered they replaced it no problem.

The new wrenches are also made by Britool, wonder if this one will last 10 years before I break it & get another new replacement.

However be warned make a scan of the receipt as within 5 years it will be blank & head office are now asking stores to ensure a receipt is produced before a replacement is given.

My socket set is halfords pro but it clearly stated in the warranty that components with moving parts like ratchets and ratchet spanners are only guaranteed for a limited period - 5 years I think... you did well, concidering how you treatyed it as well... but then you are a bit jammy Ive noticed  

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Old Halfords Torque wrenches!
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 23:41:37 PM »
Glad you got it sorted Dave.

Yeah they`re getting hot on returns......... broke two flexi-rachet spanners from a spare tool kit I keep in the truck. Wanted receipts even though they have halfords clearly marked on them.



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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 23:57:56 PM »
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Glad you got it sorted Dave.

Yeah they`re getting hot on returns......... broke two flexi-rachet spanners from a spare tool kit I keep in the truck. Wanted receipts even though they have halfords clearly marked on them.

thats cos the guarantee is limited to the original purchaser who had them from new, and not someone who bought them from a carboot sale   ...gotta sort my stickers and plates soon Leebay - be in touch mate  

 

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