Tools ECP - 50% off - 169 piece workshop toolkit

Discussion in 'Tools & Equipment' started by SpeedyGee, Tuesday 26th Jul, 2016.

  1. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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  2. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    wow.. that is impressive set of kit! They are 50% off for real.. on eBay the cheapest I can find them is for £120 from a random seller while ECP eBay is listing it for £160 so hot price!!!
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    ordered! :Grin: I didn't know I needed them until I saw your link... Thanks for that @SpeedyGee :Hey:
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    LOL .. that was quick @legend-ary !!

    Sorry for making you spend money :Smile: ... but it does look like a comprehensive tool kit at a bargain price !
     
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    Im always dubious about buying brands like that due to cutting corners.

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts about the set @legend-ary
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    For your average car enthusiast who only occasionally uses his tools, they'll be fine @Nighthawk
     
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    For what its costs it worth a punt for light use. Good find
     
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  7. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    That's the thing... I don't do enough DIY to run into limitations of tools. I actually bought this mainly because of ease of storage + I think a lot of times I keep delaying doing maintenance or repair work on Jazz cause of lack of tools. Hopefully they won't bend or break like the eBay ones I damaged while replacing my rear wheel bearings. .I will post my thoughts on them as I get to use them.
     
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  8. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Well.. first impressions:

    The kit comes in nice aluminium trolley style suitcase. It is not the best quality but thats good because the whole set weighs around 14Kg so a heavier suitcase would have made it more difficult to drag about or carry up into the flat if like me you live in a flat.
    The case has locking facility (couldn't find the keys yet) and has telescopic handle and wheels so can be dragged about short distances. A major plus.
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    Opening the case reveals all the tools with 1 tray being held using tabs inside the lid while the rest 3 are in the base. The tabs holding the top tray are weak sauce and one of them is already coming apart so I will probably store the tray on top of the other three.. not a biggie as pulling the tools out will wear the tabs out anyways.
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    Lets have a look at individual trays:

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    Combination Spanners, Pliers of Sorts

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    1/4 & 1/2 Drives and Sockets 4mm-30mm, Knuckles, Extension bars.

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    Regular Screwdrivers, Precision Screwdrivers, Insulated Screwdrivers, Tester, Hex Bits, Allen Keys, Tyre pressure gauge!?

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    #4 Bit of DIY tools for the home
    Electrical Tape, Measuring tape, Scissors, Glue Gun? Fasteners, Nylon Clamps, Spirit level, Craft knife, Hammer and Crimping Pliers

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    Didn't get a chance to test anything out but took out the socket set as I already have a Halfords Lifetime gurantee one which has served me well and although visually these look a bit rough/cheap due to brushed finish instead of chrome, the weight of them is quite confidence inspiring. I liked the heft of the 1/2 Drive + 10mm socket... feels much better in hand than the £20 Halfords set I have.
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    Any questions? Feel free to ask ... I feel like wrenching now :Grin:
     
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  9. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    That really is a lot for the money.
    :fingerscrossed: that they last the test of time.
     
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  10. Nighthawk Guest

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    Thats a nice comprehensive looking set. Look forward to seeing how they feel to use when you get a chance to do so.

    Incidentally, glue gun sticks you can buy by the hundreds off ebay for really little money too
     
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  11. qc2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    remember to use the current sale25 code to have it for 59.99
     
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  12. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Sale25 excludes tools and performance parts. I tried :Smile:
     
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  13. qc2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    code looks like it works fine for me unless it hits a stumbling block at the payment... 59.99 at checkout with code accepted for me
     
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  14. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Not allowing me...

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  15. qc2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    ecp.

    how peculiar?!
     
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  16. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    very! its not allowing me to apply the code even on mobile (different IP) very strange.. I can't let them off the hook :Grin: time to call them up.
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  17. qc2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    i thought that they'd tell you that you rightfully couldn't apply the discount and mine was getting through as a glitch!
     
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  18. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Haha he didn't contest.. he was like sometimes we have different codes but I told him its the same code that is not working for me but is working for him.. and they said simply return old one and ask your friend to place a new order on your behalf.. which you did very kindly :Niceone::Thumbup::salute:

    I will post an update if all goes well.. *fingers crossed*
     
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  20. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    ECP were running a Flash Sale from 7-9pm with 30% off. Code Flash30. Maybe that's why the Sale25 wasn't working?