Halfords Professional 10-piece Combination Spanners
Miles covered/time: One year/countless tasks
What’s good? Cheap spanners are a pain in the arse – even if they fit nuts properly to start with they soon wear, causing slips which knacker fasteners and graze knuckles.
So far these have fitted perfectly everytime, and the chrome vanadium finish is holding up despite getting wet and damp on numerous occasions.
This set covers most tasks on my TZR250 too. They say ‘Professional’ on the side too – it helps with convincing yourself you know what you’re doing.
There's a ratchet version of the set too - a family member has a set which are quite useful and seem equally resilient, though you pay a premium for them.
What’s not? Adding more spanners to the set is expensive – for example the 22mm spanner needed for my rear wheel nut costs £8.79.
Bigger sets are available, but I chose to opt for a cheaper Draper spanner I found at the MCN ExCeL show last year. But they’ve functioned perfectly so far.