Tool review: Halfords Professional 10-piece Combination Spanners

Cost: £29.99

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 every time, and the chrome vanadium finish is holding up despite getting wet and damp on numerous occasions. This set covers most tasks on my TZR250. They say ‘Professional’ on the side, too – it helps me convince myself I know what I’m doing.

What’s not: Adding more spanners to the set is expensive – for example the 22mm spanner for my rear wheel nut costs £8.79.

Bigger sets are available, but for my rear wheel I chose to opt for a cheaper Draper spanner that I found at the MCN show last year. But this Halfords set has functioned perfectly so far.


Rating: 4/5