FS: Blue-Point spanners

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Pip, Oct 18, 2003.

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    Pip Guest

    Whilst tidying and sorting out my new toolboxes, I find that I have,
    surplus to requirements, a set of Imperial Blue-Point combination

    Blue-Point, as you probably know, is the name given to Snap-On's
    industrial range. I believe that these spanners are made to the same
    standards and from the same material as Snap-On; they just lack the
    name and the highly-polished chrome finish. These spanners are
    chromed, (not the 'orrible industrial black finish) but not brought to
    the super-smooth high polish of their more illustrious (or should that
    be lustrous?) counterparts. They do however, afaik, come under the
    Snap-On umbrella lifetime guarantee.

    Anyway, there's six of them, all in good nick. They've not seen a lot
    of action tbh, and none at all in recent years which is why I wondered
    if anybody might have more use for them than I presently do.

    The sizes are 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16" and 3/4".
    Open end at one end, 12-point ring at the other.

    I'm thinking about 50 quid for them, to include postage to the UK - or
    make me an offer if you like - abuse and derision may be expected ;-)

    If there are any Imperial perverts around, I also have a set of pukka
    Snap-On deep 3/8" drive six-point Flank Drive(tm) sockets sitting on a
    rail that haven't seen any use recently ... you can make me an offer
    for both spanners and sockets if you like. The email address in my
    headers is valid.
    Pip, Oct 18, 2003
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    MattG Guest

    Pip, I'm disappointed in you.

    Criticism of the One True Colour! What's next, fluffy ears?
    MattG, Oct 18, 2003
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    Pip Guest

    I know, I know. I wrestled with this phrase when I was typing it, but
    could find no substitute. It isn't really the colour I object to,
    it's the whole finish. It is 'orrible - just semi-smoothed mild steel
    with a thin coating of the One True Colour.
    You know what you can do, don't you?
    Pip, Oct 18, 2003
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    Lozzo Guest

    Pip wibbled incoherently
    Buy you some for christmas?

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    BotToS#8, GP#2, SBS#10, SH#3, DFV#14, KoBV#3.
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    Lozzo, Oct 18, 2003
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    Andy Hewitt Guest

    Surplus spanners?
    All quite correct. I actually have a set of metric ones here, and I much
    prefer them to the shiny chromed Snap-On ones.
    Cheap that is. A new set is about £120 +VAT.
    Andy Hewitt, Oct 18, 2003
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    Pip Guest

    Heh. Yes, it is possible. They won't fit in the boxes, you see ;-)
    I prefer to use tye B-P stuff as I'm less precious about scratching
    the damned things. I've not really used these in anger however, which
    makes them surplus in my eyes.
    Priced to sell, Andy. You know.
    Pip, Oct 18, 2003
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    Andy Hewitt Guest

    You need more toolboxes!

    I just found the shiny ones get slippery when you get oil on them, the
    BP ones are grippier.
    Andy Hewitt, Oct 18, 2003
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    Hog Guest

    This stuff goes for *silly* money on eBay BTW
    Hog, Oct 18, 2003
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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Bacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Hog
    *Good* point that man. Hi thee to Ebay, Mr Pip. Start at 40 squids, no
    reserve, + P&P and you're on a winner.
    Nigel Eaton, Oct 18, 2003
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    Pip Guest

    I'll be doing that, indeed, gents. However, in the finest tradition
    of uk.r.m. I thought I'd give the incumbents here present first crack,
    Pip, Oct 18, 2003
  11. Kind of you, sirrah. I must confess to scaning Ebay's ads for Snap-On
    stuff and watching my bidding finger twitch.

    However, I've no need for non-metric ShiteOldSpanners....
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 19, 2003
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    Hog Guest

    As do I however some twat keeps bidding up near the new price.
    Hog, Oct 19, 2003
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    RG Guest

    I was sniffing ebay for some whitworth sockets and spanners recently, came
    across just the stuff and watched the bidding to get some perspective on
    prices. I went to the shop of the guy selling and then to his website.
    Everyone on ebay had paid more than you could get the damn things new -
    including postage!

    They sellers are very nice, decimated-fishing-industry refugees in
    Lowestoft, by the way, who sell perfectly good stuff at keen prices
    on:<http://www.baconsdozen.co.uk/> Snap-On are the dogs but if the dosh
    doesn't stretch these people are worth a visit.

    RG, Oct 20, 2003
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    Pip Guest

    Spanners and sockets have all gone to a new home now.

    TYVM ;-)
    Pip, Oct 31, 2003
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