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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:12 am 
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Hi Folks,
Is anyone familiar with the Silverline tool range?
I'm about to invest in a combination spanner set and a plier set. I know it's a value range, as the prices are very low.
But what is the quality like?

The pliers are VDE marked. But I'm wondering what I can expect in terms of durability?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:17 am 
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They are fine for DIY use. I have a few Silverline tools acquired over the years and they are still doing their job despite the neglect I give them.

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At the moment (started yesterday) Lidl have got an offer on
http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-249 ... l&id=38702
I've got some of those tools and they seem OK to me. Again DIY use.


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with silverline its hit and miss
they make some half decent stuff for the price and some complete carp
so you have to either go by recommendation for an individual item or be prepared to risk wasting your money with a 20-35% chance off coming unstuck
on random tools for the odd occasional use for one offs then ok

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big-all wrote:
with silverline its hit and miss


And that sums it up perfectly.

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My experience with Silverline has been incredibly poor. I'm not sure I'd waste another penny on any of their stuff based on past purchases.

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:withstupid: wouldn't touch silverline tools with a barge pole.


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steviejoiner74 wrote:
:withstupid: wouldn't touch silverline tools with a barge pole.

for a trader the negatives are far worse with cheaper end off tools as the tools will be used far more often so will fail or let you down much quicker
thats why i suggest ryobi is great for diy and light trade as you wont be hammering it it day in or day out in the same way silverline tools may only be used a few times a year so will work faultlesly over several years
where as in commercial use may reach the same point in a week or two and fail :dunno:

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steviejoiner74 wrote:
:withstupid: wouldn't touch silverline tools with a barge pole.

for a trader the negatives are far worse with cheaper end off tools as the tools will be used far more often so will fail or let you down much quicker
thats why i suggest ryobi is great for diy and light trade as you wont be hammering it it day in or day out in the same way silverline tools may only be used a few times a year so will work faultlesly over several years
where as in commercial use may reach the same point in a week or two and fail :dunno:



I'm a DIY'er BA and I still wouldn't touch them. Waste of cash.

I'd go as far to say that I'd rather chance my arm on Lidl/Aldi stuff than buy Silverline. Seriously.

Take these for example: http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-249 ... 38702&ar=7

3 for £5 and they USUALLY seem to be alright. If they break, take them back and you'll get instant cash back (providing you've got your receipt).

I had a pair of Silverline side cutters that I tried to cut some 6mm cable with. Aside from the fact they were utter pants and I NEEDED something local, I put enough pressure on that it sheared the centre pin. By hand. :shock: I'm incredibly thankful that I didn't end up with a giant blood blister that usually follows that.

Drill bits - good for A hole.
Tools - made by lots, never read a good thing about them
Side cutters - see above

I've had a few other bits too, where I didn't learn my lesson - I'm done with them.

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I suppose that pliers and grips are pretty much indestructible just a spot of 3 in 1 oil will keep them going. I had a contour matching device which has thin splines in a holder and that was shite. I do not think I have anything other than basic tools I have acquired over the years. Their power tools are probably cheap far eastern tools sprayed up and badged in their livery. If you are going to buy cheap tools then get the Screwfix own brand stuff as they never quibble on warranty.

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Silverline? :puke:






Must be the first time I've found an appropriate use for that Smiley :thumbright:

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ive got a silverline sliding bevel in my kit. ive had it for 10 or so years atleast. if not longer. maybe more like 15 years.

it actually is fine. the brass bits fell off the bottom of it.... the brass bots move at the top where the pivot is. but they can b repositioned no problem.

ive also got a silverline block plane which is exactly the same as a irwin block plane. but its in my spare box.

other than that the stuff is absolute rubbish


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steviejoiner74 wrote:
:withstupid: wouldn't touch silverline tools with a barge pole.


Presumably you wouldn't trust silverline to make the barge pole.
I'd agree hit and miss . I've seen their screwdrivers and spanners twist and bend but do have a couple of their products . I have a SDS bit holder which is fine except that it is too deep for the smaller bits and a pole sander which was fine but again until the head fell off. Easily repairable with a new pin but not something that inspires one with much confidence.


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buy cheap buy twice... or 3 times ::b :lol:


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