Halfords 296251 Plier and Cutter Set
Best price: £15.79Contact: www.halfords.com
A simple three-piece pliers kit covering the basics of combis, long nose and sidecuts. But these are great to use. While the grips are a thin, almost abrasive-feeling material, the tools’ shape makes them comfortable to handle and easy to build force with. All three pliers are a little loose to open and close, so some have the tiniest bit of play. This doesn’t affect operation, though, and we prefer this to stiff tools that have to be prised apart.