Rated 4 out of 5Â by HandyDandy I got the Bailey Blues :-(
I bought the Bailey Blue rods (comes with 3 tools and carry case for an 'amazin' price of Â£25.49,a few days ago, wish I'd bought two sets (hindsight pffff !!) as here the same set is going for Â£39.99).
Unfortunately, I needed to extend ASAP and was not willing to wait for the 2-5 day supersaver delivery (hint hint !) as the weather will turn a lot colder next week; so I bought this item as I was impressed with my other Bailey Rods.
Don't get me wrong, these are fine rods, well made but not as heavy duty as the Blues which are made of thicker walled tubing.
As I was rodding a silted up clay rainwater drainpipe it was heavy going, the blues being more rigid, could be powered through, but these black rods flexed a lot more which was a little worrying for me as I have never used rods before today, so I attached them to the back after the more rigid blue rods.
But having said that these black rods are very sturdy, as I was using them at the back end, the maximum torque was being applied to them and there were no mishaps or failures.
I feel that the extension sets are expensive per rod compared to a set with tools, although this set was compatible with my blue rods, it is a shame that Screwfix don't stock a Bailey Blue rod extension set even though they do sell the full Blue Rod Set !!
17 Nov 2013