best tool you ever bought

  1. DAVEWESTMIDS Member

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    KETTLE!! used every hour of every day, very reliable , low maintenance abd essential.
     
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  2. ChasesDragons Member

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    Just got my mitts on a Makita JS1600 metal shear. Pure sex, spent 3 hours hacking just about every piece of sheet metal I could find (yes, no life, and proud of it!)

    Udhi
     
  3. Drains

    Drains Yeah, nah.

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    :confused:

    I'm going to have to tell the missus we've been getting things wrong all these years........
     
  4. Simon there is nothing better than a power tool or a cordless one, better than doing it the old fashion way. And Si most women keep there cordless tool in the bedside cabinet
     
  5. itsmalo Member

    Pinch Bar

    Paul
    I must agree with you that the pinch bar (as per pic) is one of the most usefull tools to have.
    As long as it is a good quality one (not chinese)I have one which my dad used 50 years ago and I am still using it. It is great to align up bolt holes on flanges etc.:welder:
     
  6. scarecrow

    scarecrow Outstanding in his field

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    Is it me or am I just sick because I'm rolling around the laughing at itsmalo post after reading the previous ones
     
  7. Drains

    Drains Yeah, nah.

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    :laughing::laughing::laughing:
    I missed that. Another use for the rat tail too! Warm it up first though. :D
     
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  9. TwoSheds Member

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    1st: Portasol gas soldering iron. Any place at any angle. No problems with trailing lead or with wind-chill. It's a superb piece of kit.

    Next: Auto-darkening helmet (cheapie of eBay, but works well)

    Next: (Stretching the definition a bit) my German army tank-suit. A flame retardant, fleece lined boiler-suit that allows me to work in freezing temperatures (but makes me look like a numpty :laughing: )

    TwoSheds
     
  10. daviddb

    daviddb Member

    Hey, stretch that definition Mr TwoSheds. I'll see your German anti-tank Suit and raise you the best pair ( one on and one in the wash by my lady who does) of boiler suits I've ever had. French, called a Sortravet as in So (I dunno) Trav ( travail =work) Vet (vetement =clothes) and they are the biz. The twin zipps never break - they go all the way down to ground level for big bootees, the usual pocketry arrangments for keeping stuff in and nad scratching plus elasticated across the back and round the tum.

    Gentlemen; I'd wear no other.

    David:artist:
     
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  11. peterd51

    peterd51 happy to be here!

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    Hi,

    I'm sure James Bond wore one of those in a film...

    stepped out of a boat, unzipped, and he's wearing the full dinner jacket and tie underneath...

    Regards
    Peter
     
  12. daviddb

    daviddb Member

    Yeah right! And the dog turns into Ursula Andress.
    :artist:
     
  13. Mr_Caine Member

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    Surrey
    Bosch Angle Grinder - perfect for cutting out all the rust on my Fiats :)
     
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  14. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Hehe, you wish! :laughing: Now that would be great to see in a James Bond film!
     
  15. MrFluffy Member

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    Late to the party, but I just finished repainting this bit of my workshop, so here's me vices!
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    Bench vice is a acier, which is french for steel but is actually a old very respected swiss manufacturer of machine tools.
    The weird thing to the right of it under the guillotine is actually a vice too, with a big acme thread to clamp up the whole wooden upright. I wouldnt put anything requiring huge clamping pressure in it, but its handy for gripping bigger things thats for sure.

    Now just to figure out how to make paint dry quicker this time of year :)
     
  16. rusty69bus

    rusty69bus moving to the goldcoast

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    i knew someone who recently had a record 75, what a beast
     
  17. scarecrow

    scarecrow Outstanding in his field

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    I saw a record 75 a few weeks back indeed it is a beast the guy told me that it was classed as unbreakable by record I believe him don't think I'd be able to break it with the digger
    nice work on the bench Fluffy you can have the job of painting mine as well
     
  18. zardoz

    zardoz Old school Socialist

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    There is a Record 75 on ebay for £100 buy it now. brand new unused it says. They rreckon on list price £500!
     
  19. rusty69bus

    rusty69bus moving to the goldcoast

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    not just a ordinary vice has a rod bender built into it
     
  20. zardoz

    zardoz Old school Socialist

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    A pic of a podger
     
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