Lidl Specials this Thursday.

  1. Sean Another 602 fan

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    Helmets for £23, they are actually rather good, the led worklight only comes on when the background light drops to dark so it a bit of a gimmick, might be usefull if you could get it to work when you wanted

    flame model for those that like that sort of thing

    bundles of little locking clamps cant have enough clamps even if they are cheapy little things

    magnets if you like collecting swarf and grinder dust

    rods...last ones i tried were ***** difficult to start and keep going
     
  2. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    The magnets are certainly great value of they're the same as those from a few years ago!
     
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  3. optima21 Forum Supporter

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    I got some of those magents a few years ago and tried to use them for the first time this week, I found that they were too strong and made a mess of the tacks I was trying to make, and that was with a mig. wonder how bad it would be with a tig.

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    and watch the faces of the checkout operator when they try and remove them from the conveyor. :laughing::laughing:
     
  4. Turbo Member

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    We're getting more or less the same stuff this week in NI but they are charging us £30 for the same helmets! :mad:

    But that's offset by having an 80a inverter welder for £70 which you folks don't seem to be getting! ;)
     
  5. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    I bought a set of those magnets, yes they are once incredibly strong. I tried to use them with the stick welder, but it drove the arc crazy.

    Edit ...... Just had a thought, I bought them in Spain on holiday & brought them back. Perhaps they are left hand drive ones!
     
  6. Shedendman

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    I use magnets(for jobs like that) taken from old hard drives,powerful little thing those
     
  7. Badger1bear

    Badger1bear If your not on fire, then your too far away

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    Neodymium ?
     
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  8. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Wasn't listed on their website but they also have some pliers and cutters in pliers.jpeg different flavours in, three for a fiver.
     
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  9. Turbo Member

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    Dc inverters don't like magnets, work ok with AC.
     
  10. MonsterLandrover

    MonsterLandrover Articifer In Metals

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    This thread has just cost me a small fortune. ..

    Helmet, 4 magnets, 2 sets of grips and 2 sets of wire brushes.
     
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  11. Carl Wilson Member

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    Those pliers are from a week or so back. Got long nose ones.
     
  12. Revs1972

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    I use those double magnets to get plates off the plasma. Just use one of the 2 for smaller plates and use both on larger plates. 500 square 10thk plate is the biggest ive lifted so far. You have to use a tip/slide technique to get the blighters off though
     
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  13. gaz1

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    its worth it what ya moaning at those magnets are great just as above there fun to get off again
     
  14. Sean Another 602 fan

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    Helmets quite nice too, specially at that price
     
  15. postie jon Member

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    those magnets are brilliant, definatly sorted out the as_hole workmate's laptop when i stuck it under his desk for a day.....:scared:
     
  16. Kayos

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    They look like copies of Rothenberger ones, watch it if the pin wears, they close up and nip you very hard
     
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  17. Tangledfeet

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    Cheers! I bought these for handling anything hot in metalwork at school; we have a rack of tongs but they're all very cumbersome and better suited to large work from fifty years ago when the school was built - unlike the smaller stuff the these days.
     
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  18. Kayos

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    Sounds like they wont get the (ab)use I give them. My Rothenbergers got nicked so I bought cheap, 3 weeks later they got launched in a skip and I had 2 massive blood blisters on my hand
     
  19. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Sorry to hear! I have an inane dislike of cheap tools for home use; but for school they're fine as they don't get taken care of by the kids.

    A few months ago someone on here mentioned NWS, a brand of German-made pliers and cutters; I've bought several pairs as they're an absolute bargain on eBay.
     
  20. Sean Another 602 fan

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    meh not even close Ive broken a couple of lidl ones no where near as nice a forging, chunkier ( weaker metal?) Rothenburgers dont "wear out" they "wear in"
     
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