Tools you did not know you needed (potential Xmas ideas)

  1. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    How much!! :o I fear some of you lads may be in for a BIG disappointment, didn't you hear Christmas is cancelled this year? [bah, humbug] :scared: :D
     
  2. Rannsachair

    Rannsachair Forum Supporter

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    I know, I may be a bit OCD, I hate wiggly brake lines :dontknow:
     
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  3. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    I’ve always used a plank of wood (on top )and roll the pipe on a flat surface, gets pipe straight.

    I have used one of those and are very good for straightening pipe in situ
     
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  4. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    well the mrs bought this for me

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    what she didnt expect that id use it on her :whistle::whistle::whistle::D

    the names ive been called for using it :ashamed:
     
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  5. anto Forum Supporter

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    I have a set of those halfords "vortex" sockets.
    As you say, used little but invaluable when needed!
     
  6. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    What folk do in the privacy of their own homes for light entertainment should perhaps remain there.
     
  7. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    youve forgotten im single :D
     
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  8. JEZGUZ

    JEZGUZ Member

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    Sort of wishing I hadn't started reading this thread, I've just about convinced myself that I don't need anymore tools and then this thread appears. Luckily I'm short of cash at the moment otherwise I might be buying more shiny stuff.
     
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  9. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Did you borrow someone else's "Mrs" then? :laughing:
     
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  10. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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  11. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    A square to square adapter and a uj would be a cheaper option. Use existing sockets with em then.
     
  12. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Il have a festool rotex please.

    Borrowed the customers today. Phenomenal sander. Il be buying on in the new year.
     
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  13. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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  14. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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  15. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    well i did try it once when there mrs wouldnt share the remote as she kept hogging it all night

    :cool:

    though the air was rather blue for a while after that :o

    then its was a constant wind up after that

    now from what ive been told she shares the remote more and has asked often if ive left it behind at all :hug:
     
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  16. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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  17. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    I'm waiting for something locally to turn up, I'll keep looking....

    One day...
     
  18. JohnH Member

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    I thought about buying one of those straighteners, but gagged at the price, so I made one of these from stuff lying about (roller door wheels and bearings);

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    I like it as you can use it in the vise or freehand.
     
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  19. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    I piped mine with goodridge braided front to back, much easier job!
     
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  20. Rannsachair

    Rannsachair Forum Supporter

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    I just used goodridge braided extended for the flexi's as it has a 2" lift, never thought of doing the lot, though mine has ABS/TC. so more pipes and fittings.
     
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