The tool you bought that proved a revelation ??

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Postby Jamesh » 12 Jun 2020, 7:30pm

Mick F wrote:
Mick F wrote:Nearly seventy quid for a pair of pliers only six inches long?
Slightly tempted, I must say.
The 125mm version is a tad cheaper at total price of £36.89
https://www.alternate.co.uk/Knipex/Mini ... ct/1265540?
Look what I've bought. £35 for the next size up ........... 180mm
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Does it come with pop up tent for when the Mrs kicks me out side....

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Re: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!

Postby keyboardmonkey » 12 Jun 2020, 10:00pm

Mick F wrote:
Mick F wrote:Nearly seventy quid for a pair of pliers only six inches long?
Slightly tempted, I must say.
The 125mm version is a tad cheaper at total price of £36.89
https://www.alternate.co.uk/Knipex/Mini ... ct/1265540?
Look what I've bought. £35 for the next size up ........... 180mm
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1
IMG_0002.jpg


Good stuff, Mick. Now you’ve been there... what are you - a size XL...?

https://teespring.com/shop/the-tool-of- ... cid=103460

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Re: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!

Postby Mick F » 12 Jun 2020, 10:05pm

:lol:

The issue here, was we needed (or wanted) a rather large Amazon order, and the Knipex was added to it.
As an adjustable spanner, it's brilliant, and i'm going to chuck out at least one of those adjustable thingies.

I don't need another tea shirt though.
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Re: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!

Postby gregoryoftours » 12 Jun 2020, 10:47pm

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The bigger ones are cheaper at Amazon.de and posted from Germany. I got this 25cm one as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. Most useful for me on posh threaded headsets, rotors and also very good for squeezing/bending dinks out of damaged rims.
Those cheap third hand tools are good for pulling cable ties very tight.

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Re: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!

Postby chesterpete » 13 Jun 2020, 7:57am

Torque wrench and a Dremel. Managed without both for decades and both are now invaluable.

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Re: The tool you bought that proved a revelation ??

Postby rmurphy195 » 13 Jun 2020, 10:40am

Used one of these the other day to unblock the hose on my daughters vacuum cleaner, which had got clogged up, as they do, with hair and fluff. The hose on that particular vac is clamped at both ends in rigid, curved handles so you can't just shove a broom handle down it! (No, you can't get them off, even when you remove the screws the handles don't come apart)

(https://www.diy.com/departments/tools-4-steel-4-spring-spiral-drain-cleaner-l-1828-8mm/191078_BQ.prd)
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Re: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!

Postby PDQ Mobile » 13 Jun 2020, 10:50am

philvantwo wrote:How you gonna fit them in your under the saddle bag?
Cut them down to the smaller size? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Always keep your adjustable wench on the crossy or on the handlebars.
Ready for action. :shock:

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Re: The tool you bought that proved a revelation ??

Postby Trigger » 13 Jun 2020, 11:54am

Being a service engineer I have pretty much every tool under the sun in my van, endless Knipex etc. grips spanners and pliers.

Amongst the most useful of tools I have in my arsenal is a set of needle files and a set of cheap seal picks, the seal picks in particular are a godsend for all manner of tasks.

I have a cheap set similar to this but not the same

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4pc-Assorted ... Sw15VbcOvn

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Re: The tool you bought that proved a revelation ??

Postby The utility cyclist » 13 Jun 2020, 12:25pm

Tool that was a revelation for me was a double ended pedal/cone spanner with 14/15mm box on t'other end, that was a step up from the old flat multi spanner which were great things in themselves. This was an earlier one than the one I had as a kid, I managed to snap my old one but still keep it in the big tool box with the things I rarely use.
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Re: The tool you bought that proved a revelation ??

Postby peetee » 13 Jun 2020, 12:51pm

I recycled an old Henry vacuum cleaner pipe to use as an extension for my adjustable spanner and socket wrench. Not only does it require less effort to shift stubborn parts but the extra ‘sweep’ makes it far easier to control when nut/bolt/WHY breaks free. If I know I’m going to be in the workshop all day I sometimes use it even when I don’t have to just to give my hands an easier time.
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Re: The tool you bought that proved a revelation ??

Postby Audax67 » 13 Jun 2020, 1:53pm

Away, away back, the router. Not that black box that ushers in the voluminous idiocy of the Internet (present company excepted, of course) but the gadget that deafens you and covers you in chippings while doing wondrous things to bits of wood.

That, and the two-sided diamond stone which, with a leather strop, puts a murderous edge on every kind of blade.
Have we got time for another cuppa?