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Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

Some snapshots of some small stuff I have been busy with in between... (If you follow me on IG you have seen these already, sorry.)






















Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 02:31 PM by six-point socket II »

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Offline Cheese

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Hey Oliver, 
What's in the Fluke package?

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi Cheese,

that's my trusty T150 VDE voltage and continuity tester -> http://www.fluke.com/fluke/uken/electrical-testers/Electrical-Testers/T90-T110-T130-T150-Voltage-and-Continuity-Testers.htm?PID=73757

I think this specific model is NAINA, so I gave you a link to their UK site for a description in english.

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Oliver

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Hey that's pretty slick. I like the audible and vibration feedback. I'm not familiar with this Fluke product, is it something new?

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I'm not sure it qualifies as new? I have mine for more than a year now, and it's on the market even longer. But then again it's really NAINA (I just checked) -> http://en-us.fluke.com/products/electrical-testers/

Also companies like Benning ( http://www.benning.de/duspol-voltage-testers-en.html ) and Testo ( https://www.testo.com/en-US/electrical/voltage/c/parameters_electrical_voltage ) make similar products.

Still, I'm a Fluke kinda guy ;) *lol* But before that I had a very old Benning Duspol...

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Oliver


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Oliver,


    How do you like the Vario version of the VDE screwdrivers compared to the regular VDE?

    Nice pics as usual  [thumbs up]


Seth

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Fluke has been around for 70 years or so.  They've been doing voltmeters for at least 35 of those years, if not more.  The brand is now owned by the same company that owns Tektronix (oscilloscopes) - they are both subsidiaries of Fortive, which was spun off of Danaher (who also owned Stanley Tools for a while).  Danaher went on a T&M buying jag a while back and bought Fluke and Tektronix at about the same time.  Both had been independent companies until that point, and both have kept their respective brands as part of Danaher and Fortive.  Fluke makes high-end voltmeters as well as the hand-helds.


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Oliver,


    How do you like the Vario version of the VDE screwdrivers compared to the regular VDE?

    Nice pics as usual  [thumbs up]


Seth


Oops. I mean Kompakt not Vario.  Also do you like the reduced blade versions? I went with the regular for philips head because I like the laser tips and the reduced aren't available with laser tips.

Seth

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Hi Seth,

thanks! :)

It really depends from which side you're looking at them. I'll try to explain:

The Snap-On bag pictured is my "grab and go"-bag. It holds a not so basic set of tools, my toolholder should I need/want it and some speciality items. Last but not least a handful of consumables. This is my #1 tool bag and it more or less goes everywhere I go, metaphorically speaking.

It's the bag I bring in addition to a drill/driver when a friend calls at 9PM on a Sunday and asks for last minute help setting up a piece of furniture and I already know by 10PM it will have turned into: can you install this, oh and this, oh that over there, too. ;)

So what I originally wanted was a set of VDE screwdrivers for this bag.

Going with regular drivers the bag would have been half full: Slotted, PH, PZ, Torx, PH/S and PZ/S.

With this set, and by adding a 2nd handle I was able to have a full set of VDE screwdrivers occupying only one compartment of the bag. Additionally they are sturdy enough for most everything "non-VDE" in case typical bits and bit holders, ratcheting bit holders and the much loved bit ratchets are to bulky, not long enough or to wide to reach into some sort of "pocket hole". They are also a lot less wobbly than other solutions. By adding a 2nd handle you don't have to switch blades that often.

Personally I haven't come across any situation where these would break, but obviously it should be considered that these are not as heavy duty as Wera's other lines. Also when you use the #2 PH/PZ or other larger blade sizes it's a little strange feeling at first having a smaller handle than on the regular screwdrivers. But to me they feel great in the hand nonetheless - I can work with them, no problem. The handle size is a medium, a bit like on the #1 PH/PZ, maybe a tiny little bit thicker...

I think these are an excellent choice if you need a full set of VDE screwdrivers but want the smallest footprint possible. They come in a really nifty case with all blades neatly sorted and accessible. (I ditched it because it would have taken up to much space in the bag, but if you can "afford" losing that additional space, it's definitely a great case!)

Last but not least, when you apply quite a bit of torque you'll notice these are interchangeable, there is a little bit of movement you can feel. But nothing to worry about or bothering.

Sometimes I don't want to carry that bag around my place, because I really just need a select few tools, thats when I grab a few of the regular VDE from my workshop. Makes no real difference to me speaking of application.

What's cool with the Kompakt(s) is that you can also get blades for opening maintenance doors, control cabinets and so on.

However, if I was working in a industrial/commercial setting knowing exactly what three, four maybe five sizes and types of screwdrivers I need and use them everyday 9-to-5. I would spear the Kompakt(s) the wear and tear and go for the regular VDE(s)

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Oliver

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Oops. I mean Kompakt not Vario.  Also do you like the reduced blade versions? I went with the regular for philips head because I like the laser tips and the reduced aren't available with laser tips.

Seth

Yes, I like (use) the reduced blades. It's very practical for some tasks, especially inside control cabinets and corresponding components. But that's Germany. I have to admit I have no idea how a typical control cabinet and it's components look like in the US and if the reduced blades would be of any help.

One other application that they are perfect for is installing these: https://www.kitchenking.de/thebo-3-fach-energie-ecksaeule-st-3007-320-3-ecksteckdosen-edelstahl-steckdosenleiste-steckdosen.html (Link just for reference) You need to reach far, and at a slight angle through the two holes on top and bottom to screw them into place. Only few screwdriver blades fit.

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Oliver

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Even the smallest possible chores need to be done...














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Oliver

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Hi Oliver

You have a knack of making very normal jobs look very interesting

cool

Mick