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Offline SRSemenza

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Interesting set! Let's you experience all the different handle styles.

But:

I've never seen black/yellow handled insulated screwdrivers from Wera before and I think it's beyond stupid and begging for an accident. Black/yellow is the combination for the 900 series which are not insulated and have a metal butt/strike cap - something you definitely not want to use around electricity. And now they're mixing this up by releasing insulated screwdrivers in the same color combination? Not the best idea, imho - ymmv.

Kind regards,
Oliver

If you do a google search on that Wera model number, it shows up as yellow/red everywhere I looked, just like the other insulated tools.  Maybe the one in the set was new/old stock?

I think the black / yellow is because they were / are trying to color code the square drives. You can also find pictures of the square  in bright green and yellow handle with red blade.  Also lots of places use the same pic for all the screwdrivers.

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Hi Seth,

forgive me, I'm not sure we're on the same page here. I know that some stores will use images that might not show the actual or a slightly different product - not taking any issues with that.

But in this instance the pictured screwdriver does exist, and has the 168i, 1000V and VDE stamps... Now that I knew what to look for I found quite a couple of sources to buy these from, even locally.

I still think - square drive or not - it's an accident waiting to happen if someone uses both the 100 VDE and 900 series side by side.

One thing though, I might stand corrected. Judging by the picture from KC Tools I would have sworn it's black/yellow. However if you look at Wera or other vendors, it seems kinda greenish or is that just my eyes?

http://products.wera.de/de/schraubendreher_kraftform_plus__serie_100_vde_160_i_168_i_6_rack.html

https://www.reichelt.de/?ARTICLE=197356


Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: November 13, 2017, 01:36 PM by six-point socket II »
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Yes, I realize that it exists in that color I have one too.  It does have a slight green hue. That one link is interesting that it shows two different square drive in that color. Which means they were not trying to follow the standard square color coding. Yes, bad idea, I don't get it.

Seth

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Well, I decided to get a square I could trust so I forked out some $$ for the Starrett 12" 4 piece set. It was on Amazon for $230. I checked all the head and they are "dead on balls accurate" as Mona Lisa Vito would say. I had bought a PEC hoping to save a few bucks, but the protractor head was off by about 1-1/2 degrees so I sent it back. The protractor head in the Starrett set is much nicer. If you just want the square and center finder, the PEC would be fine, but I wanted a really good protractor head so this will serve well.

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Got a handfull of brand new Schneider Air Systems branded SYS-TB-2 for <€10/piece.
Seems that these are quite un-sellable (no other way to explain the reduced price), but for me they'll make for some nice scrap collection containers at the various workstations.

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Got a handfull of brand new Schneider Air Systems branded SYS-TB-2 for <€10/piece.
Seems that these are quite un-sellable (no other way to explain the reduced price), but for me they'll make for some nice scrap collection containers at the various workstations.

Well, they DO look like props from Starship Troopers… : )
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Got a handfull of brand new Schneider Air Systems branded SYS-TB-2 for <€10/piece.

Are there more where you got those from? [emoji41]

Offline rst

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Wera Zyklop 8100 SC 4 1/2-Inch SAE Ratchet Set, 38-Piece....$345.00,
 Wera 05056491001 Tool-Check Plus Imperial, 39 Pieces...$85.00

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Hi @rst

Good purchase would like a picture


Thanks Mick

Offline Runhard

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Some Wera, Wiha, and Knipex to add to the growing collection.

Daniel

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Some Wera, Wiha, and Knipex to add to the growing collection.


Is that two each of two different Wiha insulated bit drivers?   For different tool boxes or ......... ?

Seth

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Some Wera, Wiha, and Knipex to add to the growing collection.


Is that two each of two different Wiha insulated bit drivers?   For different tool boxes or ......... ?

Seth

3 different drivers (2)slotted/philips, (1) each of slotted/philips/square and slotted/philips/torx. I have a few tools that I keep in my office at work, but most of them I just have at home for personal usage. I need to run a sub-panel to my garage and then run the electric for all my large shop tools.
Daniel


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Picked up a Wera bit holder:

Wera 051482 Rapidaptor Bitholding Screwdriver Handle

I was pleasantly surprised with how nice it is.

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Williams SuperCombo wrench sets .................

        


Seth

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Although not a true helix cutter head very smooth finish. Everything was square out the box.... Like the 8” capacity.....


Offline rst

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Graco cordless Ultra airless sprayer...25% off $250.00 @ Zoro
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Offline ManipulatingWood

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Although not a true helix cutter head very smooth finish. Everything was square out the box.... Like the 8” capacity.....

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I was looking at those CUTech jointers over the weekend, but was concerned when I couldn’t locate a phone # for customer service on their website.  I’d love to hear a full review after you’ve had a little time to play.


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D’oh! 🤦‍♂️

Thanks for the info!

Offline Ajax

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My kids (8 and 10) are really into architecture and building stuff.  They go to a shop to take classes and I volunteer there, but it's scary seeing them use large machines and I spend my time playing Mr Safety and operating tools their small hands can't handle.  So...I found the Proxxon line of model making / craft tools that are mini versions of the large shop ones and I'm outfitting a kids workshop in the basement next to my shop.  This is going to be a great Xmas for them...and if this is just a fad for them, now I have some small tools to use along side my big ones.

So far I've bought...

Table top saw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27006.php

Chop saw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27160.php

Scroll saw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27088.php

Hotwire cutter
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/27080.php


Power supply for the 12v tools
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28704.php

12v Drill/Rotory Tool
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28512.php

12v Jigsaw
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28534.php

Drill stand
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28600.php


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Offline Cheese

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A Milwaukee Fuel M18 Sawzall with the 9.0 battery. On sale at Home Depot for only $249.
Time to dump the V28 Sawzall.  [big grin]

Interestingly enough, the new naked M18 Sawzall is heavier than the V28 and the M18 battery is also heavier than the V28 battery.  [crying]

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A Milwaukee Fuel M18 Sawzall with the 9.0 battery. On sale at Home Depot for only $249.
Time to dump the V28 Sawzall.  [big grin]

Interestingly enough, the new naked M18 Sawzall is heavier than the V28 and the M18 battery is also heavier than the V28 battery.  [crying]


Wow, the full kit version, which only includes a second battery and plastic carrying case is twice as much for $499.

Big difference! 
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Offline pettyconstruction

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I ordered some Bessey rail clamps from woodpeckers , $56 usd for 2 clamps.
Ships after 1-18-2018 , but that’s o.k for me.
Got 4 at that price.
Charlie


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Wow, the full kit version, which only includes a second battery and plastic carrying case is twice as much for $499.

Big difference!

Ya, it was a no-brainer for me. The Fuel Sawzall with a 9.0 battery and a charger in a cardboard box for $249, that’s something you don’t even think twice about. The naked Fuel Sawzall (tool only) goes for $199. [eek]  The 9.0 battery alone goes for $170 and the charger is a $40-$50 item.


Those blow molded Milwaukee cases however are a PITA. I just chuck them because they’re worthless. Solid structure for landfill.  [big grin]
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Offline Christopher Fitch

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I've purchased two of these recently...(on sale for $9.92 - sadly normal price now - still think they are a good deal)




https://www.kctoolco.com/felo-22198-1-4-nut-box-with-8-metric-sockets-adapter/

I like them a bunch - wish they had a standard version but I've not found one.

Offline Runhard

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Blue Spruce Toolworks coping saw.

Daniel

Offline rst

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Upgraded my ancient levels.  Bought 24, 48, and 72" electronic levels...got them from Zoro's at 25% off.  I've had an original electronic level, a 24" Wedge Smartlevel since 1987.  I still works great, used to spring clamp it to a 72" aluminum extrusion for longer jobs.  I'm 65 now and lying down on the floor to see the display or bubbles for mirror installations made me think I deserved an upgrade.  Also bought 3/8" imperial and metric Wera Zyklop sets and the imperial Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set.

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Upgraded my ancient levels.  Bought 24, 48, and 72" electronic levels...got them from Zoro's at 25% off.  I've had an original electronic level, a 24" Wedge Smartlevel since 1987.  I still works great, used to spring clamp it to a 72" aluminum extrusion for longer jobs.  I'm 65 now and lying down on the floor to see the display or bubbles for mirror installations made me think I deserved an upgrade.  Also bought 3/8" imperial and metric Wera Zyklop sets and the imperial Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set.

A Wedge Smart Level!  You and I might be the only ones here who owned own.  Unfortunately mine gave up the ghost years ago, but darn they were cool!  Did you have multiple rails?

Peter