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Hi!

I love picture threads  [eek] [eek] [eek] and I love being inspired by purchases other people make  [scared] [scared]  [eek] [eek]  [big grin] [big grin] - it would be really cool if we could get this thread running.

Please share whatever you feel like sharing when you made a tool / workshop related purchase - even the smallest gizmo/gadget  [big grin]  [big grin]  [big grin] Just no new Festool purchases, as there is an existing thread for that on the main board. :)

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I'll kick it off with my new, personalized Dryplexx Softshell Work/Shop-Jacket from Engelbert-Strauss I received today among with some personalized workshop T-Shirts, too.




Kind regards,
Oliver

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My latest was two Bessey 24" clamps. I don't have a picture, but just imagine what one Bessey 24" clamp looks like, and double it.
I hate signatures.

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Beall Tilt Box II to use with my new Bosch Reaxx table saw.   ;D

Offline HarveyWildes

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A Rockler Dust RIGHT Cord and Hose Holder.  It doesn't swing around like the Festool Dust Extractor boom, but it's much less expensive and might serve until I can build my own out of PVC.

Some Makita old style systainer knock-offs and some Kaizen foam to organize them.  We'll see how that works.

A cheap sound meter off of Amazon.  I'm going to measure the sound of different tool combinations in my shop.  I'm still wondering if I can get away without ear protection for a CT 36 and ETS EC 150/3.

Some Mirka interface pads for my ETS.

Some quantum tilt out bin sets for small parts.

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A couple of things much needed...
Dark Helmet.....Remember! Evil will always triumph over good. Because good is dumb!

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This is my first full summer in my new shop.  I have 8" insulated walls.  The other day it was 87* outside, my shop was 74*, way too warm for my liking.  So today I picked up this window AC unit.   I was originally going to go all out with a Mitsubishi ductless wall mount AC unit.   But I'm gonna give this little guy a try before dropping the coin on the Mitsubishi unit.   This is a little big box store number that didn't break the bank.



This past Saturday I visited my local woodworking store.   I don't know how, but the Bosch GTS1031 table saw found it's way into the bed of my truck..... [cool]



Lastly, a while ago I received the Ultimate Dust Deputy from Toolnut. 
 
As of now, all three new items for my shop are STILL in the original boxes.   That will all change tomorrow morning. 
First I'll install the AC unit.  Second I'll set up the Bosch table saw and then I'll hook up the UDD to my CT26. 
All so I can start building a chicken coop !    [scared]
The chicken coop is not for me.  I'm actually gonna get paid for building something  [eek]   [eek]

Eric
 

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My new story pole tape measure from fastcap isn't terribly exciting, but it was on sale  [cool]
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Uvex Goggle Visor (I found these particularly good to wear if you also use spectacles)


Luchs polycrystalline diamond blade heading for the TSC55


Stihl safety for my noggin on overhead branches
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Uvex Goggle Visor (I found these particularly good to wear if you also use spectacles)
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Luchs polycrystalline diamond blade heading for the TSC55
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Stihl safety for my noggin on overhead branches
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very cool kev! some nice items everyone is posting here [tongue]
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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In keeping with my goal of learning the metric system myself and teaching my Son as well, tools that show both Metric and Imperial measurements:

1) Starrett C434ME-300 300 and 11-3/4" Combination Set with Square, Center and Reversible Protractor Head and Blade

http://www.starrett.com/metrology/product-detail/C434ME-300
 
2) Mitutoyo 500-197-30 Advanced Onsite Sensor (AOS) Absolute Scale Digital Caliper, 0 to 8"/0 to 200mm Measuring Range           

http://www.mitutoyo.com/Images/003/308/500-197-30.jpg
 
3) Mitutoyo 950-300, Pocket Steel Rule, 6"/150mm (1/64"/1mm), 1/2" Wide, With Pocket Clip

http://www.use-enco.com/1/1/27424-950-300-mitutoyo-pocket-satin-chrome-eng-met-steel-rules.html   
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GREEN: In order of purchase = | CT26 w/Installer Cleaning Set | C18 5.2 Set w/Centrotec Installer's Set | RS 2 E | Hose w/ Sleeve 3.5m | 115mm X 226mm Hand Sanding Block | 80mm X 133mm Hand Sanding Block | HSK D21.5 5m hose | CT Boom Arm Bundle Set |  Won the CXS Li 2.6 90 Limited Edition on 06/20/2016 | Metric Parallel Guide Set | 1080 Plate for custom MFT | OF 1400 EQ Router (metric) w/accessories | FS1400/2-LR 32 Guide Rail (x1) | Next  Purchase: A new sander by Christmas |

RED: // Mafell P1cc  //  MT55cc  // Next purchase: TBD


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@Locky is to blame [wink]








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Blum Eco drill that also looks like a shocked robot

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My 20 yr old Jet table saw's motor failed on me last Sunday. The SawStop was an unexpected but not unanticipated purchase that same day. The Jet would have been on it's third motor service. The added power, much improved dust collection and safety features drove the decision that I would not sink any more money into the Jet. I had considered the Jobsite model but stability and power won out over portability. A bonus was being able to use my cast iron router table on the new saw. The saw works great!

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I've got the TGP36 version of that saw its beautiful.
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So many contributions, great!  [eek] [eek] [eek]   [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Thanks for sharing all those awesome purchases!

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Bought an inexpensive 8 1/2" blade for my Metabo SCMS intended to cut some 3/8" fiberglass fence rods for a break down drying rack.

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What's the best day of the month? Snap-On Tool Truck day!!!  [scared] [scared]  [eek] [eek]  [big grin] [big grin]

Always happy when my buddy arrives with his truck.

Today he had for me:

SDM410           Set, Bit, Metric, (41 pcs)
AWSGM800   Set, Wrench, Metric, Hex, Combination T and L-Shape, Soft Grip, Blue Handle, 8 pcs. (2mm to 10mm)   
AWSGT800   Set, Wrench, TORX®, Combination Tand L-Shape, Soft Grip, Green Handle, 8 pcs. (T10 to T45)

PTNDM4KA   4 pc Metric Magnetic Power Nut Setter Set (2x)
BTWOSK           5 pc Bit Miniature Ratcheting Handle Set (Blue-Point®)
106BTMXGLS    1/4" Drive Knurled Extension Set (1 1/4–11") (106BTMX) + 4 Glasses with Snap-On logos from '23, '48, '50 and '95.

MB5D               Bronze Injector Brush (Blue-Point®)
AC5C                Hand Scratch Brush (Blue-Point®)
VSG15T            FAST REL VISE GRIP 9LN





Kind regards,
Oliver
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Picked up a veritas honing guide. Very nice set up.

OF1010 EQ Router | MFT/3 | DF500Q | Carvex 420 | ETS EC 150/3 | CT 36 Auto Clean | TS55 | LR32 | OF1400 EQ Router | ZOBO Metric Set | CXS Li 2.6 - 90 Limited Edition | Universal Cleaning Set | HKC55 | Centrotec CE-SORT |

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GEDORE 1/2" female to 3/8" male adapter.



Kind regards,
Oliver

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@Mort : you gave me my first good laugh today.
Just for today..

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A cuppa coffee.
Just for today..

Offline Kev

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4x Black Sys2's .. Tanos (does that could as non Festool?) and a Stihl moisture meter - should arrive tomorrow [smile]

Also ordered a bunch of stuff from Incra .. but it won't get here for a while [sad] ..

LS25WFNCSYS   INCRA LS Super System - 25" & 635mm Range in Metric

M-IRMASTER   INCRA Rules Master Set (Metric)

^ BND150M   INCRA Precision Bend Rules - Metric 150mm

^ BND300M   INCRA Precision Bend Rules - Metric 300mm

^ CENT300M   INCRA Precision Specialty Rules - 300mm Centering Rule

^ IRPENCIL   INCRA 0.5mm Mechanical Marking Pencil x2

^ PRO160M   INCRA Precision Specialty Rules - 160mm Protractor

^ RULE150M   INCRA Precision Marking Rules - Metric 150mm

^ RULE300M   INCRA Precision Marking Rules - Metric 300mm

^ T-RULE150M   INCRA Precision T-Rules - Metric 150mm

^ T-RULE300M   INCRA Precision T-Rules - Metric 300mm

WXWR365   Wixey WR365 Digital Angle Gauge with Level

WXWR25   Wixey Mini Digital Height Gauge

INC-PUSHGUARD   INCRA PushGuard Combo Push Block & Hand Guard

MJGR-200   Micro Jig GRR-Ripper System Advanced with DVD

......


Plus my monster CADEX order should arrive soon [thumbs up]

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I didn't buy it today but a while back I bought some B+W P5 wireless headphones. They are truly incredible sounding and I wear them at work, on walks and a lot in my shop as passive noise suppression.

Comfy as heck and brilliant sound to boot!



Cheers. Bryan.


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I bought a couple of Aldi cheap clamps and made a rack for them. They're not the best quality but very cheap and will be useful. £2.50 each is what they work out to be.


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If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]
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@Kev -- What a haul!

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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]

Hi Kev,

That bike is nothing to do with me - I hope !

Peter

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Hi Kev,

That bike is nothing to do with me - I hope !

Peter

@Peter Parfitt HAH [big grin]

You're not guilty on the bike .. That's my Yeti 575, parked there as I'm about to put the AYUP's on for a bit of night trail riding.

Kev.

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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]

Jeez Kev, you starting up a new dealership.
This is going to be my new screensaver! [tongue]

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I almost feel like I should list all of the guilty parties for making me buy this lot .. @Peter Parfitt and @Runhard would be on the higher end of the guilt ladder, but there are so many to thank [big grin]

I must say, buying online from http://www.incrementaltools.com/ and shipping to Australia was ...

Easy
Well priced
Friendly
Quickly shipped
Cost effective for international freight
Easy
Well packaged
Easy
Easy
Easy

!!!

Honourable guilt mention ... @Locky [wink]

Nice Kev!

 
Daniel

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I bought a new house today with a 845sqft 3 car garage and a 20x20 space in the basement for shop space. This is a big improvement over the 250sqft basement shop that I currently have! I bought a Hammer A3-41 with silent cutter head back in December and received it in March that I will finally be able to take out of storage. I will now need to purchase a tablesaw. I'm wishing that I went with a Felder over the Hammer so that I won't feel the need to upgrade a few years down the road. I also bought 2 axes and a Sloyd knife from Lie Nielsen. I also just bought a bike, but that's not shop related.
Daniel

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Just ordered a Lamello Zeta P2 and related stuff ...

Lamello Zeta P2 Machine and Elements Kit
Lamello Invis Mx2 Starter Kit
Divario P18 Starter Pack
Divario P18 Marking Jig Kit
True Position Drill Guide Basic Jig

I'm taking advantage of the Lincoln Sentry AWISA promotion that ends in a few days (for people in Oz). Sadly I have to wait a few weeks for their stock to turn up.

Seems the Divario connectors installation for the twin hole piece is a match for the Mafell DD40 ... my resolve to avoid buying Mafell gear is getting seriously weak [embarassed] [sad]

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I received multiple boxes with Incra table saw fence parts.

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I received multiple boxes with Incra table saw fence parts.

@Holmz what happened to the plans for an Erika then??

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I received multiple boxes with Incra table saw fence parts.

@Holmz what happened to the plans for an Erika then??

@Kev
... Both... Together !
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Incra Mast-R-Lift II
Set of clean sweep MagnaLOCK rings
Porter-Cable guide bushing MagnaLOCK ring.

It's replacing an old (pre-2006) Jessum belt-driven lift that is sticking badly.  I know Incra is made by Jessum, but no one is complaining about the new lifts sticking, so I'm hopeful.  The clean sweep rings were part of the decision, as I'd like to improve the airflow from the top of the table to my under-table dust collection port.

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Hi!

Great stuff everyone!

For me was Snap-On day again :)

Finally got my 1/2" 16.9 to 339 Nm TechAngle torque wrench  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling]

Getting acquainted to it in my friend's (and Snap-On Dealer) van.



And here it is:



Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: July 31, 2016, 04:29 PM by six-point socket II »

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Never used one before..... Ive been having some fun.... Shitting my pants.  I have soon learnt I HATE hollowing deep bowls its slow...boring.... and tense lol

Orderd a few Robert Sorby chisels.  Decided needed bigger stuff for hallowing so ordered sovereign chisels and Hope hollowing system with camera.  Although I did really want Clarks hollowing system or Korby but both American so not easy to get.  So settled with a less heavy duty british version. Hopefully it will come tomorow. 
 

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Just ordered a Lamello Zeta P2 and related stuff ...

Lamello Zeta P2 Machine and Elements Kit
Lamello Invis Mx2 Starter Kit
Divario P18 Starter Pack
Divario P18 Marking Jig Kit
True Position Drill Guide Basic Jig

I'm taking advantage of the Lincoln Sentry AWISA promotion that ends in a few days (for people in Oz). Sadly I have to wait a few weeks for their stock to turn up.

Seems the Divario connectors installation for the twin hole piece is a match for the Mafell DD40 ... my resolve to avoid buying Mafell gear is getting seriously weak [embarassed] [sad]

Nice!!!! 

Im tempted but......
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I bought a couple of Aldi cheap clamps and made a rack for them. They're not the best quality but very cheap and will be useful. £2.50 each is what they work out to be.



Im just getting some prices on clamps. Got one price 😭😭
Clamps are so expensive.  Yet I have been stung couple times with cheap.
But £2.50 is cheap enough to say  it.
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Nice!!!! 

Im tempted but......

@jmbfestool

BUT ... you've become a wood turner and there's nothing in your future that doesn't involve check flannelette shirts and long curly beards [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Ironically it's the Invis system that's got me curious - and you don't need the Zeta to install them.

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I bought a couple of Aldi cheap clamps and made a rack for them. They're not the best quality but very cheap and will be useful. £2.50 each is what they work out to be.



Im just getting some prices on clamps. Got one price 😭😭
Clamps are so expensive.  Yet I have been stung couple times with cheap.
But £2.50 is cheap enough to say  it.

My local has a promo on Bessey (that I don't think goes for much longer) .. you get 30% off if you buy a mixed 10 clamps. Just don't know what to grab. K-Blocks are great, but have quite a few already.

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Hi!

Great stuff everyone!

For me was Snap-On day again :)

Finally got my 1/2 16.9 to 339 Nm TechAngle torque wrench  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling]

Getting acquainted to it in my friend's (and Snap-On Dealer) van.



And here it is:



Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket II

Is that scary mask in the van the one your friend uses to rob banks to pay for his Snap-on addiction? [smile]

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Hi!

Great stuff everyone!

For me was Snap-On day again :)

Finally got my 1/2 16.9 to 339 Nm TechAngle torque wrench  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling]

Getting acquainted to it in my friend's (and Snap-On Dealer) van.



And here it is:



Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket II

Is that scary mask in the van the one your friend uses to rob banks to pay for his Snap-on addiction? [smile]

Hey Kev!

Basically it's a secret, but I guess it's safe to tell you, here on a woodworking platform  [scared] [scared]:

My friend and I, we have a side business. We travel the world to exorcise those pesky GEDORE'mons from car- and other workshops... It's quite dangerous  [scared]  [scared], doesn't pay as well as robbing banks  [eek] [eek], but the revenue through owning Snap-On shares - is OK  8) 8) 8). I mean, the harder we work, the more Snap-On is bought and shareholder value raises...

Here's a picture of me in action. That was quite a beast, had to bring out the crossed ratchet and pop-up screwdriver, too.... ;) ;) ;)



Kind regards,
Oliver

PS: Maybe for those that don't know, it's a face shield for welding/welding helmet - Snap-On offers a lot of cool "patterns" even an "Iron Man"... :)
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LoL @six-point socket II

I just know you've got a can of blessed WD40 in you other hand [big grin]

So is yours the Secret Snap-on Order or The Knights of Snap-on ?

(I always get my holy orders confused)

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LoL @six-point socket II

I just know you've got a can of blessed WD40 in you other hand [big grin]

So is yours the Secret Snap-on Order or The Knights of Snap-on ?

(I always get my holy orders confused)

Oh yeah! :) :) :)

We're such super special secret squirrel stuff, we don't even have a name... But I like "The Knights of Snap-On" ... Maybe a new tattoo is in order....... ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Nice!!!! 

Im tempted but......

@jmbfestool

BUT ... you've become a wood turner and there's nothing in your future that doesn't involve check flannelette shirts and long curly beards [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Ironically it's the Invis system that's got me curious - and you don't need the Zeta to install them.


Monitor and Camera arrived today.


Hope hallowing Jig. Had a play for 30mins and I love it!!  There are better systems available but this does the job perfectly.  I feel safe and I dont get arm ache because Im sh itting myself



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Incra Mast-R-Lift II
Set of clean sweep MagnaLOCK rings
Porter-Cable guide bushing MagnaLOCK ring.

It's replacing an old (pre-2006) Jessum belt-driven lift that is sticking badly.  I know Incra is made by Jessum, but no one is complaining about the new lifts sticking, so I'm hopeful.  The clean sweep rings were part of the decision, as I'd like to improve the airflow from the top of the table to my under-table dust collection port.

To add to the above, I took advantage of a Woodcraft sale to get the big boy PC router motor.  Just couldn't resist.  Added the 1/4" collet.

A while back I routed my left index finger doing something that I knew better than to do.  So I picked up a Woodpecker Free-Hand Guard as well.

And a couple of silicon glue cups.

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Missing part from my last Snap-On order came in Friday.

Snap-On CTUSB761 - turns the 14,4V Micro-Lithium battery packs into a power bank (5V 1A). (( @Festool USA maybe something to consider for the 10.8V and/or 18V batteries? - Would buy one straight away to throw into my CXS Systainer... :) ))



Kind regards,
Oliver

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Hi!

Got me some digital calipers from Mitutoyo and some Pica stuff...



Kind regards,
Oliver

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Got this little CoBolt and TwinKey from Knipex today  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]



Kind regards,
Oliver

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Today I picked a peck of Pica Pencils


I'm also getting to crank up the base for my new Incra Positioner (thanks Precision Dogs)


" ... I'm just mad about saffron ..." (they call it my Lamello)


and it's got connections


You'll never ever see these out in the wild


I think "Divario" must be Italian for "I forgot to install a shelf before I assembled it ..."


Then there's the old real estate mantra ... position, position, position


I think the planets must have aligned today!!! [eek]



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@Kev I am interested in what you do with the Invis, and also how the TruePosition jig works out.

That Zeta should be useful...

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@Kev I am interested in what you do with the Invis, and also how the TruePosition jig works out.

That Zeta should be useful...

@Holmz the Invis is targeted at an interesting way of connecting fins to boards (think big old timber stuff). It'll be a while before I get to play with it, but it was available for a promo price .. can't pass that by.

The TP jig is very nicely made. Yes - looking forward to using it [smile]

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Great stuff @Kev

Like this best, lmao:


(...)

I think "Divario" must be Italian for "I forgot to install a shelf before I assembled it ..."


(...)

Kind regards,
Oliver

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I need to look for those promos .got a quote for puck lights... Ouch

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Hi!

Today a pre-loved Woodpeckers 300mm Square arrived and a brand new Mini Square, fantastic.







Very functional also outside the shop. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)



Kind regards,
Oliver

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Got a new pair of safety/work boots today, very comfy - love the look.



Kind regards,
Oliver

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just as a heads up, PICA has introduced new products.  I saw these in a Lee Valley Catalog:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n

If the link doesn't work you can go to levelly.com and do a search for Pica.

Peter
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Hi!

Got a new, better than my old, PRCD-S (Switched Protective Earth - Portable Residual Current Device) from Kopp Germany today. Bought it after someone explained to me why the product I have used before from a different manufacturer is basically useless, quite shocking (no pun intended) given this is supposed to be a safety device.



 [eek] [eek] [eek] [scared] [scared] [scared] [unsure] [unsure] [unsure] [mad] [mad] [mad] [wink]










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just as a heads up, PICA has introduced new products.  I saw these in a Lee Valley Catalog:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n

If the link doesn't work you can go to levelly.com and do a search for Pica.

Peter

Use this link.

Offline CrazyLarry

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Today I picked a peck of Pica Pencils

I find it immensely revealing to see all the lamello (euro) kit arriving in systainers and the true position (us) kit in a glorified cardboard box... only made more laughable by the little plastic handle esp given the price!

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I find it immensely revealing to see all the lamello (euro) kit arriving in systainers and the true position (us) kit in a glorified cardboard box... only made more laughable by the little plastic handle esp given the price!

@CrazyLarry so true. I'm currently in the process of moving a lot of my tools into a work unit while we fix up and present our house for sale .. moving all the systainer housed stuff was a snap. The TP is still in it's box on the bench behind me waiting to go into a box [sad]

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Got this Do hickey from Lee Valley, pretty kool, use it all the time

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=72846&cat=1,43513
Loving the Calif sun....

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Got this Do hickey from Lee Valley, pretty kool, use it all the time

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=72846&cat=1,43513

That thing is just crying out for an eye and some dinosaur teeth [big grin]

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Wasn't today, but my most recent non-Festool purchase was a BuildClean air scrubber. I'm digging it so far. It's not the magic air cleaner I had in my imagination, but I do notice an improvement.

I don't usually notice the noise because I work with ear protection always, but when the client comes in, I have to turn the jet engine down to 1.
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When you can buy a set for not much more than the 3 cutters yo want ...


... and sadly my local paint store is closing down, but I scraped up a bargain

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You are definitely keeping the economy going with all the stuff you buy buddy
Loving the Calif sun....

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Bought the UJK Dovetail jig. I was tempted by the Leigh but it was more than twice the price and I doubt it will get a lot of use.


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Recieved the Bosch GAM 270 MFL Digital Angle Finder from Acme Tool today.   I got tired of using my small digital angle finder for longer work.  It has great features including a lazer.  It will be great for checking for square the steel/aluminum entrances that are a large part of the work I perform.
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Hi!

Got me a water/dust/weather- and construction-site-proof "garage" 782 x 385 x 379 mm / 91 l (for my tool bag which is not water resistant and other stuff) and a diamond cutting disc.



Kind regards,
Oliver

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Just ordered another 3 cases of stain for the interior of wine barrels. I never seem to have enough [sad] [huh]

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Just ordered another 3 cases of stain for the interior of wine barrels. I never seem to have enough [sad] [huh]

Clear Blanco or Tinto?

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Cab or merlot?

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Treated myself to these yesterday at a local hardware store and there is another package scheduled for delivery today  [eek] [eek]  [wink] [wink]



Kind regards,
Oliver

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Looks like Knipex, if so, you will never regret that purchase. Best pliers I have ever seen, worth every penny!

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@Holmz @rst

A boutique wine barrel stain maker called Shinas Estate ...

https://shinasestate.com/

... Amazingly good for the $'s.

Without a proper cellar I only keep a few cases on hand and mix it up with bottle shop purchases as we like variety. A cellar is a big tick item for the next place!!!



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Looks like Knipex, if so, you will never regret that purchase. Best pliers I have ever seen, worth every penny!

Yes, Sir. It's two Knipex - I life 16 miles from the Knipex factory - so they are not completely unknown to me, as I do own a couple of them already ;)

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As expected the package containing my new Fluke T 150 VDE was delivered today, great piece of equipment - loving it!





Kind regards,
Oliver

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lovely new tools oliver!
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Today I got a a cheap Wagner spray gun and a couple of cheap chisels , rasps, etc ... Why?   Because my good stuff is as the wrong end of a very full storage unit [embarassed] [sad]





The cheap gun ($199AUD) is very disappointing, I think you'd get a better result throwing paint bomb balloons at the wall [mad]

You can alway use a rough chisel or two, so I'm not so upset about those.

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Certainly qualifies as non-festool "stuff", workshop-related not so much, but it ate up next years tool budget...  [big grin]



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Got my new Lamello few days ago 😁



Had a play with it yesterday for first time. Trying it!  Straight away noticed something... and I think Lamello are missing a trick here.

I thought if I wanted to fix two clamex fixings ontop of each other I would have to drill two access holes on both timber faces inside and out.  I thought that would be daft why doesnt the clamex have a hole on both sides so I only need one access hole.

So I removed the rotating metal cam from the clamex and drilled another hole though. I reinserted the metal cam.  I drilled a access hole from one side through both lamello P slots.
BOOM works brilliantly!
At first I thought I might have trouble with alignemnt of the two allan key holes but Alan Key went through easily. 




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Hi guys

Picked this up in the classifieds. I am really pleased with it. As I didn't think I would ever get a chance to own one. It really is such a well made nice piece of kit

And kudos to a really nice member of the Fog for letting me take over ownership

Mick

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Hi guys

Picked this up in the classifieds. I am really pleased with it. As I didn't think I would ever get a chance to own one. It really is such a well made nice piece of kit

And kudos to a really nice member of the Fog for letting me take over ownership

Mick

Ha - you beat me to it!!  Well done  [sad]  [big grin]

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In answer to the question in hand:

One of these, but in the 3m version.  Also made in Germany and also absolutely superb!!!  This stainless steel tape measure baffles everyone I show it to.  Yes, it opens itself, as if by magic.  Very useful when working single handed on large panels.  Super light too, with nothing to go wrong.  Whoever designed these is a genius!!   8)  [not worthy]

https://www.thetapestore.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/2/thumbnail/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/4/2/429-bmimeter-1_1.jpg


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I bought the Veritas honing guide set, three of the Diasharp stones, and the medium and carvers inflateable sanding drum set and sleeves.

Offline HAXIT

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I have been buying tools for woodworking, electronics and metal working for last 6 months and it it is not over yet. [sad]
CMT blade & bit cleaner, digital angle finder and router bits. Italy



Martor ice tempered stainless knives and scissors. Germany



Wera joker racheting wrench set metric & imperial. Germany



Scala 3 pc stainless steel precison squares. Germany
Oneway manufacturing multi-gauge. Canada



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Nice stuff HAXIT!

 I like the CMT bits myself.  Someplace here in the USA was going out of business a few years ago and sold all there CMT stock at 50% off. I bought a ton of them.

I'd be interested to know more about that scissor line.  Have you had a chance to use them?

Seth

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Picard magnetic nailholder hammer. Germany
Wiha heavy duty split head mallet.  Germany
Keller hand brush and table sweeper made with waxed beech wood and natural horsehair. Germany



Wiha 57 pc. dynamic & topra ratchet set. Germany
Firmer bevel edge chisels set. Germany



Stabila magnetic pocket and torpedo level. Germany
Knipex pliers & wrench set. Germany



Heuer vise and stand-lift. Germany


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Nice stuff HAXIT!

 I like the CMT bits myself.  Someplace here in the USA was going out of business a few years ago and sold all there CMT stock at 50% off. I bought a ton of them.

I'd be interested to know more about that scissor line.  Have you had a chance to use them?

Seth
Hi Seth,
I think I did shop from the same place for CMT. It was like 3 years ago and it was 50% off but I do not remember the name.
I buy them from www.routerbitworld.com now. Rich is a great guy to deal with and shipping is always $1 and the the prices are lower compare to any where on line.
I am not new to Martor and have been using them for 7 years. If you do not loose it or loan it to a friend that has a bad habit to breaking stuff, then most likely they indestructible.
Here is the link for them in USA and you can order it right there.
   http://www.martorusa.com/

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Haxit, where did you buy the machinist squares?
I'd like to have that type with the extra plate on the back but have not found any in the states.

Offline HAXIT

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Haxit, where did you buy the machinist squares?
I'd like to have that type with the extra plate on the back but have not found any in the states.
http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com/Steel-Precision-Squares-Made-in-Germany/products/510/

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Thanks for the link! I buy Forstner type bits from them but never thought to look for squares there.

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In the wast week I bought the new Milwaukee 18v 15ga brad nailer to replace my ancient 30 year old Senco FN 40... Acme sent me a 15% off birthday discount.  Also bought the Milwuakee 28 piece hole hawg set...$129.00 with 10% discount.  Ordered 2 1/2" spoil board bit with disposalble blades from Toolstoday...10% off.

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Hi!

After some health wise - troublesome months - yesterday was again one of better/good days that have gotten rare as of lately and I spent some quality time with my Dad at the Gedore factory shop.





Bought just a couple of small pieces, can't do anything tool related anyway right now.



Kind regards,
Oliver

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@six-point socket II

I'm sad to hear you have health issues. My thoughts are with you.

Kev.

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Waiting for my Incra 1000 SE to arrive for my table saw. [big grin]

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@six-point socket II

Having had my own issues in the second half of last year, I can sympathise with your current health issues and the desire to return to daily use of your tools. Best wishes for your continued recovery.

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Makita Impact which was a discontinued model I found whilst stocking shelves at work. Got the retail and employee discount.
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@six-point socket II

I'm sad to hear you have health issues. My thoughts are with you.

Kev.

Thank you very much @Kev !

@six-point socket II

Having had my own issues in the second half of last year, I can sympathise with your current health issues and the desire to return to daily use of your tools. Best wishes for your continued recovery.

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Makita Impact which was a discontinued model I found whilst stocking shelves at work. Got the retail and employee discount.


Thank you very much @Untidy Shop

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Just to clarify, it's nothing life threatening but it's really, really annoying because it sometimes changes within an hour - makes advance planning completely obsolete and I only dare to leave the house on what I call a "100% good day". Plus, I thought I was done with it, then it hit me again out of the blue. So I'm getting used as pin cushion again...

I still hope to be able to continue projects and start some new ones in a couple of months.

Kind regards and again, thank you very much for the well wishes!
Oliver

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Got this just after Christmas , took about 6-7 weeks to build.
Logo's on last week.
Has really helped my work flow
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Hi Charlie,

Wow, that looks like something Spec.Ops. would jump out of to catch some bad guys.

What a terrific trailer! Congrats on that purchase!

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Must run fume hood with this stuff257901-0257901-1

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Hi Charlie,

Wow, that looks like something Spec.Ops. would jump out of to catch some bad guys.

What a terrific trailer! Congrats on that purchase!

Kind regards,
Oliver
That's funny cuz,the paint is called "desert sand storm"
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Today I bought a CMT 10" calibration disc and a few adhesive sandpaper discs so I can get the table saw set up perfect and use it as a disc sander too. Speaking of the table saw, I picked up the sawstop jobsite saw not long before I joined the FOG along with a bosch gex125-150ave ros.

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Although, not something directly for the workshop they do aid in making stuff that goes into the workshop.  Some heavier Pfanner Gladiator chainsaw pants for the < 10 degree F days.  Been wearing the ventilation ones for a few months, but those let a little too much air up the rear  [eek]  in the winter. 


 
And a box of 50 Pfanner work gloves because I don't want to run out anytime soon!


Why chainsaw pants over chaps?  Well, when you're out in the woods all day you're spending more time planning a fall and skidding it out than actually running the saw.  Chaps are easier to take off than to put on.  And it never fails that an unseen limb or buck cut needs the saw on it and fatigue + daylight weening might make one neglect the chaps for that cut (I'm very guilty of this).  But I have never felt the desire to ditch the trousers for nature's full ventilation... the family jewels aren't for ticks!

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Not a pro , just the occasional tree to cut up. Never tried the pants but I have the chaps and find them bulky and awkward. Don't like the straps and such either. The pants look like the way to go.

Seth

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@HAXIT

Your Firmer bevel edge chisels set. Germany  looks just like the Two Cherries set I just picked up.  They were also made in Germany.  So far I love them.

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@HAXIT

Your Firmer bevel edge chisels set. Germany  looks just like the Two Cherries set I just picked up.  They were also made in Germany.  So far I love them.

Trevin
They make them for few manufactures under different names but all have the same quality.

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The very last purchase was last Friday from two locations.
51 pieces WIHA precison tool set.



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That is a nice tray full of screwdrivers!

Do you have a part / stock / name number for that set?

Seth
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Found it ..........  Wiha 92191.

Seth

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Woodpecker

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Red: Mt55cc, P1cc

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Found it ..........  Wiha 92191.

Seth
Yep, that is the one.

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Here's a good deal on that Wiha set - $203.00 / 27% off


https://www.kctoolco.com/wiha-92191-51-piece-master-technicians-precision-set/


I have this version- https://www.kctoolco.com/wiha-92190-50-piece-master-technicians-bench-top-tool-set/


 in the metal storage rack - really a great assortment

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@HAXIT

That looks like a nice set of screw drivers they definitely need to be in a drawer

I got these Friday . Now need to build a rack will need room for expansion will order 8
More next month love these clamps

Thanks Mick

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Does it count if I didn't buy it? This evening I went to collect payment for a recent job and the customer gave me a bonus of an extra $200 plus the 18v Bosch Destroyer brushless kit! Definately could handle a few more customers like that.


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I bought the 18v Milwaukee 1 1/8" rotary hammer, couple SDS drills, and chisels.  Now there are jobs where I won't need to drag my 30 some year old Hilti TE-72 along.  A couple months ago I bought the Milwaukee 18v 15 ga brad nailer...used the the day it came to reinstall mahogany stops at a skating rink where we replaced all the 4' x 5' insulated units.   Won't need my Senco and hose as much.

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Just arrived from Axminster: the UJK Bandsaw Buddy (for the Hammer N4400 that will arrive early May), a Festool cutter for my MFK, a Veritas spokeshave (beautiful recreation of a classic model), a 225-gram Japanese hammer (to supplement the 375-gram one I already have), a Veritas brass mallet, and a Japanese restorer's cats paw. With the British Pound / Euro ratio being what it is, almost a steal…
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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8" Knew Fretsaw

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Just arrived from Axminster: the UJK Bandsaw Buddy (for the Hammer N4400 that will arrive early May), a Festool cutter for my MFK, a Veritas spokeshave (beautiful recreation of a classic model), a 225-gram Japanese hammer (to supplement the 375-gram one I already have), a Veritas brass mallet, and a Japanese restorer's cats paw. With the British Pound / Euro ratio being what it is, almost a steal…

Its okay for some - I have a pair of Dutch bikes on order and I doubt whether the pound will pick up between now and Easter !

Peter

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I rounded out the Woodpeckers collection by making it more square.  6 & 8" squares came in today.

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Way nice @Poindexter !

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After selling almost all of my Bosch stuff, I need replacements. New Fein AFMM 18 QSL.



Kind regards,
Oliver

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Thanks Oliver!

Had another cool UPS delivery about two weeks ago.  So, I've had some time to use the Jokers and the carver.  Without a doubt Wera makes some nice tools.  These are definitely a nice step up from the Craftsman set I've had forever that is rusting.

The grinder/Arbortech carver is a lot of fun.  It will wear you out though.  Unfortunately the weather hasn't been playing nice to finish my first carving job (not an indoors activity) or I'd share a photo of what's going on.  Pretty excited about the maple because I cut it down nearly 3 years ago and it is spalting nicely at the core.  Should make for an interesting "egg" end table and maybe a bowl.  Ooooor maybe I shouldn't use this wood for the first project  [blink]


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A Mafell BST 460S.
Just for today..

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I bought Hanson 3095001 2-Piece Adjustable Tap Socket from Amazon.  With these to grip the taps I can use my 3/8 drive Milwaukee for tapping or a 3/8 rachet for restricted areas.  You Tube is almost as hard on my bank account as FOG.  Check out this site for some really nifty tapping and drilling tools http://holemaker-technology.com/

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Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


       



Seth

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Thanks Oliver!

Had another cool UPS delivery about two weeks ago.  So, I've had some time to use the Jokers and the carver.  Without a doubt Wera makes some nice tools.  These are definitely a nice step up from the Craftsman set I've had forever that is rusting.

The grinder/Arbortech carver is a lot of fun.  It will wear you out though.  Unfortunately the weather hasn't been playing nice to finish my first carving job (not an indoors activity) or I'd share a photo of what's going on.  Pretty excited about the maple because I cut it down nearly 3 years ago and it is spalting nicely at the core.  Should make for an interesting "egg" end table and maybe a bowl.  Ooooor maybe I shouldn't use this wood for the first project  [blink]

(Attachment Link)

@Poindexter good to see you embracing Arbortech .. I managed to accidentally combine mine with a old angle grinder I sold (and got less for it that the Arbortech cutter was actually worth) [sad]

I'm looking forward to replacing it soon [smile]

It'd be nice to see what you're carving.

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    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]


Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


Wera should do something for those two.  I blame them too...



Anyone notice the most important tool on that wall?  Hint:  it has a red & yellow handle and serves a single purpose.

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    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]


Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]



Wera should do something for those two.  I blame them too...
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Anyone notice the most important tool on that wall?  Hint:  it has a red & yellow handle and serves a single purpose.
Wera VDE bottle opener. Of course if you are thirsty, then you cannot work efficiently. So it is important. [big grin] [wink]

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Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]
Seth

Hi Seth,

Just as well you have not seen my other Wera video work !

Peter
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Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


        (Attachment Link)



Seth

Hi Seth,

Definitely something I gladly take the blame for  [big grin] [big grin]

Great choices by the way! And the pop-up bit-holder is really fun - I got the Snap-On version (same bit-holder, but their colors and "Instinct" handle style)  that Wera makes for them. It's great and fun to play with.

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Veritas Quick Release Tail Vise
Veritas Bevel Up Jack Rabbet Plane w/ PMV-11 blade
Veritas Small Shoulder Plane w/ PMV-11 blade

Still need to tune up the plane blades.  For the first time ever, though, a Lee valley plane blade did not cut properly out of the box.  The small shoulder plane blade was just slightly off of 90 degrees - enough that the plane would only take shavings on one side.  Should fix up easily.

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This was the thread I was actually looking for.  I posted this earlier in another thread.

Here is my new toy!


Cannot wait to try her out this weekend.  Or maybe tonight... [big grin]

Trevin
Festool: MFT3 (x2), OF1010, OF1400, LR32, Domino DF500, Domino XL DF700, Kapex KS120, TS-75, Carvex 420, CXS, C-18, Vecturo OS 400, DTS 400, Pro 5, Rotex 125, VAC-PMP, VAC-SYS-1, VAC-SYS-2, CT-26 (x2), CT-SYS, SYS Light DUO, SYS-ROCK
Other: Minmax FS41, Sawstop PCS (3HP, 52"), Laguna BX14, Jet 17" Drill Press, Rikon 70-220VSR Lathe, Incra LS Router Station, Laguna P/Flux 3 Dust Collector

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125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

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125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

To power all of the motors on your new wood eating monster, I assume?

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Veritas Quick Release Tail Vise
Veritas Bevel Up Jack Rabbet Plane w/ PMV-11 blade
Veritas Small Shoulder Plane w/ PMV-11 blade

Still need to tune up the plane blades.  For the first time ever, though, a Lee valley plane blade did not cut properly out of the box.  The small shoulder plane blade was just slightly off of 90 degrees - enough that the plane would only take shavings on one side.  Should fix up easily.

I now have improved versions of the two planes that I ordered, now that the blades are honed and adjusted.  Per previous experience, they only needed a little polishing on the back, and then a micro bevel.  The blade angle on the shoulder plane was off by a degree or two, but the micro bevel took care of that.

The Veritas jack rabbet plane is awesome, and the review from @derekcohen gave me even more ideas of things to do with it.  The only thing that I can see that you don't get from this plane is the toothed blades.  I wonder if Veritas would custom tooth a blade or two?

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/VeritasJackRabbetPlane.html

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Got this today

Had a little play seems really nice, easy to use and a nice thin beam

But an absolutely horrendous colour clash with the festools lol. Doesn't even look like I could fit it in a systainer
But to be honest everything fits really nice in the box inc the tripod

Will be cool if the sys light fits on the tripod

Mick

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That looks great.

There is a good chance that the Syslight will fit as most tripod kit that I have come across (apart from artillery range finders) has a standard thread fitting.

Petetr

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Green laser, cool! So much better to spot than the red one.

Enjoy that awesome Leica!

Sys-Lite and Sys-Rock should fit that tripod, iirc they're all 1/4"

Kind regards,
Oliver

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125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

To power all of the motors on your new wood eating monster, I assume?

100a for the moulder, 60a for a buss duct and the 20's because I found a couple.

I can't afford new ones, the 100a one is 450 bucks.

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Forgive me for I have sinned. It's been over a decade since my last Alternative Green (Ryobi) tool purchase, and hopefully it will be another decade before I am tempted again!

In my defense, my main router died last night and I was trying to beat a timeline for delivery of a project. My local big box hardware store opens at 7am Sunday mornings so down I went and grabbed the only 1/2" shank variable speed plunge router they sold. Now I'll need to submit a proposal to the minister of finance and war as to why I need the OF1400.

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@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

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Some evening reading just showed up in the mail ...... now I am in trouble  [eek]






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@seth I just ordered the same two catalogs the other day....

 [big grin]
Festool: MFT3 (x2), OF1010, OF1400, LR32, Domino DF500, Domino XL DF700, Kapex KS120, TS-75, Carvex 420, CXS, C-18, Vecturo OS 400, DTS 400, Pro 5, Rotex 125, VAC-PMP, VAC-SYS-1, VAC-SYS-2, CT-26 (x2), CT-SYS, SYS Light DUO, SYS-ROCK
Other: Minmax FS41, Sawstop PCS (3HP, 52"), Laguna BX14, Jet 17" Drill Press, Rikon 70-220VSR Lathe, Incra LS Router Station, Laguna P/Flux 3 Dust Collector

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@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post
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@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.

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@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.

Ahh yes.   Modified lamelo doubled up.  Dont know why Lamelo dont make fitting for the double up. I had to drill a hole through after taking the fitting apart to make it work.

Im not looking at the mafell because I dont want to spend more money lol.

I need to make mroe use of the lamello at moment its not really being used alot.

Mainly because the fittings are just to expensive.  Standard unit size I would use 16 to feel its a solid unit now thats £10 in fittings.   Mental!   

Plus I cant cnc the groove so im having to second machine the parts by hand. So more time.
 
I have an on going job I would love to use lamello for customer has just ordered 100 more from me.  To use lamello I need to use 12 per item 100 items thats 1200 fittings.  £720 on fittings 🙀


I am using One drives for units and they are brilliant!  Alot cheaper and fully cnc nestable on both mating parts.  Only thing I have to so is tap them in an screw up.

I do love the lamello for mitre joints though brilliant!!  I just wish they cut the cost on the clamex and I would use it alot more.   For just plastic they are charging far to much.

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@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.

Ahh yes.   Modified lamelo doubled up.  Dont know why Lamelo dont make fitting for the double up. I had to drill a hole through after taking the fitting apart to make it work.

Im not looking at the mafell because I dont want to spend more money lol.

I need to make mroe use of the lamello at moment its not really being used alot.

Mainly because the fittings are just to expensive.  Standard unit size I would use 16 to feel its a solid unit now thats £10 in fittings.   Mental!   

Plus I cant cnc the groove so im having to second machine the parts by hand. So more time.
 
I have an on going job I would love to use lamello for customer has just ordered 100 more from me.  To use lamello I need to use 12 per item 100 items thats 1200 fittings.  £720 on fittings 🙀


I am using One drives for units and they are brilliant!  Alot cheaper and fully cnc nestable on both mating parts.  Only thing I have to so is tap them in an screw up.

I do love the lamello for mitre joints though brilliant!!  I just wish they cut the cost on the clamex and I would use it alot more.   For just plastic they are charging far to much.
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I finally bought a SawStop PCS. I went with the 3hp, 52" T-Glide, industrial mobile base, and overarm dust collection. I seriously considered the industrial version and the Hammer K3.
Daniel

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Received this today:

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Very cool!

That Cadex *drool*  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Here in the US, Tool Lady is running a sale on PB Swiss. 

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Here's what the slotted bits look like after a few years of using them like miniature prybars.
Glad they got rid of that awfully painted identification ring. 

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Hands down the best bits on the market @yetihunter

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In case someone want's to know a little more about them, I wrote a couple of lines here: http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/screw-drivers/msg459263/#msg459263

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Hands down the best bits on the market @yetihunter

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In case someone want's to know a little more about them, I wrote a couple of lines here: http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/screw-drivers/msg459263/#msg459263

Kind regards,
Oliver

Agreed.  Everyone waxes poetic about their screwdrivers and hex keys, but it's their bits that never fail to impress me.
I could take or leave their screwdrivers.  Actually, I do in fact take Wiha and ye ol' Facom Ergotwist whenever it ain't bits.  :-0
The tips on the PB versions are the nicest, though.  For hex, I use Bondhus, Wiha and PB, interchangeably.   I'm not saying they're interchangeable.   I'm just saying, they all work fine for me. :0

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Here's my attempt to turn the Fog into Garage Journal. 😂
Please don't ask me to travel to my home, mom's home, dad's home, sister's home nor
downstairs to the cobwebbed shop to snap  the Gedore, Facom,  Felo, Wera and whatever
else is spread all around. 😳

Offline Runhard

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In another recent purchase I was able to complete my Bridge City Tool Works Japanese hand saw set with extra blades. The two burgundy saws I already had. The chisels are relatively new as well.


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Bought a Ryoba double edge and a Gyokucho Dozuki razor saw, also bought two Festool rustic planer heads, the HK 82 RG and RF.  Just received Freud triple bead and flute set.  Spent the day setting up to make custom base moulding.

Offline CADru

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Milwaukee M12 Fuel Hackzall. A 4.0 Ah battery shipped with kit & the 6.0 Ah battery was free with purchase. Two batteries are a must so when a free battery offer hits a tool I'm looking to pick up its a no brainer.

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@six-point socket II

I've been using 6mm hex, all day...on garment racks...at the office.   ;D

Anyway, yeah, 100 degree stubby l-keys from pbswiss.
Am I in love? 💜💙💚💛❤️💘💞💓💗💖💝 Mos def.




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So cool! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Hi,


Introduced in January, I ordered mine in February, and the first batch shipped last Monday (Germany, not sure about NA and ROW). Arrived today - the Spax Mini-L-Boxx.

And, finally I might add, also the 3,5 mm T-Star screws feature a T-20 drive. So no more changing between T 15 and T 20 on most projects. Great move if you ask me.

Included are: 3,5 x 16; 3,5 x 30; 4 x 35; 4 x 40; 4 x 50; 4,5 x 60 - overall 703 screws and 3 Bits T-Star Plus T 20.

The large L-Boxxes from Spax (102) are supposed to ship at the end of the month - but since I sold all my large L-Boxxes those aren't for me, anyway.











Kind regards,
Oliver
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Very nice!  Didn't know Spax had that.  You might have just spent me some money :)

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Hi,


Introduced in January, I ordered mine in February, and the first batch shipped last Monday (Germany, not sure about NA and ROW). Arrived today - the Spax Mini-L-Boxx.

And, finally I might add, also the 3,5 mm T-Star screws feature a T-20 drive. So no more changing between T 15 and T 20 on most projects. Great move if you ask me.

Included are: 3,5 x 16; 3,5 x 30; 4 x 35; 4 x 40; 4 x 50; 4,5 x 60 - overall 703 screws and 3 Bits T-Star Plus T 20.

The large L-Boxxes from Spax (102) are supposed to ship at the end of the month - but since I sold all my large L-Boxxes those aren't for me, anyway.













Kind regards,
Oliver


We think alike.   The same week that I had PB Bauman fest, I also
ordered a pile of Wera's nippled torx bits.   

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Mafell Aerofix.
Daniel

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Bench Crafted Moxon Vise hardware on the way.   [big grin]

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Wera 28 Piece 1/2" Zyklop Speed Ratchet Set
Ironically it's a Metric Set but most ratchets sold here are imperial to allow older imperial sockets to continue in use as required.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 12:44 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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A portable table saw arrived yesterday, so not exactly a gizmo.

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Wera 28 Piece 1/2" Zyklop Speed Ratchet Set
Ironically it's a Metric Set but most ratchets sold here are imperial to allow older imperial sockets to continue in use as required.



Not that they serve a real purpose other than identifying the tool (which could be a simpler label) and some sharp attention grabbing marketing. But I think those 2d / 3d cut out tool emblems on some of the Wera pouches are cool.  [cool]

Seth

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Wera 28 Piece 1/2" Zyklop Speed Ratchet Set . . . .
Not that they serve a real purpose other than identifying the tool (which could be a simpler label) and some sharp attention grabbing marketing. But I think those 2d / 3d cut out tool emblems on some of the Wera pouches are cool.  [cool]

Seth

Yes Seth agree re cool, but unlike the tool set itself I do not expect the raised logo/tool image will outlast my remaining life time.

@SRSemenza
« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 09:21 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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Just came today ................. this set of Craftsman regular size / longish handle short blade Torx drivers. AKA, Super Stubbies. New old stock Made in USA.  T10 , T15, T20, T25. They just seemed like they might be handy.






Seth

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Hi,

New PPE suited for the next project that will include paint stripping...

3M 4255 FFA2 P3DR (respirator mask)

3M 2890 (safety glasses)

Ansell SOL-VEX 37-675 (gloves)



Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline VW MICK

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Hi Oliver

Thought you might like this. I have been after these for a while

And just for reference unboxing wera is very similar to apple lol

Offline VW MICK

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Also

The 1/2 drive set is almost exactly the size of the drawer in a sys 3 3drawer box
I did research this first

So my plan is to make a mechanical kit in a couple of sys drawer units. I have given my traditional type box to my son

Mick

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Hi Mick

I am an absolute fan of Wera tools. They are really well thought out and clearly designed by someone who uses tools.

I am a little jealous of your latest pile !

Peter

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Lately, I've been breaking down 19mm sheets of maple ply. As much as I like the original TSO GRS-16, this newer version will make that task a lot easier.  [cool]

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hi Peter

Thanks they are really nice. that little ratchet that takes a single driver bit is so easy to use I bought it because I borrowed one when I had to fit a door closer cover that was really close to the ceiling

I will keep posted as I've a master plan for some wera related sys boxes

Mick

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hi Peter

Thanks they are really nice. that little ratchet that takes a single driver bit is so easy to use I bought it because I borrowed one when I had to fit a door closer cover that was really close to the ceiling

I will keep posted as I've a master plan for some wera related sys boxes

Mick

Hi Mick

Yes, I have that little ratchet and use it a lot. For the older or more arthritic members of the FOG it really does make life a lot easier.

At last years D&M show at Kempton Park I saw some low profile sockets that go with the ratchet but cannot find them on the Wera web site. They are very squat and so you can get the ratchet and the socket into a space about 25 - 30 mm high. Any ideas ?

Peter

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Yes they sound cool I've not found them yet

Also I can't find any long sockets either

Mick

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Yes they sound cool I've not found them yet

Also I can't find any long sockets either

Mick

I don't think Wera has long / deep sockets.  But you can put any brand 1/4" drive deep socket on the ratchet. Are they just not available in the UK?

Seth

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Seth

I can definitely get some deep sockets from another make. but I do like a bit of brand allegiance lol

I think that's festools fault

Mick

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Picked these up from Ebay. 9" length as opposed to many similar that are 8" so they compliment the 7" Knipex ones I already have better than 8" would. And I really like the beveled tips.


          



Seth

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My wife bought this for me  [big grin]for our anniversary.
Uncle Fester
Cut it twice, measure once and it's still too short

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This turned up today don't know how lol


Seem to need to feed the wera habit now

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Hi,

I got this wonderful old school drill-/ ratcheting screwdriver/bitholder as a gift yesterday.







And then I visited one of my tool dealers and bought a Mini-Systainer with clear top and insert, a small chisel, a punch and mini-caliper.



Kind regards,
Oliver

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I got this wonderful old school drill-/ ratcheting screwdriver/bitholder as a gift yesterday.


Who makes that Oliver, it almost looks like an old Stanley.  [cool]

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Hi @Cheese

Unfortunately I can't tell you for sure who the manufacturer is. Allegedly these are/were made by http://www.robert-schroeder.de/home/ueber-schroeder/ for a German store called Manufactum. ( http://www.manufactum.de )

What I can tell you for sure is that this particular model  was up until recently sold by Manufactum - but they have recently discontinued it, this one was purchased in one of their local shops that had stock left.

In the end it's a common tool of the past, albeit maybe not with the 1/4" hex bit holder, but I guess there are a "gazillion" manufacturers who have manufactured them and maybe even still manufacture them - maybe also in this updated version with 1/4" hex bit holder.

It's called "Drillschraubendreher" or "Driller" in German, and if you search ebay for example - even NOS/ and used from German Military come up for sale... 

From Wera for example: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Wera-Lit-Schraubendreher-445mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS1-/361919958257

"Hermes perfect" variant: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Hermes-Schraubendreher-440mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS3-/391720427467

"Stanley" variant: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Stanley-Schraubendreher-435mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS7-/361919957483

"Wiha" variant: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1x-Drillschraubendreher-Wiha-Schraubendreher-435mm-Bits-ex-Bundeswehr-DSS13-/361922831266

Non of them being 1/4" hex variants though.

In this case, I have bought from the seller before and he is gtg (just in case someone must have one of them ;) )

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There are even some to be found that were made back in the day in GDR:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/DDR-Smalcalda-Drillschraubendreher-Dreher-Schraubenzieher-Werkzeug-Praktikus-/222612373306


Kind regards,
Oliver

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Interesting...especially the Hermes variants, I wonder what that was all about?

Ya Oliver, I thought it was a Stanley hand drill until the 1/4 hex drive caught my eye. That was the trigger [scratch chin]

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I just bought the Wera 05051461001 816 Ra 1/4x142.0 Ratchet Screwdriver,
Wera 05056491001 Tool-Check Plus Imperial,
and the
Wera 8100 SB 2 Zyklop 3/8" Metric Ratchet Set.  Sorry guys...no picture porn

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We used to call that a Yankee (not sure why )it was always made by Stanley

That was a cordless screwdriver when I was an apprentice

We always put a jubilee clip on it to stop it rolling away

Mick

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We used to call that a Yankee (not sure why )it was always made by Stanley

From Wikipedia:
The trade name "YANKEE" screwdriver was first marketed by North Brothers Manufacturing Company in 1899, with the No. 30 spiral ratchet screwdriver.

The term "YANKEE SCREWDRIVER" is often used to describe push/pull type screwdriver other than one manufactured by North Brothers Mfg. Co. or Stanley Tools, who purchased the rights to the well-known YANKEE brand or trade name in the 1940s from North Brothers.

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Thanks

That makes sense


Mick

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In the end it's a common tool of the past, albeit maybe not with the 1/4" hex bit holder, but I guess there are a "gazillion" manufacturers who have manufactured them and maybe even still manufacture them - maybe also in this updated version with 1/4" hex bit holder.


Hey Oliver, thought you'd be interested in this.

From Garrett Wade:
"The familiar rotating-barrel Yankee screwdriver, famous for decades, is no longer made by Stanley UK, but now a respected German manufacturer has taken this design and improved it. It has replaced the usual round notched collet-chuck (that held just a few bit sizes) with a modern hex chuck that will hold hundreds of familiar 1/4" hex bits."

Maybe they'll bring out a Centrotec version... [popcorn]

http://www.garrettwade.com/improved-yankee-style-screwdrivers-gp.html?&scid=W6071002&mkwid=szZin9zn2&crid=200689951376&mp_kw=yankee%20screw-driver&mp_mt=e&pdv=c&&gclid=CPXB_4jTk9YCFd22wAod6fkFow

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We used to call that a Yankee (not sure why )it was always made by Stanley

That was a cordless screwdriver when I was an apprentice

We always put a jubilee clip on it to stop it rolling away

Mick
@VW MICK  Stiil got my first cordless with the obligatory jubilee clip. At the time I was using this I was working at a boat builders and without the jubilee clip the Yankee would have been everywhere you didn't want it to be.
 Says on it Stanley Yankee no. 130b made by Stanley, West Germany. I hadn't realised that these Yankee's used to be made in Germany.
 I will now put it back in the bottom of the draw and crack on with my CXS.

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In the end it's a common tool of the past, albeit maybe not with the 1/4" hex bit holder, but I guess there are a "gazillion" manufacturers who have manufactured them and maybe even still manufacture them - maybe also in this updated version with 1/4" hex bit holder.


Hey Oliver, thought you'd be interested in this.

From Garrett Wade:
"The familiar rotating-barrel Yankee screwdriver, famous for decades, is no longer made by Stanley UK, but now a respected German manufacturer has taken this design and improved it. It has replaced the usual round notched collet-chuck (that held just a few bit sizes) with a modern hex chuck that will hold hundreds of familiar 1/4" hex bits."

Maybe they'll bring out a Centrotec version... [popcorn]

http://www.garrettwade.com/improved-yankee-style-screwdrivers-gp.html?&scid=W6071002&mkwid=szZin9zn2&crid=200689951376&mp_kw=yankee%20screw-driver&mp_mt=e&pdv=c&&gclid=CPXB_4jTk9YCFd22wAod6fkFow

Very interesting, seems to be from Schroeder as well. Thanks @Cheese !

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Morning guys
These turned up this week
I am finding these things really handy
I am not going to start the I wish Festool made them. As I couldn't afford them if they did lol
Also they are what I call beaters and lenders.

Mick

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Can someone turn my picture around please

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Can someone turn my picture around please
Mick


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Ha ha thanks @Cheese


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I seem to have killed this thread but these two turned up this week


I’ve 9 of these things now they are so handy

Mick

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I have been looking at insulated screwdrivers for quite some time, but never could find a set with a good variety of tips.  Especially wanted slim and PlusMinus tips.  Then I found this one and couldn't resist.  Already used it putting in smart home fixtures and switches.  Really like it so far.

insulated screwdrivers
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 01:55 PM by RobBob »

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Nice


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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.

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Oliver

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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?

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On the Yankee/ Stanley subject (a little late to the party) my dad gave me this. A painted glass display sign from a hardware store. I did not see a date on it.

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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.

Seth

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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
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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