Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 30866 times)

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Online Cheese

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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]

Offline VW 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

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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

Offline VW MICK

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This turned up today don't know how lol


Seem to need to feed the wera habit now

Offline six-point socket II

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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

Online Cheese

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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

Offline VW MICK

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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

Mick

Online Cheese

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Can someone turn my picture around please
Mick


Offline VW MICK

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Ha ha thanks @Cheese


Mick