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Forge Steel FORGE STEEL VDE SCREWDRIVER SET 7 pieces free C&C - Screwfix £9.99

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Further to the £7 halfords cheap set that is now 1200 degrees heat. These have a coating of rubber on the shaft & a moulded handled that keeps you safe from up to 1000 volts. If you are buying for …
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Further to the £7 halfords cheap set that is now 1200 degrees heat.

These have a coating of rubber on the shaft & a moulded handled that keeps you safe from up to 1000 volts. If you are buying for a prezzie.... Get these.

You can use these plus they have the added bonus of you not get electrocuted should you put a screw into an electric circuit.

Throw the voltage tester in the bin. No pro would use it. They are not safe.- NO VOLTAGE TESTER OF THIS TYPE OF ANY MAKE IS SAFE

Do not work on live electrics with these. No sensible person would work on live electrics. These are for added safety. Which you do not get from the cheap Halfords set.

However the rest of them far out-value the Halfords set.
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#1
I got one of this set. Great value for the money. Cant go wrong with this price. Heat added.
#2
Baz417
I got one of this set. Great value for the money. Cant go wrong with this price. Heat added.

Safer too
3 Likes #3
Bal00chi
They are junk compared to the Halford quality.
...can't believe the op tells you to throw his own deal in the bin!

Are you a qualified electrical engineer of any type?

No... You are not... Else you will know if the fuse in it is blown or faulty you will get a false reading & you could kill yourself. Regardless of the make.. These type of voltage testers are unsafe.

But hey you cant believe I say bin it? Me & all the other qualified people would say the same thing.

Safety first mate. Does that explain it for you?

(oh & the quality is better than Halfords & you wont die if you "make a mistake")
1 Like #4
These screwdrivers will be handy for around the house.
No one would ever work live with these, they would use Wiha, Wera, C.K etc.

One thing I have to say...
No one should be attempting live work unless they are a competent electrician and even then only if unreasonable to isolate circuit. Theres no excuse in your house.
Isolate, test and be safe.
#5
Bal00chi

- can't belive the op tells you to chuck his own deal in the bin...

Oh & as for safely testing voltage....

We all use something like a FLUKE 1AC-II VOLTAGE DETECTOR PEN

Yours for only circa £20 elsewhere but hey.. Do you know better?

http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image//ae235?src=ae235/85949_P&$prodImageMedium$

Edited By: YouDontWantToKnow on Dec 15, 2016 02:44
1 Like #6
callum84

No one would ever work live with these

No competent electrician would work live with anything unless totally unavoidable. These are for use so if you muck up hanging a picture you are not going to kill yourself when you put a screw through a live wire.
1 Like #7
YouDontWantToKnow
callum84

No one would ever work live with these
No competent electrician would work live with anything unless totally unavoidable. These are for use so if you muck up hanging a picture you are not going to kill yourself when you put a screw through a live wire.
We both know that mate, it was more for anyone who didn't and fancied tinkering with their consumer unit or sockets.
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callum84
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callum84

No one would ever work live with these
No competent electrician would work live with anything unless totally unavoidable. These are for use so if you muck up hanging a picture you are not going to kill yourself when you put a screw through a live wire.
We both know that mate, it was more for anyone who didn't and fancied tinkering with their consumer unit or sockets.

The only people I know that work on live is dead people & those bypassing metres ;)
#9
Bal00chi
so after reading between all your helpful lines, thanks for agreeing with me, these screwdrivers are ambitious but rubbish.
ps thanks for the continued description updates.

Oh right. so you didnt update, delete & duplicate your posts?

Anyway, these are better quality & SAFER than the halfords inferior product.

Have you got a Fluke Pen? Do you actually know what it does? Do you know that every electrician in the UK is instructed not to use Voltage Testers like in the above set?

Have you? Do you? Do you? Thought not.... Bye
#10
YouDontWantToKnow
Bal00chi
so after reading between all your helpful lines, thanks for agreeing with me, these screwdrivers are ambitious but rubbish.
ps thanks for the continued description updates.
Oh right. so you didnt update, delete & duplicate your posts?
Anyway, these are better quality & SAFER than the halfords inferior product.
Have you got a Fluke Pen? Do you actually know what it does? Do you know that every electrician in the UK is instructed not to use Voltage Testers like in the above set?
Have you? Do you? Do you? Thought not.... Bye
Your spot on about those indicators, shouldnt be used under any circumstances, even the wera ones end up in the bin.

Technically you shouldnt be using the fluke volt stick either.

Should be using something like a Fluke T90 with working and tested proving unit.
6 Likes #11
I was considering these until I read all the comments. I feel like I've been told off just by reading them.If you put someone on your ignore list does it stop you seeing future posted deals or just the comments?
#12
nougat
I was considering these until I read all the comments. I feel like I've been told off just by reading them.If you put someone on your ignore list does it stop you seeing future posted deals or just the comments?

No idea.

Best of luck
1 Like #13
nougat
I was considering these until I read all the comments. I feel like I've been told off just by reading them.If you put someone on your ignore list does it stop you seeing future posted deals or just the comments?

Just the comments ;)
#14
Geemac
nougat
I was considering these until I read all the comments. I feel like I've been told off just by reading them.If you put someone on your ignore list does it stop you seeing future posted deals or just the comments?
Just the comments ;)
Oh well. I will just have to remember the User name and avoid.
1 Like #15
Hot deal heat added :)
2 Likes #16
As an electrician I couldn't agree less. As long as the unit is proved both before you kill the circuit and again after it tests the circuit as dead they a perfectly good tool.
Given it is not the most convenient way of doing it but for someone that is unlikely to go out and buy a voltage tester and just 'risk it anyway', it is far better than nothing.
4 Likes #17
"no competent electrician should ever work live" good luck obtaining Ze, Zs and phase rotation then ;)
#18
hot ..
1 Like #19
GrassSnakeUK
"no competent electrician should ever work live" good luck obtaining Ze, Zs and phase rotation then ;)
And pscc
#20
GrassSnakeUK
"no competent electrician should ever work live" good luck obtaining Ze, Zs and phase rotation then ;)

Ha "No competent electrician would work live with anything unless totally unavoidable" what bit of totally unavoidable dont you get ;)

And you wont be using a screwdriver set to do that ;)

Edited By: YouDontWantToKnow on Dec 15, 2016 09:14: c
4 Likes #21
I love their products but my screwdriver set has been returned and replaced 3 times in the past 4 months for tips shattering under load. Never had this problem with other makes. It's a shame as their products seem great and work when not broken
[helper]#22
sparklehedgehog
I love their products but my screwdriver set has been returned and replaced 3 times in the past 4 months for tips shattering under load. Never had this problem with other makes. It's a shame as their products seem great and work when not broken
I've had similar problems with Forge Steel normal screwdriver sets...
1 Like #23
YouDontWantToKnow
GrassSnakeUK
"no competent electrician should ever work live" good luck obtaining Ze, Zs and phase rotation then ;)

Ha "No competent electrician would work live with anything unless totally unavoidable" what bit of totally unavoidable dont you get ;)

And you wont be using a screwdriver set to do that ;)


difficult to preach when talking twaddle...
​well, the part about using a non contact voltage detector but not using a "neon driver" has me confused... both are not accepted by the hse, niceic etc as a method of proofing presence of potential difference. a self contained unit with self proving unit would be more acceptable...

so if it isn't totally unavoidable perhaps vde screwdrivers of the type mentioned in the OP might be a good idea. not a bad price for bottom of the line gear...
#24
Surely the 'voltage tester' is just an led that lights up if it detects a live current? Better than nowt..
#25
no, not really. it sort of uses you as a path to earth via a resistor of sorts to limit the voltage/current (I forget or just don't understand which). If you are not earthed, it doesn't light up giving a false indication of (lack of) voltage...or worse the resistor fails and you get the full flow!!
Switch everything off or better still call a professional..

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