8 piece VDE (1000v) screwdriver set including voltage tester £4.99 instore Aldi from sunday 14th July
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8 piece VDE (1000v) screwdriver set including voltage tester £4.99 instore Aldi from sunday 14th July

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Found 9th Jul 2013
Insulation protection upto 1000v
Chrome vanadium steel
Ergonomic handles with hanging hole
Includes 125-250 voltage tester, 4 x slot screwdrivers 3,4,5.5,6.5mm and 3 philips screwdrivers ph0, ph1, ph2

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I have a set of these from a previous offer (though of course they may have changed supplier). Obviously not really professional quality, but they're not bad at all, and a bargain at this price.

If you purchase these, my advise would be to throw away the "killer screwdriver". Thats the "voltage tester". Its what we used to call those neon screwdrivers when I was an apprentice spark . If you are not sure of the voltage being tested & it is more than 250v, you will feel a tingle to wake you up. Best not to use them at all on live circuits. Also if the internal resistor or neon goes short circuit or even a bit of moisture gets in, it can be fatal. The VDE rated drivers should be ok though. Happy voltage testing!

mint post ta op will purchase after inspection of above product
voltage tester is a joke screwdriver as " above post "
ONLY A COMPLETE MANIAC
would use these on a 1,000 volt cable

get your ( megger ) multimeter out

Trikidik

If you purchase these, my advise would be to throw away the "killer … If you purchase these, my advise would be to throw away the "killer screwdriver". Thats the "voltage tester". Its what we used to call those neon screwdrivers when I was an apprentice spark . If you are not sure of the voltage being tested & it is more than 250v, you will feel a tingle to wake you up. Best not to use them at all on live circuits. Also if the internal resistor or neon goes short circuit or even a bit of moisture gets in, it can be fatal. The VDE rated drivers should be ok though. Happy voltage testing!



oh you spoilsport

but fair advice

As comments above.chuck the "voltage tester " . Good set had one before and I'm always loosing screwdrivers lol.Nice find op.

i thought these types of screwdrivers were only used to check if there was a current passing through the cable, therefore only used on the insulating cable. no one actually uses them on 240v live wires...do they?

Purchased a set of these last time as spares and the terminal driver and 4mm both snapped. Thst said....the rest are still in my van....not a bad deal

Trikidik

If you purchase these, my advise would be to throw away the "killer … If you purchase these, my advise would be to throw away the "killer screwdriver". Thats the "voltage tester". Its what we used to call those neon screwdrivers when I was an apprentice spark . If you are not sure of the voltage being tested & it is more than 250v, you will feel a tingle to wake you up. Best not to use them at all on live circuits. Also if the internal resistor or neon goes short circuit or even a bit of moisture gets in, it can be fatal. The VDE rated drivers should be ok though. Happy voltage testing!



VDE is a German electrical standard.
For instance VDE/DIN 100 serves the same purpose with 17ed wiring regulation BS7671
So this should be ok as this screwdriver complies with German safety regs for electrical installation

pantaiema

VDE is a German electrical standard. For instance VDE/DIN 100 serves the … VDE is a German electrical standard. For instance VDE/DIN 100 serves the same purpose with 17ed wiring regulation BS7671So this should be ok as this screwdriver complies with German safety regs for electrical installation



But are you sure the (suicide) tester is VDE approved? I looked at the Screwfix similar to this and it only claimed 7xVDE screwdrivers and a mains tester. I would chuck the tester away and buy a volstick (non-contact tester).

volt sticks can be a bit hit and miss .I don't tend to use them as I've been caught out a few times.OK if you can prove by turning the circuit on and off a few times ,but if you can't its a bit hit and miss.

Are they sonic?

Great. Always wanted a screwdriver I could let the kids play with and safely jab into mains outlets.

mrtech007

mint post ta op will purchase after inspection of above product … mint post ta op will purchase after inspection of above product voltage tester is a joke screwdriver as " above post "ONLY A COMPLETE MANIACwould use these on a 1,000 volt cable get your ( megger ) multimeter out



I agree you'd have to be quite mad, but it does very clearly state that the tester is for 125-250v use, not 1000v. I'm not keen on them anyway.

If you are working on 1000v circuits (and to be fair, I doubt anyone that buys a kit of screwdrivers in Aldi will be), then you also need a top quality meter rated for that voltage, the cheap Chinese multimeters are just as likely to kill you if you are daft enough to use them on high voltage lines.
Edited by: "mikerj" 9th Jul 2013

If you are working on 1000v you would not be using this kit, you would most likely be using company provided (and insepected) gear. Most these will ever see is 415v across 3phase. Still these look like a cracking deal, we all know that despite best intentions these will be used to open paint / wedge doors etc...

I just paid £20 for one decent terminal insulated screwdriver, at this price you cannot go wrong. As for metering..2 words. Fluke tester.

20quid for a screwdriver? does it screw the terminals for you?

Wera diamond tips are only about a fiver

Tyranicus66

If you are working on 1000v you would not be using this kit, you would … If you are working on 1000v you would not be using this kit, you would most likely be using company provided (and insepected) gear. Most these will ever see is 415v across 3phase. Still these look like a cracking deal, we all know that despite best intentions these will be used to open paint / wedge doors etc...I just paid £20 for one decent terminal insulated screwdriver, at this price you cannot go wrong. As for metering..2 words. Fluke tester.

strange your posting on this site but still manage to buy the most expensive screwdriver on the planet ;-)

20quid for a screwdriver? does it screw the terminals for you?

Wera diamond tips are only about a fiver

michaelsouris

But are you sure the (suicide) tester is VDE approved? I looked at the … But are you sure the (suicide) tester is VDE approved? I looked at the Screwfix similar to this and it only claimed 7xVDE screwdrivers and a mains tester. I would chuck the tester away and buy a volstick (non-contact tester).



My information is based on the description of the item. I have not bought any will try my luck on Sunday. If the description is inaccurate or they are lying it is another matter ...

Banned

Good set of drivers.

insulated " UP TO 1000 " volts
the clue is in the name
very funny replies by the way, got me smiling.
I prefer megger to fluke gear.

megger.com/uk/

Can anyone recommend a voltage tester that I could use in the car? Say 12v and above or possibly lower?
Thanks.

twe

Can anyone recommend a voltage tester that I could use in the car? Say … Can anyone recommend a voltage tester that I could use in the car? Say 12v and above or possibly lower?Thanks.



buy a £10-15 cheap meter. if your not doing any live test then cheapo test meters are sufficient

Cheap if they are any good which you cant really tell from a photo, would be better with Pozi drivers rather than Philips though.

There are two types of electrical screwdrivers.

These are for working on 'dead' circuits where there might be a chance of flashover from a nearby live circuit.

The £20 a go ones are meant for working on live circuits where, due to operational reasons, you can't isolate the supply.

pabosotf123

Cheap if they are any good which you cant really tell from a photo, would … Cheap if they are any good which you cant really tell from a photo, would be better with Pozi drivers rather than Philips though.



Sigh... You don't have Pozi drive screws on electrical termination screws. Pozi drive is for woodwork screws. Best you don't buy these as you don't have a clue about electrics.
Edited by: "Sworld" 10th Jul 2013

Buy this set and bin it, so no one else buys and uses them

Sworld

Sigh... You don't have Pozi drive screws on electrical termination … Sigh... You don't have Pozi drive screws on electrical termination screws. Pozi drive is for woodwork screws. Best you don't buy these as you don't have a clue about electrics.



Got a wee clue as I was a tv/video/microwave engineer for over 10 years although admittedly that was while ago, all I can say is when I was in the trade I used Pozi drivers a lot more than Phlips on the work I was doing. And if Pozi are not used in electronics use why do Wera, Izarola, CK, etc bother making VDE versions of them?
Edited by: "pabosotf123" 10th Jul 2013

Sworld

Sigh... You don't have Pozi drive screws on electrical termination … Sigh... You don't have Pozi drive screws on electrical termination screws. Pozi drive is for woodwork screws. Best you don't buy these as you don't have a clue about electrics.



Electricians never use woodwork screws of course. They ask the chippy to fit all their boxes.
MCB discussion here talk.electricianforum.co.uk/top…rs/


I like Pozi VDE screwdrivers and it's worth checking what you want when buying a new set.

I think

Robx

Electricians never use woodwork screws of course. They ask the chippy to … Electricians never use woodwork screws of course. They ask the chippy to fit all their boxes.MCB discussion here http://talk.electricianforum.co.uk/topic/23505-those-mad-mcb-screwdrivers/I like Pozi VDE screwdrivers and it's worth checking what you want when buying a new set.



Agreed. I think they are discussing a different type of screwdriver again, the ones used in consumer unit mcb's which are like a cross between a flat blade and a pozi, CK call it modulo, Wera call it Pozi Plus Minus.

Just had a quick look around and from what I can see the majority of good VDE sets come with Pozi drivers rather than Philips, but its just whatever you find useful yourself that counts.

just bought.. excellent quality and best price..

Picked up in aldi today, stock is still there should not be expired
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