"Tommy Walsh" Mini Computer Screwdriver With Nine Chrome Vanadium Bits In Store & Online £1 @ Poundland
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"Tommy Walsh" Mini Computer Screwdriver With Nine Chrome Vanadium Bits In Store & Online £1 @ Poundland

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Found 4th Apr 2016
Picked this up earlier in store (Trongate, Glasgow) but you can also buy it online. It has a "pen" style attachment with pocket clip.

See picture in Post #1.

"This precision screwdriver set includes chrome vanadium bits with cross, flat, and hexagonal heads. Perfect for those detailed jobs. Bits handily fit in to the body of the pen for storage and are also magnetised. Don't forget to check out "Tommy's Tips" on the back of packs for useful hints and advice."

If you want to save 1p and prefer red, see Post #11 for the same at Maplin (I assume they're the same - they look identical). Thanks to barrel24.

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luminox

pretty pathetic Tommy it looks like things are vet hard, you should just … pretty pathetic Tommy it looks like things are vet hard, you should just go out and get a real job after all your not really a star are you


I reckon he can probably spell, has a grasp of basic punctuation & grammar and could probably find more deals in 7 years with his eyes closed.
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Original Poster

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Banned

Don't forget to check out "Tommy's Tips" on the back of packs for useful … Don't forget to check out "Tommy's Tips" on the back of packs for useful hints and advice.



Tommy's Tips No.1 - "don't buy any of the crap endorsed by me at Poundland, since the end of 'Ground force' times have been hard and now I'll put my name to anything if it keeps me in pies" - Mr T Walsh.
Edited by: "CoolElectronics" 4th Apr 2016

I've had one of those in my kitbag for work for awhile, considering the price it's been invaluable
And given the price I bought a couple of spares too

Handy gadget for a quid.

Heat added

Original Poster

I agree product endorsement in Poundland will never be admirable, but it's perfect for what I want it for. Boyf has a set too and he uses it often (he has his head in more computers than I do). Assume it'll be good for fiddly things like spectacles etc, as well.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 5th Apr 2016

pretty pathetic Tommy it looks like things are vet hard, you should just go out and get a real job after all your not really a star are you

CoolElectronics

Tommy's Tips No.1 - "don't buy any of the crap endorsed by me at … Tommy's Tips No.1 - "don't buy any of the crap endorsed by me at Poundland, since the end of 'Ground force' times have been hard and now I'll put my name to anything if it keeps me in pies" - Mr T Walsh.


Some of the endorsed stuff is reasonable quality. I particularly like the epoxy in a twin hypodermic container, not a huge amount in tube but very handy and quick setting.

yep - definitely handy. Heat added.
If only to keep Tommy in pies... lol

Original Poster

Another "Tommy Walsh" item I bought recently (and might try later - going to stick a glass splashback to a painted wall!) was this Fast Adhesive (super glue and activator). Can't see it on the Poundland site.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro7Mo7xA6Lc
Forum chatter: http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=106844

Picture from thread: http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/120792/600121.jpg

Also five minute epoxy as well, think it's this one poundland.co.uk/tom…lue

Same price in maplins.

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barrel24

Same price in maplins.

Maybe made in the same factory (just a different lick of paint), 99p!

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/9-in-1-pen-screwdriver-n16qn

[img]images.maplinmedia.co.uk/9-i…jpg?w=283&h=283&r=4&o=owiKyAr9e@ez1LSAPrGyc2b4fpUj&V=yhys[/img]
Edited by: "louiselouise" 4th Apr 2016

luminox

pretty pathetic Tommy it looks like things are vet hard, you should just … pretty pathetic Tommy it looks like things are vet hard, you should just go out and get a real job after all your not really a star are you



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luminox

pretty pathetic Tommy it looks like things are vet hard, you should just … pretty pathetic Tommy it looks like things are vet hard, you should just go out and get a real job after all your not really a star are you


I reckon he can probably spell, has a grasp of basic punctuation & grammar and could probably find more deals in 7 years with his eyes closed.

can someone share some link for a professional screw driver set to buy. i m unable to find one. most of them r crap.

shineon

can someone share some link for a professional screw driver set to buy. i … can someone share some link for a professional screw driver set to buy. i m unable to find one. most of them r crap.



For general purpose Wera are a solid choice, especially the Kraftform lasertip ones as they have a far better 'bite' than most commercial brands. They are more forgiving of heat and torque so less liable to strip screws or get damaged.

For precision sets Wera or Wiha Precision are good. I myself use a Britool precision set that's been used some fifteen years for watches, laptops and other people's belongings. I'm unsure which kind you need or the budget you have but Amazon have both full sets and individual items. Folkestone Fixings on Ebay is a reliable seller if you prefer shopping there
Edited by: "CharlesCalthrop" 5th Apr 2016

Why do you need a computer in a screwdriver?

The cheap shops have been stocking these for months. Definitely seen in 99p stores and I'm pretty sure they've been even cheaper in places like Home Bargains.

Rickardo

Why do you need a computer in a screwdriver?



For installing windows?

I'm all for cheap tools if they last long enough to do the job. But I had a multi bit screwdriver set from this range last week and the torq bit I was using rounded after only 2 screws. I only needed to do 4 screws... It went in the bin. Have seen the light and bought a Halfords Professional set. Not hugely expensive and I'll probably save in the long run from not repeatedly buying junk like the Tommy Walsh range. It is a shame if an otherwise credible man has to put his name to stuff like this.

I'd have thought endorsing a big range of tools at a national store was the easiest payday ever. Everyone knows you're only going to get budget quality at a pound shop so all he gets is a load of (unearned) money and widespread publicity for his 'brand'.

louiselouise

Maybe made in the same factory (just a different lick of paint), … Maybe made in the same factory (just a different lick of paint), 99p!http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/9-in-1-pen-screwdriver-n16qn[img]http://images.maplinmedia.co.uk/9-in-1-pen-screwdriver.jpg?w=283&h=283&r=4&o=owiKyAr9e@ez1LSAPrGyc2b4fpUj&V=yhys[/img]



Yes but that doesn't have the Tommy Walsh seal of approval does it? That's got to be worth an extra penny.

Got one of these, it does the job and well worth having around the house for kids toys and glasses fixing, etc.

Don't forget to take advantage of this great offer...

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CoolElectronics

Tommy's Tips No.1 - "don't buy any of the crap endorsed by me at … Tommy's Tips No.1 - "don't buy any of the crap endorsed by me at Poundland, since the end of 'Ground force' times have been hard and now I'll put my name to anything if it pays my bail money" - Mr T Walsh.


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fazzy-bhoy

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12134020/TV-builder-Tommy-Walsh-arrested-after-row-with-men-urinating-in-a-neighbours-garden.html


Agree with Tommy on this one..
Had been my front garden he'd have woken up in casualty!

poundlands garden range is endorsed by charlie dimmock too-just need a section in the store for titchmarsh!

Its funny, but I can't imagine Tommy Walsh using shyt tools.....or fixing a computer....but good for him making a few bob out of sticking his name on something!

For what they are, they're good products. You pay about the same for unbranded tools from HK or China on eBay and have to wait ages for them to arrive and if there's missing or faulty/misshaped bits you can just go to the shop again.

This mini screwdriver set and the big one in the plastic holder (with 36 bits or however many) are excellent value. They might be softer metal than premium brands but I'm yet to break or wear out any of them.

Don't buy it for the brand, buy it for the product!

Disagree with the above a bit. You can't complain for the price but they are very poor quality. With reference to the mini screwdriver set with loads of bits- I had a tight bolt on a laptop (so not that tight) and the bit stayed stationary whilst the handle just spun around it. Suppose it stopped the bit snapping though.

carolynoliver

poundlands garden range is endorsed by charlie dimmock too-just need a … poundlands garden range is endorsed by charlie dimmock too-just need a section in the store for titchmarsh!


A nice range of coat pegs?
(from Charlie Dimmock that is)
Edited by: "mrew42" 5th Apr 2016

makkax1

Disagree with the above a bit. You can't complain for the price but they … Disagree with the above a bit. You can't complain for the price but they are very poor quality. With reference to the mini screwdriver set with loads of bits- I had a tight bolt on a laptop (so not that tight) and the bit stayed stationary whilst the handle just spun around it. Suppose it stopped the bit snapping though.



YMMV - never had an issue, just take it back and replace it, never had any resistance. It's annoying but you could spend £10 on the same tools and still have a loose handle.

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Hull-Tommo

Don't forget to take advantage of this great offer...

To be fair, this isn't a new thing, the case prices have been pretty much the same since the Poundland online store appeared. Think it's mentioned to let customers know they can buy a case if they want to.

There are some money off Case Deals (usually with £1-2 off, but every little helps!) here poundland.co.uk/off…als

Already Purchased one of these a month ago. Really handy for computers and Laptops.

Is this computer come screwdriver windows 8 compatible ?.

Got one of these as a freeby at a conference. It's ok, decent for a quid.

does the job for a quid

got one of these for opening my macbook pro and fixing the odd pair of glasses

dealpickle

For installing windows?



And what about compatible drivers? Also it seems an unusual 9 bit configuration, I thought convention was multiples of 8?

Like Tommy Walsh opens up his PC and reinstalls a new motherboard.

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shineon

can someone share some link for a professional screw driver set to buy. i … can someone share some link for a professional screw driver set to buy. i m unable to find one. most of them r crap.

Don't know if this is useful, but this 32 piece DeWalt set has popped up on Amazon Warehouse for £9.66:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…-87

Rickardo

And what about compatible drivers? Also it seems an unusual 9 bit … And what about compatible drivers? Also it seems an unusual 9 bit configuration, I thought convention was multiples of 8?




Parity bit

louiselouise

Don't know if this is useful, but this 32 piece DeWalt set has popped up … Don't know if this is useful, but this 32 piece DeWalt set has popped up on Amazon Warehouse for £9.66:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B007MMG4YK/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all&qid=1459910046&sr=1-87



​£12 now....
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