Hmm was cheap for starret will have to check for square and send it back if not.
Ive found that the Hultafors ones are not bad for the price either and they are actually square
Those are on sale too.
Agree why would you tarnish a hard won brand like this. Maybe some PE mob has got hold of the business.
Awful quality, and you'll be lucky to get a true 90 out of them. Starrett have really dropped the ball allowing their name to be used on these. If you were throwing stuff together in the garden and a few MM here and there wasn't too important, then this is cheap. A lot of different brands use the same item and rebrand it to suit. You can buy 'proper' Starrett squares starting from £30 and they are fantastic and truly square. Look for the black handled ones on Amazon. Again, probably OK for basic DIY use but you'd get fed up with it when you start noticing things aren't perfectly straight.
Bulldog tools factory has mostly gone,tools are Only put together in Britain,all the tooling was shipped i think to India years ago, and definitely not the same quality
brought this last year. A amazing blade on this. have cut a fairy substantial apple tree back with this. Easy to use and good handle. True test for me was cutting one handed while holding another branch back. Great buy!
i did not know i needed different blades for different wood
Good saw, bought one last year.
I don't think many of their items are made in Britain still but their garden implements (shovels etc) are definitely built to last.
Depends what you’re fixing or changing. I’ve got the 1/4 drive Lifeline 0-24nm one, and a ‘proper’ one like this (roughly 28nm to 200). If you’re changing cassettes you’ll need one like this in your tool set anyway, wouldn’t harm to have both types
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Last year - halfords put one of their advanced range torquey's in sale. Are they doing the same this year
Try having a KTM ... Look at mine funny and the bolt will snap! Think one of my oil filters covers is like 6NM or something stupidly low
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I decided to go for a Sage Smart Grinder Pro. So far, it's let me dial in the right grind I need every time.
Good review of it here. As another poster in the thread said. It is a very good grinder unless you are looking to do Espresso with single-walled baskets.
What did you end up pairing with the Bambino? I just had one arrive today and now am on the hunt for a grinder to pair with it. Thanks for the comment as I almost dived in and bought this one.
I've not been that lucky with this brand, had 3 coffee machines from them, bean to cup, one the grinder broke, the other 2 the milk stopped being pulled through. Customer services were useless, on the fourth occasion they wanted to replace our new machine of 2 weeks with a refinished one, no other offers on the table. Fortunately AO stepped in and have a full refund and also a voucher as compensation (Even though they didn't need to as they were awesome).
Problem with the the BnM ones is they become floppy (what am i saying here!! :) ) i use them for checking behind things at work and whilst they are great when you first get them they do lose the stiffness needed, and im going to stop typing now! (lol)
Not a great price , b and m do one with led lights for 2.99 https://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/rolson-2-led-telescopic-inspection-mirror-307040
Was going to come on and make a "witty" comment but that has literally won the HUKD for today and it's only midday!
Good for looking up old friends
I use one for checking the cables behind IT kit at work and TV's and stuff at home. One of those things you never realised you needed till you get one!
i've bought a couple of these a few months ago and they're rubbish, 2 out of 6 are completely useless as they don't clamp at all, the rest are ok-ish but the covers tend to slip (had to glue them) and they bow when a bit of pressure is applied, so they don't clamp square some LIDL's tools are OK for light DIY...these are definitely not
They are pal
No problems, I just didn't want people to miss out on the equivalent Irwin option for a fiver more. I have both duty of the Irwin Clamps, they all serve me well for each job they're needed for. If you are in the market for spring clamps I think there's a big promotion on at a few different outlets. Well worth a look
Yes, I saw those and think it's a great price, I was purposefully comparing to the heavy duty ones as they are the (in my opinion) professional standard ones with a huge gripping power. I accept that it wasn't comparing like with like, and perhaps a bit misleading.
Lol... You buy cheap you buy twice... As the old saying goes (y) (excited)
Nahhhh I meant this set in the deal had a ratchet that snapped lol and I went and bought some HA set's :D
I have this set. Bout about 8 years ago. It’s only done a few jobs on the car and putting up a tv bracket but done the job fine. I also have a few bahco and Halfords advanced sets now too. Yes they are better but if your never going to put this through any engine bolt tests it will be fine.
You can just take the broken one down to Halfords and they will replace it. The advanced range has lifetime warranty... No receipt needed. ;)
I will remember that before I buy a slightly rusty Mini ;)
If you want something long-term. Get the No-Cry electric screwdriver from Amazon instead. Pricier but it held out beautifully against a whole day of flatpack IKEA furniture and still had torque and battery left.
does this have an attachment to attach socket set pieces on at all? Thats what i am really after...... anyone know of any deals?
It's not the same one, this taken from Hilka's website.
I don't know what to make of this deal. I've found this on Amazon (temporarily out of stock) for £23 and on Ebay (new) for £25 not on sale so is it really that good of a deal Robert Dyas make it out to be? :/
Genuinely interested in alternative suggestions - and the benefit in choosing them over this. Looking for a good quality solution - that will last.
Most tradesman use 110V as a standard, as required on sites etc, easy enough to get a transformer, all my tools are 110V (bar the cordless) i just thought was a great price for a bundle, and 110V much safer if you clip a cable!!
I bought a set of these JIS ones previously and they are excellent quality.
After having owned my Honda Goldwing 1200 for 28 years , it was only recently I realised that it has the Japanese JIS screws and not Philips, so actually bought a set of these and they are good quality .
I picked this up from Amazon warehouse deals and it's a scary bit of kit. Quite big and heavy, takes a bit of getting used to, but great once your familiar with it. I've found it very useful though. Managed to make some nice clean cuts through 5cm thick paving slaps taking it nice and slowly using a bosch disk. Also used it to remove some fence posts and bolts from godfathers. I was sure to make sure I always fore decent gloves, wore glasses and a faceshield. Got a cheap one from screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/p/site-face-shield-clear/6540d
I'm pushing 20stone so I haven't noticed but I've always been told not to overly cinch down the clamping nut so when it catches there is some give - makes it much easier to get the blade off too as they inevitably self tighten. I also don't use bulky gloves with any cutting device for fear of loosing fingers. I only discovered the Milwaukee fixtec nut last year which is a revelation on smaller grinders. Since it hasn't been said already safety glasses and potentially a face visor will prevent the user from loosing an eye. I only hobby DIY on a farm so i'm by no means an expert.
IMHO, the biggest issue is simply the angular momentum in the disc and the rapid shift in that due to the gyroscopic effect if you suddenly hit something which deflects the disc. Novice hands are sometimes unprepared to control that sort of movement. I've had a few nasty kicks too demoing masonry and hitting obscured square cut masonry nails. Anyone who uses cutting discs for grinding gets exactly what they deserve though. For them the Darwin Awards await.
I have the 110v version of this and find it pathetically weedy and not a good buy. Both the 110 and 240V have soft start and unlike grinders that don't have soft start, if used 2 handed has significantly less kick than most 115/125mm grinders. The main danger on a larger grinder is the blade exploding due to side loading or generally being an idiot. If you're new to using one of these source wider cutting disks like a 2.5mm or 3mm thick blade as opposed to a cheepo 2mm blade as it will be significantly safer and you can exert some pressure on the cut without blade flex. Also DO NOT use cutting disks for grinding.
Some nice Vessel sets on Amazon at the moment, eg: amazon.co.uk/dp/B000CED236/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_EYQEV0ANNBA9XQFK4AB2
I stand by my Rolson comment. And if not Rolson I'd go for Onyko.
Good first deal @Curtis_Bowden - thanks for taking time to share :)
I would also go with the Wera. Still brilliant quality but the price is a bit more reasonable.
Fair enough. I used to work repairing laptops. Quality drivers made a big difference, but yes, maybe not needed for infrequent use. Nice to have quality tools even if you don't use them every day though.