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    I didn't actually buy it, was a gift, but I got a Wera Tool Check Plus and an Estwing Hammer
    I've used Wera bits before and they are superb, the bit set is excellent as you'd expect. The mini ratchet has a very fine tooth on it so so is ideal for small stuff, also has a thumb knurled drive too if you really can't move it. A good selection of bits too. I've not heard of or used an Estwing before, though the person who bought it for me said that they'd always wanted one. It is very nicely weighted though and has a leather handle so with a bit of use should fit the hand well. I really like that the base of the handle is metal as these are invariable the bits that get a good beating on site and fail.

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    I didn't actually buy it, was a gift, but I got a Wera Tool Check Plus and an Estwing Hammer
    I've used Wera bits before and they are superb, the bit set is excellent as you'd expect. The mini ratchet has a very fine tooth on it so so is ideal for small stuff, also has a thumb knurled drive too if you really can't move it. A good selection of bits too. I've not heard of or used an Estwing before, though the person who bought it for me said that they'd always wanted one. It is very nicely weighted though and has a leather handle so with a bit of use should fit the hand well. I really like that the base of the handle is metal as these are invariable the bits that get a good beating on site and fail.

    I have a fair collection of Estwing hammers from a 25 ounce 18 inch long Big Blue which is normally a bit much but excellent for shuttering jobs through to my more normal second fix leather grip ones.
    Theres a local secondhand place where I've picked up some for a fiver and under the leather washers theres a date of manufacture.
    The washers on one are knackered so I can read it. Made in 1937. Got some leather to make up new washers but not done it yet.


    I find the leather washer versions are less inclined to grow legs and walk off in someone elses toolbox than the blue rubbery ones.

    The sides of the heads changed shape in the late 50s which is one way to spot the old ones.

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    picked up a nice tool post grinder from the Auction


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    Finally treated myself to a torque wrench. I’ve got some upcoming chores todo on the bike that’ll need a bit more accuracy in putting things back together. Halfords have 4 new ones, they used to only do two, so have a 40-200Nm one.

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    Car boot sale...6!15625158419302034051488.jpg

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    And...there are two Dial gauges..one a bit reluctant...and a set of punches minus the 15mm...gaskets are us...oooh....and a glass of red...that wasn't car boot sale.

    Anyone know a source of Perspex /acryl lenses?

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    Just bought this https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-gks...saw-240v/77122

    70 on Amazon prime deals.

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    A 24" ripping bar to replace the one I lost at Center Parcs whilst shuttering concrete.
    http://https://www.healystool.co.uk/...L-id56061.aspx

    And a dead posh titanium catspaw/clawbar that I sure as hell didnt pay the new retail price on. Got it secondhand off Ebay.


    Its functionally no better than the steel ones Ive had for years (well the dimpler thing is a welcome addition but the rest is the same)
    But its half the weight of the steel ones so it reduces the weight in my tool pouches.
    Aww, ferkit, it just looks posh.

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