|Neil Wyatt||12/06/2015 19:54:31|
13216 forum posts
I picked up a reasonable set of mini-'mole' grips at lidl the other day, normal, long nose and one with the 'square' jaws for reaching around a flange. The latter works really well for clamping the drill vice to the table and more flexible than my usual big bolt.
Also, mini-humidifiers (proper refrigerating ones) that might suit a small and slightly damp workshop.
|Jeff Dayman||12/06/2015 21:16:46|
|1168 forum posts|
You probably want a D-humidifier rather than a humidifier in the workshop.
I've found the D ones best, the C humidifiers are too small and the E humidifiers are too big. (sorry) JD
|Brian Oldford||12/06/2015 22:33:40|
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|Jesse Hancock 1||13/06/2015 06:39:56|
|314 forum posts|
There's many a slip twix cup and lip.
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Neil, don't waste your money, just throw a bucket of salty water all over the workshop. It will do the same job at a fraction of the cost
|Michael Cox 1||13/06/2015 10:26:12|
|475 forum posts|
I bought the mini mole grips last week. I am very pleased with the quality of the grips. How can they make three pairs of grips for £4?
|John Durrant||13/06/2015 11:32:20|
|44 forum posts|
|Michael Gilligan||13/06/2015 11:58:24|
10965 forum posts
... and no need to amortize someone else's design costs.
|mark costello 1||13/06/2015 14:04:44|
410 forum posts
And no real reason to use decent steel, just use what melted steel that leaks out and puddles up on the floor.
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I bought a set of diamond needle files there last week seems like good quality to me. Love their instore bakery too especially the cheesy rolls. Keith.
|J Hancock||16/06/2015 08:47:05|
|212 forum posts|
You will almost certainly find that those 'Mole' grips will break at the pivot point if you ask them to do more than what a decent pair of tweezers would do !
3138 forum posts
If you keep the receipt you will have at least a 12 month and often a 3 year guarantee with any tools from places like Lidl and Aldi
If it breaks you take it back in when you buy a pint of milk and they hand you your dosh back, no quibbles
Their entry level stuff can be good for newbies, I never dreamed of being able to weld, ever, but 40 quid for a box and a 5 quid pack of rods introduced me to gluing metal together
They had sets of ring and open spanners last week, a fiver for each, so a tenner for a full set of ring and open spanners
A packet of fags costs a tenner nowadays
Edited By Ady1 on 16/06/2015 08:59:08
3138 forum posts
The only thing I ever found really useless was their drill grinder, for a fiver, but I still wound up with two fine stone cup grinders for a fiver so didn't bother taking it back
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...'A packet of fags costs a tenner nowadays'...
For our country cousins across the pond.... fags are cigarettes here... not ... ...
3138 forum posts
Got the angle grinder and a couple of packs of disks for 27 bananas today
I already had the grinder stand from last year so I put it all together and chopped some metal up in moments which made a nice change from the usual tedium of hacksaw work
If I blow it up in the next 3 years I'll take it back and get my money back
The quality for a mere 20quid is pretty impressive(so far...)
|John Stevenson||25/03/2016 23:50:00|
5068 forum posts
They are doing an impact wrench for £30 on Easter Monday.
Very handy for anyone contemplating a power drawbar for a mill.
Most of the kits are air powered and having to run a compressor for the odd one off tool change is noisy and wasteful.
For £30 you can't go wrong
|pgk pgk||26/03/2016 08:18:50|
|1016 forum posts|
I see they also have a scroll saw offer. It looks like many rebadged generic types. Anyone know if they are decent enough to use for non-ferrous sheet?
|Graeme W||26/03/2016 08:25:36|
951 forum posts
I bought a couple of sets of these about 2 years back, they get used and abused and haven't broken yet
|72 forum posts|
Boughr a numberof tools from Lidle over the years. All ok if you do not push them too hard. Best buys have been chain saw sharpener £30 and 60 ltr vaccum cleaner with integral power socket for power tools. Never bought spanners due to earlier mishap with a cheap one only buy top quality ones now.
|Roger Williams 2||26/03/2016 09:51:34|
|286 forum posts|
I bought a cheap digital caliper from Lidls about 2 years ago, still working on the same battery !. The food seems a lot better than it used to be as well.
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