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Neil Wyatt12/06/2015 19:54:31
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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.

Neil

Jeff Dayman12/06/2015 21:16:46
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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 Oldford12/06/2015 22:33:40
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Posted by Jeff Dayman on 12/06/2015 21:16:46:

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

Schoolboy snigger,

Jesse Hancock 113/06/2015 06:39:56
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There's many a slip twix cup and lip.

fizzy13/06/2015 09:12:48
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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 teeth 2

Michael Cox 113/06/2015 10:26:12
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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?

Mike

John Durrant13/06/2015 11:32:20
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Posted by Michael Cox 1 on 13/06/2015 10:26:12:

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?

Mike

Chinese slaves?

Michael Gilligan13/06/2015 11:58:24
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Posted by John Durrant on 13/06/2015 11:32:20:
Posted by Michael Cox 1 on 13/06/2015 10:26:12:

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?

Mike

Chinese slaves?

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... and no need to amortize someone else's design costs.

MichaelG.

mark costello 113/06/2015 14:04:44
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And no real reason to use decent steel, just use what melted steel that leaks out and puddles up on the floor.

Metalmuncher13/06/2015 20:24:31
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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 Hancock16/06/2015 08:47:05
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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 !

Ady116/06/2015 08:55:58
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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

Ady116/06/2015 09:05:08
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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

mechman4816/06/2015 09:09:59
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...'A packet of fags costs a tenner nowadays'...

For our country cousins across the pond.... fags are cigarettes here... not ... wink 2 ...

George.

Ady125/03/2016 23:46:01
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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 Stevenson25/03/2016 23:50:00
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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 pgk26/03/2016 08:18:50
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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?

NLP26/03/2016 08:25:36
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Posted by J Hancock on 16/06/2015 08:47:05:

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 !

I bought a couple of sets of these about 2 years back, they get used and abused and haven't broken yet

HughE26/03/2016 08:35:40
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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.

Hugh

Roger Williams 226/03/2016 09:51:34
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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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