|Neil Wyatt||12/06/2015 19:54:31|
19076 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|
|2236 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|
686 forum posts
|Jesse Hancock 1||13/06/2015 06:39:56|
|314 forum posts|
There's many a slip twix cup and lip.
1848 forum posts
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|
|550 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|
20289 forum posts
... and no need to amortize someone else's design costs.
|mark costello 1||13/06/2015 14:04:44|
724 forum posts
And no real reason to use decent steel, just use what melted steel that leaks out and puddles up on the floor.
34 forum posts
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|
|843 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 !
5170 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
5170 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
2947 forum posts
...'A packet of fags costs a tenner nowadays'...
For our country cousins across the pond.... fags are cigarettes here... not ... ...
5170 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|
|2603 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?
|1058 forum posts|
I bought a couple of sets of these about 2 years back, they get used and abused and haven't broken yet
|122 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|
|350 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.
Please login to post a reply.
Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!
Sign up to our newsletter and get a free digital issue.
You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.
Click THIS LINK for full contact details.
For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.