|Nigel McBurney 1||03/02/2017 10:19:07|
962 forum posts
Never let electronics engineers and technicians near your hand tools,they shorten BA size screws with your best wire cutters ,tighten nuts with your finest long nose pliers,use files on hardened metal, they have absolutely no idea how to treat good tools.
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943 forum posts
And plumbers, I'm sure they have all sorts of sizes to make sure you HAVE to use the wrong tool.
|Martin Kyte||03/02/2017 11:05:04|
2635 forum posts
Apart from the ones that are model engineers as well.
|Ian S C||03/02/2017 11:52:57|
7468 forum posts
I was in the city a few years back, and there on the footpath, near where someone had been painting a building was a 10" file, it had been used for stirring paint, then discarded. I took it home, cleaned off the paint, and found that it was probably new, still in use, maybe $NZ 15/20 worth.
Ian S C
|Bodgit Fixit and Run||03/02/2017 13:43:21|
|91 forum posts|
Pleased to read it happened to someone else. The same was done to me as an apprentice at Rolls Royce. Mine was a plastic mug and I didn't pull the handle off. It was revenge for a whole range of pranks pulled over several weeks. Served me right really.
|John Haine||03/02/2017 13:44:55|
|4407 forum posts|
On the contrary, as an electronics engineer I am extremely protective of my sidecutters having had several pairs ruined by people cutting wire that's too thick and/or hard. Electronics pliers ditto.
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... Whenever we get out our verniers he asks why we have them as they are actually for removing the nuts on radiators and other plumbing tasks.......
|495 forum posts|
Ah yes, the next farmer's car.
|3473 forum posts|
Chemical engineers are even worse, they just let the threads rust to keep the nuts on.
|Speedy Builder5||03/02/2017 16:17:38|
|2494 forum posts|
it brings a new meaning to TAPPETS
|Nicholas Wheeler 1||03/02/2017 17:00:57|
|818 forum posts|
Good tools are meant to earn money. Sometimes that means using them up in the process.
7898 forum posts
Only £55 at a car boot sale and the nice man gave me a genuine NPL Echtheitszertifikat saying it was good to a tenth.
|460 forum posts|
I went to a collective auction and saw a 144 packets of a dozen Eclipse hacksaw blades . In fact 2 lots of 144...Thats a lot of hacksaw blades innit?? Say, enough for life..? I knew they were Eclipse because they were blue...
So i bid on the first lot and i got them for £20 ,and auctioneer offers me the second lot option at the same price..so i say yes please .Cripes millions of the buggers !!! Sadly ,when i opened the first packet , the writing on the blade was in Chinese symbols ,all the teeth came off first cut ,or the saw veered off at an angle . I used them all though ,for stirring cups of tea ..
|john carruthers||03/02/2017 17:50:52|
612 forum posts
>>Only £55 at a car boot sale and the nice man gave me a genuine NPL Echtheitszertifikat saying it was good to a tenth.<<
|Neil Wyatt||03/02/2017 17:53:21|
18893 forum posts
It's slightly fuzzy, but is that not Father Ted?
2051 forum posts
Indeed it is, correct! The comment about fixing a car with a hammer just made me think of this.. brilliant series.
|derek hall 1||03/02/2017 18:33:35|
|192 forum posts|
During my apprenticeship in a shipyard in the 1970's, everyone used an old set of slip gauges to pack up lathe tools to centre height.
We also had a large surface plate about 8 foot by 5 foot that was used to tack weld pipe jobs square and level. Any welds and splatter that ended up on the table were removed with a heavy duty air powered angle grinder.
Regards to all
|Adrian Giles||14/02/2017 10:14:05|
70 forum posts
A colleague at work bought himself a brand new Snap-on pair of side cutters. First job he did was to cut off the mains cable from a defunct hedge trimmer, bit of a pop and bang, mains was still plugged in and switched on! Blew a hole in the cutters, and he got them replaced under warranty!!
|Jon Gibbs||14/02/2017 10:54:55|
|739 forum posts||
When I did my apprenticeship the instructor in the machineshop used to sit at a big raised up mahogany desk at the front with just a two pint oil can on it.
If he saw you up to no good, usually abusing one of the machines, there'd be a shout followed by a few feet of oil heading your way!
Edited By Jon Gibbs on 14/02/2017 10:55:48
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