Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement

Discuss Bargain??? in the Electrical Tools and Products area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

Please make sure you checkout our forum sponsors, many do discounts for members and, they keep the forum free to use.
  1. telectrix
    Offline

    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    Top Poster Of Month

    Location:
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Business Name:
    Telectrix
  2. hightower
    Offline

    hightower Trainee Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Durham
    Hmmmm, never liked interchangeable blades. Also, that says 500v, every decent screwdriver I've seen is rated to withstand 1000v.
     
  3. telectrix
    Offline

    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    Top Poster Of Month

    Location:
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Business Name:
    Telectrix
    i've ordered a set. let you know how good they are in a month. can't see a problem with the 500V. that's double what we;ll ever see on LV installations.
     
  4. Rob
    Offline

    Rob Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    North west
    Plus you should have proved dead before working anyway ;)
     
  5. telectrix
    Offline

    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    Top Poster Of Month

    Location:
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Business Name:
    Telectrix
    so why bother with VDE tools? sometimes you can't avoid working live. it's only in the last few years i've bothered to isolate before swapping a socket faceplate or a switch.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Rob
    Offline

    Rob Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    North west
    There was meant to be tone conveyed with that that was obviously missed. I'm not against working live when necessary.

    Was taught and trained to do so safely and properly. I see no issue.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. telectrix
    Offline

    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    Top Poster Of Month

    Location:
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Business Name:
    Telectrix
    missed the tone, Rob. laid up at moment with a cold and wednesday had brick dust removed from right eye at A&E. still sore. glad i'm not a horse ir i would have been shot. :(
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. gazdkw82
    Offline

    gazdkw82 Trainee Trainee Access

    Location:
    leicester
    Really??

    Was this specific training on working within live conditions or just part of the generic electrical training routes?
     
  9. Rob
    Offline

    Rob Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    North west
    Neither, was knowledge passed on from a very experienced electrical engineer who taught me as an apprentice many years ago.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. uksrevivor
    Offline

    uksrevivor Trainee Access

    Location:
    South Wales
    Im always a bit weary of the cheap ebay imports but might be ok as a basic starter kit for students. Im with hightower though the 500v VDE rating seems a bit dodgy. Interchangeable bits are very handy though for general maintenance and service engineers as you only have a small pouch to carry round rather than several different screwdrivers. I own a set myself but mine are rated 1000V VDE and are from wehra.
     
  11. mache
    Offline

    mache DIY

    No manufacturers marking, no test house marking, I doubt it has had any testing carried out and will probably wear and round out very early on knackering the screws in the equipment it's being used on. A bargain is when you manage to buy an item at below what's it's price should be, I expect these would therefore fail that classification. Would you want bargain Chinese brake pads on your car????
     
  12. soms
    Offline

    soms Trainee Access

    Location:
    Somerset
    I think you get what you pay for. I prefer having a decent set of screwdrivers which which I trust, work well and which will last me a long time.
    I grow weary of the cheap rubbish products we find in every walk of life which probably don't meet any proper product standards at the time of manufacture and last all of five minutes.
     
  13. westward10
    Offline

    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Hong Kong, £3.94 says it all.
     
  14. Rpa07
    Online

    Rpa07 1000 posts only 44653 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Bristol
    Business Name:
    Ebenezer electrical
    Come on boys, less of the negativity. Tel is not feeling well at the moment and needs all the positivity he can get. Anyway he could probably stir his Lemsip with them, 500v or not (there's not an attachment with a spoon is there?)
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. Dan
    Offline

    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Did anybody actually get one?
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Bargain Forum Date
Can't go wrong, bargain Electrical Tools and Products Jul 19, 2017
Bargain of the century Electrical Tools and Products Jun 22, 2017
Camping bargain from China-RCD Electric Hookup ? Electrical Forum Jun 10, 2017
Searching for bargains... Is there any way Electricians Chat - Off Topic Chat Nov 13, 2016
Last Week's Bargain! Electrical Tools and Products Feb 1, 2016
Domestic Wylex bargains to be had at Wickes. Whilst stocks last. Electrical Forum Jan 24, 2016

Share This Page

  • Electricians Directory Post a Domestic Job Post a Commercial Job