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    Hmmmm, never liked interchangeable blades. Also, that says 500v, every decent screwdriver I've seen is rated to withstand 1000v.
     
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    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.
     
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    Plus you should have proved dead before working anyway ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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. :(
     
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    Really??

    Was this specific training on working within live conditions or just part of the generic electrical training routes?
     
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    Neither, was knowledge passed on from a very experienced electrical engineer who taught me as an apprentice many years ago.
     
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    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.
     
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    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????
     
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    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.
     
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    Hong Kong, £3.94 says it all.
     
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    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?)
     
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    Did anybody actually get one?
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    IMG_4286.JPG If you want a bargain then stop buying your MFTs for £500 and buy this little beauty for £2.99!
    TKMax today - hilarious!
    Edit - I've cut that nail since! The wife went barmy!
     
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    I'm impressed,that bargain tester can not only replace every tester known to man,it seems to be unique in that it could also do a fine job of stirring the Tea
     
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    It's got an LED and a pocket clip - can you hang you new fangled Fluke off your pocket? I think not - here we are looking at the future and all we can see is the trees! Time for bed I'm talking carp!
     
  19. hightower
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    Too expensive for me - I got my last multi function tester for free in a box of screwdrivers.
     
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    But this comes in yellow, just like a real fluke!
    @hightower@hightower, are you missing your 2 weeks holiday for Easter? Welcome to the real world - now get to work!
     
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    Common misconception - I didn't get all the holidays off, most of my work had to be done in the holidays. And I didn't know what a holiday was anyway, because when I took annual leave it was to help uncle out. Think I've had 5 days off in last 2.5 years.
     
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    Hang on HT I need to get some tissues, I'm filling up just reading your post, only kidding mate, been there done that got the T shirt
     
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    @Rpa07@Rpa07 and @Pete999@Pete999 you won't believe how lucky I am, I've been given one of these, only mine's got a torch :rolleyes:

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    holidays are a waste of time. go abroad and you can't get a decent drink. stay in UK and freeze. last holiday we had was in Turkey. only "beer" is what a cat's pi$$ed out.
     
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    That's nothing mine has a beeper as well as a torch so there.
     
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    mine has a torch, beeper, and a vibrator. so there.
     
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    Well mine has all those things and a clip so you can clip it on your overalls and look an even bigger wasock for owning one, and it's made by Klein tools, stitch that if you can.:p:D:rolleyes:
     
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    mine was made by focke-wulf, so that can shoot you down in flames.
     
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    In all seriousness now though, I have one but it's been sat on the van dash now for three months. Found I was getting in to bad habits with it and decided enough was enough. Don't even miss it, not one bit.
     
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    Revived to tell my bargain!!!story.
    Working on a big commercial site that uses POETS day and knock off can be from 1 pm so I use this man time (ie. I don't tell the wife that I finish at 1 but 2.30 so I'll be home at 3) to do a little shopping. I head to the area pawn shops (cash converters and the like) that they place conveniently in areas where strangely they have a lot of betting shops, so sad . . BUT . . . looking in the window I see some starrett Hole saws 20 and 25 for £1.99, there was also a Martindale CM51 mini clamp meter 200a couldn't see the price but asked to have a look and a Starrett A2 arbor with pilot.
    On the counter;
    20mm hole saw £1.99
    25mm hole saw £1.99
    Martindale CM51 wait for it . . . £1.99
    Arbor wait for it again . . . £1.99 - come on, Praise the Lord
    £7.96 total bill
    Tried really hard to walk away from the 18v Bosch brushless SDS with 2 x 4.0ah batteries as I have wholesalers bill to pay before end of month.
    There are some laser levels 5 different makes so did some research and that'll be coming up soon. Been using one on the commercial for tray, basket and what an extremely handy tool, I never knew how good they were until seeing them used for this install.
    Thanks for listening, have a cracking weekend.
     
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    @JK-Electrical@JK-Electrical, I like one of the reviews from an obvious Spark;

    "Great drivers. Better and longer lasting than another brand beginning with a W.
    I would have easily gone through at least two sets of other drivers to one set of these. Really tough metal obviously.
    And the best bit is there is no neon tester included, which would otherwise have ended up in the bin! " (quote)
     
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    Nothing wrong with WERA drivers, I have the neon tester in the top pocket of my work shirt, makes me look like a Sparky:sweatsmile::smilingimp:
     
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    As I've only recently purchased my set I obviously can't yet comment on their durability, but what I can say is that they're very comfortable to grip and deliver plenty of torque. What I like best is the slim design that allows the driver to reach into nooks and crannies that other VDE drivers can't access. Highly recommended!
     
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    It'll be the next set I buy but the Irasola set I have are standing strong. With the advent of RCBOs the slim ends are ideal if you don't want to get your non VDE screwdrivers out. Those screw holes aren't thought of for VDEs are they?
     
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    Sticking with my Draper Expert for now. On TELECTRIX original theme- nabbed these in Screwfix today. £10.69 with a ten quid Electicfix voucher so.......69p to the skint apprentice.

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    Now...what do I wire up in YELLOW?
     
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    L2.... and get some weeding done. ;)
     
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    forgot what the thread was about, so looked back at my OP. item never arrived, but seller did say he was having problems with his shipper and sent me a full refund. so i can't comment on whether the drivers were any good.
     
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    Wow, we got 3 pages of drivel/ interesting banter out of it and you got a refund - who's the winner?
     
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