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  1. PaulDuncan
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    PaulDuncan Installation Electrician, Maint Electrician, EC&I

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    Anyone ever feel the need for one?
    Or been required to purchase one for an inspection....

    Is it a world gone mad or are they worth it.
     
  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    waste of good beer funds.
     
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  3. Andy78
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    Andy78 Forum Mentor

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    I've never had one and not been asked if I have. Lots more to a good termination that torque alone.

    If you are buying, my mate has a Wiha set and that seems good when I've used it. Have heard lots of bad reports of the Armeg ones for snapped bits under torque.
     
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  4. PaulDuncan
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    PaulDuncan Installation Electrician, Maint Electrician, EC&I

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    Just curious as I've never needed one as feel becomes second nature after time.

    Just wondered if anyone had been asked to produce one for any reason as I've heard them being mentioned by the ole house bashers for being part of Elecsa / NICEIC etc.
     
  5. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    wondering when niceic will offer a 1 day course @ £????? on how to use a torque driver.
     
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  6. FatAlan
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    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

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    Must admit that I’ve bought an Armeg set. One CU installation and so far, one of the blades has broken already with hardly any use. Shame really as I’d like to buy British if I can...assuming these particular blades are made of Sheffield’s finest!
     
  7. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    more likely beijing;s finest.
     
  8. Flanders
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    Flanders Regular EF Member

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    I have looked at them several time but the cost puts me off , We get inspected every year and never been ask to produce one or been ask about them. I Just tighten up the connection with the correct bladed screw driver its not hard.
     
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  9. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    Nic advised it. So I got one. Never use it.

    Everytime I used to use it I checked after with normal screwdriver.
    I've cut out the middle man.
     
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  10. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    England
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    The Armeg I bought lost the dial at the bottom and blades snapped. At the Elex show I spoke to the guy from Armeg and he suggested it was because we are all using the wrong size of blade! I said yes very likely I have only had forty years experience still working out how to use my battery drill! So to be fair they did send me a new handle with dial on anyway. Got the Wiha one much better for setting torques and so on. Never use them though, maybe sometimes...if someone is looking or I want to impress the young ladies.
     
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  11. FatAlan
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    I can never find the manufacturers instructions with the torque settings.
     
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  12. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Berkshire
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    Wilko Electrics
    I have a set (where's my tin hat?). I was surprised at the lack of torque suggested for clamping tails into isolators. For example, BG state 2.5 Nm for their isolators and 3.5 Nm for their RCDs. It turns out one Wilko Twist is about 4 Nm :rolleyes:
     
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  13. PaulDuncan
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    PaulDuncan Installation Electrician, Maint Electrician, EC&I

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    No-one was saying it was hard! Just wondering if people have been asked to show them for inspections. After 30 odd years Ive never had any issues and played with all sorts of switching gear up to and including 33KV. :)
     
  14. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    I got a wiha torque screwdriver and spoke about at my assessments, that made the assessor forget the question he was about to ask me, so it has been worth the £100 I paid for it 4 years ago. Use that cunning plan every year :)

    Needs calibrating, and has teeny weeny figures, which I can't read without a magnify glass & night sun torch.
     
  15. FatAlan
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    I would counter Armeg’s argument that normally if you use the wrong size screw driver you either can’t get the torque to do the job, it doesn’t fit or it chews the head. The driver shouldn’t break.
     
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