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

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    Post a link to the last too you bought, and post a link to the next you're going to (or hope to) buy!
     
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  3. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Any drill in mind mate?
     
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    amlu Trusted Advisor

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    http://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Bosch Gsb16Re 3165140519298 Professional Impact Drill 240V 750W

    top of the range when comes to mains powered compact non-sds drill
    will happily go thru joists all day no problems with batteries wearing off.

    plus that little gadget. well made handle that takes sabre saw blades, space for storing 3 blades inside the handle when not in use. small enough to live in a small toolbag, comes very handy when you need a quick cut.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bosch-Han...abre-Recip-Reciprocating-Blades-/160900333252
     
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  5. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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  6. tomspark93
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    tomspark93 Electrician's Arms

    Mine was a Joakri cable knife and my next will be probably be a clamp meter in a month or so. I've just bought a van today as well:grimacing:
     
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  7. happysteve
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    happysteve Electrician's Arms

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  8. tomspark93
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    tomspark93 Electrician's Arms

    I wish Bosch would pull their finger out and make dab radio!!
     
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  9. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    i can't remember what i had for breakfast, let alone the last tool i bought. think it's between a hitachi 24V sds drill and an analogue IR/cont.meter. my next tool should be a nail gun, help to construct my coffin from an old mfi wardrobe. buggered if i'm paying £500 for summat that's going to be burnt.
     
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  11. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    Bought a 12'' and 15'' set of ridgid spanners for glanding 95mm armoured. Next has to be a new combi as mine smells like a corpse when i use it. Im such a tool tart i am worried
     
  12. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Don't be worried @LankyWill@LankyWill - you're amongst friends here.
     
  13. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    When anyone asks how much i pay for my tools, i instantly half the price i paid to avoid embarrassment.
     
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  14. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I'm glad I'm skint whilst I'm training as when I see a real bargain I pounce - last purchase was £25 on a wickes multi tool cutter, down from £50 and easily comparable in power and build to the £79 ones. I'm well pleased with it. Such a useful tool to keep in the car ready for work.
     
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  15. nunthe wiser
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    nunthe wiser Regular EF Member

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    Recently bought a earth leakage clamp meter, and got knipex plier wrench on the way. Next thing should be some sort of behavior shock collar that'll give me a belt when I reach for the switch card. Would post links but I'm useless.
     
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  16. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Here you go lol

    https://www.electric-fence.co.uk/pe...ge-dogs.html?gclid=CKKjn_GR6s4CFRThGwoduIgFFQ

    Not sure it'll work unless you bark as you go for it though.
     
  17. nunthe wiser
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    nunthe wiser Regular EF Member

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    That will do the trick.:D
     
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  18. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    My most recent tool will be the dog, Spot. I feed the dog and the dog keeps me away from the equipment :)
     
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  19. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Are we keeping him then?

    Why spot? I can't see a spot on him lol
     
  20. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Yes, likely Spot will not be his proper name, as a few have pointed out to me that it's not really the name for a bright up and coming young dog. But he does have spots ! After I scrubbed all the mud off him I found he has a fine series of leopard type spots, or perhaps it's camo? They're mostly on his ears and nether regions. Gratuitous ear pic below. Cheers, David.

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  22. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    haha. i'd have named him "measle"
     
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  23. Lou
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    Any more for any more?
     
  24. Electric Magic
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    Electric Magic Electrician's Arms

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  25. Barry White
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    Last tool was a tape measure got it supplied as a thankyou cost far to much for a tape measure practically scared to use it. £34 for a tape OMG

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    and my next well I have repaired my drill so dont have anything in mind atm
     
  26. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    "so dont have anything in mind atm" - what's wrong with you man? It's in our genes - it's,it's, it's like women and shoes!
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    My tape has given up the ghost and won't retract back the last 9 1/2 inches - there's only so many jokes you can take before you slap someone!
     
  28. HandySparks
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    HandySparks Trusted Advisor

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    Yep. I have a permanent list of possible tools to buy when the job justifies it, or there's an offer that's just too good to miss, or I just feel the need.

    I feel the need. The need for ... tools!
    OK, doesn't rhyme.
     
  29. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    It's only money that stops you - does make it more special when you get what you want at a bargain price though. Went into the Arco 3 day 30% off sale on the first day and bought £90 worth of stuff for £38 and that was including a pair of Draper expert side cutters for £7.80 less 30% + vat. 160mm which is a size I don't have but now I do. Dangerous
     
  30. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    I bought a new tool today with this week's mad money. It's on special and I have had it out for a run and it's pleasingly fast :)

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  31. Andy78
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    I have one of these and although I don't find it faster than a hacksaw, I do find it neat and consistent.
     
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  32. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Nice bit of kit.

    My new toolbag arrived today, not allowed to buy any more this week :sob::(
     
  33. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Yes you reminded me of this thread when you mentioned it - where's your happy snap then :)
     
  34. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Honestly mate, I can't remember how to add a picture to the thread. Don't know if I've ever done that.
     
  35. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Ah - no worries :)
    If you can get a pic onto the PC / iPad / phone you use for access, just hit the "Upload a File" button at the bottom of your new post. Then it should get you to browse on your PC etc and find the right pic, click on it and you're away.
     
  36. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Cheers buddy will give it a go in a bit & see what happens.
     
  37. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    New tool bag. 1497550308029900497036.jpg 1497550351941-185661331.jpg
    Bit blurred due to hand shake

    Thanks Wilko ;):)
     
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  38. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Plenty of storage in new bag: 1497608174761222531621.jpg 1497608240547128722935.jpg 1497608304951858496842.jpg but not happy that internals are so floppy, no internal stiffening at all :(.
     
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  39. HandySparks
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    If it's stiffness you need, then Veto Pro Pac is the way to go.
     
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  40. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Thanks buddy, but Unfortunately I'm stuck with this for a while, it was a present from the missus so can't really chuck it or say too much.
    Don't get me wrong, the bag does it's job. But I'd have preferred the tops of the tool section to be upright rather than flop around.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    WRONG.... Give it a dose of Viagra.
     
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  42. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Now now tel don't forget, this is a family show :D
     
  43. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    OK.......:

     
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  44. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Aaw tel, I didn't know you cared mate :p:D
     
  45. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    That was the wife's second present!
    @Specialist@Specialist - I have that bag and have never used that insert, handy though it looks. There is a ton more room without it which in this instance suits me. My average bag weight 18 kg - it's a strong bag.
     
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