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  1. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    Surrey
    CK
    Wiha
    Wera
    Draper
    Stanley

    all mostly red and yellow

    Bahco
    Irazola
    Klein

    all mostly a funny orange colour

    why not grey , green or blue or even black ??
     
  2. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    Red in most countries signifies danger.
    Orange in many countries signifies electricity.
     
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  3. Top Cat
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    Top Cat Electrician's Arms

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    I keep losing them in those colours, I would have no kit left if they were black!
     
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  4. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    I am actually quite surprised nobody has made a set of vde tools in say dayglo yellow , much easier to spot if you drop in a void or under floor boards....
     
  5. ipf
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    ipf Forum Mentor

    Bleedin' 'ell!…...why not fit 'em with a tracking device and beeper?
     
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  6. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Not sure if they are VDE but Klein Tools do a glow in the dark range of hand tools, I have the f;ash light that has a glow in the dark bezel
     
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  7. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    By 3 Klein Tools and get a free work suit..........

    Screenshot 2019-04-14 at 14.54.02.jpg
     
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  8. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    CK do some glowing vde drivers I think.

    Does vde certification have any specifications regarding colour ?
     
  9. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    I don't think so as I have seen black/green handle vde screwdrivers on sale in Europe made by Wago iirc
     
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  10. ipf
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    ipf Forum Mentor

    Bleedin' red nose day....and McDonalds...….Yuk!
     
  11. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    I think it makes them look pretty.
     
  12. DefyG
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    DefyG Regular EF Member

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    Are you serious??
     
  13. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    His location is "over the rainbow" nuff said........
     
  14. PEG
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    PEG Respected Member

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    Manchester
    Some of their gear is excellent....but there is very little change left,to buy even junk-food :rolleyes:
     
  15. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Work harder earn more money eat decent food and not Greggs ;o)))))
     
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