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  1. FatAlan
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    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

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    Anyone using this bit of kit? Wondered if anyone uses a small low torque screwdriver or similar for things like socket or switch plates especially if the screws are really long.
     
  2. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    Seen it, but the price is ridiculous for what it is. You could get a similar tool for pence in comparison.
     
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  3. MFS Electrical
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    MFS Electrical Forum Mentor

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    I use a cheap green Bosch drill driver for 2nd fixing if I have a lot to do - actually bought it as a second drill for the house when I was building my shed cause my mate didn’t have a drill at the time so thought it would speed things along I ended up using the Bosch and relegating my trusty old makita to the darkest depths of the van only wish I hadn’t been so tight and bought the one with two batteries instead of the one you plug the charger in the handle. Must say though I’m mighty impressed it’s had some amount of abuse and it’s never let me down the battery life ain’t the greatest but like anything else every thing has it’s place I’ve found it’s brilliant just go really slow at the end and you feel when to let go
    buy a little Bosch but make sure it has two batteries:thumbsup:
     
  4. PEG
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    PEG Respected Member

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    Come on,do we need power tools for such a task?
    There are lots of things,which should not be turned by a machine...

    Pancakes,mattresses,****ed coins,a witty phrase...

    If i ever wake up,and reach for a cordless shoe lace knotter...i will be calling it a day,the old fashioned way...on the back of a shark,loaded with explosive,fired in to a volcano ...
     
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  5. MFS Electrical
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    MFS Electrical Forum Mentor

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    wait! isn’t there an app for that? ;) In most circumstances I’d agree with you and use the screwdriver but when you’ve got a hell of a lot of sockets/switches to screw up it’s a godsend.
     
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  6. sparkdog
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    sparkdog sparkdog Electrician's Arms

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    Never really got on with drills and drivers for doing up screws, can never get the torque right. By the time you get it out, set it up and frig around I've got it done by manual screwdriver.
     
  7. Zdb
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    Zdb Regular EF Member

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    You can get one of these for £30. Says adjustable torque.
     
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  9. Pete999
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    Want one, but for the life of me I can't think what I would use it on, just want one.
     
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  10. Andy78
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    Seen the price of them though Pete ?

    Have heard very underwhelmed reviews at best, mainly due to expecting a lot more for the price. Heard of people sending them back too.

    Sorry to disappoint. Here's a picture of a variable torque VDE T handle driver to cheer you up



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  11. Pete999
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    Thanks Mate, yes they are very expensive, I have a small Black and Decker one 10 Quid Band Q, not a torque job just a small electric driver
     
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  12. Pete999
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    Wiha stuff is expensive , just checked it out on Amazon they are extracting the pzzz, 270 quid plus. I'm a Tool Tart I know, but stuff that for a game of Soldiers.
     
  13. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    Cheaper direct from our German neighbours, but still out of my consideration for a battery powered screwdriver.

    eibmarkt.com - Bit set 6 pieces 590T101 - https://www.eibmarkt.com/gb/products/Wiha-Bit-set-6-pieces-590T101.html?utm_source=Portalexport&utm_medium=CPC&utm_term=Produktaktion&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping_GB&userLocale=GB&gclid=Cj0KCQiAxNnfBRDwARIsAJlH29By2lGGZDYu-OJ9B0bQQScJ9yV-reCtQu9KqJjRkaMQoi3DeJ1zGCUaArktEALw_wcB
     
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  14. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I just got some elastic shoe laces for my work shoes, 'cos I have to slip me shoes on & off dependant on whose carpets I'm walking on...……..:D
     
  15. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    I got one almost immediately after pete posted his ''ultimate toolporn" post a good six months back. Ordered from Germany as were not available here at the time. Paid £220 ish for it, and got 18 euros cashback.
    My view is that it has its uses. It's light and very compact. Battery lasts ages. It's vde which can be useful. It is particulary useful in tight spots I have found and my forearm aches are a little less than they were. Or maybe that was due to it coming into summer and my aches are something else medical..
    Main issues with it are:
    Poor power (which I expected to some degree). Wiha dress it up in my opinion as 'material protection' or something like that. I think they put as much power as they feasibly could into it, realised it was fairly weak, and then came up with the 'material protection' advertising gumph.
    Other big issue is mine stopped bloody well working. At the minute it is somewhere in transit coming back to me from Germany apparently. But Wihas customer service and very poor communications have put me right off them. It's been gone for around 2 wks now.
    Would I buy one now knowing what I know? Yes but only for around £150 maybe.
    Here is my Amazon review, one star is a little harsh though. I did that when I was irked! 2 maybe 3 stars for the tool itself due to its price.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wiha-Elect...8&qid=1543361404&sr=8-1&keywords=speed+e+wiha

    Edit:
    I initially contacted Wiha on 24th October and sent the tool back in early November. Not a very professional service. Bosch and Makita it would be back within a week or less fixed.
     

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