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    Adjustable vs Fixed Spanners

    BTW this appears to be the same set but at about 1/3 of what I paid. https://www.autodoc.co.uk/ks-tools/10494181 Made in China now of course but would be interesting to know if they're still the same quality. Probably not.
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    Adjustable vs Fixed Spanners

    When I lived in Germany in 1999, I bought a comprehensive set of KS flank drive sockets + Torx + Hex bits at a price that nearly made me cry. But I knew I'd be using them for the rest of eternity so... I bit my lip and paid up. I used them yesterday and I've used them nearly every day for 23...
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    Quality Metalwork Files

    I use & recommend Nicholson files. I got one in a box of bits at an auction and was very impressed so I looked for a set hoping that the company still existed (the file was obviously very old). They do still exist and they're American, apparently...
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    Drummond lathe

    I've got one too. A bit younger. Bought new by my friend Tony in 1946. He gave it to me before he passed away a couple of years ago. Its a lovely machine. As regards spares, yes, join a group. There's one here: Drummond/Myford Lathe Owners and enthusiasts | Facebook
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    D Bit / Tool Grinder ?

    I have a Clarkson, a Quorn, a Tiplap & two Ferrets (metal, not furry) and I can recommend the Clarkson. But if you could get a Deckel SO for that money, maybe consider that.
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    D Bit / Tool Grinder ?

    "interchangeable workholders" ? I have a TipLap that I got for £50 at an auction. I thought the way I got it was the way it was. The top comes off? Could you post some pictures of the work holders you have? Thanks, Wilson.
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    Gas stove

    Thanks everyone for the very full information !! Cheers! Wilson.
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    Gas stove

    My folks bought this to cook on during the 70s blackouts (we only had an electric hob). I thought I might take it camping. Does anyone know what that gas tap fitting is?
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    16er inserts?

    OK, so here's a left field idea... thread cutting... how about Coventry die heads? Really they're a production tool from a bygone era (CNC did for them) but now, 2nd hand, they're cheap and you still get a production standard finish when using them. Better than any single point tool, even...
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    Replacing a lock for which there is no key (i.e. cutting it out)

    OK, guys, thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll just get a locksmith. The whole building has a sensitive fire alarm system so using a grinder was always going to be a last option. Thanks! Wilson.
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    Replacing a lock for which there is no key (i.e. cutting it out)

    Hi All, Can anyone identify this type of lock? Its a cupboard door in my landlords building. He's going going to rent me the cupboard as extra space for my unit but he can't find the key. Is it just a case of a 1mm parting disk through the deadbolt and then take the lock out? I'd like...
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    Your worst accident or near miss

    The starter on my Fobco 7/8 drill press died & I got a new one & used my minimal electrical skills to get it to start from the machine but not to stop. To stop it you had to switch it off at the wall. I was drilling some big holes in thick stainless and I was holding the drill press vice (too...
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    Replacement gear required

    Have you looked at HPC gears? https://www.hpcgears.com/ Making the boss is the easy bit. If you can buy the gear, the boss could be welded (or tig brazed) to it.
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    Do NOT buy this model

    Probably annuls your home insurance. Which is dice you do not wish to roll.
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    How to dismantle a Stannah stairlift

    Yeah, I'm liking the idea of stripping it for interesting parts. Thanks for the heads up vis-a-vis weight.
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