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Mike.C

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Hi All,

I am sure that most of you have come across a company called Warehouse Direct, but even if just a few of you save some money from them it was worth posting this message.

Their catalogue starts with 59 pages of products that cost just a £1. For instance all of the following will cost just 100 of your pennies, a 5 piece titanium twist drill set, a 4 piece flat bit set for. A 12 and a 10 piece power bit set, 3 wood chisel's, a 20" and 22" hardpoint saws. They also have sets of spring clamps, f clamps, and ratchet bar spreader clamps again for a £1 per set. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Now i am not claiming that the above are top class goods because i have no idea how good they are, but if they only lasted for a few projects that cannot be bad.

Some of there other products are not badly priced either

The reason i sent off for their catalogue was the price of their latex gloves. They are selling these for £6 per 100 (other stores charge £4.00 for 10) and these are very good quality. I use them for when i am gluing up especially when i am using glues such as gorilla glue which as you will know leaves your hands stained black and you cannot get it off for a week or more. They also sell disposible gloves for £1 per 100, and 50 1 inch paint brushes for £5 which i use for laying on the glue.

They do have a website but in his review of website tool stores Neil states that the search part of the site is slow, so it might be better ordering by phone.

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Mike

the gloves and brushes sound like a very good deal

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billzee
 

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Hi billzee,

They are the type that Doctors wear and are really good quality. As i have said they also sell cheaper ones at £1 per 100, these are the one size fits all disposable type and although they are not as good as the latex ones (the latex fit like a glove oh my god that was a terrible joke) they are still well worth the money.

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Mike,

For that quality tip, please take a bow - or should that be 'Bend over please' :shock:

Ike
 

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I, ahem, 'borrow' :wink: those nice plastic gloves from petrol stations that they put out for diesel car owners. Just pick up a couple that might be lying around each time you fill up. Not very strong but great for short jobs although they did seem to melt a bit :shock: last weekend when I was using some Wood Rescue. :oops:

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Mike.C":1k5xw2zg said:
Their catalogue starts with 59 pages of products that cost just a £1.
Not often I get the chance to do this, 'cos he usually gets there first :wink: , but Sawdustalley has reviewed some of the range.

Mike.C":1k5xw2zg said:
The reason i sent off for their catalogue was the price of their latex gloves. They are selling these for £6 per 100 (other stores charge £4.00 for 10) and these are very good quality.
Mike, Mike, Mike... Don't you study the Screwfix catalogue every bedtime? :wink: I get through dozens of disposable gloves during tool cleaning sessions, so I like to keep track of all the available suppliers and compare prices. :oops:

Andrew, the url: Warehouse Direct

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Hi Alf,

I did not mention their name above because of my post about them the other day, but after realising that i got the amount wrong and the fact that other companies sell them sooooo much cheaper i have to say that Axminster do not sell 10 pairs of latex gloves for £4 they sell 5 pairs for £4, i wonder how they can justify that? At Wearhouse direct or Screwfix you would get 400 for the same price.

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Mike,

No, I don't know how they can either, although I have a hunch it's to do with the supplier (Liberon in this case I believe) setting the RRP rather than the retailer. I think that's also why, for instance, threaded inserts cost £3.51 for 10 x M6 from Axminster, while you can get 10 times as many (that's 100, arithmetically-challenged viewers :wink: ) from Screwfix for only 2p more. Somebody's having a laugh quite frankly, but I'm not convinced it's the boys in White.

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have you tried the £1 shops 40 pairs for yes £1 small med and large and x-large for you chaps with extra grip
 

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Hmm... on a scale of, say, one to a thousand, exactly how sad is it that we're either a) gloating about cheap disposable gloves, or b) being interested in same... :wink:

Cheers, Alf

Beginning to fear she's over-paying :shock:
 

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Mike.C":2am74eum said:
Hi All,

, and 50 1 inch paint brushes for £5 which i use for laying on the glue.


Mike.C
Mike, do you have the Cat number for the brushes ? Cant find them on their web site and I dont have the Catalog yet.
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John
 

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Hi John,

I may have misled you a bit, because they do not actually have a cat number for 50 brushes. They sell them in packs of 10 for £1 and i bought 5 packs e.g 50 brushes.
Anyway the number is Z890-26

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