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    Quote Originally Posted by John Allan View Post
    Hi,

    I was walking around Leroy Merlin yesterday and found this tool. Tensions and cuts off cable ties with one hand. It cuts the end of the cable tie off flush, without leaving a sharp bit sticking up as when you do it with a side cutter. I was quite impressed for about R 150.00.


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    interesting, I regularly donate blood on sharp cable ties so this may just be worthwhile.
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    I was recently given the medium size then the smaller one. The big one came in a box of old tools from a garage at a retirement complex that was being cleared out after the owner move in to frail care. You get fantastic old tools from the older generation as they pack up their garages that you cannot find in shops anymore. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    I was recently given the medium size then the smaller one. The big one came in a box of old tools from a garage at a retirement complex that was being cleared out after the owner move in to frail care. You get fantastic old tools from the older generation as they pack up their garages that you cannot find in shops anymore. Click image for larger version. 

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    Many of these were made by apples, honing their filing skills. I still have a self made tap wrench I made in 1960

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    I bought myself a Dremel 4000 last year. I tested it and put it away. Today I had a job for it and that thing make ones life easier. I'm drooling again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevillet View Post
    Many of these were made by apples, honing their filing skills. I still have a self made tap wrench I made in 1960
    Not these ones. They are the original one's made out of hard steel and have the King Dick logo cast and stamped into them.
    I made a G clamp and a square as an appy for basic hand tool training. Still got both.
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    I need some direction here. This is a rudimentary polishing tool made of hand cut cloth squares, simply jammed together with a pop rivet. I believe there is a punch available with which you can stamp out circular clothes, in the order of 20 to 25 mm in diameter. Where to find please?
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    bell punch
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    Quote Originally Posted by EtienneB View Post
    I believe there is a punch available with which you can stamp out circular clothes, in the order of 20 to 25 mm in diameter. Where to find please?
    Groz makes a large range, but the biggest I've seen is 12mm.

    Boltfast/Acorn Fasteners in Hennopspark sells them.

    Just checked online, goes up to 25mm metric equivalent, 3mm spacing between the larger sizes, e.g. 16, 19, 22 and 25.

    I have number of them for making templates in 1.2mm cardboard or 4mm Correx.

    They work well and last, if you not use them with metal below the workpiece, as that blunts them. What gives a good, clean result is an offcut of the click-type "wooden" flooring.

    Important to hold it perpendicular to the material for a first-time clean cut.
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    You do get big ones, Ill look around as well, now being called a hollow punch by local companies .
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    Grind a pipe edge sharp if its only cloth like denim.

    Use the end grain of a block of wood when punching. Do the big hole first.
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    The HDPE kitchen cutting boards make a excellent backing to punch onto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    I was recently given the medium size then the smaller one. The big one came in a box of old tools from a garage at a retirement complex that was being cleared out after the owner move in to frail care. You get fantastic old tools from the older generation as they pack up their garages that you cannot find in shops anymore. Click image for larger version. 

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    As I understand it those were the precursor design to what we today call a shifting spanner or do they have a different use or speciality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    As I understand it those were the precursor design to what we today call a shifting spanner or do they have a different use or speciality?
    I'm sure it was just one design of a shifting or adjustable spanner. Looking at the amount of material and machining needed for each one to be made, it wasn't as cost effective as the one that is now widely available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    I'm sure it was just one design of a shifting or adjustable spanner. Looking at the amount of material and machining needed for each one to be made, it wasn't as cost effective as the one that is now widely available.
    At present there are several commonly used designs of adjustable spanner.

    Stillson pattern where the adjusting nut is in the middle of frame

    Leader pattern designed to have wider opening jaws and adjusting nut is below frame.

    These are both designed to work on round pipes where the material is softer than the tool steel of the jaws.

    Cresent wrench which is designed to be used on hex nuts of various sizes.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiceman View Post
    I bought myself a Dremel 4000 last year. I tested it and put it away. Today I had a job for it and that thing make ones life easier. I'm drooling again.

    Aah the Dremel, the one tool i drool about but can not get myself to buy, i just can not see how often i am going to use it, needed it once and at the time borrowed one from work and that was a couple of years ago.

    But it still bothers me, just such a handy tool, that i will hardly ever use

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryCH View Post
    Aah the Dremel, the one tool i drool about but can not get myself to buy, i just can not see how often i am going to use it, needed it once and at the time borrowed one from work and that was a couple of years ago.

    But it still bothers me, just such a handy tool, that i will hardly ever use
    This is the number one used tool in my workshop. I simply cannot ever never be without one. You will buy it and then stand back and wonder how you could ever get by without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryCH View Post
    Aah the Dremel, the one tool i drool about but can not get myself to buy, i just can not see how often i am going to use it, needed it once and at the time borrowed one from work and that was a couple of years ago.

    But it still bothers me, just such a handy tool, that i will hardly ever use
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbief View Post
    You do get big ones, Ill look around as well, now being called a hollow punch by local companies .
    Adendorff's only have small diameter hollow punches. Seems I'm onto the pipe grinding option.

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    Grinding a hole cutter just might give you the size you need
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryCH View Post
    Aah the Dremel, the one tool i drool about but can not get myself to buy, i just can not see how often i am going to use it, needed it once and at the time borrowed one from work and that was a couple of years ago.

    But it still bothers me, just such a handy tool, that i will hardly ever use
    Get the lithium ion cordless tool, that is next level handy. There are alternative make pencil grinders to Dremel which work as well and are cheaper, Dremel is rather over priced especially when it comes to their bits.

    I actually recently also got a mini die grinder that charges via USB, made by Tork Craft and sell for around R300. It's surprisingly powerful and 100% useable, perfect for if you have limited use for one but would still like have one, or for the on the road toolkit.

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