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Machine Mart Catalogue

I have the current issue of the Machine Mart catalogue in the bathroom Lips are sealed
This 'thing' is a dangerous possession in the hands of a widowed male living on his own with no restraining influences (wife or girlfriend).
Is this just a male thing or are there females out there with an almost fanatical urge to browse and purchase tools for which they have little or no use ( or is it just Primark for them)?
I think I'm doing quite well in resisting these urges, I suppose being a 'careful' Yorkshireman helps.
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I tried shredding it but it's too thick and if I try to put it in the paper bin it becomes very sticky and won't leave my hand so I'm metaphorically stuck with it.
Just to compound the issue they will send me a new one later this year Sad
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The Machine Mart catalogue doesn't do it for me, but I do have the same problem with CPC and RS Components catalogues.
Maplin catalogues are good for a little light relief - looking at the prices.  Wink
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SWMBO must have an Argos catalogue.
In fact she likes to browse any catalogue that get's through the letter box Cheesy

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You have to be careful with the CPC catalogue as it's very similar to Maplin one.
Maplin Charge several pounds for their catalogue whilst the CPC one is free however Maplin include vat in the prices shown whereas CPC do not but either catalogue is a good source of reference for whats available.
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CPC, RS, Screwfix, Machine Mart, Field and Trek all have the same effect on me. I pick a catalogue up looking for something specific, then get so engrossed in browsing the catalogue, looking at all the items that I forget what I was originally looking for. Cry
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When my Euromillions ticket gets 5+2 tonight I'll order my own copy of the Machine Mart catalogue.
@Strat - have you considered a sealed glass case with an emergency hammer?
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I look at the Machine Mart catalogue and then look how much cheaper I can get it from other places, that soon puts me off.
I have a shop near me, its close to Maplins and between two fairly large Aldi.
Last time I looked at ScrewFix, I wanted a new lock for my front door (it was one of those that stuck out),  there catalogue to say the least was confusing and they did not stock any, order only.
Googled for a lock smith, found one straight away, he had the correct one in stock and a lot cheaper than screwfix, and he was near Machine mart as well
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Heh, I love the MM catologue, plus the eurocarparts catalogue, draper, maplin... anything technical..
Dangerous yes, highly. I've in the past spent stupid on various 'manly' bits. I've spent many hours drooling over various bits and bobs in all these books. Highly dangerous these things, very destructive to your wallet. They should come with a compulsory safety warning like packets of fags.
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Is this just a male thing or are there females out there with an almost fanatical urge to browse and purchase tools for which they have little or no use?

My wife is heavily into catalogue porn. The clothes ones are bad enough but the tool catalogues are her real hard core stuff. Like real porn, it's mostly for drooling over, rather than turning into real life purchasing action. To her credit, she has been known to actually use some of it, albeit briefly. Progressive disability has cramped her style of late. I'll soon have to revert to buying my own tools.
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Is this just a male thing or are there females out there with an almost fanatical urge to browse and purchase tools for which they have little or no use?

My wife is heavily into catalogue porn............................................

................................................................I'll soon have to revert to buying my own tools.

But can you reach the top shelf ? ? ?  Shocked
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@Strat - have you considered a sealed glass case with an emergency hammer?

That raises the spectre of an 'any excuse for an emergency' situation. I'll have to give that some thought. Undecided
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Having fairly recently retired from a construction equipment manufacturer after over 20 years service I had ample opportunities to visit numerous construction equipment trade exhibitions like the Executive Hire Show and SED.
Thankfully I always found a good excuse for not going, usually pressures of work Smiley
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During my engineering apprenticeship I visited a machine tool exhibition at (I think) Earls Court or may have been Olympia. Arriving just in time for a demonstration of a Nibbler. A vast machine that nibbled out shapes in 1/2" sheet steel. Been partially deaf ever since.
But I wanted one...
And a surface grinder,
And a hot rolling mill
Absolute bliss. But my Mum said no! I couldn't have a 100 ton press in my bedroom.
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@Petlew:- never want one of these?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-17719747