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Tool kit

I'm thinking of extending my tool kit.  I've checked on Ebay and you can get a Hilti DD350 for just £1435. It looks like a useful investment to add to the white Transit Van.
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Re: Tool kit

that's nice Smiley
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Gordon Bennett! You'd need a bag of diamonds to buy one of those!  Wink
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I've just started a new job and I need to use my own tools - if I was to go out and buy everything I needed without skimping on the quality, I could easily blow £5K+
Fortunately I already had a lot of kit and the majority of the work will tolerate cheaper tools.
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Re: Tool kit

I forgot to mention the abseil descendeur equipment.
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Re: Tool kit

Going into bank robbery are we sir?
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The penny has just dropped  Grin
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I've just seen the picture Smiley
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Re: Tool kit

Took me a while to build up my tool kit - no idea how much I spent but certainly not as much as in the OP.
I did go for quality rather than price and, over 20 years later, they all still work although I must say that they haven't seen much use for the last decade or so.

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Thing i found out about hand tools is that they always bring something new to make job easier ,,, when i retired i sold most of the power tools .
But you know              no one wanted my originals  Undecided   
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             no one wanted my originals  Undecided     

Sourcing spare parts for steam power is so difficult nowadays.  Wink
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FWIW: Hilti warranty back up is first class, we used to have them uplifted & returned repaired ready for customer collection within 48 hours.
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My tool collection has grown over the last few years too. Bl**dy stuff is everywhere lol. Strangely I don't have many power tools - i have a mains drill and an angle grinder but thats about it. The rest is all hand tools for car repairs etc.
I don't even like doing car stuff.. infact i absolutely loathe it but i've been forced into it really. When you think of the cost of a basic job like an exhaust change... £Mega. Set of solid axle stands and a proper jack is around £100 and then the new exhaust. The stands and jack you can reuse time and time again and so they've really paid for themselves on the first use.
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I have an electric welding set in the shed gathering rust and spiders.
I've done some welding (oxy-acetylene) on car chassis' but hated it.
I'm a qualified welder and when people asked me what I did and I said welding they would ask which garage I worked at.
That's not welding, it's bodging Angry. I did proper welding.
Maybe the local scrap man would like my old welding set?
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I have an electric welding set in the shed gathering rust and spiders.
Maybe the local scrap man would like my old welding set?

Old doesn't mean redundant. Where i volunteer (steam engine restoration) they have welders that are decades old. Huge big 3 phase things on trolleys covered in rust and cobwebs but that doesn't deter them. As long as it's functional thats all that matters.
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