coming at Aldi and Lidl

ghostlymoron

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I got some of the metal shelf units last time they were offered. They transformed my garage and were very easy to assemble and robust. The adjustable spanners look good too.
 

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we have one of the one egg frying pans.... because one egg is an oeuf........ :)

coat going on........
 

beerbiker21

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yep...worked just fine..but as always don't strain a tool too much. I think pretty much all their tools are excellent value for the quality
 
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That multi-meter dos'nt look like very good value for money,you can get some for well under a fiver on ebay that seem comparable.

I have one. It's bigger and has a few more features than the very cheap ones...

I bought a couple of those when Maplins were doing a 2 for £5 offer some years ago. Maplin have changed their range and their cheapest is now £9.99

You may be able to get cheaper on ebay but it's a little bit more for your £10 than you'll currently get from Maplin.
 

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Right Angle Bit Holder, not a drill bit holder, description not relevant.

Read more at http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?438708-coming-at-Aldi-and-Lidl#h2XeqoZTp6BYp0Xb.99

Both available

Either or £4.99 each

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past reprts of the rt angle drill drive is that is all plastic and poor value
 

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That multi-meter dos'nt look like very good value for money,you can get some for well under a fiver on ebay that seem comparable.

Unusually at this price it DOES measure AC current which you may or may not consider important. I have had one (which looks identical except for colour) for 7-8 years. Very robust and calibration is spot on when compared to my 'upmarket' meters. Only problem is that I keep blowing the fuses by forgetting to swap the leads back to 'voltage' :eek:
 

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The digital callipers are outstanding.

Worth buying just to look at.

They are very good for the price, BUT they have a massive power draw. You need to take the battery out when finished using..
 

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They are very good for the price, BUT they have a massive power draw. You need to take the battery out when finished using..

I have just been down the shed to check mine is the same product, it is. I have had it about 3 years and it still has the original battery, with the spare one still in the case.

If it is a recent buy I would say yours was faulty from new. Their returns policy is very good but, IIRC, you need to ring them and submit a written explanation of the fault, they will send a replacement.
 
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Maybe in a boat next to you?
I have just been down the shed to check mine is the same product, it is. I have had it about 3 years and it still has the original battery, with the spare one still in the case.

If it is a recent buy I would say yours was faulty from new. Their returns policy is very good but, IIRC, you need to ring them and submit a written explanation of the fault, they will send a replacement.

I did'nt have to ring them when my multi grinder packed up. I just emailed them & they were pretty good about it. Received a new one without any real hassle.

I've just checked my vernier callipers & they are still working after 45 years but then they never did have a battery :cool:
 

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I have just been down the shed to check mine is the same product, it is. I have had it about 3 years and it still has the original battery, with the spare one still in the case.

If it is a recent buy I would say yours was faulty from new. Their returns policy is very good but, IIRC, you need to ring them and submit a written explanation of the fault, they will send a replacement.

Hey Doug
I guess you are the lucky guy here.
I have had my Lidl clippers about ten years but I take the battery out because I only use them if I really need too. Most times I just eyeball stuff with a MK1 steel rule. ;-)
Have a look at this vid which looks at the power draw of cheap calipers - a great You Tube channel by the way. ��
http://youtu.be/E8oopG2GpF0
 
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