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Old 16th January 2012, 09:00 AM
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Gidday Folks

I just sprung for one.

Just bought the metal handled set here:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....m=220932617092

$44, including P&H.

There are a few sets left.

These appear to have a relatively large grip on both tools, important when applying so much force ...

I will give an opinion on their build quality when I have them to hand ...

So caveat emptor until then !
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Seems to be good value!
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Old 16th January 2012, 08:32 PM
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Yeah that looks real good Ratbag. I only have a cheap Supercheap set which is pretty average to use, but I guess it gets the job done.
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Yeah that looks real good Ratbag. I only have a cheap Supercheap set which is pretty average to use, but I guess it gets the job done.
I had a gander at the SCA ones last Sunday. Didn't impress me, AND weren't all that cheap.

Also took Mr T's warning to heart about the possibility of the plastic-handled ones breaking. If I get any kind of serious wound, it's a trip to hospital because of the Warfarin. The bleeding just won't stop ... I really cannot take that risk.

With my health problems, it pays to be as careful as possible, without getting hung up about things ... .
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I had a gander at the SCA ones last Sunday. Didn't impress me, AND weren't all that cheap.

Also took Mr T's warning to heart about the possibility of the plastic-handled ones breaking. If I get any kind of serious wound, it's a trip to hospital because of the Warfarin. The bleeding just won't stop ... I really cannot take that risk.

With my health problems, it pays to be as careful as possible, without getting hung up about things ... .
Fair enough, I just wonder how long the plastic handles can hold on wihtout braking with the cheapies. Ive used mine 3x now and massive amounts of force has been put on them. The last thing anyone wants is a metal rod through their hands.
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G'day again Taza

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Fair enough, I just wonder how long the plastic handles can hold on wihtout braking with the cheapies. Ive used mine 3x now and massive amounts of force has been put on them.
IME&O, cheap tools aren't worth the good money you pay for them.
You can rely on the fact that they will break at the worst possible moment ...

In about 1973 I paid about $150 for a Warren & Brown aircraft tension wrench. It "paid" for itself in a couple of weeks. I still have it. It is still in perfect condition. Last time I checked the price (a long time ago ... ), this item cost just under $1,000!

Ditto my collection of Sidchrome metric, AF and SAE spanners (box, ring and sockets). In about 2000, I took an extension bar back to REPCO because the spring-loaded socket holding ball spring had broken (happened a few months after I bought it in the late 1960s ... ). They replaced it free of charge, as Sidchrome stuff had a lifetime guarantee at the time I bought it ...

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The last thing anyone wants is a metal rod through their hands.
Quite.
Being bitten through the finger by a badly handled mud crab is bad enough ...
It tasted good later though. It paid a far higher price than I did ...
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Being bitten through the finger by a badly handled mud crab is bad enough ...
It tasted good later though. It paid a far higher price than I did ...
Hahaha hehehe Revenge is best served cold. Or in this case hot with a mild dipping sauce!

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Just bought the metal handled set here:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....m=220932617092

$44, including P&H.
How good are these repairs? Can they be considered permanent or are they just to get you home or to a tyre repair place?
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How good are these repairs? Can they be considered permanent or are they just to get you home or to a tyre repair place?
I have 3 punctures in one of my geolander tyres, all from nails and have repaired them like this each time.
One repair has been there for over 15,000km on the tyre and still going strong.
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Gidday NL

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How good are these repairs? Can they be considered permanent or are they just to get you home or to a tyre repair place?
Personally, I would be inclined to get a tyre place to put a tube into the tyre as soon as I could.

Back in the old days, tyre shops would use a pyramid-headed plug to repair tubeless tyres (without fitting a tube). That practice got banned a long time ago ... And still is, AFAIK.
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IME&O, cheap tools aren't worth the good money you pay for them.
You can rely on the fact that they will break at the worst possible moment ...

In about 1973 I paid about $150 for a Warren & Brown aircraft tension wrench. It "paid" for itself in a couple of weeks. I still have it. It is still in perfect condition. Last time I checked the price (a long time ago ... ), this item cost just under $1,000!

Ditto my collection of Sidchrome metric, AF and SAE spanners (box, ring and sockets). In about 2000, I took an extension bar back to REPCO because the spring-loaded socket holding ball spring had broken (happened a few months after I bought it in the late 1960s ... ). They replaced it free of charge, as Sidchrome stuff had a lifetime guarantee at the time I bought it ...
Yeah most of my tools are good quality. I had sidchrome ratchet and socket set along with standley spanners. Had them almost a year and given them hell. They get used weekly and are great. Hope to have them for the next 50years
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