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Offline Frank-Jan

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Not bought today, but they arrived a couple of days ago:
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Every once in while I have to a cut a bunch of m3 screws to length, to (re)install wall outlets and light-switches after the plasterer is done. With the screw shearing holes I don't need to deburr the threads.
 
On a job where we were remodeling a workshopspace in the backyard into a guesthouse, there was a fellow tradesman that was hired to build a patio cover, he had those and let me borrow them to try, and I liked them.

This was in Oktober, and it took untill the beginning of januari to get in stock at the German webshop, I ordered the cable shears just because, I had to pay shipping anyway, and these were 18€ and a comparable version by knipex is about 50€. (but those weren't in stock, and had an expected delivery time of a few days, which turned to over a month)

The 5 mm at the tip are for flush cutting (like those mini-sidecutters with a single bevel grind). I also tried the loopturning thingy for fun, and the crimping feature works just like the  one on the knipex installation pliers, but it presses a few ridges into the top of the V-shape.

Offline FestitaMakool

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@Frank-Jan Could you please share where you found these?  [smile]

I’ve had two of these for years, I love them. They are so versatile and practical.
I’ve been looking for more from the Orbis brand. I supposed they had more innovative tools, but then they vanished here. Haven’t seen one despite searching before your post now.

One of my most guarded hand tools [big grin]:

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 Orbis is a division of Knipex. So you might try searching through Knipex sources.

   https://www.knipex-tools.com/products/orbiswill/

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This arrived today  [big grin]

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Youtube demonstration:

The height adjustment accessory will come in a next shipment, I hope to use it in about 2 weeks, if the freezing stops.

Offline pettyconstruction

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This arrived today  [big grin]

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Youtube demonstration:

The height adjustment accessory will come in a next shipment, I hope to use it in about 2 weeks, if the freezing stops.
Wow,I’m a bit jealous .
Been looking at the Lamello Zeta fora bit,nice tool
I think I would like to get one to augment my Domino.
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Thanks a lot Frank-Jan and Seth!

I did also find a new incarnation of my favourite plier:
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Offline six-point socket II

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Your original Orbis must be from a time when Orbis and Will still were separated companies, and therefore way before Knipex bought "Orbis+Will".

Cool!

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Oliver
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Stig, this is entirely your fault, no one but you is to blame for my most recent tool shopping! ....  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]



( https://www.reichelt.de/vde-flachrundzange-35-gebogen-160-mm-ow-16-1600-44rv-p260920.html?search=OW+16-1600+44RV )


Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline FestitaMakool

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 [big grin] [big grin]
You have earned it Oliver! You’re gonna love it! Glad to help making ones life happier and richer [wink] You have a taste for the tools that makes a difference. Sometimes it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg.. such as The Perfect Pencil..
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Offline WillAdams

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Mafell FM 1000 WS quick change spindle:



Need to make an adapter plate and work up dust collection.

Got it because I've been doing a lot of small projects with multiple tool changes, and some days it felt like I was spending more time wrenching than anything else.

One glitch is the 6mm collet/adapter sleeve, while described as taking 1/4" tooling on the German website:

https://katalog.mafell.com/index.php?IdTreeGroup=13380&IdProduct=34438

is of course only for 6mm tooling --- I'm trying to see if Elaire Corp. will make a custom collet, but in the meanwhile have ordered an Amana RB-106 which I hope will serve --- does anyone know of a nicer 8mm (5/16")--1/4" (6.35mm) reducing bushing?

The other thing I was curious about --- the manual uses loop staples, but their spacing doesn't match up with any binders I have handy --- is this a European size? Anyone know of a binder which the manual would fit into using the loop staples? I'm probably going to get two more Mafell tools (drill and jigsaw) and it would be nice to have something to fit them all into.


Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Purchased from Dieter in Berlin: mostly Keiba-brand pliers and tweezers. And Side Cutting Pliers from Engineer (with screw removal Jaws…). I already owned some Keiba and they work as advertised. Gotta love Japanese tools.



« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 05:52 AM by Bert Vanderveen »
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Offline Bob D.

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Irwin Mainbor Bit Set
« Reply #672 on: February 25, 2021, 06:23 AM »
Found a full set of 13 Irwin Mainbor bits on eBay at a good price. It runs from 1/4 to 1 inch in sixteenths.
It came with a copy of the 1926 edition of the Use and Care booklet.

The current version of this set is still available from Irwin today for about $140US, I paid about half that.
Most need sharpening but that's an easy task. but no damage/abuse that I can see and they are all straight.

I have Forstner bits but sometimes these are a better choice. And I already have a good brace which was my great uncles and handed down to me 50 years ago. It came with a few bits which were in sad shape and I have been wanting to find a old set to go with the brace.

You can find a copy of the 1951 edition of Use and Care booklet that Irwin supplied with these bits at archive.org (link below).
https://archive.org/details/HowToSelectUseAndCareForBits/mode/2up

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 @Bert Vanderveen 

     Can you tell me some more about those  tweezers?

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 @Bert Vanderveen 

     Can you tell me some more about those  tweezers?

Seth


What I know is what I read here:


https://www.fine-tools.com/pinzetten.html
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Offline FestitaMakool

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The tweezers looks very similar to some fine hobby tools I have, also these from Japan.
They have a very nice feel and accuracy to them.

Those pliers looks interesting, have had a look at them at your Dieter shop Bert  [wink].
Preparing an order this evening from them, trying to be tough with myself  [blink]
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Offline rst

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Very fine tweezers like these are used widely by the electronics manufacturers...I bought mine for model making, Mouser electronics and hobby suppliers carry many variations

Offline FestitaMakool

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Got me a square today, some recognises this as a Kapro. Probably is too.
It’s proven square, tested as soon as I could. I was going to order a Kapro online - but IF it was not ok, then this local find was easy, as I could “try try” - in store  [wink]
For $13 that’s a whole lot of nice square.
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Offline FestitaMakool

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From Dieter Schmid,
Shinwa dial calliper, made in Schweiz! [smile], two sweet BMImeter; the two meter version is the one to have, bought a 3 for having to those occasions. I’ll most likely buy more of the two meter version as it’s light, slips into the included belt clip easily. One is already dedicated to my apron.
Edit: Poorer eyesight? Don’t want more battery digital callipers? Get a dial calliper! Don’t know why I didn’t before.. [huh]

Second, some accessories for Klemmsia clamps - long reach arms and side clamps, Dubuque clamps - love these, so some smaller ones added. And a first for a Otoro clamp; looks like I’m getting more of these too as they reach in without a handle getting in the way (As Bessey’s gear clamp)





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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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The Otoro clamps take some getting used to, but are really useful, esp. in situations where there is not a lot of space to tighten a regular clamp.
That plastic calliper is my favourite measuring tool!


(I am on a strict schedule of visits to Dieter’s website — not too often b/c I always want something!)
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From Dieter Schmid,
Shinwa dial calliper, made in Schweiz! [smile], two sweet BMImeter; the two meter version is the one to have, bought a 3 for having to those occasions. I’ll most likely buy more of the two meter version as it’s light, slips into the included belt clip easily. One is already dedicated to my apron.

Love the BMI Meter, I'd keep that next to the Kapex for marking off lengths of boards. Hate using a regular tape as when you roll it on its side to get the markings next to the wood, the clip on the end of the tape slips off the edge of the board and now you have to start all over again.

Offline FestitaMakool

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The Otoro clamps take some getting used to, but are really useful, esp. in situations where there is not a lot of space to tighten a regular clamp.
That plastic calliper is my favourite measuring tool!


(I am on a strict schedule of visits to Dieter’s website — not too often b/c I always want something!)

I kind of registered that it felt a bit backwards, playing with the Otoro. Nonetheless it seems very well constructed, at a very good price point and being so versatile.

I think the dial calliper will be my most used measuring tool too, there’s really no excuse to not put that one in a pocket on me. I’ll order a steel one soon as I do occasionally scribe with them, and a lock on the calliper is needed. The one I use mostly now has only a push lock, so I need to pay attention not to accidentally move it.. [huh] My digital one I try spare a little.

I’m eyeballing the Starrett dial calliper on Dieter’s, so indeed you are right, there’s so many really nice items there that I’ll need schedule myself too. They have very good descriptions of the tool category and most directly of the tools too. The simpleness of their pages down to the small tabs sticked to the tools with part no’s shows good old school [smile]. Even packaging was better than most.

Just a heads up on the new Klemmsia Adapter clamps.. they are really versatile. I got one set now for use on my (19mm) Sjöbergs Pro portable vice/bench and for a drill press table I’m waiting for. I’m going to show how I’ll be using them soon, as I’m currently modding my Bosch drill press to make it better for woodworking me. With some simple and not costly accessories these are a bit “Swiss Army knife” of clamps.
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Offline FestitaMakool

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From Dieter Schmid,
Shinwa dial calliper, made in Schweiz! [smile], two sweet BMImeter; the two meter version is the one to have, bought a 3 for having to those occasions. I’ll most likely buy more of the two meter version as it’s light, slips into the included belt clip easily. One is already dedicated to my apron.

Love the BMI Meter, I'd keep that next to the Kapex for marking off lengths of boards. Hate using a regular tape as when you roll it on its side to get the markings next to the wood, the clip on the end of the tape slips off the edge of the board and now you have to start all over again.

That’s a good very idea Cheese.. And one of the reasons I’ve  always used folding rulers on the miter saw.. These rulers are “always” 2 meter, you won’t believe have many cuts that have been made on the two meter mark.. a few years ago I learnt a new rule! Ie: Always measure the 39cm’s FIRST of a total of 239cm’s, then put the full length 2m ruler from the 39 mark... Two pencil marks too close to each other when you’re “in the flow” - nah, catastrophic.. cut again at the wrong mark.. it’s bound to happen [embarassed]

The BMI meter, especially the 3 meter version is perfect for this. (I always mark at the end of the measuring ruler or whatever I’m measuring with, leaving the number I want at the end of the clean cut stock). With the BMI one can have the full length ruler without its housing, and the housing is so light for using it half rolled too.
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You forgot the best part of the BMImeter - pressing the button and the tape magically extending itself. It keeps the young boy in me amused... every... single... time!

Offline FestitaMakool

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Roachmill.. you’re so right.. add to that, that it feels so intuitive and pleasant to use.
I bought a Pico too for fun, it’s all right but it’s not as the BMImeter, it will come in handy though.
I found that when using the housing to hold a fully extended rule it was easy to move around holding by its housing, the housing can also be used as a stop.

In general I find this thread very interesting and useful. Especially to discover relatively low cost tools that make a difference. There’s too many tools that’s just another near identical take to an established tool.

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After the thread on current draw when using a dust extractor, I thought a slightly better meter would be nice.



Amprobe AMP-220 AC/DC TRMS Clamp Meter

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They have two flex shaft drivers. This one can get very close to a panel due to it’s slim bit holder, only 10mm (3/8”). The bit holder is both magnetic and mechanical. The end (with the dual rings) is pulled out to release the locking ball. Insert the bit, then push the end back in, and the bit is secured.

The handle is smaller diameter than I’d like but maybe that is to limit the torque and save the flex shaft.




Also bought this but not as impressed. Again, the handle is small diameter compared to say a Phillips #2 driver from Wera. And this bit holder is also magnetic and mechanical.

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They have two flex shaft drivers. This one can get very close to a panel due to it’s slim bit holder, only 10mm (3/8”). The bit holder is both magnetic and mechanical. The end (with the dual rings) is pulled out to release the locking ball. Insert the bit, then push the end back in, and the bit is secured.

The handle is smaller diameter than I’d like but maybe that is to limit the torque and save the flex shaft.


Also bought this but not as impressed. Again, the handle is small diameter compared to say a Phillips #2 driver from Wera. And this bit holder is also magnetic and mechanical.


The Wera flex drivers are the only ones I have tried that actually work well.  They have the right amount of flex vs stiffness. Used mine yesterday.

Many / most of the Wera bit holding drivers (including the flex) have the 98mm (length) handle size. I think because it is in the middle of the size range with the idea that it will be a compromise for normal handle size for both larger and smaller bit sizes.

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The last of these arrived today [big grin] and I need to share the boyish excitement with someone. After an unexpected bonus came my way I set about the business of pondering how to spend it wisely... then gave up and bought "some" hammers:

The astute amongst you will notice the handle cap colour choice on the M79. It seemed appropriate.

The two Kinetic Customs hammers are real things of beauty made by a couple of guys in England. They do a few different "twisted" hammers:


And offer a range of finishes with this being my favourite - their case hardened one:


The M79 has seen use already smashing stuff up (the Better Half even used it to put a brass pin nail in the wall to hang a small mirror) which it did [both] admirably. I will be putting the KC ones to use... just not quite yet. Much like putting your first ever kerf in a MFT, they deserve a few days of not wanting to do that [wink]

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My very first Lie-Nielsen purchase arrived today - a 3/8" Mortise Chisel.  I'm planning on attempting to make a Shaker Hall Table with it (we'll see if/when that actually happens).

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