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Old 27-05-2018, 10:18 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone - don't think I'll bother purchasing.
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Old 27-05-2018, 10:35 AM   #12
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My fathers view, was only buy the best, that way, you only need to buy it once. I have always followed this maxim. john
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Old 27-05-2018, 11:11 AM   #13
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That used to work fine until the companies well known for their quality were taken over by new owners whose only interest was to buy the companies reputation and then cut costs by selling a cheaper quality product but charge a top quality price. I'm not the only customer to be disappointed in this.
These days I've been really surprised to find a 1.50 set of spanners to outlast a 25 set. Likewize I've found the same with many other products.
It is very "Hit and miss" out there today.
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Old 27-05-2018, 11:50 AM   #14
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I always try and buy quality tools.
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Old 27-05-2018, 12:55 PM   #15
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Whilst 'sorting' garage stuff I came across a set of Elora sockets that I bought some 55years ago. They only got used on a work basis for 2 and 1/2 years and on a add-hoc basis while I used vehicles which were fitted with AF, Whitworth and BSF nuts and bolts. I think I should donate them to a museum- if they'd take them .
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Somebody who renovates old cars and bikes would probably give them a home.
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Old 27-05-2018, 02:16 PM   #17
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Somebody who renovates old cars and bikes would probably give them a home.
That is a better idea - perhaps a freecycle site ? There is also some assorted ring and open ended spanners. They may have been heat treated to fit the awkward nuts and bolts found on AEC and Commer commercials .
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With care cutting track with a Dremel is fine. I've not tried it with this tool yet though.
Cutting track with the usual cutting disks is fraught with problems. I bought some nice diamond disks that last forever and never break (unless you drop the Dremel, in which case they might bend).

I would say that a cheap drill is what it is and accept it. Trying to "Dremel" with it will take it outside of its comfort zone. When I had a woodworking shop - making bespoke oak furniture and clocks - I always understood the old adage of "buy cheap, buy twice"!
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Whilst 'sorting' garage stuff I came across a set of Elora sockets that I bought some 55years ago. They only got used on a work basis for 2 and 1/2 years and on a add-hoc basis while I used vehicles which were fitted with AF, Whitworth and BSF nuts and bolts. I think I should donate them to a museum- if they'd take them .
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Ha ha, I got a set of them too. Came in handy 40-50 years ago when I took on engine and gear box changes. Open the metal box and they look like new.
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Apparently the new Dremmels have had a terrible press. Not what they used to be.

This may have changed recently.
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