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What's your favorite or most useful tools
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:46:55 AM »

I'll start.

I find pegs and elastic bands so handy  :-))

And I like this little saw, it is so handy, not sure what to call it, perhaps Fred

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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 01:28:47 PM »

It's known as a "Gentlemans saw" (present company excepted)   {-)
 
  also a backsaw.
 
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 01:47:54 PM »

Wait until you nick yourself with it.  You'll know exactly what to call It.  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
I found to most useful tool I own is the common or garden No3 scalpel.
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 02:51:29 PM »

An Electric Kettle......... So I can keep the tea flowing. O0
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 03:53:11 PM »

An Electric Kettle......... So I can keep the tea flowing. O0

Yep, can't fault your thinking on that, it's high on my list to  :-))
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 04:08:19 PM »

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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 04:38:49 PM »

Thanks Ian, I remembered where mine came from.................. Here

Razor saw  :-))
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 05:43:06 PM »

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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2014, 09:58:27 PM »

I agree with both the Kettle and a swan morton scalpel. I use them both every day and have done all my career. Indeed, I am on my third handle as the repeated fitting and removal of hundreds of blades (sometimes five a day whan cutting mould rubber) wears the slots wide enough that the blade pulls out when I am carving out apetures or cutting deeply into rubber. My blade of choice is the No11, as it has a shoulder to support the point which is useful when cutting thick plastic or carving.

But my one essential tool is a swiss needle file with a broken point. This I use for scribing panel lines etc. It is irreplacable as todays needle files are crap with the ends suddenly hurtling to a point rather than gradually ending.

The Mincraft drill is pretty good as well especially when plugged into the larger variable transformer. Dremel has its place, but the lowest setting is way too fast for what I do with it:O)
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2014, 11:05:37 PM »

A 6 inch pocket square.  I measure and square everything with it.
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2014, 05:58:11 AM »

My hands, closely followed by my 4 rotary power tools. I can't say Dremel because only one of them is and that only came as a pressie this last xmas.

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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2014, 10:14:50 AM »

Angle grinder.

In the hands of a craftsman, it's the delicate shaping tool of choice.

In my hands, however...  :embarrassed:

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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2014, 01:07:01 PM »

Sadly ... the +2 reading glasses I need to work comfortably with anything less than about fist size  :((

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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2014, 01:09:33 PM »

I keep my old prescription reading glasses for model making, they may not be quite as powerful as my current ones but they work for modelling.
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2014, 07:59:35 PM »

 
The pointy half of a old brass school compass- its a scriber, bradawl, paint stirrer and pipe cleaner.

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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2014, 08:49:04 PM »

Wallet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2014, 09:28:49 PM »


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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2014, 10:36:01 PM »

not being flippant but any tool that will do the job correctly at the right time.......that's my favourite. :-))
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2014, 11:10:04 PM »

Hammer........MMMM bigger Hammer............MMMM larger Hammer................MMMM sledge Hammer...............Still ddint get the job done........OH SUGAR ........................Beer time me thinks
 
 
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 01:03:48 AM »

Guys... I have no clear favourite ok2.......but tend to agree with Neil on this......

"any tool that will do the job correctly at the right time"....& yes there are so many  :-))........
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2014, 08:07:01 AM »

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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2014, 08:56:12 AM »

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got ta agree with you this time gazou, :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2014, 10:15:49 AM »

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Re: What's your favorite or most useful tools
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