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Heads Up For Screwdrivers

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Radlad, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Radlad

    Radlad Busy Member

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    Following on from the Digital vernier post where consensus of opinion is that the digital Vernier Calipers sold for less than a tenner in Lidl and Aldi supermarkets, are perfectly adequate for most airgun tinkerers

    Tomorrow, Sunday 13/10/19 Lidl has some more items if interest to those who like to play.

    First is a 'Precision screwdriver set' that 35 pieces that includes a flexible shaft, magnifying glass and small wire nippers(surplus for many people) there is an assortment of screwdriver bits including flat blade and allen key up to 4mm.
    This is a light duty small set , not the best quality but much better than should be expected for the price and good value for the Money at £5.99
    I have a set of these in my car and in my house for general use. I do have a couple of very expensive sets ( £100+) that cover the same sizes but find the Lidl sets to be reasonable and convenient.

    The second item in their offers is one of those 'helping hands' . which has a built in desk magnifier. I don't have one of these but use an RS components supplied heavier duty one. I am told by friends into crafts, jewellery and electronics as a hobby, that the Lidl offering is a very usefull bit of kit indeed and again, good value for money @£5.99

    As to the nay sayers and expensive tool advocates, yes I have them built over 50 years of work . Not everyone can afford them or take the time to research quality. These Lidl sets represent good value on the quality/price register.

    These tools will work for the average tinkerer. The are handy for professionals but quality does count for or hard use

    This is my own opinion and I hope it is of use to someone
    talent, norman, Tyler durdon and 3 others like this.
  2. TrickyDicky

    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    Kings Lynn
    Agreed! IMO most tools will be fine in the hands of those that know how to use them properly ...even the cheap ones...its usually the ham fisted/dont know their own strength/shouldn't even be using them that have problems...and even the expensive ones break on occasion.;)
    talent, Tim_B and Radlad like this.
  3. Tim_B

    Tim_B Pro Poster

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    Have you been watching me?
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