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Old 8th May 2017, 14:00   #1516
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Stanley crimping pliers are available for Rs 250-300

http://www.amazon.in/Stanley-Crimpin.../dp/B00L3Z75P4

Even with terminals, its 550 on amazon

http://www.amazon.in/Stanley-Crimpin.../dp/B00ICIKH6E
I have this Stanley crimp tool with me, but the crimp length (along the wire length) is very less (may be 2mm?). Result is not very good if I have a longer ring connectors to crimp.
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Wow, he is really serious with the hobby of his. Kudos to him.
One thing that came to my notice is that with that low clearance in the roof, he has to be super careful with that car lift.
Yes, he is very careful and meticulous with his work.






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Does he run his own garage or is this just for his own hobby? Looking at the collection, its far more sophisticated than an average neighborhood garage. Does he let people use the tools(for a rent though) and perform some DIY repairs?
He runs a hobby garage 😁. He was a Genset Engineer all along (the reason I know him). He had the set of tools to service cars part time in Canada. He is now back in India and does work for friends and family. Nope he does not rent the tools.
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Old 16th May 2017, 11:52   #1518
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Guys,

I need to buy a Square drive socket set. This is to work on my old Fiat. Which one would be the best for use. Square drive is much better than the normal ones.

I stanley a good brand for these. And do we have a physical store in Bangalore giving the best deal or is ti better to buy online.
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I stanley a good brand for these. And do we have a physical store in Bangalore giving the best deal or is ti better to buy online.
Stanley is a relatively new brand in India. I have seen Stanley for sale in Reliance outlets among others. You can also try Jhalani,Everest,Taparia etc which are reputed brands . You have hex and bi-hex sockets. Hex will be good for heavy duty use.
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I stanley a good brand for these. And do we have a physical store in Bangalore giving the best deal or is ti better to buy online.
I have some tools from Stanley and they are of good quality and durable too. Apart from stanley, I have a few spanners and screw drivers as well as hex bits from Taparia which again are excellent too. Hence, I would recommend these two brands. There are a lot of other brands as well as chinese replicas. Some chinese replicas are so bad that one tight turn and either the bit shaves off or cracks open. I had the misfortune of ordering a bit set from Ebay branded as Jackley or so. That was the worst tool purchase I ever made.

If you are in Bangalore, its best to visit SP Road and take a look at the options. Even if you are paying a little more, you will be provided with quality options and investing a little more money is always good in the longrun for such tools.
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Stanley is a relatively new brand in India. I have seen Stanley for sale in Reliance outlets among others. You can also try Jhalani,Everest,Taparia etc which are reputed brands . You have hex and bi-hex sockets. Hex will be good for heavy duty use.
Thanks, currently have mix of Tapadia and Gedore 12 point sockets. Actually Hex is a good idea. I will get those.


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If you are in Bangalore, its best to visit SP Road and take a look at the options. Even if you are paying a little more, you will be provided with quality options and investing a little more money is always good in the longrun for such tools.
Thanks bro, have been going there often (all the way from Whitefield railway station). Will go for set by Tapadia or Gedore. Just that I wanted to save that drive.

I think I should make a big list before I go there so that I benefit a lot.

By the way I am also looking for pure zinc strips for home DIY galvanizing of hardware. Where do I get that, I was unable to find that in SJP road.

Along with that need the Yellow chromate solution. Wonder where we buy chemicals in Bangalore.
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Guys,

I need to buy a Square drive socket set. This is to work on my old Fiat. Which one would be the best for use. Square drive is much better than the normal ones.

I stanley a good brand for these. And do we have a physical store in Bangalore giving the best deal or is ti better to buy online.
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Thanks, currently have mix of Tapadia and Gedore 12 point sockets. Actually Hex is a good idea. I will get those.

Thanks bro, have been going there often (all the way from Whitefield railway station). Will go for set by Tapadia or Gedore. Just that I wanted to save that drive.

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I have not bought much for the last 40 years. What I had bought during my college days - Gedore sockets are still going strong. In fact I have both Metric sizes (8mm -32mm) as well as the American sizes (3/8" to 1 1/2")

What drive size are your existing sockets - 1/2" 3/8" or 1/4"?

If they are 1/2" and you have the accessories - ratchet, extension bits etc, then Taparia or Jhalani will be the best bet. Stanley used to be a good brand but they are no match to the professional stuff sold by Jhalani (erstwhile Gedore) and Taparia.

BiHex sockets are most versatile, but in case the nuts are bit rounded Hex will be better. In case there is ample space you can go for longer Hex sockets.
http://www.technocart.com/products/h...d-8011100.aspx

You can also get some "Swan Neck" or deep offset ring spanners. These have a deeper shank and are excellent at "hard to get" spaces.
https://www.toolbox37.co.uk/collecti...t-6-22mm-fb701
https://www.tolexo.com/ajay-8-pieces...1.html?wgt=SRP

This is one spanner that pays for itself when you are trying to access the Dynamo / self starter in a cramped space
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https://www.tolexo.com/gb-tools-star...9.html?wgt=SRP

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So I got my Demel last week and Its almost as good as a Dremel. Extremely happy with the purchase, bought another one

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So I got my Demel ...
Don't forget the full-face protection.

Due to the extreme danger of grinding wheels braking or shattering, I'd be a little extra cautious of a fake-brand product.

I wouldn't use a grinding tool without goggles, at least, anyway.

A brain cell tells me that we might have had this conversation before and that you are well aware of the dangers. Anyway, worth mentioning for the benefit of others.

What was the cost/source of the tool?

My Dremel survived immersion in the Chennai flood I was only slightly disappointed that I didn't have to shop for a new one.
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Gedore sockets are still going strong.
What drive size are your existing sockets - 1/2" 3/8" or 1/4"?
I too inherited Gedore sockets from my father (some missing ones were replaced by Tapadia).

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If they are 1/2" and you have the accessories - ratchet, extension bits etc, then Taparia or Jhalani will be the best bet.
Yes that's the plan.

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BiHex sockets are most versatile, but in case the nuts are bit rounded Hex will be better.
I currently have bi hex, so a hex is what I am planning for, since at times the bolts are stubborn. Also I need ones like this.

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This one loads the sides of the bolts and not the edges, thus helping preserve the edges, much needed for Fiat scripted original bolts.

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You can also get some "Swan Neck" or deep offset ring spanners. These have a deeper shank and are excellent at "hard to get" spaces.
This is one spanner that pays for itself when you are trying to access the Dynamo / self starter in a cramped space
Luckily I do not have space concern in an old car .

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So I got my Demel last week and Its almost as good as a Dremel. Extremely happy with the purchase, bought another one
looks good, How much was this for Sunny, I have original Dremel, now my friend needs one so this may be an alternative.

Also buy eye protection for sure, gloves, mask and ear muff.

Some 20 years ago drilling on a car I had a small iron shaving gone in my eye. I was lucky that I could feel that in my eye and that before it got toxic it was removed. Ever since I have had worn PPE always.
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Here is my Hex socket, 40+ years vintage

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An invaluable tool for extracting jammed studs

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Circlip pliers
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Looking for a socket set. Any feed back on King Tony brand? Force? Tuftul? Eastman?

http://www.industrybuying.com/socket...HA.DR.1625386/
http://www.industrybuying.com/socket...HA.DR.1616556/
http://www.industrybuying.com/socket...HA.DR.1626900/
http://www.industrybuying.com/socket...HA.DR.1574997/

Hex and bi-hex options? What are the practical differences?
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Looking for a socket set. Any feed back on King Tony brand? Force? Tuftul? Eastman?
I prefer Eastman. It is popular also in middle east. They are in Indian market for sometime.

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Looking for a socket set. Any feed back on King Tony brand? Force? Tuftul? Eastman?
Hex and bi-hex options? What are the practical differences?
Bi Hex for general use, Hex for stubborn bolts and heavy duty. Also using hex every time doesn't hurt so can buy that.

As others have suggested me, buy only reputed brand. Tapadia or Jhalani. Eastman I have heard them as well.
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Inherited this tool from a friend's grandfather. Can some one tell me what it is and where is it used

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Current home for my sockets and accessories
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some of my longer tools
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