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Old 29th October 2010, 17:28   #346
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The "wall puncher" (masonry punch) is for some strange reason called a "jumper" in Bangalore
I'm glad its being called so because its the same here too ; hope you meant this one as jumper
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No, Bosch does not make those plastic plugs - other than the drill they source the whole kit from vendors. And yes, these plugs are so ubiquitous nowadays that no electrician or plumber carries wooden plugs (or teak pieces to make plugs out of).
IMO, the plugs are the best because, the work comes out professional & there're so many hassles with the wood. I personally like the outcome of plugs that the screws can be screwed in properly rather than hammering in the wood. Yes, it can be screwed inside the wood, however, its much much better with plastic plugs. Reliability? I haven't found any issues so far. You can be right that Bosch doesn't make the plugs, but, I got a set when I bought my GSB10, but they look way ahead in quality. Here're the pics, the left one is the one I got from Bosch & right one from local H/W store.
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Old 29th October 2010, 22:06   #347
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Guys,

I am a first timer to this thread, I had normal hand tools + common power tools and Tuning tools for a mechanical car from many many years.

But till now they were either in shoe boxes or broken shabby tool box. Yesterday tough I bought a 9 compartment one for 1300 bucks @ SP Road bangalore.

Next in line some serious power tools.

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Old 29th October 2010, 22:55   #348
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Any pointers on drilling on tiles? I need to put some screws on the bathroom tiles to install a shelf.
Bosch makes a special drill bit for Tiles. apparently the same bit also works with glass... although I have never tried that..

Its shaped like an arrow... and works beautifully. I got mine from Metro C & C

http://www.orbitalfasteners.co.uk/de...-Bit-5823.html

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Old 29th October 2010, 23:48   #349
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manishalive, that is quite a toolbox! I have a simpler version. Watch out for those corners (assuming it is steel) they can damage ankles! In fact, I badly bruised a toe tripping over my box, but that can't be blamed on the box.

AbhhiJ, is your arrow-shaped drill for glass too? I think glass drills are that shape. I just wouldn't dare to try drilling glass!
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manishalive, that is quite a toolbox! I have a simpler version.
Thanks, I also had the simpler version till now, I am using it now for non standard tools. Lack of space compelled me against the big drawer type tool boxes.
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Any pointers on drilling on tiles? I need to put some screws on the bathroom tiles to install a shelf.
Well, have read somewhere that one should put some tape on the tile before you drill, so that it wont crack up

It sounds logical to me, even though I have not personally tied it.
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Tape will only prevent the bit from wandering at the start, but won't prevent the glazing from cracking (it is the glazing that cracks, as it is more brittle than the rest of the tile).
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Guys,

I am a first timer to this thread, I had normal hand tools + common power tools and Tuning tools for a mechanical car from many many years.

But till now they were either in shoe boxes or broken shabby tool box. Yesterday tough I bought a 9 compartment one for 1300 bucks @ SP Road bangalore.

Next in line some serious power tools.

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Nice tool box. How much it weighs on its own approx ?
Looks like this kind of box would help me to conserve space and keep things handy.
I have a plastic one, the basic orange colored on you see in common, but just not enough.
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Nice tool box. How much it weighs on its own approx ?
Looks like this kind of box would help me to conserve space and keep things handy.
I have a plastic one, the basic orange colored on you see in common, but just not enough.
around 2-3 kgs. this is the best money can buy for a small amount.
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Offlate, I've been tired of washing my hands after working hard on my motorcycle with grease, mud, oil & what not? Even the cloths that I use for cleaning the stuffs are of not much use, especially when cleaning chains, they cause a big trouble between my flesh & nails & the stain remains there for atleast 2 days.

I've been thinking to purchase a pair of mechanic gloves. I know Craftsman, Stanley have good mechanic gloves, but what I like to understand is, are there any mechanic gloves that are resistance to grease & oil so that I can still work on chains, bearings etc without the grease & oil being passed on to my hands?

PS - I hope this qualifies for a question for DIY thread

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I've been tired of washing my hands after working hard on my motorcycle with grease, mud, oil & what not?
What do you use? Is that miracle hand cleaner Swarfega available in India?

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What do you use? Is that miracle hand cleaner Swarfega available in India?
Nah!!! those are expensive affairs & I've not seen one here; I use one of these & are very effective - One, Two, Three

All of them are effective, just that the dirt between the nails & fingers are little nagging.
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...put some tape on the tile before you drill, so that it wont crack up...
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...Tape will only prevent the bit from wandering at the start, but won't prevent the glazing from cracking ...
My trusted way is to punch a small "depression" using a punch (or a big nail) and a hammer before starting to drill the wall tiles. A gentle tap with a hammer does the trick- removes the glaze coat and the "depression" on the tile surface confines the bit from wandering .

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Nah!!! those are expensive affairs & I've not seen one here; I use one of these & are very effective - One, Two, Three

All of them are effective, just that the dirt between the nails & fingers are little nagging.
Pity about the Swarfega. Wonderful stuff: the dirt, oil and greese, just lifts off --- and the smell reminds me of engineering factories and their machines, for which I have always had a soft spot.
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Offlate, I've been tired of washing my hands after working hard on my motorcycle with grease, mud, oil & what not? Even the cloths that I use for cleaning the stuffs are of not much use, especially when cleaning chains, they cause a big trouble between my flesh & nails & the stain remains there for atleast 2 days.

I've been thinking to purchase a pair of mechanic gloves. I know Craftsman, Stanley have good mechanic gloves, but what I like to understand is, are there any mechanic gloves that are resistance to grease & oil so that I can still work on chains, bearings etc without the grease & oil being passed on to my hands?

PS - I hope this qualifies for a question for DIY thread
I use surf (washing powder) -- yes & for years. Its effective , there is always a small bottle in the vehicle kit too .

Try it once , its not odd as it sounds.

But not sure about its effects on hands of daily & sustained long use ( my hands are rough anyway )

The real problem is working with diesel engines ( oil , old ), there I use some kerosine before surf .

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