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Old 14th April 2015, 13:55   #946
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I purchased this and found out that the quality was not upto the mark and returned it. Moreover it was only useful for low torque application. For the Price quoted, we can buy good quality Hexagonal ring spanners(or channel locks) and live peacefully.
Thank you Manoj2268. These were advertised on Television for Rs.2000/ per set and I was thinking on getting one for myself. For the time being the purchase is postponed.

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I suspect that there is nothing to beat the right spanner/wrench for the right nut, but also, in an emergency, or for a car/bike mobile toolkit, a one-size-fits-all multi-solution tool would be a godsend. No, I haven't tried that sort of wrench, but you've got me temped to add one to the collection!
Sir, I was also thinking on the same frequency when I saw the following video


After seeing the reply from Manoj2268, I am getting this guilty feeling for sowing the seeds of temptation in this forum Kindly purchase after detailed inquiry.
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Anybody tried the snap and grip universal spanners ? The advertisements claim that one wrench can be used for different sized fasteners and also can be used on stripped hex nuts. Would be excellent to carry on a motorcycle.

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Avoid like plague!

Even i fell to their claims and wasted my 1500 bucks on it. Totally waste.

Does NOT work as advertised. Instead buy a complete set of Taparia ring spanners for much much cheaper
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@sagarpadaki : Thank you friend, I saw your post after posting my previous reply. I think there should be some rules against misguiding advertisements. I have dropped my decision to purchase.
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I bought a box of Polycab 2.5sqmm 90meters for another project; cost me 1550+taxes.

Finolex 3 core 2.5sqmm cable sheathed was ~80rs per meter. Pretty expensive considering you can take my earlier approach and save ~800rs outright for the same cables.
Sqmm, doesnt give the whole picture, it will always be less, it depends on the number of strands and its thickness. Good quality ones will have enough strands, there are fakes for Finolex\Anchor too, so better check and buy from the authorised dealer.
Also in this application the quality of the insulation is very imp as it will be used in a rough environment, normal household wires are not meant for external use, 3 core industrial grade cables are supposed to be used for this purpose. So if it is household cables, I would suggest a good quality cable.

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Just now I saw you already made one using Finolex cable, include a proper fuse as its pretty lengthy.

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Sqmm, doesnt give the whole picture, it will always be less, it depends on the number of strands and its thickness. Good quality ones will have enough strands, there are fakes for Finolex\Anchor too, so better check and buy from the authorised dealer.

Just now I saw you already made one using Finolex cable, include a proper fuse as its pretty lengthy.
I have seen fake cables being sold as well; including Funolex I have couple of well known shops in Mysore that I buy the wires from and I've never got counterfeit stuff. Will add a fuse too.

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Cable Ties including ones with tags to write stuff on. Very useful when handling wires and tagging them.

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3 inch round LEDs, Ultrafire Cree LED 18650 torches plus 100pcs of velcro cable ties

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Good stuff, every serious DIYer needs to keep in stock!
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Avoid like plague!

Even i fell to their claims and wasted my 1500 bucks on it. Totally waste.

Does NOT work as advertised. Instead buy a complete set of Taparia ring spanners for much much cheaper
That's disappointing. I was thinking of adding this to the tool box too.


I've seen this sort of thing before: might come in different brands; some might be better than others. I'm hoping!
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Hi All,

Can anyone recommend a budget USB oscilloscope. I am looking to build some SMPS power supplies. I have seen some positive review on Hantek.

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Where can I find end connectors like these? And what crimping tool do I need to use these?

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Where can I find end connectors like these? And what crimping tool do I need to use these?

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Those are called fork crimp terminals. Check eBay although Iíd recommend Aliexpress (e.g.) for bulk orders like 50 nos. or so if this isnít an urgent requirement. Some Aliexpress vendors sell a bunch of different types of these crimps in a bundle for cheap.

Also check with the automotive shops - they may have ring terminals used for ground terminations.

Greased the threading of the bench vice, installed it on the computer desk and secured it using 2 M8 SS304 bolts. No other bench to mount the vice as of now.

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Where can I find end connectors like these? And what crimping tool do I need to use these?

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Maybe this one has the clip you're looking for. Tool is included.
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Where can I find end connectors like these? And what crimping tool do I need to use these? ...
Crimp lugs, comes in different sizes and shapes. Most decent electrical component shops have these. Most of the inverter / UPS guys carry these, so you can locate one nearby and ask them. Needs a crimping tool (looks like special purpose pliers) to crimp the lug to the wire / cable, but at a pinch one can use good pliers for it (the inverter / UPS guys use a plier).
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Guys, what is the best glue available for plastic?

The latch for my car's armrest is broken and Hyundai will only repair the entire assembly for some 7k I tried using feviquick but it is not strong enough.

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Tempting others will be considered a federal offence Now you need to post the source of these items.
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Guys, what is the best glue available for plastic?

The latch for my car's armrest is broken and Hyundai will only repair the entire assembly for some 7k I tried using feviquick but it is not strong enough.
It really does depend on the type of plastic. Some seem to be almost unglueable!

I use something called UHU Allplast which I bought in Singapore some years back to mend the pulling handle on a wheely bag. It did a great job.
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Guys, what is the best glue available for plastic?
Try Epoxy resin glue with hardener (Dual component type). Hardener will be in separate tube which you have to mix as per the quantity you need. I don't know where you could find it in India. If you could find it, those will be the best.
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