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Old 17th September 2015, 14:00   #1126
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Not a hundred percent sure, but usually a normal socket should fit? Or just invest in an universal filter wrench.
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My honest advice wold be to just go to the local tool store, buy a 1/2inch L bar, 10inch extension rod and a 27mm socket. Wont cost above 450rs for all 3.
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I have two of these universal wrenches that can take any shape. My dad had purchased them and I have found it very useful when I don't find the right tool size or shape.

The set sunnyboi pointed out is reasonably priced and will meet your needs.
Thanks a lot guy's. I will go with what Sunnyboi suggested , will first try to find the 3 items in a local store , if not I will buy it from the online store he just mentioned.
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My honest advice wold be to just go to the local tool store, buy a 1/2inch L bar, 10inch extension rod and a 27mm socket. Wont cost above 450rs for all 3.
I got the 27mm socket from a local store. Pic as below. But I could not find the 10 inch extension rod. There was an 8 inch extension rod in the shape of an L Bar but I don't know if that length will be enough.

Will check out for reach and purchase it later if needed. Thanks guys.
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I got the 27mm socket from a local store. Pic as below. But I could not find the 10 inch extension rod. There was an 8 inch extension rod in the shape of an L Bar but I don't know if that length will be enough.

Will check out for reach and purchase it later if needed. Thanks guys.
You NEED the L rod. That's how you use the sockets.

Below is the L rod, extension rod and socket in sequence

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You hold the long end and then unscrew. The long rod gives you sufficient leverage to loosen any stuck bolts, even including wheel bolts.
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Old 18th September 2015, 19:51   #1129
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You can always buy two 5" extensions instead of one 10". Slightly more expensive, but more versatile. In my case, amongst other pieces, I have 2 x 3", 1x 5" and 2 x 10" extensions, along with two universal joints.

You can also get a "T" bar instead of a "L" bar. More flexible in use.
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I am looking forward to buy Taparia torque wrenches as follows -

1. TW25 - 3/8" drive - 0.5 to 3.5 Kgf.m
2. TW100 - 1/2" drive - 3 to 14 Kgf.m

The Taparia torque wrenches are the cheapest among the lot when compared to Stanleys and the like. So the main intention for choosing them is budget. Please let me know if there is anything against the Taparia wrenches.

regards Arun

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You hold the long end and then unscrew. The long rod gives you sufficient leverage to loosen any stuck bolts, even including wheel bolts.
Thanks a lot for the pictures , I better go and buy that L rod now and look for the extension rod elsewhere.
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from today's mail...

Amazon.in have launched an Industrial and Scientific Supplies section

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Finally after searching a lot of options for a socket set, got one from toptul. The build quality is worth a mention. One more thing i noticed is that it is even used in the Kawasaki/ktm service centre where i get my bike serviced. Overall i am really happy with the purchase.
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Hi where did you source this from and cost ?

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from today's mail...

Amazon.in have launched an Industrial and Scientific Supplies section

Wow! Finally!
Most things mentioned on the Internet DIY guides are available in India under various categories, but hunting them down at the local bazaars is a real PITA. Anyone asking for information is given the royal brush off!
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Hi All,

I have been thinking of buying an Air compressor mostly for the following activities:

* Speaker Cabinet work/custom wood working (Brad nailer) for ICE/home.
* Sanding
* Chopsaw (desired)
* Painting (may be in future)

I dont want to spend a lot on this as I am tight on budget ( < 10k preferrably). Some of the brands I saw online within this price range are:

* WoodPecker (from Ernakulam)
* Zogo (In Hyderabad)

Looking forward to suggestions/advise from forum members who have used or using Air compressors from the above list of brands or within similar price range.

PS: This is my hobby and not professional associated with any shop/company.

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... thinking of buying an Air compressor ...
Go to industrial supply / mech tools shops in Trivandrum or Kochi. You will be able to find many displayed no-brand models made in Bangalore or Coimbatore, 1phase or 3 phase motors, etc. Single phase models cost 5K and above, and develop decent air pressure.
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Go to industrial supply / mech tools shops in Trivandrum or Kochi. You will be able to find many displayed no-brand models made in Bangalore or Coimbatore, 1phase or 3 phase motors, etc. Single phase models cost 5K and above, and develop decent air pressure.
Thanks @DerAlte for your suggestion, I have checked couple of tools shops in Trivandrum, the lowest I found was for about 12k (forgot the brand name). I will keeping looking for this in other shops as well.
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Here are the pics. Still have loads of space to fill up.
Inspired, I too got one tool box though the number of tools I have are less (Adding them slowly). I have bought one off Ebay for 980 bucks. Received it today.

IMO good enough for the price and looks to be highly inspired by Stanley's box design.

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Thanks @DerAlte for your suggestion, I have checked couple of tools shops in Trivandrum, the lowest I found was for about 12k (forgot the brand name). I will keeping looking for this in other shops as well.
Finally managed to find some compressors for < 10k.

* Ideal >> 7.8k
* Metro >> Around 8k (the dealer didn't give me the exact quote)
* Woodpecker >> 8.8k (looks well built among the three)

However my hunt for Air compressor came to an abrupt halt when I found that brad Nailer costs about the same as these compressors (6-8K). I did some further search online and came across a Desi (they claim German Technology) brand under the name "WudTul" from Ahuja group. Their pricing is around 3k for a 18G 50mm brad Nailer. If anyone of you have used this or know of anyone using this. Any feedback on the product would be really helpful.

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